Review: Lair of the Leviathan

September 28th, 2009 by | 25 comments

Monkeys! Fighting! Yeahhh!

Here it is, the third episode of Tales of Monkey Island, the middle of the season and, by far, the greatest episode yet. It is hard to be objective about it when your stomach hurts from all that laughter and you still hum in-game themes as you realise that it is 9 PM and you haven’t eaten anything yet nor visit the bathroom. If one could use these standards to measure the quality of Telltale’s ToMI: Lair of the Leviathan, then the game would probably hit a top score, with a near hospitalisation bonus. Read on to find out if it did, by normal standards.

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Review: The Siege of Spinner Cay

August 20th, 2009 by | 25 comments


So, the second episode of Tales of Monkey Island is here, and we’re already getting used to the Monkey Island renaissance. Telltale Games have been off to a good start with the new series, with chapter 1 getting good scores from reviewers. Now, can they hold on to that form? Will Telltale deliver more genuine Monkey Island fun with the second chapter, The Siege of Spinner Cay? Read on to find out.

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Monkey Island hits USA Today!

July 31st, 2009 by | 8 comments

Monkey News

Monkey Island news are spreading quicker than a pack of rabid monkeys on a quest to find the second biggest banana tree!

USA Today has posted a Monkey Island short review which covers Tales of Monkey Island AND The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition. More news means more people are going to know about it. More people increase the chance of more sales. More sales… big chances for a few more sequels, savy?

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Review: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal

July 7th, 2009 by | 7 comments


A little over a month ago the entire Monkey Island community was suddenly awakened from its slumbering state with the announcement of Telltale’s ‘Tales of Monkey Island‘ and the first chapter being only five weeks away from release. For quite some time many Monkey fans hoped Telltale would acquire the rights and develop the next installment of their beloved franchise, but few thought they’d live to see it ever happen.

Well, it did and today we see the release of chapter one, ‘Launch of the Screaming Narwhal’. Four more chapters will follow on a monthly basis. With mighty big pirate boots to fill, the big question of course is: how did Telltale do?
Well, no need to worry: they did excellent. Our beloved franchise is in good hands! On with the review!

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