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  1. On 8/30/2023 at 3:18 AM, JacquesSparkyTail said:

    Spotted bob in there too. It really feels like every character from the original is going to appear. Can’t wait to see what they do with the cannibals in part 3.Β 

    And Herman. At this point in the timeline, he's probably suffering from Amnesia already :pΒ 

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  2. This is pretty much the opposite of my Heardle result

    πŸ‘• I beat #MojoleXtreme #483 and all I got was this stupid t-shirt. 5/6







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    Did I miss some news about him being in Legend? That is what SeMI is right? Or is that just a guess cause we see Melee?Β 

    πŸ‘• I beat #MojoleXtreme #471 and all I got was this stupid t-shirt. 3/6





  4. I think there might be something wrong with me, because I just didn't like it. I felt like a large stretch of it was kinda just going through the motions, certain characters were wasted and the third act was one of the most monumentally stupid things I've ever seen. Maybe at the end of the day it just felt like it was too late to do another one of these, idk. I'm glad there seem to be a decent amount of audiences liking to loving it, but for whatever reason it's just not clicking with me. Time will see if my opinion changes someday.

  5. So we know the cast is returning and that sadly Ron wasn't involved, but is ANYONE from the old guard involved in writing/design? That's probably the one thing that slightly worries me, though it's not like this is a full blown new adventure game with no familiar names attached, so I'm probably more lenient on it in that area.

  6. Wow, I didn't think we'd get new MI content this soon...is this the fastest turnaround since Secret to LeChuck's Revenge? Very cool that all the voice cast is back, and I've read that there WILL be point and click puzzles. This will bring a lot of new eyes to the series that hadn't even heard of it before, which can only mean more good things for the series going forward. Your move, Skunkape ;)Β I just hope that I'll actually be able to play it because I tried to play the standard Sea of Thieves and couldn't get off the first island without getting shot πŸ˜‚

  7. I believe they're tricking scummvm into thinking they're playing the Italian version of the game by adding that one in first, then replacing certain files with the english one and that makes it skip the song.

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  8. 4 hours ago, Aro-tron said:

    I'm Australian-adjacent, and immediately thought naughts and crosses, too ... and so did the people responding to the Twitter post, from the looks of it.


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    That comment reminds me of this sketch by Aunty DonnaΒ 


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  9. Just to make most of you feel ancient, I was born 3 years before Mojo, the year Full Throttle and The Dig came out πŸ˜‚ I think I discovered Mojo in the years between Escape and Tales, then officially joined the community along with the Telltale forums when that was announced, so a decent length but not as long as others. It really is THE site for Lucasarts fandom, whether it's the articles or the forums, and the amount of pure passion, humour and dedication over the years is truly something to behold. It's also managed to be free of toxicity over the years which in itself is a triumph; you don't see the kind of division in discourse that seems to occur daily in the Star Wars fandom. Here's to many more years here, even when we're all in a retirement home playing Monkey Island 10 and The Dig 3 :pΒ 

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  10. On 1/1/2023 at 12:30 PM, MichaelSon said:

    @JakeΒ and @LaserschwertΒ Can and are you allowed to tell if you are involved in any similar future projects with Limited Run that we may be starting putting some money on the side? Maybe for Zak McKracken or Maniac Mansion? Or even the Indy games Last Crusade or Fate of Atlantis? Both would be great addition to the upcoming Indy 5 movie I presume.

    It wouldn' surprise me if Craig Derrick was trying to get a Maniac Mansion remaster off the ground after the success of Return to Monkey Island. He's always been quite vocal about wanting to ressurect that IP. I'd like to think that the rest of the non-talkies will get their moment in the sun with modern updates and voice-overs before they get their boxed editions. That's the dream I guess haha.

  11. 7 hours ago, IllidanS4 said:

    I recall someone else mentioned that this could be a stone piece of eight and a real piece of eight (since he only had one remaining at the end), both of which can be found in the park at the beginning. If so, it's definitely a nice way to link the two stories together.

    It could also be an extra layer meant to cast doubt on what is truly real and that whatever the REAL secret is, that is what fell out of the scrapbook. This is assuming that you interpret the ending of the game as Guybrush embellishing the truth to his son.Β 

  12. I thought about another layer of unreliable narration in Return. We have the real events, Guybrush's retelling, Boybrush's interpretaion, but then we have his friends who play with him. I kinda like the idea of the more bizarre plot threads that get ignored here (like Grandpa Herman or the robot monkey) are ideas they had. Do you remember being a kid and sometimes having this one friend who was a bit of an outcast, and sometimes had ideas for your game that you thought were silly, but your parents would remind you to be nice and make them feel included so you begrudgingly indulged them? That could be an interesting read on things.Β 

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  13. 4 hours ago, KestrelPi said:

    Recently had a little 'Elaine-as-antagonist' pondering


    I'm like 99% sure this isn't intentional but I was just looking at the last conversation you have with her and thinking...


