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  1. 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.
  2. I very much doubt video games will be affected. I’m not going to pretend to understand how all of this works but the writers/actors strike doesn’t even affect all scripted tv stuff (animation and wrestling, for example are continuing business as usual) so I can’t imagine there’s much to worry about here.
  3. So i just watched kinda funny’s playthrough with one of the rare devs. If it wasn’t obvious already it really did feel like the guy cares about monkey island. He confirmed what everyone had already assumed. Part 2 will be the entirety of melee island, including the village we’ve already played through. Part 3 will be monkey island. What I wasn’t expecting however was that parts 2 & 3 will apparently be substantially bigger than part 1. To hear him speak, this is basically the intro. The next part is where the game starts in earnest. I think when this is all said and done it’s going to be longer than most entries in the series.
  4. Looks like somebody’s broke out of the village and explored the entire fully rendered island. Spoilers for part 2 obviously.
  5. So after burying lechuck in ice, guybrush rescued wally who then made his intentions to open a map shop on melee known to guybrush. Guybrush then sails to blood island and gets married there for some reason while wally sails to melee. That way despite the fact that the world in SoT is made of guybrush’s memories, it still makes sense that wally has a shop there. And also still makes sense that guybrush sees it for the first time in return. On a side note the shop already existed in escape, he just hadn’t put up a sign yet. it all makes perfect sense.
  6. This was exactly what i wanted it to be. A more immersive Melee island that feels like a real place rather than a collection of screens. Don’t get me wrong that works perfectly in a p&c game but it is nice to actually be able to climb around to see all the nooks and crannies and to view the places i’ve loved visiting in the past from all different angles. Minor gripe but locke smith’s locksmith should definitely have been present at this point in time and wallys map shop definitely shouldn’t have. Off the top of my head i can’t think of anybody that felt mischaracterised (apart from guybrush but that’s kind of the point.) Everybody felt like they’d just stepped out of the amiga and into the xbox. Here’s hoping that stan, carla, meathook and smirk all get similar treatment next month. The puzzles felt closer to a p&c game then i assumed they would. The limitations of the game being built on an engine not designed for this sort of thing were obvious but i think this is as good as we could have hoped for and while very VERY easy, (in some cases i’d figured out what a puzzle was going to be and solved it before it even presented itself) it was still fun. The story isn’t much yet but it has potential and there’s enough there that i really want to know where it’s going. Guybrush living in his own idealised version of reality but somehow becoming a reclusive nutcase because of it works for me as a set up and needing to snap him out of it so he can take us to monkey island is a fun cliffhanger for part 2. Everything just came together to make a fun, charming, relaxed experience. I obviously wouldn’t advocate for future games to use this formula but i’m very glad we have this as a side experience. Roll on part 2
  7. I don’t think so. Not sure why but that didn’t seem to be the case with the pirates of the caribbean expansion (i just checked it out on yt) and in every video they’ve shown so far melee island seems appropriately sparse.
  8. Accompanying interview https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2023/07/18/legend-of-monkey-island-exclusive-interview/ puzzles confirmed including insult swordfighting. The plot gets elaborated on and an interesting narrated memory feature added as an in game collectible. This really feels like it’s something more than just silly side content. also potentially the sea cucumber and the dainty lady seen in the vid. Not totally sure though.
  9. Or maybe it’s johnny depp tellin walt disney a story about the time rare told a story about guybrush’s kid to johnny depp 😮
  10. Or maybe it’s just a story he’s telling his kid 😮
  11. It does make you wonder what the franchise would look like today if that spielberg monkey island movie happened in the 90s. I imagine it would be unrecognisable. The curse style would definitely have stuck around if nothing else.
  12. Thats absolutely a fair enough viewpoint but it’s a hard disagree from me. I love the puzzles, gameplay etc. but its not all i love about the series. I love the world, humor and characters just as much if not more. To use the stan example, i light up whenever he turns up in a game because i know i’m about to laugh. I hit every dialogue option to make sure i never miss a line of his dialogue. For those few minutes everything else melts away and i am, in effect, just watching a comedy skit starring stan. If 5 minutes a game can elicit that reaction from me, i can’t imagine what 10 20minute episodes of his shenanigans would do. The motivation behind the content doesn’t worry me. I just love being in this world. Preferably as part of a mi game but i’ll gladly take whatever i can get.
  13. Just out of curiosity what would you have liked them to do? If you were unhappy when you thought the jacket didn’t have the effect and were equally unhappy when you discovered it did, do you have a third option in mind? And if so what is it? Genuine question here btw, hoping i’m not coming off shitty lol
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