Polly: Who should make the next MI game?

March 7th, 2011 by | 6 comments

35% have played CMI 4-6 times while 13% have played it more than 20 times!

The chance for a new MI game anytime soon is looking a little grim right now as Telltale did not announce another season of TMI and they seem to have enough to work on for 2-3 years. LucasArts abandoned adventure games long ago and while Darrell Rodriguez got some things moving, like a special edition of MI1 & MI2 and some classic adventures available on Steam, his departure from LucasArts has once again left the company to ignoring adventure games. Let’s put all that aside though for this week’s poll as we ask you who you would like to make the next Monkey Island game if it were up to you.

Polly: Who should make the next MI game?

  • LucasArts (27%, 29 Votes)
  • Telltale (55%, 59 Votes)
  • Double Fine (11%, 12 Votes)
  • Autumn Moon (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Someone else (1%, 1 Votes)
  • No one. Let Monkey Island rest. (4%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 107

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6 Responses to “Polly: Who should make the next MI game?”

  1. Lombre says:

    This is a real tough one for me.
    I don’t trust LucasArts as far as I can throw ’em, and I probably can’t even lift them.
    Telltale’s an obvious choice, though their recent direction with BttF and The Devil’s Playhouse has me questioning how another Monkey Island would go. It’ll be up to their next few games (especially KQ) to decide whether I want them to make MI6.
    Double Fine is another obvious choice, but only if they make MI6. Call me a blasphemer, but I don’t want to see Gilbert’s MI3. I know, I know, but I don’t really wanna see some alternate timeline that erases CoMI, EMI, and ToMI from existence. You may now begin throwing rotten vegetables.
    And finally, I’ve never played any of Autumn Moon’s games, so I’m not sure about them.

    I went ahead and voted Telltale, though I’m not entirely decided. Also, this has turned into a rant, so I’m-a gonna shut up.

    • Haggis says:

      I agree about Monkey Island 3a. It would just feel awkward to have two official timelines. I would like to find out what story Ron Gilbert has planned though, so maybe he could write a book or something.

      As for Telltale, I’m not sure if they should do it. Sure, Tales was fun, but it seems they’re interested in other franchises now that presumably pay better or are easier to handle. So, I voted LucasArts. They showed with the special editions that they still have some talent on board, and if they actually get some of the key players involved (Ron Gilbert, Bill Tiller, etc.) for the project, I think they could produce a really cool Monkey Island game.

    • HaydenWCE says:

      You’ve summed up my feelings almost perfectly here. Although I liked ‘S&M:TDP’, but yeah, ‘BttF’ is simply not good, and I don’t want ‘Monkey Island’ to have that sort of treatment. Also, I don’t want the next ‘Monkey Island’ game to be episodic; there are simply too many problems associated with the one-episode-per-month distribution schedule that TTG has going at the moment. However, if they were to adopt a one-episode-per-two-months schedule, then I would be more open to having another episodic game.

      I also agree that a ‘Monkey Island 3a’ would NOT be good for the series, and I don’t understand why ANYONE would want it. Why would fans actually WANT their beloved franchise to have a completely screwed up canon?

      But I DO want Double Fine to do the next game, simply because it belongs to Tim Schafer and it’s the current home of Ron Gilbert.

      And, of course, LucasArts are a no-go with their current employees. And even if they WERE to hire some of the original team members, LucasArts would probably cancel the project 3/4 of the way through production or something (gosh, I hate that company).

  2. Barchester says:

    Double Fine please, with Ron Gilbert getting a carte blanche from Lucasarts in writing the game.

  3. Hande says:

    [Heavy metal voice]: “DOUBLE FI-INE!!”


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