View Full Version : What's your favourite MI game?

05-19-2004, 03:36 AM
I think that MI4 was the best game out of all of them, what's your opinion? :)

05-19-2004, 04:29 PM
All the games were great! But I've gotta go with CMI. The graphics were cool, the jokes were funny, the story line was awesome, the voices were brill and Blood Island just kicks ass! I love Blood Island!

Das Mole
05-19-2004, 08:44 PM
i love these threads!

my favorite is mi2, b/c of...everything. i like the tri-island thing where you travel around and i thought the puzzles were great. i liked the back alley thing, w/the gambling. and the library. and the antique shop. and the bar. it was like playing three different games at once...

kind of.

here's my official rank order:

1. mi2
2. cmi
3. mi1
4. emi


05-19-2004, 10:19 PM
Curse all the way, then 1,2,4 if we're gonna be ranking them.

05-20-2004, 03:57 AM
hmm... imho it's 2,1,3,4...

sith_master: i kind of like your avatar :)

05-21-2004, 08:04 AM
EMI is my favourtie game of the series.

CMI comes a close second.

I can't wait for MI5 to come out.

05-21-2004, 04:39 PM
funnily enough, Monkey Island fans are split up into only 3 categories, those who like CMI, those who like EMI and those who like the first two as being the best in the world, but prefer MI2 which is why MI1 only got one vote from me.

05-22-2004, 05:39 AM
1. mi2
2. cmi
3. mi1
4. emi

same order as das mole, even if I'd prefer
1. mi1,mi2 and curse
2. emi

05-23-2004, 09:24 AM
CMI. Beautiful graphics and a whole load of new locations and characters. Shakespearian actors, tourist islands and a lactose intolerant volcanoe, pure class boy. Hopefully if theres a fifth Blood Island will be revisited with its now booming tourist industry. The music as well! Need I say more?

05-25-2004, 06:04 AM
Originally posted by DrMcCoy
sith_master: i kind of like your avatar

Thanks, I thought it was pretty cool. My order of ranking is:

05-25-2004, 06:20 AM
Time for a rant :)

EMI was spoiled for me by too many poorly made references to the previous games and too much reliance on anachronism for humor. It had some hilights such as the Mysts of time and, err... The Mysts of time. Murray's cameo was a great dissapointment and generally the voice acting wasn't as good as CMI. Overall EMI had the feel of a tribute game put together by fans of the originals which made me yearn for the good old days. Definitely not my favourite. The biggest dissapointment for me since Dungeon Master 2.

CMI was a class game. The art was wonderful and most of the puzzles were worthy of Monkey Island, Murray was superb and the voiceovers were quality. The humor was mostly spot-on. However the game was let down significantly by its more linear feel and dissapointing ending compared with MI2.

The original game was one of the defining moments of video game history. While it has been surpassed in its genre by other Lucas Arts games over the years it stands head and shoulders above the other Adventure games of its time. I first played it on my 512k Atari ST... Of course, the game needed 1mb of RAM to work properly which meant saving and reloading constantly so as not to incur the dreaded "out of heap space" fatal error and ocasionally taking my saved games to my mate's house in order to get past a particularly memory intensive scene (Stan's shipyard and anything with a large animated sprite) but that was all part of the adventure. I doubt I would have bothered with a game like Maniac Mansion or Zak McKracken but in Monkey Island I was desperate to see what would happen next. Monkey Island set standards of storytelling surpassed by few games of any genre.

MI2 was the perfect sequal. Funnier, richer, more imaginative and trickier than the original. The continued adventures of Guybrush were truly new. The characters, the locations, the plot, the relationship between Guybrush and Elaine. Nothing in MI2 felt as though it was just a remake of a situation in MI1 everything was fresh and exciting. The fact that you could travel around three islands and complete certain puzzles in a less linear way made the game world feel large and teeming with potential. If you were stuck in a puzzle in MI2 you could always go off and try to solve another puzzle on another island. There was a feeling of exploration and adventure. The humor was at its best and surreal in places. Overall the plot felt tangibly more grown-up and darker than the original and guybrush himself seems to have matured... Well, grown a tash at least. The ending is arguably the best, funniest and most unexpected video game ending of all time.

