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  1. Seeing that a good amount of people have now finished playing and replaying Return to Monkey Island (still no spoilers), I’m looking to decide what to play next.
     

    I think it’s relatively safe to say that Lucasarts/Lucasfilm, Terrible Toybox, and Telltale games don’t require recommendations. 
     

    As a recommendation I’ve started up Obra Dinn and I am loving it so far!

  2. I was listening to a podcast reviewing all the Monkey Island games and they described Escape as being a Sam and Max game in a pirate setting, and I think that’s a good way to describe the humor and storyline (the podcast reviewers also really did not like EMI though). 
     

    Its so interesting hearing the diverse opinions on why each game is their favorite. I’ll want to revisit my larger list and do a deeper dive for why I like (not so much dislike for any point and click, barring Broken Age) the games and what makes each special. 

     

  3. I posted this previously, but my ranking still stands: 

    On 9/22/2022 at 9:28 PM, Staple Remover said:

    Monkey Island Ranked

    1. Secret of Monkey Island

    2. Return to Monkey Island

    3. Tales of Monkey Island

    4. Curse of Monkey Island

    5. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge

    6. Escape from Monkey Island


    Ranking all Lucasfilm (and others) Games

    1. Secret of Monkey Island

    2. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

    3. Grim Fandango

    4. Return to Monkey Island

    5. Tales of Monkey Island

    6. Curse of Monkey Island

    7. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge

    8. Day of the Tentacle

    9. Thimbleweed Park

    10. Sam and Max: DP

    11. Full Throttle

    12. Sam and Max: BTS

    13: Sam and Max: STW

    14. Escape from Monkey Island

    15. Sam and Max: HTR

    16. Maniac Mansion

    17. Indy Last Crusade

    18. Loom

    19. The Dig

    20. Zak McCracken

    21. Broken Age

     

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  4. 36 minutes ago, Marius said:

    Oh man, this is not a hard puzzle, but it frustrated me:

     

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    The fish eating contest. I knew that the spicy fish will be the solution, so I put spicy fish in the bucket. But how do I get an “un-spicy” one? I was looking for like a glass of milk everywhere. How do I solve this??

     


     

    It never occurred to me that, during the contest, I can pick a fish from my inventory instead of the bucket on the table. That is wild to me, because usually, the judge is so strict. Why would he allow that in the contest? I guess he didn’t see it?

    That’s the only puzzle that kinda annoyed me instead of going “aha!”.

     

    But: the cutscene where both the Queen and Guybrush almost die of that spice is so funny to watch. I never got tired of that.

     

     

    I had the same problem and I was frustrated that I used a hint on it because I technically had the solution but it was the implementation that threw me off. 

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  5. 2 hours ago, BaronGrackle said:

    If I can put The Cave on the list, move it to #1. Maybe the Hillbilly is in Guybrush's family. 😛 But I got the message from that game, about obsession with what we perceive as our heart's desire driving us away from life itself.

    I think you’ve sold me on doing a Cave replay. I don’t remember much about my first playthrough. 

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  6. 5 hours ago, KestrelPi said:

    In Lucasfilm's defense though, without Craig Derrick on the case I think this'd be much harder to get off the ground. Seems like it's revewed decently and had solid sales though, and with a pretty tight development time I think they might be happy enough with how it performed to give it another shot down the road.

    With Craig Derrick at the helm I’m really hoping we see the Mansion sequel and some remasters coming our way soon!

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  7. 1 hour ago, Jake said:

    Now to be a pessimist but it also can be read as “Disney and Lucasfilm own the IP, and they likely want to keep deriving value from it.”

    Yeah I can’t help but imagine that it was Disney/Lucasfilm that requested all the “conclusion” verbiage be scrapped from the game’s marketing. Not necessarily to make games with it, but to always have the option to make a future game and/or retain the IP for royalties. 

  8. Monkey Island Ranked

    1. Secret of Monkey Island

    2. Return to Monkey Island

    3. Tales of Monkey Island

    4. Curse of Monkey Island

    5. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge

    6. Escape from Monkey Island


    Ranking all Lucasfilm (and others) Games

    1. Secret of Monkey Island

    2. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

    3. Grim Fandango

    4. Return to Monkey Island

    5. Tales of Monkey Island

    6. Curse of Monkey Island

    7. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge

    8. Day of the Tentacle

    9. Thimbleweed Park

    10. Sam and Max: DP

    11. Full Throttle

    12. Sam and Max: BTS

    13: Sam and Max: STW

    14. Escape from Monkey Island

    15. Sam and Max: HTR

    16. Maniac Mansion

    17. Indy Last Crusade

    18. Loom

    19. The Dig

    20. Zak McCracken

    21. Broken Age

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  9. 3 minutes ago, Dmnkly said:

    Don't want to overanalyze it (too late), but I would note that mixing a little bit of contemporary pop culture (Star Wars) into their pirate story is totally a thing a couple of kids playing pretend would do. Probably just an opportunity to pay tribute to the mothership. But it happens to work well on that level 🙂

     

    That also makes a lot more sense about the reference to the Nintendo™ game (retrofitted to Lucasarts game in the special edition) and the Junior Ultra Soldier Commando Assault Vehicle™. 

     

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