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scabb
08-22-2002, 11:51 AM
I'm keen to know the tiniest changes, fill me in please :)

MrManager
08-22-2002, 11:53 AM
I haven't played the PS2 version, but I thought somebody mentioned that they removed iMuse completely from it. They will have to die if that's the case.

Oh, and it looked like they made the Giant Monkey Head polygon based... And brown... Because of NTSC according to this: http://www.scummbar.com/resources/features/sharamiller/

mercatfat
08-22-2002, 11:59 AM
There's a new minigame and I hear some dialogue was added.

Hellbeard
08-22-2002, 12:02 PM
There was also some hidden Easteregg only in PS2

Junior™
08-22-2002, 02:31 PM
You can play a special non-ingame version of Murrayball with the PSII-EMI, that's all I can add.

Hellbeard
08-22-2002, 02:41 PM
Whats Murry Ball?

scabb
08-22-2002, 03:12 PM
Hellbeard - Have a look at http://worldofmi.com and in the secrets section, I dont remember exactly how to get it on/

It's nothing really.

Hellbeard
08-22-2002, 03:20 PM
Kewl, I best be reinstalling MI4!

Junior™
08-22-2002, 04:42 PM
Hehe, Murrayball is certainly my favourite MI easteregg.

ptdc
08-22-2002, 06:06 PM
Didn't the PS2 version have concept art with it?

Junior™
08-22-2002, 06:10 PM
Now that you mention it....yeah...I think I can also remember something like that.

MrManager
08-23-2002, 12:40 PM
Yeah, it did. Plus you could view a chart of the Monkey Kombat moves. Mostly I think it all was pretty much similar to the PC version though.

Hellbeard
08-23-2002, 12:42 PM
To bad it bombed for PS2!

MrManager
08-23-2002, 12:43 PM
Bombed? It sold very well in Europe at least, hitting the top five and everything in England.

Blaze_Marley-Flamestrike
08-24-2002, 03:31 PM
Hee, you guys almost said all the differences, but you missed a major one. The graphics were improved. They were great on the PC version, but they’re much better on PS2 (and the first cut scene looks amazing on a big TV…) Also Murray Ball is two player and the extra mini game is called Monkey Invaders. And the PS2 version is on a DVD-Rom not a CD :P

I’ve looked through both the PC and PS2 versions looking for new stuff or stuff that wasn’t in the PS2 version (as I own them both), I only found one thing that wasn’t in the PS2 version; it’s missing a view in the governor’s mansion.

Oh and the PS2 version got better reviews then the PC one did, it got mostly perfect scores, most reviewers still have the game in there top ten lists. People must have been scared away from the scary box art O.o;;;

- Blaze Marley-Flamestrike
knower of console like things...
http://www.monkeymug.com

Gabez
08-24-2002, 04:39 PM
Blaze has an impressive collection of Monkey Island stuff.

Also, check this (http://www.mixnmojo.com/php/site/resource.php?feature=/reviews/emips2/emips2) thing out.

itsgood2slide
08-24-2002, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by RemiO
I haven't played the PS2 version, but I thought somebody mentioned that they removed iMuse completely from it. They will have to die if that's the case.
The iMuse logo is on the back of the case & on the dvd itself.

Junior™
08-24-2002, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by Blaze_Marley-Flamestrike
Hee, you guys almost said all the differences, but you missed a major one. The graphics were improved. They were great on the PC version, but they’re much better on PS2 (and the first cut scene looks amazing on a big TV…)

Really? Wow, this is the first difference that makes me wish to own the PSII version. Oh well...the graphics are not the most important part of the game, I guess.

eliteraywillmot
08-24-2002, 11:29 PM
Well, from what I played of it...the game was a fair bit slower...but you expect that right!?

I wouldn't say the graphics are of a much higher grade...didn't notice an incredible difference - although in all honesty, the TV I played on wasn't as good as a monitor.

I didn't know there was a hidden subgame in EMI though? Well, I'm replaying the whole bunch ATM, so I'll be on the look out for that.

