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 Post subject: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2022 20:16 
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I am beyond excited for this.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2022 20:46 
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Oh hell yes.


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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2022 0:40 
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Can you dig it?

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Oh man, this is exciting.

I was just recently thinking about digging out MI1 and playing through it with my eldest son - now that he can read good, and is coming up close to the age I was, when I played it with my dad.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 14:02 
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I am enjoying this game. It is a funny game. It is a good game.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 14:07 
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How much is it on other platforms? I really want to play this but only have a Switch, where it is £22. Does that seem about right?

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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seems aboot right. Paid similar for it on Teh Steemz. I want a physical edition to put on my Lucasfilm shelf!

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 14:50 
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I was looking for a physical edition too but there doesn’t seem to be one.

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I'm hoping Fangamer or Limited Run come forward with a solution to the digital curse. I bought my Thimbleweed Park box from Fangamer and it's great.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 23:53 
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I bought this for Switch and it is really good. The art and animation style are quite well suited to the game - it feels 'fitting' and like a storybook. Any doubts I had (and frankly they were pretty small anyway) were very quickly gone. There is one TINY thing however, I really don't like the pink tip at the end of Guybrush's nose.

Voice acting is great, especially, and as usual, Guybrush's voice. Having the same actor do the voice over the multiple games really does help with that consistent feeling, and he's such a good choice.

I've been really trying not to look at videos or read reviews, I don't want to know too much about it at all, as I really want it to be my experience.

If you liked the original Monkey Island(s), you'll like this. If you didn't really care for them, well, um, I dunno really, you probably wouldn't be in this thread anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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We’ve been playing this the last couple of nights, too. Agree with everything you’ve said. Well, apart from the nose, which I hadn’t noticed.

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I'm really enjoying this. Particularly impressed by how cleverly designed the control system is and what a great idea the task list is for remembering what to do between sessions.


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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2022 23:27 
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I've played this a lot since I downloaded it on Tuesday night. I am really enjoying it.

I haven't dipped into the hint book yet, and am reluctant to do so. Even on hard mode, I've found that most of the puzzles are reasonable and progress was fairly swift, although there were a couple that took a little while to click, putting the game down and coming back the next day seemed to do the trick for me.

However, I'm pretty sure I'm on one of the last major puzzles now and have come to a big shuddering halt. It's not quite frustrating me yet, I think I know what it is meaning me to do, but can't quite work it out properly.

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