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Am I the only one who gets a little twitch when he sees such blatant disregard of the way things are as was seen in MI4?

We have some brilliant islands in MI. Monkey Island was great in the original two games, and for me somewhat disappointing with the hotch-potch reproduction in MI4. Melee Island was also crucified by MI4. But there are some beautiful islands we haven't revisited. Monkey Island 2's Scabb, Booty and Phatt Island really helped make that period of MI2 one of my favourite in the MI-series. MI3 got Plunder Island looking nice and Blood Island was, in my opinion, one of the best islands in the game. And then MI4, even MI4 had a nice Lucre Island (which those who hated the property-developer story will vehemently deny).

But do we want to revisit these places? Part of me wants a new story allowing me to wander through these streets, but then part of me is scared that MI4-style trampling of my memories of these islands will take place.

This leads me to the title. What do you guys think about the maps changing in a way which couldn't be explained by time etc? I know there's another thread gathering dust on this topic, but what do we think about revisiting islands?

Most of all, are Telltale in any position to make a kind of definitive map of the islands? I know i'm a little unusual in my like for maps (though some of the original guys from the MI franchise shared this little quirk) but I really do think "setting the scene" as my old teachers would have said can only be done with reference to where we are. Islands such as Knuttin Atoll in MI4 could have been really immersive if Jambalya hadn't been sitting just off it (and obviously if there was't a school and rather over-the-top feel in general) but because of their situ, simply seemed subjugated (which, granted is what the MI4 guys wanted). Equally, there is a difference in feeling if Lucre is either just to the right of Melee (as in MI4) or at the other end of the map (as in Paco Vinc's fan-map). A poster of what has irritaningly become known as the "tri-island area" (monkey island universe) would be quite nice and possibly sell a bit; what do we think?

Anyway, i'll try to keep this post short and end it there so people might actually read this to the end :P
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  • I really would love to see TT do a take on a place like Scabb Island, but on the other hand if it is changed drastically from MI2 the way MI4 drastically changed Melee, I would not be pleased. Basically I think it's worth TT considering revisiting an old island, especially those from MI2, but it isn't worth it if they realize that they would have to make significant changes to the locale in order to fit it into their story. I don't NEED to revisit old locations, so unless they feel they can do a really good job of recreating them, I'd say stick with new islands.

    As for a map showing of all of the islands -- I could take it or leave it.
  • Sure, they're all great islands, but I feel it would be a little repetitive if there was more then one old island in TMI.
  • Sheepbrush;134497 said:
    Sure, they're all great islands, but I feel it would be a little repetitive if there was more then one old island in TMI.
    The only old island we need is Monkey Island.
  • Secret Fawful;134523 said:
    The only old island we need is Monkey Island.
    oh no no... i find it`s funny to meet some places
    of the good ol` adventure time again ;-)
  • pirate maps are exact.
  • oh say say say
  • I donno. on the one hand, I think there are TOO many islands already, and their names are getting weirder and weirder, but on the other hand, going back to places i've already seen on other games is only fun to look at in new graphics, but after that, there's no more point. CMI didn't have any old islands (except monkey, but that hardly counts), and it managed to make a good story. I say - ONE ISLAND THROUGH THE WHOLE EFFING GAME! that would be a nice change.
  • Mataku;134633 said:
    I say - ONE ISLAND THROUGH THE WHOLE EFFING GAME! that would be a nice change.
    We're apparently going to be looking at roughly one island per episode in the Telltale series, so that should be nice for you (and I don't mind it either way).
  • no, travelling from one island to another is a trademark of Monkey Island, along with a drawn line of voyage in Indiana Jones style.

    Also, it would be great to see maps of islands in a typical style

  • Honestly I wouldn't mind if we didn't go back to Monkey Island in Tales.
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