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GAME REVIEW – Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge

By Marty Mulrooney

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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, an adventure game that many gamers still consider to be one of the greatest of all time, has finally been re-released and given the same HD makeover treatment that The Secret Of Monkey Island received last year. However, by attempting to  remake a game that remains precious to adventure gamers worldwide even today, LucasArts has not only faced the tremendous challenge of updating a classic without diluting any of the ingredients that made it so special in the first place, but also the task of improving upon last year’s Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition, which split fans down the middle with its bold graphical updates and somewhat clunky controls.

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Mini Interview – TOMI: The Trial And Execution Of Guybrush Threepwood (What Does Dominic Armato Think?)

By Marty Mulrooney

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After every new episode of Tales Of Monkey Island is released, Alternative Magazine Online of course posts a review. However, what we shall also be exclusively doing is asking Guybrush Threepwood voice actor Dominic Armato a few episode-specific questions every month, so that our readers can get some further insight to accompany the reviews. This month, it is of course all about the fourth chapter in Tales Of Monkey Island, entitled The Trial And Execution Of Guybrush Threepwood…

*Warning: Contains Spoilers*

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GAME REVIEW – Tales Of Monkey Island: Chapter 4 ‘The Trial And Execution Of Guybrush Threepwood’

By Marty Mulrooney

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At the end of my review for episode 3 of Tales Of Monkey Island last month, which I awarded a whopping 9.5 OUT OF 10, I noted that my only worry now was whether episode 4 would (could?) be even better, or would falter under the pressure being put upon it by fans old and new alike…

Loading up episode 4 this all played on my mind of course, but something else was eating at me from inside that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Something I couldn’t shake. It may have been the fact Winslow was tied up back on the Narwhal, not to be joining us on our latest adventure. It may have been the new night-time setting, making the once quite appealing, sunny shores of Flotsam almost remind me of the darkest moments of Monkey Island 2, with splendid lighting effects washing over our bound, silent hero. It may even have been Morgan herself, who we knew all along was an enemy, but didn’t want to quite believe would screw us over so nonchalantly. Continue reading

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Mini Interview – TOMI: Lair Of The Leviathan (What Does Dominic Armato Think?)

By Marty Mulrooney

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After every new episode of Tales Of Monkey Island is released, Alternative Magazine Online of course posts a review. However, what we shall also be exclusively doing is asking Guybrush Threepwood voice actor Dominic Armato a few episode-specific questions every month, so that our readers can get some further insight to accompany the reviews. This month, it is of course all about the third chapter in Tales Of Monkey Island, entitled Lair Of The Leviathan… Continue reading

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GAME REVIEW – Tales Of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 ‘Lair Of The Leviathan’

By Marty Mulrooney

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We are now at the halfway point in Telltale’s take on the Monkey Island Universe. Tales of Monkey Island has so far provided fans with two excellent games that we are still amazed have even seen the light of day in the first place… although I did note in my review for The Siege Of Spinner Cay that some technical shortcomings were ruining the proceedings somewhat… So now, it’s crunch time. We can no longer let nostalgia and love for this classic adventure franchise cloud our judgement. How does Chapter 3 measure up as an adventure game in its own right?

Well first of all, any technical shortcomings from the last two chapters have disappeared with this, the third chapter in a five-part adventure of piratey proportions. I am happy to say that Lair Of The Leviathan had addressed nearly every single niggle I had with the previous two episodes: it is tightly woven, consistently funny, and a joy in both the graphics and sound departments.

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Mini Interview – TOMI: The Siege Of Spinner Cay (What Does Dominic Armato Think?)

By Marty Mulrooney

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After every new episode of Tales Of Monkey Island is released, Alternative Magazine Online of course posts a review. However, what we shall also be exclusively doing is asking Guybrush Threepwood voice actor Dominic Armato a few episode-specific questions every month, so that our readers can get some further insight to accompany the reviews. This month, it is of course all about the second chapter in Tales Of Monkey Island, entitled The Siege Of Spinner Cay… Continue reading

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GAME REVIEW – Tales Of Monkey Island: Chapter 2 ‘The Siege Of Spinner Cay’

By Marty Mulrooney

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After the euphoria that came along with the realisation that NEW Monkey Island games were being made started to wear off, I began to panic. Perhaps my review of Narwhal had been over generous? Perhaps the only way forward from there on was downwards. After all, there is a lot riding on this new series of games, not just for the future of the franchise, but perhaps for the future of the genre. Luckily, although there are some minor hick-ups in the second chapter of Tales Of Monkey Island, it largely builds on the strengths of the past episode. In fact, it served to remind me exactly why my review for Chapter 1 was justified in it’s praise: Monkey Island is back, and it is never less than a pleasure to watch Guybrush in his latest crazy adventure, doing what he does best… and some other stuff he sucks at! Continue reading

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