Review: Hector: Badge of Carnage – Episode 2

September 14th, 2011 by | No comments

In Hector: Badge of Carnage – Episode 2: Senseless Acts of Justice we return to Clappers Wreake to help guide our anti-hero to success in finding the terrorist. The game picks up exactly where the first episode ended which had Hector attempting to eat a slice of pizza while having a gun pointed at him. The first few minutes of the episode acts as a tutorial, but ends quickly when Hector shouts at the helpful text to go away. This is followed by a segment where you play both as Hector and his not-so-bright assistant, Lambert. You can switch between the characters and they can send items to each other as they attempt together to solve a larger puzzle.

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Review: Puzzle Agent 2

August 5th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

Since the pilot episode of Puzzle Agent, we’ve had to wait quite a while for the sequel. The first part was promising enough though, so it’s a good thing we finally got a part two! Does it live up to its expectations? Is it an improvement over its predecessor, or is it a step back? Read on to see what I thought of it! Read the rest of this entry »

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Review: Hector: Badge of Carnage – Episode 1

April 28th, 2011 by | No comments

Hector: Badge of Carnage – Episode 1 – We Negotiate with Terrorists was originally released by Straandlooper in June 2010 for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Since then Straandlooper teamed up with Telltale to re-release the episode for pc, mac, and iPad and create and release the last two episodes in the planned trilogy. The last two episodes are coming in the fall, but until then we have ‘We Negotiate with Terrorists’ to play so let’s take a look at it.

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Polly: Are you friends with Hector?

April 25th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

In a few days (April 27) Telltale will release episode 1 of  ‘Hector: Badge of Carnage‘ with two additional episodes following in the fall.  Episode 1 was released by Straandlooper for the iPhone and iPod Touch in June 2010 so maybe you already played it. Either way, check out the trailer here and if you pre-order episode 1 from Telltale you’ll get Puzzle Agent for free.

Polly: Are you friends with Hector?

  • Yes, I have/will pre-order the first episode (17%, 6 Votes)
  • I might buy it later (49%, 17 Votes)
  • No, this game doesn't interest me (34%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 35

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Weekly Wiki: Tales of Monkey Island

April 12th, 2011 by | 4 comments

If you haven’t yet played Tales of Monkey Island and are stubbornly refusing to do so, read this article on the Monkey Island Wiki. Before you’ve reached the end, you’ll be crying like a baby, emptying your wallet and running to the Telltale store in order to buy it. Or, if not, you could try to get it for free. One possibility in that respect is to participate in this contest on Facebook. All you have to do is come up with a funny pirate grog recipe (Grog XD, anyone?) and live in Europe. The latter may be a bit hard for some of you to achieve, but what’s a plane ticket and emigration when you could win a copy of the Tales of Monkey Island Collector’s Edition?

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Polly: Will you visit Jurassic Park?

April 4th, 2011 by | 3 comments

The result from last week’s poll was very close, but in the end The Lookout ended on top with 53% of the votes.

Now we’re looking at the next game Telltale has coming out; Jurassic Park. The first episode is scheduled to be released here in April and we’re wondering if you’re excited for it. Did you pre-order it or will you try a demo/free episode first?

Polly: Will you visit Jurassic Park?

  • Yes, I already pre-ordered the entire season! (30%, 20 Votes)
  • I will purchase the first episode and see if I like it (15%, 10 Votes)
  • I will wait until I get the chance to play a demo/free episode (41%, 27 Votes)
  • No, Jurassic Park doesn't interest me at all (14%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 66

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Polly: Did the episodic approach work for TMI?

March 14th, 2011 by | 2 comments

55% agreed that Telltale should be in charge of the next Monkey Island game while LucasArts came second with 27%.

Continuing in that direction, did the episodic approach work for ‘Tales of Monkey Island’? Did you like a bit of MI each month or would you prefer one big game?

Polly: Did the episodic approach work for TMI?

  • Yes, I liked it being spread over five months (64%, 54 Votes)
  • No, I would prefer one big game (36%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 84

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Something of the Thread: Creative Monkey Island fans

March 13th, 2011 by | No comments

Monkey Island fans are perhaps the most creative ones in the world. Or at least, we like to think so. Further evidence of that is an awesome painting by new forum member rayraybrain. Hande has used his creativity to make a chart detailing all the SCUMM masters. And you can be creative too, by creating some discussion on Telltale’s Back to the Future series.

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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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Something of the Thread: Dear LucasArts…

March 6th, 2011 by | No comments

This week in Something of the Thread, I want to draw your attention to a letter to LucasArts that you can help write, asking them to make a new Monkey Island game, or to hand the rights to Telltale. The action started on the Telltale forums, and has now spread to our forums, thanks to SilverWolfPet. Additionally, angeldeb82 has made a game script for the first Tales chapter, and you can talk about the best bits in Escape from Monkey Island, or about the Monkey Island universe as a whole.

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