Review: Back to the Future: Citizen Brown

March 31st, 2011 by | 5 comments

(No Spoilers! Feel free to read, it’s safe)

After “BTTF – Episode 3: Citizen Brown” ends, one may feel the need to close his eyes, look up and say: Yes! Finally! They’re back on track!

At least that’s what I did…

We have reached the middle of the season and I was genuinely getting worried that I bought a series meant for children. One is able to understand Telltale Games’ approach in this case: big old franchise, let’s not mess it up for new players. Still, this didn’t explain the “Pause/Play Movies” from the previous episodes. Yes, that’s what I am calling them now… “Pause/Play Movies”. The game Pauses at one point, and you need to click on a button to get it going again, like an old VCR-player that keeps jamming.

Thankfully, Episode 3 is not like that…at least, not as much.

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Punchline! – 11

March 31st, 2011 by | 4 comments

This dude is taking the lead!! Harris McMahon!!

Harris McMahon (4), ser_pounce (3), Jasmin (2),  lombre (1)

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Weekly Wiki: Aunt Tillie

March 29th, 2011 by | 7 comments

Aunt Tillie had the best of intentions when she went through the trouble of baking a carrot cake for her jailed nephew. She even hid a file in the cake so he could escape from prison. Alas, Otis did not like carrot cake and happily traded it away. Thus he rendered the efforts of his aunt useless and… well, not completely useless as Guybrush found a use for the file. If only Aunt Tillie had provided Otis with a little hint to look in the cake or, even better, she could just have given him the file when Fester Shinetop was not around.

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Polly: Fight – Lookout vs. Old man

March 28th, 2011 by | 5 comments

Most people (36%) have only played Escape from Monkey Island once and only 3% have played it more than 20 times.

This week we try to further analyze the fabric that weaves these games together in a triumphant sweater of magnificence as we ask who would win in a fight, The Lookout on Mêlée Island or the old man on Booty Island who keeps watch for the mail boat? Who is the sneakiest? Who would fight dirty? Who would ultimately prevail in a fast and furious fight between these two elderly gentlemen?

Polly: Fight - Lookout vs. Old man

  • Lookout (53%, 29 Votes)
  • Old man (47%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 55

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Something of the Thread: IWWH before Tales of Monkey Island?

March 27th, 2011 by | No comments

If you wondered about what happened between Escape and Tales too, this is the thread for you. Feel free to speculate to your heart’s content! Also, please welcome back CanadianWinter and the other lost sheep who have found their way back to the forums!

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Ask a Monkeyologist – Difficulties

March 26th, 2011 by | 13 comments

We were a bit late with this one. We had some difficulties with the subtitles…and not only with that!

Big thanks to Adam Harrington for lending his awesome voice to us! Did you know that he’s one of the famous “Trailer-Dudes”? Also, he voiced over FIFTY game characters, including people from Assassin’s Creed and The Godfather!

Big thanks to our talented friend, Federico Maggiore, whose Mahguy Verr is top notch! Would you like to see more of Mahguy Verr in future episodes? Tell us in the comments!

Just to remind you, Kauff and Gustav are now on Twitter. You can ask them questions directly @GustavIsGood and @KauffIsBetter

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Horizons: Muppet Treasure Island

March 26th, 2011 by | No comments

Muppet Treasure Island is a film that combines two things we all love: Muppets and pirates. So if you haven’t seen it yet, you should! And if after seeing it you want more, you’re in luck, because there is also a video game of it, and it’s an adventure game too! Of course, since it’s aimed at kids it isn’t very hard, but it’s an enjoyable enough experience, and it features live action characters and a bunch of jokes that weren’t seen in the film. In fact, this game, along with Muppets Inside, were among my favourites in the golden age of CD-ROM gaming.

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Punchline! – 10

March 23rd, 2011 by | 13 comments

Incredible! This week’s winner is… <<ser_pounce>>! Again! He equals Harris McMahon! Do something!!

Harris McMahon (3), ser_pounce (3), Jasmin (2),  lombre (1)

You people do know that you can submit moooore than one entry, right?

Oh, one more thing to announce. Your favorite Monkeyologists are now on Twitter. You can ask them questions and they will respond (when online)… or you can just go and watch them argue a lot. (@GustavIsGood  ,  @KauffIsBetter)

This week’s winner was not chosen by Majus, who coincidentally bribed the judges with multiple teasers for his upcoming comic series. Check it out 🙂

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Weekly Wiki: Veeblefester9000 RainForest Deluxe

March 22nd, 2011 by | No comments

Are you feeling a bit wobbly on your legs, even if you haven’t touched the grog? It could be a problem with your legs. But have no fear, for one visit to the House o’ Sticks on Lucre Island will set that right! Freddie, the peaceful proprietor, will listen to your needs, suggesting a cane that’s just right for you. For some reason only known to Freddie, that always happens to be the Veeblefester9000 RainForest Deluxe.

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Polly: Do you replay EMI?

March 21st, 2011 by | 4 comments

64% liked the episodic approach for TMI, but 36% would prefer one big game.

This week we continue our look at the MI games’ replayability and we’ve reached EMI. How many times have you played ‘Escape from Monkey Island‘? Only once? Twice? Once a year? Every Saturday? It’s okay if you can’t remember the exact number, just estimate. Hehe, this will be an interesting poll 🙂 Feel free to elaborate in the comments!

Polly: How many times have you played EMI?

  • 1 time (36%, 31 Votes)
  • 2-3 times (31%, 27 Votes)
  • 4-6 times (18%, 16 Votes)
  • 7-10 times (9%, 8 Votes)
  • 11-20 times (3%, 3 Votes)
  • 20+ times (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 87

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