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Old 04-07-2008, 04:58 PM   #81
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Way to dig up an old post...this is over 3.5 years old...
On the other note, it did suck.



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Old 04-07-2008, 08:51 PM   #82
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Dude probably googled "MI4 suck" or something and found this.

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Old 04-08-2008, 07:37 AM   #83
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Dude probably googled "MI4 suck" or something and found this.
This post is old

Monkey Island 4 was not as good as Monkey Island 1 or 2 but Monkey Island 4 wasnt that bad.



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Old 04-08-2008, 07:49 AM   #84
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:39 AM   #85
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Thanks dude

I never left I still read I haven’t posted here for a while because I use the mojo forums more.

This forum is still awesome I would never leave here there are so many memories and I have so many friends.

This is the best place on the web were you can talk and debate on Monkey Island games.

I hadn’t posted on here for a while until some dude decided to comment on an old post.

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Old 04-08-2008, 08:46 AM   #86
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:50 PM   #87
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Well, I was reading through the forum, trying to find some hints on how to make this game run better...
I did not find anything really usable, but dug up this thread here that at least allowed me to vent my frustration.
Maybe I should have opened a new thread for that?
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:44 PM   #88
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Probably would have been better, but since you've already ressurected this, it may as well stay.

(Didn't we used to have a moderator who'd sort this stuff out?)

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Old 04-09-2008, 02:27 AM   #89
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:08 AM   #90
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I still have the ps2 version of monkey island 4 it runs excellently.

Its actually not that bad a game its not as good as good as Monkey Island 1 and 2 they are classics.

But Monkey Island 4 is still a good Monkey Island game.

I think that Monkey Island is best in 2D and I hope that when they make Monkey Island 5 they make it 2D and get Ron Gilbert back, and get him to continue from Monkey Island 2 the way he wanted it to continue and forget about 3 and 4.

I would also like them to make it for PC and Xbox 360 and I would like to see Monkey Island 1 and 2 on Xbox Live Aracde.


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Old 04-09-2008, 05:55 AM   #91
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Actually there's an unofficial XBox port of ScummVM, so technically you can play MI 1 - 3 and all other supported games on the XBox three six fiver slash twenty four slash seven.


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Old 04-10-2008, 09:03 AM   #92
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Actually there's an unofficial XBox port of ScummVM, so technically you can play MI 1 - 3 and all other supported games on the XBox three six fiver slash twenty four slash seven.
Were can i get it.


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Old 04-10-2008, 09:07 AM   #93
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It's called ScummVMx, google it.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:18 AM   #94
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Awesome i will

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Old 04-10-2008, 07:28 PM   #95
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I really disliked the way MI4 dicked about with established continuity and the MI Universe in general. The first three MI games sort of toyed with the fourth wall but never really broke it, while MI4 threw a brick through it, ransacked it for loot, and then told some really duff jokes on the way out. MI3 isn't as good as the first two games but so far as I'm concerned it's a fitting end to the series.

Kudos to the developers for managing to do Stan's suit in 3D, though.


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Old 04-11-2008, 05:10 AM   #96
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I really disliked the way MI4 dicked about with established continuity and the MI Universe in general. The first three MI games sort of toyed with the fourth wall but never really broke it, while MI4 threw a brick through it, ransacked it for loot, and then told some really duff jokes on the way out. MI3 isn't as good as the first two games but so far as I'm concerned it's a fitting end to the series.

Kudos to the developers for managing to do Stan's suit in 3D, though.
I only liked Monkey Island 1 and 2 because after 1 and 2 they got rid of creator Ron Gilbert and they changed the graphics and story for the worse and that’s why I don’t like Monkey Island 3 and 4.

They are not bad games there just not as good as Monkey Island 1 and 2.

I think they should get Ron Gilbert back to make Monkey Island 3 go back to the classic 2D graphics of Monkey Island 2 and ask him to carry on the story from were Monkey Island 2 left us they way he originally wanted to and make Monkey Island 3, they should start the story for Monkey Island 3 by saying 3 and 4 were just a dream.


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Old 04-15-2008, 01:05 PM   #97
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I don't know why you guys keep criticizing MI3. It was great, but the only problem is the game is super short, and it doesn't fit with the MI2's ending. Well, that's two problems. But it's not letting the game's value down, right? Its graphic was superior (I best like the Puerto Pollo town background), its music was the best of the best, so does its voice acting, scripting, et cetera...

Small note: I first know of MI series by playing MI3 since I was about 9 or 10. After that one or two years, I bought MI4. Then last year, I have a chance to play MI2 and the last: MI1. MI2, I agree, is superior. MI1 does great too, but it's too... quiet! Well, MI1 didn't have iMUSE, so it's acceptable. (Uhhh that's a pretty long small note).

IMHO, I'll arrange like this:

MI2 -> MI3 -> MI1 -> MI4.

You may reply this arrangement in anger, but, it's just my opinion .

Another thing: MI4 DID have something good. I can tell is its music, well, damn good, or excellent. I love it, the "House of Wax theme", "Elaine's Mansion theme", and the background music playing when the Voodoo lady tells Guybrush about Ultimate Insult from the chest. It was great, right?
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:29 PM   #98
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I like Monkey Island 1 and Monkey Island 2 best.

This is an old thread by the way


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Old 04-15-2008, 01:39 PM   #99
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It is an old thread, yes. But someone necro'd it a while ago and the discussion has just sort-of resumed. Four years a fair amount of time and offers much in the way of hindsight.

