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Monkey Island 2 SE - Removal of Max Costume!

posted by ElWaster on - last edited - Viewed by 760 users
Did anyone else notice in the costume Shop, where there has always been a Max costume, they have replaced it with a Day of the tentacle one.

Also in the Governors Mansion on Phatt Island on of the pictures on the wall is of Manny from Grim Fandango.

Wonder why they changed Max in the new version, to do with rights anyone things?

Also noticed, I'm pretty sure when you get fired from being a chef you say the reason you were out for for a 'smoke break', they changed that in the new version too.

Anyone else notice any changes during the transition?
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  • It's a legal issue. LucasArts doesn't have the rights to Sam and Max anymore, which is the same reason the idols of them in Secret were changed to a tentacle for the SE.

    Also, I thought the reason you left the kitchen changed between playthroughs, but I do know that they changed "white slavers" to "ne'er-do-wells" in the ending, which really, to me, isn't in any poorer taste now than it was 18 years ago.
  • It's bizarre that they had to get rid of "I feel pretty" :eek: And Guybrush inhaling helium isn't nearly as funny when it's not Stayin' Alive he's singing. Also, Guybrush thinks LeChuck is giving him a LucasArts game rather than a Nintendo game.
  • another change is when you looks in the mirror in the governors mansion Guybrush will say "Hey Its Kyle Katarn in a dress" instead of "Hey its Zonker Harris in a dress"
  • hamza721;344462 said:
    another change is when you looks in the mirror in the governors mansion Guybrush will say "Hey Its Kyle Katarn in a dress" instead of "Hey its Zonker Harris in a dress"
    "Hey, it's Kyle Katarn in a dress" made me laugh so hard when I heard it.
  • I just ran both versions of the game last night. One time, Guybrush said he left the kitchen to get some eggs, the other he said he'd been taking his break and it was the law, and I know I've heard other excuses.
  • ElWaster;343126 said:
    Anyone else notice any changes during the transition?
    They removed the intro, witch is to me the biggest crime done to a remake ever...

    Also when Guybrush presented his "catch" to the fisherman, hu just gave him the fish, instead of faking catching it... (I think it just fish here. "plunk" etc)

    Not a removal, but I would like to point out that the person that hired the voice actors for his mom and dad should be shot and skinned for hiring tonedeaf actors for a singing part. It realy burned my ears....
  • Bob Page;344523 said:
    They removed the intro, witch is to me the biggest crime done to a remake ever...

    Also when Guybrush presented his "catch" to the fisherman, hu just gave him the fish, instead of faking catching it... (I think it just fish here. "plunk" etc)

    Not a removal, but I would like to point out that the person that hired the voice actors for his mom and dad should be shot and skinned for hiring tonedeaf actors for a singing part. It realy burned my ears....
    The out of synchness may not be their fault.
    The music was added later. Plus, it may have been an intentional decision on the sound editors part. They're his parents; they aren't meant to awesome singers. For me, who hasn't played the original, the out of synchness was part of the charm.
  • Bob Page;344523 said:
    Also when Guybrush presented his "catch" to the fisherman, hu just gave him the fish, instead of faking catching it... (I think it just fish here. "plunk" etc)
    He fakes catching it (with the "plunk" and everything) if you give him the fish without leaving the screen after taking on the bet.
  • Friar;344526 said:
    The out of synchness may not be their fault.
    The music was added later. Plus, it may have been an intentional decision on the sound editors part. They're his parents; they aren't meant to awesome singers. For me, who hasn't played the original, the out of synchness was part of the charm.
    Yeah, well, most people sing better that that.... also I didn't notice the out of synchness... (I've played the orginal on the Amiga, just to point that out..)
  • I do not understand why they removed Max but left in Sam... I imagine they figured the view to his face was obstructed enough to be legal?
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