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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Tales Of Monkey Island Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Macworld has published a new review of Tales of Monkey Island from Telltale Games. In the adventure game players must help Guybrush Threepwood as he confronts a variety of amusing puzzles in his quest to defeat his arch-nemesis LeChuck. Macworld gave the game a score of 4.5 out of 5 mice.

From the review:

In case you’re not familiar with the Monkey Island series, here’s a quick primer: In a world distinctly reminiscent of Pirates of the Caribbean (the ride, not the Johnny Depp swashbuckling adventures), you’re cast as Guybrush Threepwood, a well-meaning if often flustered pirate. His nemesis is a zombie pirate named LeChuck, and the woman for whom he pines is Elaine Marley. In Tales of Monkey Island, Threepwood unintentionally spreads LeChuck’s “voodoo pox”—essentially, the virus that causes zombieism.

If that sounds ridiculous, it’s meant to. Monkey Island is characterized by a few ever-present traits, and one of them is a delightful sense of humor. The game is a beautifully drawn graphic adventure, but it plays more like an interactive movie; the dialogue, challenges, and storyline are all comedic and as important to your enjoyment as the gameplay itself.

The cut-scenes (and there are many of them) and the gameplay itself feature a lush, 3D look, and my MacBook Pro was able to handle it all without stuttering. You can control Threepwood using either your mouse—by clicking and dragging in the direction you want him to go—or the keyboard. I found the mouse controls unsatisfying overall, instead I relied on the keyboard with occasional clicks on the specific object I wanted Threepwood to focus on.
Read the full review at the link below.

Macworld: Tales Of Monkey Island Review
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