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Tales of Monkey Island ~ Saga ~ query #568669
11/18/09 07:49 AM
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Tales of Monkey Island ~ Saga

Apparently this is a downloadable serial, right?

How have they been accepted by die-hard Monkey Island fans?

Up to par w/the others?

Cost/Length sufficient?

Possible to make back-up copies to replay?

Think they will ever be released on hard copy?


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Re: Tales of Monkey Island ~ Saga ~ query [Re: katbear50] #568680
11/18/09 08:15 AM
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Hi katbear50 -- just a few questions, eh? lol

All of Telltale's series have had disc versions after the downloads are complete. If you bought the whole "season" of downloadable episodes, you can buy these disc versions for the cost of shipping.

For how well the games have been accepted by the critics, you can consult reviews at gamerankings.com and metacritic.com. My own assessment so far is that the games are near the original games in quality, though it's hard to say for sure since the final episode hasn't released yet. The episodic format does make the games feel a bit more, well, fractured because we're taking them in gulps with a wait in between. On the other hand, it's fun to look forward to the next one.

For acceptance by the fans -- you can always read the Tales of Monkey Island forum.

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Re: Tales of Monkey Island ~ Saga ~ query [Re: Becky] #568712
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Becky,
Are these full length games?


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Re: Tales of Monkey Island ~ Saga ~ query [Re: katbear50] #568726
11/18/09 10:39 AM
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Each episode is a few hours of gameplay. It varies per episode, and how fast you happen to play. Altogether, the episodes add up to a full game length, plus, I'd say.

Anyone else who wants to chime in with impressions, opinions, please do so. grin

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Re: Tales of Monkey Island ~ Saga ~ query [Re: Becky] #568755
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hhhhmmmmm
I don't normally pay that much for just one game.

Site states :
5 Games - Delivered Monthly ~ $34.95
Plus Collector's DVD

okay...for the real blonde g'ma question :
What is the Free {+shipping cost} DVD going to consist of?


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Re: Tales of Monkey Island ~ Saga ~ query [Re: katbear50] #568806
11/18/09 03:16 PM
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I don't believe the developers have stated yet what's going to be on the DVD. There are usually some extras, but what they will be has yet to be announced, as far as I know.

Re: Tales of Monkey Island ~ Saga ~ query [Re: katbear50] #568807
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The episodes are each pretty long and altogether satisfying. I haven't done the last episode yet, but when you add it all up it's actually a very long game. Not that you'd be interested, katbear, but they've introduced a new game babe, Morgan LeFlay, who has attracted a lot of my attention. hearts
Also, my favorite character, Murray, returns. I like him because he reminds me of me.

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Re: Tales of Monkey Island ~ Saga ~ query [Re: RayBres] #568808
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To get an idea of what might be on the Tales of Monkey Island DVD, you can take a look at the new Wallace & Gromit DVD here to see what the special features might be.

Yes, the DVD does include all the episodes that make up the "season" or "complete pack" or whatever you want to call it.

RayBres -- should I start thinking of you as a skull instead of as a purple alien? You've crashed all my happy illusions!

EDIT: My search for the W&G DVD features turned up this interesting news -- December 8th looks like a good day for Monkey Island fans. I expect we'll be getting an official announcement with new screenshots soon. grin

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Re: Tales of Monkey Island ~ Saga ~ query [Re: Becky] #568819
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Alright, Becky, using my powers of infinite evil I sentence you to dream tonight of a purple skull! Muhahahahaha!devil


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We'll see. sleep

Re: Tales of Monkey Island ~ Saga ~ query [Re: Becky] #568888
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Thanks yall, I believe all my queries have
been addressed!


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Re: Tales of Monkey Island ~ Saga ~ query [Re: katbear50] #569416
11/20/09 08:01 AM
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Just a quick note Katbear ...they are offering the episodes individually now. I am not certain if you buy them all that way whether you will still be able to get the DVD for the price of shipping.

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