All in all - it's a solid conversion. I'm tempted to pick it up myself *even though I have the PC version* it's in the budget bin now...:).

Oh and additionally, EMI was a big seller here in the UK. Was #1 in the PS2 charts when it debuted I think. Gran Turismo wasn't far off from that I don't think, so...:)

I see Full Throttle being pretty good for LEC as well. Gladius, almost certainly

MrManager
08-25-2002, 01:51 AM
I think it debuted at #2 actually, but no matter, it did sell well.

benjoyce
08-25-2002, 08:35 AM
I always follow LEC console topics, because I have none myself and I want to know everything about them. In fact, EfMI will possibly not change my mind about it. But it's interesting, lisening to you discussing this topic. Gosh, <hyuk><hyuk> I am happy I didn't buy a console myself.

Huz
08-25-2002, 11:40 AM
The PC version didn't fare too badly in the PC charts, either. I think it went in at number 5 and hung around there for a few weeks. It even topped Norton Antivirus a few times, that well-known piece of leisure software.

Junior™
08-25-2002, 11:43 AM
Yeah, and since adventure games are far not as popular as other genres I think it was a really good result.

Blaze_Marley-Flamestrike
08-25-2002, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by eliteraywillmot
Well, from what I played of it...the game was a fair bit slower...but you expect that right!?

Hee... Not on mine.. My PC's is crap... The cut scenes don't even play right on my PC (disk is in perfect condition)

I'll give you an example from the first cut scene: "From the personal log of Guybrbrbrbrbrbrbrbr(goes on for five min.)brush Threepwood (graphics start to move faster then sound track) some times when it's quite I can still hear the monkeys (game freezes, PC is turned off, PS2 is turned on and hugged. All is well in gaming world.)

Then in play a bunch of pixels start to flash and it bugs me, and the voice is totally off… I need a new PC…

OH! I remembered another thing! It's not really a diffrence, just a really bad translation! In the french version of the PS2 game manual UBISoft says that Elaine is the governor of Monkey Island. Something tells me the french gamers are confused....

eliteraywillmot
08-25-2002, 06:57 PM
...heheh, unless they know something we don't - like...the secret of monkey island?

*raids a boulongerie with a gun, demanding to know the secret*

;)

benjoyce
08-26-2002, 03:06 AM
(game freezes, PC is turned off, PS2 is turned on and hugged. All is well in gaming world.)
You're so cute sometimes, Blaze. :D :D

Yeah, and since adventure games are far not as popular as other genres I think it was a really good result.
*sigh* Another reason not to mock EfMI...

weeee
09-04-2002, 05:37 PM
All the characters in the PS2 version have 9 times as many polygons as they did in the PS2 version. Also, the controls are all screen relative, instead of character relative and they're tweaked to work better than the PC version's screen relative controls. There's also the concept art and the addition of the Monkey Invaders Easter Egg. You can also win the game by bringing up the menu and then pressing: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, square, circle, select, start.

scabb
09-05-2002, 06:10 AM
9 times as many polygons? I doubt that.

And you can win the PC version by press CTRL + W I think...just like in every other Monkey Island game.

MrManager
09-05-2002, 12:47 PM
There's no way it has nine times as many polygons, but they did say it had more polygons.

Jake
08-11-2004, 12:31 AM
Looking through old threads...

Considering "weeee" is an ex-LEC now Raven employee, I bet he was more right than you guys about EMI characters' poly counts.

MrManager
08-11-2004, 12:54 AM
Have you actually played the PS2 version? If there's nine times the poly count they've hidden it really, really, really well.

bgbennyboy
08-11-2004, 05:15 AM
I remember trying to slot the ps2 models into the pc version once. I thought it hadnt worked because they looked exactly the same :~

Ex-employee eh? That puts this (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=574554#post574554) in a new light. Also thats got a great quote in it "I don't think anyone will want to post anything about RTX Red Rock five years after its release". Has it even been a year yet?