Jump to content
IGNORED

Return to Monkey Island (2022) - Ron Gilbert onboard!


kiroquai
 Share

Recommended Posts

This is great n all. Like REALLY great. But those graphics, ffs. I hate that style so much. Dammit, don't do this to me Ron, not like this!

 

Pixel artists all over the world must surely be screaming into their monitors right now.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

🤷‍♂️ I think it looks great! But then I also thought Knights and Bikes looked great (and indeed Tearaway, though that's a bit of a different thing), so I clearly enjoy Rex Crowle's art direction generally.

 

(also, given Monkey Island 2 was famously the point at which Lucasarts began to move away from pixel art — being, IIRC, the first time they used scanned paintings for all background art — this isn't really the series for pixel art celebrants!) 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am all over this. I still think Curse was great, and the Tales series had some moments to it. I never got past the first hour or so of Escape.

 

But this is the real deal. I love the art too, lfg.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, gizmo1990 said:

This is great n all. Like REALLY great. But those graphics, ffs. I hate that style so much. Dammit, don't do this to me Ron, not like this!

 

Pixel artists all over the world must surely be screaming into their monitors right now.

Nope. Pixel art is shit. :P

 

I'm happy with the art style from that trailer, and also happy Murray is back! 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I’ve been meaning to replay Monkey Island 1&2 for years, sounds like I’d better get on with it.

 

This is amazing news. I’m slightly cautious as to whether it’ll be able to live up to expectations, and I’m interested to see what it looks like - if it’s a direct sequel to Monkey Island 2, I feel like they’d almost need to make sure the art is of a piece with the original. Not in the sense of having 320x200 res graphics with 256 colours, but they’ll have to reference the original look somehow. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I’m so, so excited about this. Me and my wife were almost jumping up and down with happiness when we saw the announcement.

 

I love Monkey Island. One of my earliest and fondest gaming memories I have is sitting there with the 5-disc PC version of 2  with my older brother and going through it. No walkthroughs, no internet (was 1992), just a load of scribbles and notes.

 

I am 10 years younger than my brother and he never used to want to play games with me when I was a kid (can’t blame him, imagine I was pretty annoying most of the time 😂) but for whatever reason he decided the adventures of Guybrush would be good to co-operate on.

 

Have loved the series ever since. Has always felt like a founding reason for my love of gaming. The fact it’s coming back and it’s the mythical Ron Gilbert sequel he always wanted to make… amazing :).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I keep checking this thread in case it was a delayed April fools or I somehow imagined it

 

:omg:some more. 

 

I hope it's massive, like more than ten floppies worth 😋 seriously though, even though the majority of even the best ones peter out a bit (and the monkey Island originals famously have odd endings because they didn't know what to do) I don't think any point n click can ever be too long. Even the weird ones from Germany. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Use of this website is subject to our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Guidelines.