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Monkey Island 5 SUCKS!

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Everyone is talking about Monkey Island 1-4, but few remember to mention fan-favorite "Monkey Island 5". This epic, 40-hour super experience is heralded for having all the features anyone who hates episodes could ever want.

But really, was it all that great?

First of all, it's just a re-tread of everything that has come before. Oh, have to get near-useless crew. How original. Banishing LeChuck's latest form, though admittedly this has become more of a series staple, I thought that they could have come up with better than a "glowy" Zombie LeChuck. I mean, really, what was up with that?

The ending was non-existent! We spend a HUGE chunk of this 40-hour game crafting the Cursed Cutlass of Kaflu. We found AGAIN all of these items that were in the other games, from a voodoo doll to the Ultimate Insult(ugh) to defeat LeChuck. And when we find all but the fizzy root beer...the game just ends. Abruptly. I mean, we didn't even get a conclusion until recently in Tales of that story. And while it was an epic ending, to be sure, wouldn't it have been more fitting to leave it in its own game? Surely Monkey Island 5 wouldn't have suffered so much if it didn't completely lack an ending.

Why did we have to go to so much trouble to get a monkey coffin, anyway? It wasn't used in the course of Monkey Island 5, so what is the point of that anyway?

And LeChuck stealing monkies? It's a bit hard to swallow, and this is for a series that can get pretty thick in shtick.

Speaking of LeChuck, even *I* can't believe how he ended up surviving the ending of Escape from Monkey Island.

Monkey Island 5 is a HUGE game, that's to be sure. But if one is to go by quality rather than quantity, it's obvious that it is a severe failure compared to Tales of Monkey Island already.

Yes, this is a play on the whole "After Monkey Island 5" business. Sue me.
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  • hplikelike;166516 said:
    Ok, so I was able to climb back up all the way to Production designer. Now what?
    Use the driveshaft with the Production Designer and he'll give you a jar of pickles. I don't really want to help you any more than that but I'll say this...
    Where else have you see pickles in the game? Scurf Island, perhaps?
  • My least favorite part was how they had so many damn worthless repeat characters. Did we really need to see Largo even though he contributed nothing to the storyline?
  • Even more than that, did we have to hear bra jokes over and over again?! It is funny once and only once! ...barely!
  • Finally made it past the fake credits. (Turns out you can skydive to the bottom, but doing so lowers your score by 8999 points. Bummer.) Anyone else think that the "Generic Board Game" island was a little unnecessary?
  • I really hated recruiting the crew. I mean Beating them in the unnecessary Generic Boardgame Island was boring and making them all melt thier dices with Grog, What the Heck?
  • I'm lucky I just ilegally downloaded this thing. How much did you guys pay for this crap?
  • Qwazin;167910 said:
    I'm lucky I just ilegally downloaded this thing. How much did you guys pay for this crap?
    they brought back dial a pirate to combat iligal down load but know there at 60 of them
  • Qwazin;167910 said:
    I'm lucky I just ilegally downloaded this thing. How much did you guys pay for this crap?
    The retail price was $599.99. :(
  • Secret Fawful;167915 said:
    The retail price was $599.99. :(
    Plus shiping and handling from another dimension.

    I still say they overcharge.
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