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EMI First Impressions 17 Nov, 2000, 16:15 / 20 comments

In time for the British release of Escape from Monkey Island tomorrow, the Mixnmojo staff have put together a "first impressions" review feature of their initial thoughts after playing the first half of the game. Also checkout several favorite hand-picked screenshots taken from the full version. To view the feature, just click on the new feature button at the top or follow this link.

Of course, since this is a review there are some "spoiler screens" which can only be seen if you chose to. There aren't spoilers in the impressions themselves, of course!

Comments

  • BigWiver on 28 Nov, 2000, 05:33…
    I just wanna say, BUGGER!
  • sparkey on 27 Nov, 2000, 03:55…
    Ok, For the most part - I think EMI is great, but has anyone else had setiments that some of the puzzles are short coming? Shall we say - What the heck is up with defiling ozzie's platypus? I'm sorry, but that is just lame. Graphics are nice, though I am taking time to adjust to monkey island in 3D - plus I have yet to find a computer that can display the graphics flawlessley. Oh yeah, and not to sound like a ninny, but I was really disapponted that Lucas Arts Sold out to crude and sick humor - wasnt one of the trademarks of the origionals innocent slapstick humor? Oh well, still it's a monkey island game, so it's got to be worth playing, right? Enjoy people! (and I still dont know how you people can make it through it so fast...)
  • important-looking-pirate on 21 Nov, 2000, 20:23…
    I just came to say POOP!
  • Emma on 20 Nov, 2000, 13:52…
    Although I am quite enjoying EMI. IT JUST IS NOT LIKE MONKEY ISLAND. Everything is wrong - the storyline, the characters, the grapics, the controls, the music. Need I go on? The biggest mistake of all (apart from making it in 3D) was taking it too much out of the pirate world and putting it more into the modern world, that really has taken away the Monkey Island feel in my opinion. Although the game is good I just do not concider it to be Monkey Island. I think after I've completed EMI I'm going to play the first three again and pretend like EMI was a bad dream.
  • Remi O on 21 Nov, 2000, 20:03…
    I think there's a few basics in the game that you didn't quite catch on to, which is probably what ruined it for you. Either that or you're not a big fan of sarcasm and irony.
  • vdawning on 19 Nov, 2000, 23:30…
    I must be the only one that isn't impressed with EMI... Cons: Music is almost all borrowed, controls are annoying at points (especially when running), the home-made fragrance puzzle makes absolutely no sense to me (anyone wanna explain that?), the game lacks humor - it just plays on old jokes that have been used in previous games and such, the giant monkey head was made of stone not metal last time i checked, and while herman toothrot's secret was a great addition, the overall ending was lackluster. clark and stemmle should bug steve purcell a little more, because this game does not live up to their past works, IMO
  • Remi O on 21 Nov, 2000, 20:05…
    Why should they bug Steve Purcell? So they could put Sam n Max in the game?
  • vdawning on 24 Nov, 2000, 00:26…
    no, so they can make sam + max too... although they might screw that up as well...
  • spaff on 20 Nov, 2000, 12:14…
    Do you really want me to explain that one to you ?
  • vdawning on 24 Nov, 2000, 00:27…
    sure, i know that it must be something obvious, and i'm probably an idiot by not getting it, but o well
  • vdawning on 24 Nov, 2000, 14:52…
    Nevermind... i forgot about the hankie... stupid me.
  • TaXicab on 18 Nov, 2000, 19:24…
    yar!
  • Marco De Pollo on 18 Nov, 2000, 18:43…
    I need help if anyone has Monkey Island 4, at the part with the rocks at Knuttin' Atoll.
  • scabbisland on 18 Nov, 2000, 13:08…
    Hahahaha you dont have it BooJaka!! Hahahahahahahaha!!! You should have said you missed us all on the forum!! hahahahah!!! Im onto Jambalya Yeah!!!!!
  • BooJaka13m on 18 Nov, 2000, 09:21…
    What? How come you've all got it and I haven't?
  • Monkey on 18 Nov, 2000, 06:57…
    Is it just me, or does the Lucre Island Map music rock like a wild monkey!
  • mr fossey on 18 Nov, 2000, 03:12…
    Amazon posted it right on time - been playing for the first time tonight! :) What can I say? CMI is just a bad dream! (Not literally plot fans) A great return!!! :)
  • scabbisland on 17 Nov, 2000, 21:14…
    I've got it!! WoooO!!!! Thankyou Mr Amazon!!! Yeah!! Emi!!!! Its different to the demo :~D
  • BooJaka13m on 18 Nov, 2000, 10:04…
    How did it come and why hasn't mine?
  • mr fossey on 19 Nov, 2000, 10:23…
    Yours has probably arrived by now(?) But we pre-ordered ours from Amazon.co.uk and it arrived bang on the release date! If you did to, simply go to amazon.co.uk and click on 'My Account'.