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Siege of Spinner Cay Reviewed 20 Aug, 2009, 12:35 / 25 comments

Part two of Telltale's exciting Monkey Island series will soon be upon us all: but in the mean-time, you can read all our thoughts on the matter.

Tales of MI.net also have a review, from which I stole a screenshot.

Comments

  • Mad Lord Snapcase on 22 Aug, 2009, 10:36…
    Wow. You guys honestly thought it was good? I thought it was awful. One of the worst games Telltale has put out so far, in fact, in abject contrast to the very enjoyable Launch.

    Want a damning, two-skull counterreview? I could knock one up.
  • Gabez on 22 Aug, 2009, 12:14…
    I think we're OK, thanks.
  • Mad Lord Snapcase on 22 Aug, 2009, 18:58…
    Yeah, I didn't mean for the site as such, just in general. Maybe post it to a forum or something.

    Essentially, for me it boils down to the lack of fictional peril, the characterisation of Guybrush and the iffy, upside-down puzzle design. All three are intimately connected.
  • spotisdabombyo on 21 Aug, 2009, 22:03…
    Haven't finished the episode yet, but I have to say it's more enjoyable than the first. The objectives this time are more enjoyable (at least to me) and engaging from a story standpoint, rather than fiddling with statues to effect winds. The interaction between Guybrush and Elaine is perfect, and it's something I felt cheated out of in CMI and not fully realized in EMI. It is quite charming here. Morgan LeFlay is awesome - a Guybrush fangirl, who would have thought?
  • haydenwce27 on 21 Aug, 2009, 06:41…
    Just finished this game and absolutely loved it! Laughed a lot during the whole thing and was in awe of some of the amazing environments and artwork. The new characters were very cool and had many funny quotes throughout the game. We are once again left with a massive cliffhanger that will have you eagerly awaiting 'Lair of the Leviathan' to find out what happens next. I definitely give this episode (like the first) a 5/5!
  • elTee on 20 Aug, 2009, 21:40…
    Great work kroms! I wish I could have read this sooner but I knew you had spoilers in there.
  • Kroms on 22 Aug, 2009, 11:00…
    Thanks elTee :) No worries, glad you liked it.
  • Giygas on 20 Aug, 2009, 16:48…
    Why doesn't Telltale re-use models for the Wii version, but make new ones for the PC version? Or at least do something like they did with the Bone games?
  • The Tingler on 20 Aug, 2009, 13:30…
    Wow, that was great review Kroms. Great game too, I heartily agree (was I ever going to heartily disagree?).

    As for memorable moments, the final line (or word) before the credits will live with me all my life.

    Also:
    "Let's see what happens when I... take your mask off!!"
  • Ascovel on 20 Aug, 2009, 14:31…
    Actually, there are lots of very memorable lines. The humor is much better than in episode 1. It's up there with the classic MI games.
  • Ascovel on 21 Aug, 2009, 01:04…
    THAT's THE MAST.

    Evil... clutches.
  • Capn_Nacho on 21 Aug, 2009, 03:31…
    I like the map!
  • neon_git on 21 Aug, 2009, 15:17…
    Nice cans.
  • neon_git on 21 Aug, 2009, 15:18…
    Oh, and the librarian's "I hate you"
  • The Tingler on 20 Aug, 2009, 15:14…
    I liked all the little references to previous Monkey Island games. Especially when Guybrush whistles a certain tune for "no apparent reason"...
  • Capn_Nacho on 20 Aug, 2009, 17:31…
    I like the idea that Guybrush somehow is familiar with the non-diagetic music from his past adventures.
  • Kroms on 20 Aug, 2009, 14:10…
    Thanks Tingler. Although, I never got to hear those very last words as the sound died. Could you email me and tell me what they were? (I'd load it up, but compy's defragmenting right now.)

  • clone2727 on 20 Aug, 2009, 13:18…
    Let's hope they get it out at a much earlier time, this time :P
  • Giygas on 20 Aug, 2009, 14:44…
    I'm hoping for 12 PM, Western time. (Though I doubt it will come out then)
  • Sp0tted on 20 Aug, 2009, 15:11…
    It's out.
  • Giygas on 20 Aug, 2009, 16:48…
    Yay! I was off by two hours.
  • The Tingler on 20 Aug, 2009, 15:13…
    Really? Ain't got my email...
  • ThunderPeel2001 on 20 Aug, 2009, 12:56…
    Where's the score so I can quickly see what you think without reading any spoilers? :)
  • Thrik on 20 Aug, 2009, 13:10…
    Review scores are evil, man!!!!!
  • Thrik on 20 Aug, 2009, 13:10…
    The first paragraph should resolve your question, though:

    "I'll satisfy your curiosity: yes, Tales of Monkey Island is good. Very good. In fact, the only negative thing I have to say is that I'll be waiting a whole damn month to find out what happens next."