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Which is your favourite Monkey Island game?

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Now that Tales of Monkey Island has been completed, which is your favourite?
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  • Hassat Hunter;304259 said:
    No.
    Yes.
    Hassat Hunter;304259 said:
    Not sure what you're talking about
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_changes_in_Star_Wars_re-releases
    Also, when you're not sure about something you shouldn't laugh out loud at other people's discussions or post a reply.
    Hassat Hunter;304259 said:
    Lol... Couldn't he rather fix them in the prequels.
    There's the emperor hologram thing, they changed the actor for the prequels, so he changed the Empire Strikes Back hologram to fix continuity issues. He made the films BETTER with the special re-releases, but some fans still want the original flawed scenes because OMG THEY'RE CLASSIC LOLOLOL I CAN'T STAND IMPROVEMENTS!
  • Huh, don't really see the "fixes". Still, the Emperor isn't played by the prequel emperor, no? Wouldn't the transfer thus be weird for the short timespawn?

    Also not fond of "prequelling" VI Anakin.

    Meh, improvement is fine by me. Devolution however ain't...
  • Hassat Hunter;304467 said:
    Also not fond of "prequelling" VI Anakin.
    thin029;304207 said:
    some fans still can't get over the changes.
    Hassat Hunter;304467 said:
    don't see the "fixes".
    You obviously didn't read the Wikipedia article and is still moaning about it
  • I did.
    None of the "continuity fixes" seemed like improvements to me...

    That was what it was about right? The rest may be improvements (most are) but we aren't talking about those...
  • Hassat Hunter;304500 said:
    None of the "continuity fixes" seemed like improvements to me...
    They were made to fit the story better, since a past was added to it. They are improvements. You just can't accept it because as I said some fans won't let developers or whoever change their creations even if it's for better like MI Special Edition, and will vote for the lacking, outdated version on a poll.
  • Hassat Hunter;304467 said:
    Huh, don't really see the "fixes". Still, the Emperor isn't played by the prequel emperor, no? Wouldn't the transfer thus be weird for the short timespawn?
    Actually, he is. Ian McDiarmid played the emperor in Return of the Jedi when he was in his thirties (under heavy makeup obviously), so by the time the prequels were made, he was exactly the right age to play Palpatine once again.
  • Hassat is an ass hat. Also, just for the record: Escape from Monkey Island was brilliant. I have played all of the Monkey Island games (and then again) and Escape just does the trick for me. The amount of exploration, the lengthy adventure as a whole, every new character, every visitation from old characters and (do I dare say it?) I like how Guybrush looks--keeps up his pitiful excuse for a swashbuckling pirate idea. Just tickles me. Plus-- who doesn't dream of visiting Planet Threepwood?
  • Well, thank you.
    Actually, he is. Ian McDiarmid played the emperor in Return of the Jedi when he was in his thirties (under heavy makeup obviously), so by the time the prequels were made, he was exactly the right age to play Palpatine once again.
    In that case it makes sense. Albeit it isn't a "continuity fix"...
  • LeChuck's Revenge and SoMI all the way! I like CoMI a lot too. Darn, I love 'em all! =P
  • thin029;304207 said:

    Most fans will hate everything that tries a different presentation for a series. This is why people hate Escape and aren't voting for the Special Edition on this poll. I mean, IT'S THE EXACT SAME GAME but with new beautiful art and full voiced dialogues, there's even an option to return to classic edition. This also happened with the Star Wars movies, when director George Lucas changed some scenes to make them sound, look, fit the story better and/or fix continuity issues with the prequels and some fans still can't get over the changes.

    I think that the new graphics in the SE are alright but a far cry from gorgeous. HD resolution is not the same as good art direction and on that front I feel that SE does a kind of bad job. It's a nice breath of fresh air and it's not a bad game by any measure. I just prefer to play the original The original backgrounds had a lot more personality in my eyes.
    Also there is the more technical side; I can shove it in SCUMMVM and get a better fit to my screen and slap on some MIDI stuff and I feel it's a far better experience than the SE.

    While I absolutely Dom's voice acting I just prefer to play it without voices. It leaves Guybrush as more of an empty vessel and allows me to interpret the character to a much larger degree.

    Mind, in the games that always had voice acting I wouldn't play without but I sincerly think that the first two games loses something when you lock them to a sigle interpretation, in this case Dom's.

    As for Star Wars, I would rather that George Lucas had just made sure that his new installments fit the established canon instead of making crass retcons later.

    This however is all just my opinion and as such means nothing in the larger scheme. If you enjoy it in other ways then I have no issue with that.
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