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Calapuno
12-22-2005, 09:23 AM
I've been looking for interview with Ron Gilbert, and though I have found many of him on MI, I never managed to find out his opinion of DOTT. Since he had no involvement in it, one would have though it he would have at least SOME thoughts on it, no?

Udvarnoky
12-22-2005, 02:40 PM
Hmm good question. Although his involvement with DOTT was minimal, he's rumored to have been a big advocate of Tim and Dave making it really different, or at least allowing them to make it different. Unlike Monkey Island, this isn't telling one big story. It's really not confined to anything. As far as his opinion of the game I only know that he's never said anything bad about it, and has always praised Dave and Tim, so I always figured he liked it. I don't think he sees Maniac Mansion as his pet project as much as he does MI, that's my speculation.

Calapuno
12-23-2005, 03:54 AM
Yeah, that's true cause it's really just the same team as MI, without Ron, isn't it? I guess there aren't that many interviews with the man, so it's improbable that somebody would ask him about a game he'd not had any involvement with, rather than say, asking about the secret of mi again ;).

Gabez
12-23-2005, 06:31 AM
Oh God. Because of this forum post I had a dream when I met Ron Gilbert and asked him myself. He then proceeded to bounce around my house.

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!

Udvarnoky
12-23-2005, 09:22 AM
Now that you mention it, though, more people should ask him about Maniac Mansion than they do. I mean, it was a game he and Gary wrote and designed. And it's really good.

counting_pine
12-23-2005, 06:28 PM
Now that you mention it, though, more people should ask him about Maniac Mansion than they do. I mean, it was a game he and Gary wrote and designed. And it's really good.I wouldn't have expected any less of an opinion from someone with a Chuck The Plant avatar : )

I never really got into Maniac Mansion, it was a bit before my time. Later, when I found it bundled in with DOTT, I found it hard to get into, partly because of the graphics, partly because I kept getting caught and locked in the basement, but I think the main problem was that I didn't really have a very clear idea about what I was trying to do, apart from "rescue Sandy".
All I can really do is respect it for the great achievement and milestone that it was.

it's improbable that somebody would ask him about a game he'd not had any involvement with, rather than say, asking about the secret of mi againWell, people have asked him about Monkey 3, which LucasArts wouldn't let him have any involvement in.

ThunderPeel2001
12-30-2005, 04:27 PM
Maniac Mansion was cool, it would be interesting to hear his thoughts on DOTT since the credits do list him and Aric as co-story writers.

Udvarnoky
12-30-2005, 04:38 PM
You mean Gary Winnick right?

Yufster
01-08-2006, 01:10 PM
I'm pretty sure they're credited as co-story writers because it's a sequel to the first game, which they designed... no? :)

Udvarnoky
01-08-2006, 06:58 PM
Yes. Aside from Ron having an "idea," Ron and Gary had no part in the DOTT script.