So am I the only person who always linked spitoons with pirates? Pirates are dirty, messy, and jovial about being dirty and messy and mean and tough(as shown in Secret). It never seemed out of pirate character to spit at things, or compare how far one could spit at things.
Also, Elaine's Mardi Gras was not run by pirates. Stan wore a pirate hat, but I always assumed that was because In the first two games, he sold boats. In the original two games, I always felt there was a distinction between who was a pirate and who was definitely not a pirate. In Curse, we started seeing this trend where almost everybody is a pirate. That guy who runs the restaurant? Pirate. Singing barbers? Pirates. Cabana club...for retired pirates. People who are not pirates
are exempt from the complaint "they don't act like pirates". Pirates, on the other hand, don't get that luxury.
Originally Posted by Robert B
I loved CMI, I feel that it was a great finish to the original trilogy. Yep, a great trilogy, topped of years later by the excellent Tales of Monkey Island series by TellTale Games!
(I know that there was a fourth game in the series, Escape from Monkey Island, but I'm still in denial about that game because it sucked so much!
CMI was a great game with just the right type of cartoon-ish graphics, and it had some excellent voice acting and not to mention a great story with side-splitting jokes. The only gripe I have about it is that it felt shorter and more linear than the previous two. But all in all, CMI was a sequel that took a step in the right direction, and I feel that the elements it added, like the Carneval of the damned, the explanation of the map pieces, the fate of Captain Marley etc. fitted in nicely with the continuity.
If any entry in the series "destroyed" Monkey Island, it was Escape. They rewrote almost the whole continuity and nearly destroyed it. It also turned Guybrush from a loveable adventurer with a big heart to an annoying and boring wimp. Thank god for the Tales series! It saved the entire franchise!
An entry that doesn't affect the series going forward at all can't destroy it. If general consensus means that Escape from Monkey Island is almost erased from history, it can't harm anything. However, if(for example) stick limbs and a Manny-shaped skull are adopted for every game going forward, including retroactively changing the original games to fit
with the critically and financially successful sequel...that seems like it has a strong enough effect on the series going forward to "destroy" it if the general atmosphere is distinct enough from the original games.