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Old 06-11-2006, 12:59 AM   #41
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Unfortunately, the first and the only Monkey Island I have ever played was Escape from Monkey Island. I got it recently because I was watching G4 and there was stuff about how good MI was, so I thought, heh, what the heck it's cheap and it's an MI game, so it must be good. Boy was I wrong. I wish I could have played secret 1 or 2, but I'm getting Curse soon.

By the way, did Tim Schafer help with Curse of Monkey Island?
dude just download them (MI 1 & 2).. or is that like condemned here? You're not gonna find them in any stores anywhere, maybe on ebay if your lucky
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Old 06-11-2006, 01:18 AM   #42
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It's not encouraged... if people want to illegally download games, we can't stop them, but obviously don't shout about it and/or paste any links in the forums.


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Old 06-11-2006, 01:31 AM   #43
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I thought SMI & LcR were abandonware since LA doesn't sell it anymore...


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Old 06-11-2006, 01:47 AM   #44
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There's no such thing. At least, not in a legal sense.


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Old 06-11-2006, 03:29 AM   #45
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Some benevolent companies that realise there is no more milk to be had from the cow give their old games away free, and supported. I'm talking about Revolution. LucasArts would have a lot more friends if they put Zak McKracken or Loom for download on their website - no one will ever pay for these games again, excluding collectors who won't be interested in downloads anyway. Hell, they should bundle Fate of Atlantis or Last Crusade as a freebie with their 2007 Indy game. If Nintendo can give away Zelda, and Revolution can give away Beneath A Steel Sky... well.

I mean, they could probably make some money out of offering those old games on a $5 download-only platform. Three for ten dollars! In a nice self-extracting zip file.

Of course, doing that would mean they'd have to either a) rework the games slightly so they'd work on XP (faaar too much trouble) or b) start supporting ScummVM, like Revolution did. That kind of fan-outreach would be grossly out of character though.


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Old 06-11-2006, 07:55 AM   #46
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Or, like revolution, they could continue to sell their old game, like Broke Sword, where as far as I know, the first two (I know the second one definately is) still available in stores (as is the third, but that's only to be expected it beig so new)

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Old 06-11-2006, 11:11 AM   #47
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I've not seen BS in stores since, like, ten years ago. Where'd you see it? Might have to go have a scout! ;


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Old 06-11-2006, 11:59 AM   #48
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I was too young too remember specifics but it was Secret of Monkey Island on windows 3.1. My only adventures before that were Kings Quest 1 & 3 and Police Quest 3. My wheel was photocopied and I never saw a box for it so I assume it was a pirate my gramps had but I didn't know what that was at the time. The version was the 16 color issue.

What did I get stuck on or remember the most? Well I was shocked to get into the scummbar kitchen, I did as much of the story as possible without going in there. I was badly tricked by the stump joke I think I may have even dreamt going into it. I was also really bothered by the PTA minutes as I never heard the term minutes used that way and I swear I tried to use them on every single thing in the game.

What I think of first when MI comes up is just how believable all those places were. I am just now starting to work with AGS and making similar adventure games but its made me remember and appreciate the magic of the story coming together with the backgrounds. When I went to Monkey Island I really felt a world away from the lookout point at the beginning of the game. Nothing has really brought that sense of world, not even QFG games, Mario 64, or the Grand Theft Auto series in all its 3d glory.

I have only finished the first two and played 30 minutes worth of CMI. I really don't know if I want to play the last two. Maybe EMI for the nostalgia of the first one but I really wasn't that impressed with MI2 even. I see its usually taken to be the best in the series but I just can't agree. Like Cool Runnings, it had its moments. But I have replayed MI 1 every other year since I first came across it and I have a feeling that until I make my own MI themed game I will never be satisfied.
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Old 06-11-2006, 02:18 PM   #49
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I've not seen BS in stores since, like, ten years ago. Where'd you see it? Might have to go have a scout! ;
You can buy Broken Sword, on its own or bundled with Broken Sword 2 (they're both the same price, so, tough choice...), online from Sold-out Software


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Old 06-11-2006, 08:09 PM   #50
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=I've not seen BS in stores since, like, ten years ago. Where'd you see it? Might have to go have a scout! ;
About a month or so ago I was inexplicably in Dixons and my friend bought BS2 (indeed distributed by Sold Out) and I do remember seeing the first on sale there as well (which I'd told him to buy considering he hadn't played a single BS in his life, but nevermind).

I should also think that any Game store would have it stocked, and yes, you can also buy it bundled with the second game.

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