So my vote goes to MI2 :)

- James

05-25-2004, 10:53 PM
Well, grown a tash at least.

Does tash mean beard?

05-26-2004, 05:36 AM
Originally posted by sith_master2000
Thanks, I thought it was pretty cool.

i think it is, captain...
wait... dammit jim, i'm a doctor and no coolness-expert! ;)

05-26-2004, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by Skinkie
Does tash mean beard?

It's short for moustache, where I come from anyway :)

I don't think he quite managed a beard did he? I know there were a few jokes about beards in the game but I keep straining my eyes to find something significant on Guybrush's chin and I can't.

That could be a topic of debate, did Guybrush really have a beard in MI2 or did he just think he had one...

- James

smokes o' pot
05-26-2004, 11:15 AM
it has to be monkey island 2. It had the best model for guybrush, it made the characters feel real, well realer(that can't be a word) than the two recent games anyway. It was the best written not just plotwise but jokewise too! It was huge, so much to enjoy, im not goin to talk about specific setpieces (There are just too many). It had a plethora of monkeys. The music for me is defined in this game. In fact I think I mite just play through it one last time!!!!

Im very happy right now because I just passed my exams......Awwwwwh Yeaaaaaah!

05-26-2004, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by Goffmog

That could be a topic of debate, did Guybrush really have a beard in MI2 or did he just think he had one...

Looks like a beard to me. (http://www.scummbar.com/imageviewer/imageviewer.php?useimage=/games/media/mi12/mi2.jpg)

05-27-2004, 08:19 AM
Originally posted by Skinkie
Looks like a beard to me. (http://www.scummbar.com/imageviewer/imageviewer.php?useimage=/games/media/mi12/mi2.jpg)

Fair point, he does on the box cover art but does his in-game sprite have one? I would suggest that maybe there's an inconsistency here. LeChuck looks a little different on the box art too, he's not as green.

It always seemed to me that Guybrush really doesn't have a beard in game but merely some stubble making it obvious that he's try to grow one. The scene in the beginning when he's talking to the other pirates and they tease him about his latest adventure being "growing a beard" implies that he hasn't quite managed it yet.

There's also the scene where he tries to convince the bartender that he's 21 by saying "look at my beard". You could take this as proof that he does have a beard but I always thought that this was meant as another illustration that whatever he has on his chin doesn't quite pass for a proper beard yet.

However, it's been ages since I've played the game on my long dead Amiga and I never bought it for the PC so if you can post a link to a pic of Guybrush in-game where he clearly has a beard then I'll concede :)

05-27-2004, 12:37 PM
I was trying to find a pic from the game but I get bored very soon
however I've never had a doubt about him having a beard in MI2 :rolleyes:

05-27-2004, 10:53 PM
Guybrush Threepwood - this time with a beard and a dapper coat. (http://www.scummbar.com/imageviewer/imageviewer2.php?dep=mi2characters&image=thumbA.gif&goback=&showtype=)

Looks a little questionable to me.

This one definately looks beardy (http://www.scummbar.com/imageviewer/imageviewer2.php?dep=screenshots_mi2_pc&image=thumb37.gif&goback=&showtype=)

I can't believe I'm having this discussion.

Sgt. Pepper
06-18-2004, 12:08 AM
Well if were still talking about the best MI game id have to say MI1. Everything was new and usualy when you hear a joke the first time its the best. However the MI series did a very good job at keeping the sequels witty and hilarious. Even so I think the first one was the best.

06-18-2004, 06:03 PM
Has to be CMI. The graphics suited the game so well and the music gave the game unrivalled atmosphere. The locations and characters were origional and so involving. Can't wait to revisit Blood island. Wot a legend

Morton Koopa Jr
06-21-2004, 11:59 PM
I like Curse of Monkey Island the best.

06-22-2004, 02:38 PM
MI2, MI1, CMI, and EMI. Still, the first three are so darned close that it's hard to rank. EMI is good, but nowhere near the level of the previous.

James Isaac
06-23-2004, 02:14 AM
I like CMI best because of the really nice cartoony graphics, and the humour ;)