I've always considered MI1 and 2 to be two halves of the same game, much in the same way that Serious Sam: The First Encounter and Serious Sam: The Second Encounter both make up the first game in that particular series (and from what I recall Ron Gilbert did originally want it to be one game, but I can't remember where I read that). Individually I still rate MI1 higher than MI2. MI3 was almost as good as the first two games.

MI4, though? Let's pretend it didn't happen.


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Old 04-27-2008, 02:48 PM   #100
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Thumbs down MI4 SUCKS

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I have been playing the MI games for like 10 years now and i'm pretty sorry to say that MI4 totally sucked balls, i know its a game joke that guybrush gets no respect but they took it too far and if they couldnt get a decent 3d engine DON'T MAKE THE GAME 3D!!!! If they do make a new MI i sure hope they do a way better job then they did in the last installment. What do you guys reckon?
I agree with you, MI4 sucks!!!! I love MI series, but I didn't finish MI4, it's sooo ugly and it sucks so much! The first time I saw it I asked myself: who's that guy? I played it for some time, then I was disgusted by it...
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:55 AM   #101
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I agree with you, MI4 sucks!!!! I love MI series, but I didn't finish MI4, it's sooo ugly and it sucks so much! The first time I saw it I asked myself: who's that guy? I played it for some time, then I was disgusted by it...
I agree i mean MI3 OR MI4 are not bad games there just not as good as MI1 or MI2.

When they changed the look of the game and the look of guybrush in MI3 and MI4 i was so upset because guybrush was like a role model for me he was badass in MI1 and MI2 i liked the look of him in MI2 best.

I was upset because guybrush went from being the badass character he was in MI1 and MI2 to a weedy camp gay looking character in MI3 and MI4 i was so upset.

Go here to see for yourself http://2f.img.v4.skyrock.com/2fa/guy...9668_small.jpg

I liked MI1 and MI2 because they were dark and spooky.

They dident just change guybrush they changed the loook of our other favourite charcaters too in MI3 and MI4.

I liked how le chuck looked in MI2.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:12 PM   #102
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I don't know if anyone will still read this, but I will say it anyway. : D
I looked back on the notes in this topic and generally I think that people who started playing MI ever since the beginning, were much more disappointed with the outcome of the 4th game than gamers who played only the more recent games (3 and 4).
Personally for me, it was a disappointment, however at the time, I was just glad to play a MonkeyIsland game once again and tried to focus on the things that I used to love about the games before.

However, just like some of you on this Forum I didn't finish the game because of the annoying things all listed here before (bugs, boring story, ANNOYING ATMOSPHERE)
Looking back on the game after this many years, I agree that it is best to pretend this episode never happened and its easier now, since I hardly remember the 4th game anymore, having replayed all the other MI games since 2001. ; )
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:42 PM   #103
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Although I think of it as the worst of four great games, I consider myself one of EMI's biggest defenders. I maintain that if a Monkey Island 5 were ever made, this game would hold up a lot better in people's minds as a middle chapter rather than an ending one.

Also, I've concluded that I feel toward Indiana Jones 4 the way everyone else feels about EMI.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:55 PM   #104
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I'll happily defend EMI over Indy 4. Indy 4 was certainly a competent movie, but something about Nuking the Fridge...

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Old 03-24-2009, 11:26 PM   #105
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It would've been better if they stuck to the CMI graphics
Those graphics were Sweet
The 3D thing, I was not a fan of.
But the humor was great, made me laugh like crazy in alot of the parts
If they do make a MI5
Then it has to be the graphics they used in CMI
But overall I loved it
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:32 PM   #106
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I just started re-playing MI4 for the first time in a few years now (cleaning out cupboard, found the discs) and I have to say, it's one good game. Compared to the other MI games, it's the worst of the 4, but then, compared to the large selection of adventure games out there, it really is very good. Even with its flaws, it's a great game.

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Old 03-28-2009, 11:55 AM   #107
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MI 4 didn't have the charm that the previous games had and I think goin 3D was cause of how well recieved Grim Fandango was they thought it would work with Monkey Island, how wrong they were indeed.

It also kinda leaves the series with a gaping hole that needs to be fixed before it gets bigger and can't be repaired at all.


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Old 03-28-2009, 12:27 PM   #108
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I suspect going with a previously existing 3D engine had a lot to do with budget. By all accounts, LucasArts funded EMI modestly (probably a wise move and the only reason the game made a profit), and I'm guessing they weren't interested in paying for a game with 200 painted backgrounds and hand-drawn animation again. CMI and Grim Fandango were extremely well-received games, but I think their financial success was only moderate which led them to be the last uber-budget adventure games the company would put out.

EMI is not nearly as visually satisfying a game as CMI - not by a long shot - but within the strict parameters the team was likely made to work under (intentionally low target specs, two CDs, low poly models, low resolution), it was respectable. The art direction had room for improvement, but honestly for a low-end 3D game made in 2000, EMI's visual style stands out as something reasonably different and interesting I think.

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Old 03-28-2009, 01:46 PM   #109
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Okay so, what I said in my last post... scratch that. Re-playing it again was interesting to a point, and that point was when we land back on monkey island. It was then I remembered how the rest of the game went and I simply stopped playing. I just couldn't be bothered with it. I still think it's a better game than a lot of other adventure games out there, but right now I'm finding it to be fairly boring.

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