If they changed EMI and made it an original game instead of a contiuation of the Monkey Island series it would have been great. But in my opinion Monkey Island was meant to be a conclusive trilogy.
That's definitely not going to happen, and the whole trilogy stuff could just be Ron Gilbert pulling our leg, anyway. From my understanding it was envisioned as a trilogy, but it ended up being wrapped up with MI2 (with the addition of the LeChuck eyes at the end to keep a sequel possible). He left LucasArts very soon after MI2, and obviously LucasArts (the owner of the title) wanted to make a sequel. Now, I've no doubt that Ron was capable of making MI3 had he stayed at LucasArts, and I'm equally sure that it wouldn't have been CMI. But the fact is that Monkey Island was and always will be (well, then again these are bad times for LucasArts and adventures, and we have companies like Telltale to acquire these licenses...
intellectual property, not Gilbert's. CMI and EMI are official, real, genuine...WHATEVER you need to call them....sequels. Gilbert's "vision" may have been great, may have even been better, but the fact is that it didn't happen and isn't going to. So why try to pretend that CMI and EMI aren't "real" Monkey Islands, when they truly are in every sense, including a legal and creative one?
I mean, it's one thing to not like CMI and EMI based on their own merits, but I get sort of frustrated people start saying how it was really a trilogy and Ron Gilbert was the only person who could make it....blah blah blah. Look, I praise Gilbert as much as everyone else, and it's my opinion that the first two Monkey Islands (especially LeChuck's revenge) are the best, but it's retarded to just toss out CMI and EMI as not belonging to the series. They are, like it or not.