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Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: GuybrushThreepwood] #506931
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Thanks Carla - great news. Some of the best games ever!

I do hope, however, that these will be 'point & click' and not keyboard driven games thumbsup wave

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Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: bermag45] #506940
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Like everyone else, I was astonished to read this news. I'd given up on LucasArts ever continuing their wonderful series of adventure games.

I find it interesting that Telltale is making the new Monkey Island game/episodes while LucasArts is handling the remake of Secret of Monkey Island. I just hope LucasArts doesn't substitute timed or dexterity puzzles (as in Monkey Island 4) for the traditional puzzles in the original Secret of Monkey Island. I don't mind different puzzles, but I wouldn't want the character of the gameplay to be changed.

Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: Jenny100] #506943
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Now i do hope there is a possibility for official remakes of some of there other adv series like kings quest, police quest, space quest.

Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: SkeeterUK] #506951
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***Here's*** a list of some other LucasArts adventures. I don't have much hope that whatever company currently owns the old Sierra copyrights will do proper remakes. Last time all they did was rerelease the old versions (sometimes not the complete set) along with an older version of DOSBox.

Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: Jenny100] #506953
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I'm ordering this for a first time gamer friend of mine. I think he will love it.

Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: Gandalf] #506959
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I like the Telltale email purchase confirmation. lol No other company thanks you for buying stuff in quite this way.

EDIT: New screenshots can be viewed here! What does everyone think of The Beard?

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Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: Becky] #506963
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Guybrush, Mighty Pirate and Uh Oh are most certainly brothers lol

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Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: bermag45] #506966
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Wow, this is excellent news! bravo

Now I am just waiting on Gabriel Knight 4. grin


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Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: Becky] #506968
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Originally Posted By: Becky
New screenshots can be viewed here! What does everyone think of The Beard?

I don't like it at all. I also don't like that his face looks so old and gaunt compared to how it used to. He's completely lost any boyish charm he had in the previous games.

Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: Jenny100] #506976
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Arrgh! Totally ruined Guybrush for me. Anyway, I'm no longer interested in going back in time to the old games and remakes like this make me even less interested. I'm setting my sights on the new games and hoping that some of them at least will be winners from my point of view.


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Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: sierramindy] #507006
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Maybe he'll get a close shave in the second episode. lol

Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #507087
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BET I'm crying because I am a dial up dinosaur. I'll just have to wait until the disc comes out. frown


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Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: Becky] #507088
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I don't really think that after all these years, and with all the technological advances that have been made, we can ever hope to have an "original" looking Monkey Island.

I'm more pinning my hopes on the storyline and puzzles being as humerous and witty as when they were given to us by the "Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman" team grin


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Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: sierramindy] #507157
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Originally Posted By: sierramindy
Arrgh! Totally ruined Guybrush for me. Anyway, I'm no longer interested in going back in time to the old games and remakes like this make me even less interested. I'm setting my sights on the new games and hoping that some of them at least will be winners from my point of view.

Don't get the games confused. It's LucasArts that's doing the remake. It's Telltale that had the beard and gaunt face on Guybrush.

Becky, the problem isn't the beard. Guybrush had a beard in the second Monkey Island game and still managed to look cute with it.

Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: Jenny100] #507163
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I don't really know what to think about this news. I love the Monkey Island games, but so far Telltale was unable to impress me with their games. sad
Hopefully they'll do a better job this time!



Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: Bernard] #507448
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And some Trailers of the game Monkey Island Special Edition can be seen HERE at the Upcoming Games.

Just scroll down to August 2009 to see them.

Enjoy. yay

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Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: Chief] #507685
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Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: Carla] #508031
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Although this is great news - I really hate the fact, that Telltale still insists on using the keyboard for control. frown

It'll probably be just like Wallace & Gromit, which I bought just to see what kind of game it would be.
I still haven't gotten around to play second episode - which have been out for quite a while now - just because of the controls... too bad, because it's quite a nice game.

The one from LucasArts looks wonderful though, and it's one I definitely will get - just to see how it works with todays graphics etc. laugh


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Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: misslilo] #508224
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Tales of Monkey Island will not necessarily be keyboard controlled. It will use direct control, meaning you "drive" the character around the screen rather than having him stand still until you click on something and only then does he start to move, but Telltale is still working out the execution to figure out a control scheme that feels natural on PC while maintaining the direct control, which allows for a lot of freedom when it comes to cinematic issues such as camera angles, the framing of shots, etc.

Wallace & Gromit was designed for an Xbox controller, but since Tales of Monkey Island is coming to WiiWare and not Xbox Live Arcade, it wouldn't make sense to use the exact same controls on this game, so the team's working on improving them. (On Wii, the controls will be handled through a combination of the controller and the nunchuk.) And speaking of Wallace & Gromit, if you're having trouble with the keyboard controls I strongly suggest trying it out with a wired Xbox controller or Logitech gamepad - the game was really designed for one of these and it plays much more smoothly this way.

The first episode launches July 7, so there's not too long to wait and see how it turns out!

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Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: fov] #508232
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I know they are still working on it, but it looks like it's going to be most similar to W&G.
What I mean is, it's not going to be JUST mouse driven. smile

As for a gamepad, although I own a PS2, I don't like them.
I simply can't get a good enough control with it.. feels awkward and doesn't do what I want.
I'm all over the place with a gamepad - instead of just going from A to B with a mouse, if you know what I mean smile
And yes I have tried different gamepads.

But enough about the controls, I've just read through 20 pages concerning it over at Telltales forum, lol.

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Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: misslilo] #508367
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fov, my order is in and I'm looking forward to it. yay

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Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: Space Quest Fan] #508425
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Not sure I like the idea of chapters, would rather know that the game(s) will be available on PC-DVD. Otherwise this is great news! BTW why would anyone need a hint system in MI1?


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Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: penruthen] #508510
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Penruthen -- Tales of Monkey Island will be available for the PC on DVD after the chapters have all been launched as downloads.

Are you asking about a hint system for the first chapter of Tales of Monkey Island? Or a hint system for The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition? (It does get a bit confusing. grin)

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Poke out me eye with a stick!

This is great news.

I see where they buy the rights to these games
so they can continue the adventures. Who can
I contact to beg them to get the rights for
Gabriel Knight? Who owns the rights? Is it
Jane Jensen or Sierra?

Anyway, chisel me scabs, soon I'll be sailing away.

Re: LucasArts and Telltale Reveal Series of New Monkey Island Adventures Coming Soon! [Re: mignonne] #508853
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I'm like starting to change my mind about both of these games; Tales of Monkey Island and the remake of Secrets of Monkey Island. I've been looking at more screenshots and what do you know? I'm starting to like them, well, maybe like is too strong a word, but I'm definitely getting used to them and finding they aren't quite as bad as I first thought.
The LucasArts screenshots showed both the new screens and the old screens (Those really got to me! Oh, the memories!) and now I am sold on it. Especially the part about being able to go back and forth between the old and the new, that's something very different that should prove to be interesting.
About Tales I'm not so sure, but my curiosity (now that I've changed my mind about the graphics) will probably kick in and I will buy these also.


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