    'What if she's the one putting a spell on Guybrush?'


    The last conversation you have with her is... weird.


    First Guybrush says something like 'there you are' and she says 'where else would I be in a bit of a ... strange tone of voice. It's a weird thing to say anyway. Then when he says he's confused where he is she dismisses everything he's saying as time flying when he's having fun, and then when he asks how she got there ahead she just says something vague about keeping one step ahead. Later she shrugs it off by saying 'that ending gets weirder every time you tell it', almost like she's deliberately encouraging him to become more confused about what really happened. And then as soon as he starts to think about it too much... she distracts him with news of a new adventure.


    It's a bit of a weird interaction, but it makes a lot of sense if you think about it as her putting a spell on him or working things from the background.


    Also you remember how at the end of MI2 she says 'I hope LeChuck hasn't put a horrible SPELL over him or something.' Again, slightly weird thing to say, makes sense in the context of the ending but also makes sense if you think of it as her saying it sarcastically, because... well, she knows that's what's happened as she's behind it. She has no reason to know LeChuck would even be down there. Same with the 'Oh dear' as he falls in the pit.


    Might LeChuck be in cahoots with Elaine somehow? Well, maybe there's more to that L+E carving and bridal veil than the game is letting on.


    Again, I don't really think they're doing this deliberately, but I'm interested in it as an alternate read.

    Cue a new team doing exactly that with 30 more years of people going "that's not what Ron would've done" πŸ˜‚

  14. 32 minutes ago, Lagomorph01 said:

    Thinking back on the ending and the reveal of the secret I agree with Ron wholeheartedly, "the secret is better left a secret". Which is why I'm a bit surprised by the fact he decided to reveal it anyway. For me, in retrospect, it totally ruΓ―ns the suspension of disbelief. When I didn't know it was all played out in a theme park it was fun thinking about it. Now that it's been proven to be just that, it kinda sucked the fun out of it.

    It's like the "it was all a dream" ending some tv shows used to do when they wrote themselves in a ditch. You come back from the experience thinking "why did I go through this if it didn't mean anything?". Except that it smudges that feeling across the entire series.


    If you listen to David Lynch talk about the original mystery of Twin Peaks, he describes it as a goose that lays these golden eggs. As long as you feed it, it will continue to give you riches, but if you kill it (by revealing the mystery) you have nothing left. (I'm paraphrasing.)

    That's the kind of feeling I get from the ending of RtMI. The goose is dead and everything I've lived through for 30 years has been a lie. The questions the ending raises sadly aren't enough for me to go back to the mystery. I dunno, maybe it's all to fresh in my mind now and I'll have different thoughts about it in a while. But at the moment, it leaves a sour taste in my mouth.


    I relate to what you're saying, because what I said earlier in this thread was very close to what you're feeling atm. What I came around to is, the game is deliberately making reality and fiction blurred and ultimately putting the decision into your hands as to what is real and what isn't. For me, yes, the world of Monkey Island is a theme park, but I don't really side with the more bleak interpretation that Guybrush is hallucinating, suffering a psychosis, etc. I prefer to think of the Monkey Island world, both the theme park, and the outside world where Boybrush plays with his friends, as a place where anything becomes possible. In the case of the theme park, it's magical, and all those animatronics come to life as long as they continue to live inside the park.That's why LeChuck and Lila cease to be real people once they go through the door to the Secret. That is ultimately the true triumph Guybrush has and forever will have over LeChuck; he is fated to be contained within the park and never live outside while Guybrush can leave with Elaine, have a family, and share stories of his adventures. When seen through this lense, not only does the Secret not really matter to the overall experience, but neither does dwelling over what is real and what isn't. The lines are blurred, we can all be right because there is no definitive answer, and we can keep talking about it forever.Β  The next game is now free to be a simple pirate adventure unburdened by the Secret and no longer beholden to any true vision.


    Ron I think has surrendered the series to us and to the people who kept the series alive in his absence. To me, not only could Guybrush be us now and Boybrush be us when we first played the series, but from another viewpoint Guybrush is Ron and Boybrush is every other dev who has worked on the series; Ackley, Ahern, Stemmle, Clarke, Jake, whoever comes next, taking the original story and adding their own spin, like the kids playing out the adventures. Looked at like that, it only makes the series more beautiful and rewarding to go back to. I totally get it if you still feel the sameΒ  way after reading this, but this is just my two cents as someone who was in a very similar positon upon seeing the ending for the first time.Β Β 

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