Welcome to the first non-Monkey Island review. After a heated staff meeting in which things flew, Haggis reportedly slapped someone, and SilverWolfPet will neither confirm nor deny that he cried in the bathroom afterwards, we decided to start reviewing other adventure games. This will probably be exclusively Telltale games, but a few other games might pop up once in a while. I had a chicken and bacon sandwich at the meeting by the way. It was delicious. On to the review!
One of the things that makes the Monkey Island games so memorable is the voice acting. With the special editions of the first two games, all Monkey Island games are now voiced. Today, we’ll put the spotlight on one of those voice actors: Rob Paulsen. You may associate that name with well-known cartoon series, like Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But Rob Paulsen has also voiced quite a few Monkey Island characters. Want to know which ones? Then visit his Monkey Island wiki page!
92% wants Stan to return in the next MI game. I hope LucasArts and Telltale are reading this 🙂
For the last Polly of the year we look to the future and ask if you are going forward to the past back to the future?
Polly: Are you going back to the future?
- Yes, i (pre)ordered the entire season. (63%, 37 Votes)
- I'll try the free episode in February before deciding. (31%, 18 Votes)
- No, I am not interested in this game. (7%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 59
Activity has been waning a bit lately, probably because of the holiday season. So I’m advertising a somewhat older thread here, where angeldeb82 points us to the Tales of Monkey Island soundtrack, which Trenchfoot has uploaded to YouTube. If you enjoy the soundtrack, be sure to buy the game! And there’s also some news on the upcoming indie adventure game Larunzuh, which may be of interest to Monkey Island fans.
Michael Z. Land is the in-house composer at LucasArts responsible for the many memorable tunes of the Monkey Island series. He has been involved or credited in all five games and was responsible for creating the iMuse sound-system which was used in all SCUMM based LucasArts games since its inception in Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge.
He was the principal composer for the first three games and Tales of Monkey Island. His involvement was considerably smaller in Escape from Monkey Island, which was also scored by Clint Bajakian, Peter McConnell, Anna Karney and Michael Lande.
Land’s compositions in the first two games were faithfully re-created for the Special Editions by Jesse Harlin.
People are cheering for Kenny to beat Wally in a fight, but it was close. 53% voted for Kenny while 47% favored Wally.
Similar to our Polly about LeChuck returning we look at our favorite salesman Stan and decide his future fate. He is a comical character that is loved by many and he has been in all Monkey Island games so far. He started as a used ship salesman, then became a used coffin salesman, an insurance policy salesman, a real estate salesman, and finally an attorney. Do you want Stan to make an appearance in a possible future game?
Polly: Do you want Stan back?
- Yes! Bring on Stan! (92%, 69 Votes)
- No, we've had enough of him (8%, 6 Votes)
Total Voters: 75
Are you excited about the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film as well? If so, speak your mind in this thread about the movie that’s inspired by Tim Powers’ book On Stranger Tides, which inspired Monkey Island, which in turn shares quite a few themes with Pirates of the Caribbean… well, just watch the trailer, then you’ll understand. Also, Homestar Runner is back!
It’s that time of the year where there’s snow everywhere and it gets dark 10 minutes after the sun comes up. It feels that way anyway. So, what do you do? You curl up on the couch with some healthy chips, beverages, and a good movie. An excellent choice would be The Goonies. It’s an adventure-comedy film from 1985 about a bunch of kids who go on an adventure to find a burried pirate treasure.
It’s sounds like a bad family movie on Nickelodeon, but it’s not. It’s a great movie based on a story by Steven Spielberg and one of the kids is a young Sean Astin, who you might know as Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings.
Get a hold of this movie and give it try because it’s really enjoyable and if you’ve already seen it then watch it again 🙂
A Monkey Island game isn’t really a Monkey Island game until it’s been released to retail. Or maybe it is, but I just wanted a witty comment to start this news post. Anyway, Tales of Monkey Island will be coming to retail, courtesy of a partnership between Telltale Games and Lace Mamba Global. Fans in the UK, Scandinavia and other European territories, as well as Australia and New Zealand, will soon be able to buy a Collector’s Edition in stores, the contents of which will soon be revealed.