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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:20pm 08/07/09 | 17 Comments
Telltales Games have let us know the highly anticipated (and long overdue) Tales of Monkey Island is now available for purchase from Telltale Games.com, along with a free demo (which you can grab locally right here from AusGamers) for anyone potentially new to the legendary series.
Polish up your swashbuckles and grab your sword, because legendary pirate Guybrush Threepwood sets sail today on the first all-new Monkey Island adventure in over a decade. Telltale's highly anticipated game series, Tales of Monkey Island, begins now for PC with Launch of the Screaming Narwhal, the first chapter in an epic five-month adventure created by the same team responsible for acclaimed episodic series including Sam & Max, Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures and Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. The first Tales of Monkey Island chapter is expected to release for WiiWare in the coming weeks as well.
This comes ahead of the release of the polished up The Secret of Monkey Island for Xbox Live Arcade and PC, due to hit very shortly. We have more screens available to peruse on our game page.



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TicMan
Posted 12:21pm 08/7/09
How to get a head in navigation!
Crakaveli
Posted 12:30pm 08/7/09
wooooot.
Clubby
Posted 12:33pm 08/7/09
My name is Guybrush Threepwood and I'm a mighty pirate!!!

Yarrr!!
ravn0s
Posted 12:42pm 08/7/09
might give the demo a whirl
darkjedi
Posted 01:40pm 08/7/09
The complete Season on Steam (which includes Wallace & Grommit ep1). I'd lean more towards buying it from Telltale, as their promo for buying the entire season is a choice of any of their games.. But that said, Steam is more convenient :)
Khel
Posted 02:21pm 08/7/09
Telltale also offer a harcopy of the whole game on CD once all the episodes are done if you buy the whole season, all you have to do is pay the postage for the disc.
d^
Posted 08:30pm 08/7/09
argh what to do, buy it on steam or get the box cd of the whole thing... argh.
ravn0s
Posted 09:14pm 08/7/09
played the demo. lasts about 10 mins. it ends when you wash up onto the pirate island.

have they revealed how many hours of play the episodes will have?

last edited by ravn0s at 21:14:47 08/Jul/09
Fireblood
Posted 09:57pm 08/7/09
HOLY S***....getting on the weekend for sure!
Fireblood
Posted 10:05pm 08/7/09
Ermm actually...has anyone had a look at the ordering process?

Apparently you pay for the whole game....and receive a "chapter" each month - one way to generate revenue before the game is finished.......then again it'd have to be basically finished by now for it to be decent.
DM
Posted 11:14pm 08/7/09
Few things about the game after playing it about 30 min.

- Not a fan of the new character looks. Guybrush just looks... wierd. Only thing I like about them is that the eyebrows convey some emotions pretty well.

- Same voices as the last games. This alone is worth the cost of the game. Well done gathering the cast up again. Without this it'd be like Thief, only without Stephen Russel doing Garrett's voice.

- So far the humor isn't up to par with the last games but still theres been 1 or 2 moments i've smiled at.

- God awful control scheme. Why the s*** do I have to hold a mouse button down in order to walk somewhere? Why couldn't the game just be in the style of CMI, only with HD graphics?

- If murray isn't in the game i'll be upset. He was bloody classic and was in the 4th game as a bouncer (lol?)

last edited by DM at 23:14:36 08/Jul/09
Crash
Posted 11:27pm 08/7/09
Im going to recommend it. If your a fan of the series id say grab it.

Took me just under 3 hours to finish, so there is probably going to be about 14 - 20 hours of gameplay for $35 which is an awesome price.
Khel
Posted 11:31pm 08/7/09
Ermm actually...has anyone had a look at the ordering process?

Apparently you pay for the whole game....and receive a "chapter" each month


Yeah, its episodic, like the Sam and Max games they've been doing, but the $35 gets you all the episodes.
Pinky
Posted 11:51pm 08/7/09
Cool. I couldn't get into 4 but I played 1 to 3 and loved em. 4 the character controls got to me. Glad to see they have improved that.
ravn0s
Posted 07:30am 09/7/09

- God awful control scheme. Why the s*** do I have to hold a mouse button down in order to walk somewhere? Why couldn't the game just be in the style of CMI, only with HD graphics?


lol thats what i thought during the demo until i discovered you can use the arrow keys or wasd to move around.
Yerolo
Posted 07:52am 09/7/09

- God awful control scheme. Why the s*** do I have to hold a mouse button down in order to walk somewhere? Why couldn't the game just be in the style of CMI, only with HD graphics?


I've only played the demo but yeh, I was annoyed with the mouse controls. The inventory interface was annoying as well....why on earth (after selecting an object) do I have to hit the close inventory button as well? Why can I not just move the mouse off the inventory area and it disappears ?

Dont get me started about the 'combine inventory items' interface.....
ravn0s
Posted 08:11am 09/7/09
i just select the object then left click the screen and the inventory closes.
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