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Old 08-20-2009, 12:14 PM   #1
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ToMI: Chapter 2 Released

It's here already :P

I'm sure they didn't want anything like last time, so... well... why are you reading this. Go Download

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Old 08-20-2009, 04:05 PM   #2
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Just finished it and loved every second of it! They've even improved the character models by adding a lot more variation to them. They didn't bother me at all anymore. I did, at first, have some problems with
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but that passed pretty quickly. It's nice to see new elements added to the world of Monkey Island.

As of now, I only have one complaint about the series but it's pretty damn tiny and nerdy: where's the cheat code that let's you win the game immediately? It's been in all the past games and I kind of liked that tradition.


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Old 08-21-2009, 03:01 PM   #3
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Yeah, Chapter 2 was pretty good. The humor is still there. Morgan La Flay, bounty hunter/fan girl cracked me up. However, I think that the recycling of character models was even more visible in this chapter than it was in the previous one. Heck, at one point even the Spoon Island jungle looked a little too much like the one back on Flotsam Island. Even had the same music. I hope that deja vu element won't be present in the remaining chapters. I also hope they increase the gameplay length a little. I finished Chapter 1 and 2 in four hours each. I hope the next one lasts longer.

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As of now, I only have one complaint about the series but it's pretty damn tiny and nerdy: where's the cheat code that let's you win the game immediately? It's been in all the past games and I kind of liked that tradition.
There was? Seriously? I had no idea. Ah well, on the plus side I didn't miss all the funny in-game moments.

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Old 08-21-2009, 03:10 PM   #4
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Just finished it, love it, Tales is turning out way better than MI4.
Guybrush is just spot on, Elaine's acting is also loads better than the first episode.

At first I also had problems with...
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Can't wait for the next episode.

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Old 08-21-2009, 03:36 PM   #5
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I haven't beaten it yet, I guess I'm just not a devoted Monkey Island fan.
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:02 PM   #6
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I liked the cans.
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Old 08-22-2009, 04:20 AM   #7
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Heck, at one point even the Spoon Island jungle looked a little too much like the one back on Flotsam Island. Even had the same music.
That definately isn't the same music but it is similar.

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There was? Seriously? I had no idea.
Yeah! Try them out and you'll see how ridiculous they are. The one for SoMI is CTRL+SHIFT+W and the others are slight variations. Just the existence of cheats like that in an adventure game cracks me up and it's a shame that there doesn't seem to be one for Tales. Are you listening Telltale?

Anyway, did anyone else find it creepily amusing when
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A coincidence or a throwback to the mysteriously creepy ending of MI2?


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Old 08-22-2009, 06:35 AM   #8
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Dammit you people play so fast. >:[


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Old 08-22-2009, 07:46 AM   #9
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Telltale have addressed a lot of the original complaints with the first chapter. Most importantly the dialogue is a huge improvement over the first chapter - it's no longer linear and is fully what you'd expect from a true Monkey Island game. The character models are a bit better too, and the game's "scenary" is also more interesting (that's the stuff that in regular MI1/2/3 you could "look at"/"push"/"pull" etc), and I've experienced far less glitches this time around. However I did notice the following two mistakes:

1. When you find the gold turtle try prying it out with your hook. It doesn't work. After you've solved the puzzle and it's in your inventory try it again (combine the items); guybrush tries to pry it out as if you didn't successfully get it to begin with!

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Once you've got your rubber mask attached, go back to the island... you'll notice the rubber tree is still lying there despite the fact that it's been attached to your ship!


The gameplay is remarkaby good.
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:59 AM   #10
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What I dislike the most about the series is that the graphic controls are just one slider with no options. So I can't get high textures with zero AA, which means that my medium-low graphics textures look smudgy. >:[


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Old 08-22-2009, 08:50 AM   #11
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Did anyone notice, when trying to sail to Flotsam Island you can't go there because of the winds, yet Morgan La Flay went there?
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:31 AM   #12
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^^Yes, that was a clever design that fully explains why you can't return there for that episode. Morgan La Flay probably swam there!
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:21 AM   #13
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Maybe the Marquais has a similar laboratory on another island.


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Old 08-22-2009, 10:58 AM   #14
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Nah, there was an establishing shot before that scene that clearly showed it happened on Flotsam. I think Morgan had a motorboat or a jetski... or maybe a wizard did it.

Whatever the case, she probably used the same mysterious way of transportation to
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:02 PM   #15
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Did anyone notice, when trying to sail to Flotsam Island you can't go there because of the winds, yet Morgan La Flay went there?
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On the floor of the shack on Roe Island there are papers identified as "Submarine Schematics?", so perhaps Morgan somehow obtained a submarine. That's the only mode of transportation, besides swimming (or a rowboat), that doesn't require wind power, or at least the only one that comes to mind for that time period.


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However I did notice the following two mistakes:

1. When you find the gold turtle try prying it out with your hook. It doesn't work. After you've solved the puzzle and it's in your inventory try it again (combine the items); guybrush tries to pry it out as if you didn't successfully get it to begin with!

2.
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Once you've got your rubber mask attached, go back to the island... you'll notice the rubber tree is still lying there despite the fact that it's been attached to your ship!


The gameplay is remarkaby good.
Well, if we're looking for glitches, I also found one.
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After McGillicutty damages your regular mast and you return to Spinner Cay for repairs, Winslow will comment that Elaine and LeChuck managed to stop the blockade. Now, if you use the raft and travel to Spoon Island and try to use that cannon on the shore, Guybrush will make the same comment he made when LeChuck was using the cannon, even though LeChuck is nowhere to be found.

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Old 08-23-2009, 12:24 AM   #16
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It was also hard to ignore this:



Most important being spelling errors, I mean kids play these games and they're supposed to be shown proper spelling; so errors like that detract from education.
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:01 AM   #17
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On the floor of the shack on Roe Island there are papers identified as "Submarine Schematics?", so perhaps Morgan somehow obtained a submarine. That's the only mode of transportation, besides swimming (or a rowboat), that doesn't require wind power, or at least the only one that comes to mind for that time period.
That's my theory too. It's pretty much the only explanation I can think of, and seems pretty likely. Also one of the rewards to a treasure piece you can get alludes to it...
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