Friar wrote: »
How did you get into Monkey Island?
Pale Man wrote: »
I got the original MI and Loom CD versions, they came with the CD drive my parents bought to upgrade our first computer.
Gman5852 wrote: »
sadly my first monkey island was launch of the screaming narhwhal. If it wasnt for telltale, I wouldnt know about monkey island(or sam and max for that matter), but if it wasnt for sbcg4ap, I wouldnt know about telltale.
larys wrote: »
I brought toonstruck which was one of my best games and i loved the gameplay. then i saw my cousin playing a demo of CMI and fell in love with it...
NabaDwA wrote: »
Are you going to try go back and play the older games?
thatdude98 wrote: »
tmfm2000 wrote: »
Well, it all began when I was about 8 years old. Me and my bestest buddy used to play games on his computer, and somehow we got our hands on The Dig. That's what got me hooked to adventure games. I loved how you could play the game by your own pace.
So I began looking for more of them. Eventually, I got the Curse of Monkey Island demo from a PC Gamer CD or something. I loved it! I loved those cartoon guys, the funnines, the pirates! So my granpa got me the full game from for christmas, but the joy was to be shortlived. The game didn't work on my computer. The tragedy! The demo had worked fine but the full one just didn't. I was no computer whiz so I just had to deal with it. It was a sad day.
As coincidence would have it, my dad had gotten me the two first MI games for the same christmas (he knew I wanted that monkey island game and thought they were all the same;)). That lack of communication between the dad and grand-dito, combined with my fathers lack of knowlege about computer games in general, proved for once that two wrongs sometimes makes a right.
Even though I actually wanted CMI, I sat down and played the first two editions instead, and even though they were hard (I remember using walkthroughs for most of MI2) I finished them, and I kinda liked them.
It wasn't the same though. Unlike most of you (as it seems) the first two never were my favourites. I fell in love with the tall Guybrush before I got to know the short, pixelly ones. Now I've grown to like them too. But that tall guy was what I really, really wanted!
So what happened? Did I ever get to play it? Well, it worked on my friends computer, so it all worked out in the end
(now turn of your computer and go to sleep!)
MrFerder wrote: »
Around the time that Escape first came out I found a PC Gamer magazine contained a disk with full classic games (Need for Speed, Decent, King's Quest 1 and Secret of Monkey Island). I played King's Quest until I got frustrated with how ugly and boring it was and I discovered Monkey Island. Playing it in contrast to King's Quest made the graphics looks amazing and the story and humour really stood out.
I then played the demos for Curse of Monkey Island and Escape from Monkey Island before I was finally able to get my hands on the full games of 2 to 4. I remember being very confused playing the demos for Curse (with no knowledge of what happened in Revenge) because it seemed like Escape picked up the story more logically from Secret than Curse did (being that Guybrush was back on Melee Island).
Grulien wrote: »
I just walked my way into the second biggest Monkey Head I've ever seen.