Quantcast
E3 09: How does Tales of Monkey Island look? Keep reading - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


E3 09: How does Tales of Monkey Island look? Keep reading


10:30 PM on 06.03.2009



Alright, let's clear the air here. With all the hubub of E3, it's easy to get confused. There are two new Monkey Island games coming out soon. One of them, Tales of Monkey Island is an episodic game for the Wii and PC that's being handled by Telltale Games -- the only company thus far to have had any success with the episodic business model.

The other is Monkey Island: Special Edition, which is a full 3D remake of the original for PC, Wii, and Xbox Live Arcade. It, in turn, is being developed by LucasArts, the company that owns the original.

Got all that? Good.

Ok, moving forward -- now that you've seen Anthony's pun-less post about Tales of Monkey Island, check out this new cinematic trailer. Like all cinematic trailers, this one is short on gameplay, which is fine because point-and-click adventure games mostly consist of pointing ... and clicking ... and adventuring. What it does show off is Tales visual style. Do you guys like the re-vamp? How does it stack up against Monkey Island: Special Edition?

If there's any time to play fast and loose with off-the-cuff assessments of games I haven't played, it might as well be during E3, so here's my take: Something about the humor or the pacing seems off to me, based on the trailer below; however, Telltale's Sam and Max episodic series is pretty good, so there's no reason to think Tales of Monkey Island will be any different.

Tales of Monkey Island debuts July 7 on PC and WiiWare

 






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Adventure Games

1:15 PM on 11.25.2014
Catch a jaunty tune (and an elbow to the grill) in this Tales from the Borderlands trailer

Telltale titles and Borderlands are almost polar opposites. One has you constantly making tough, game-altering decisions. The other only asks that you decide between shooting everything and dying. (Hint: you defini...more



3:00 AM on 11.25.2014
Here are more than 100 Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum screenshots

I take lots of screenshots. It's just something I do. The signature cel-shaded art style of the Borderlands series lends itself to grabbing sharp, colorful screens of crazy weapons, breathtaking vistas, and intense cutsc...more



2:00 AM on 11.25.2014
Review: Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum

[Disclosure: Anthony Burch, who consulted on the story for Tales from the Borderlands, was previously employed at Destructoid. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, were factored into the review.] When Tales ...more



View all Adventure Games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more