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post #51 of 229
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Originally Posted by Alex Riviello View Post
While I've played most every game mentioned in this thread the one series that I've never experienced has just been released on GOG- Tex Murphy. I've heard good things but what's the consensus on these?
The Tex Murphy games were fun, tongue-in-cheek sci-fi detective games. Pretty sure I played all three. They don't come near the wonder of Lucasarts or other Sierra titles (especially in the voice acting category), but I have fond cheesy memories of 'em.
post #52 of 229
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Particularly since GF has problems with a lot of modern videocards.
The DOS based LucasArts games play fine on a modern rig with DOSBOX or the SCUMMVR program, but GF and I understnd MI4 Have serious issues with Modern Computers, enought to make them unplayable on many righs.
I think there are fan-made launchers for both games so that they work properly. I know there was a hang bug in GF but I played through it with the fix.
post #53 of 229
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The first Tales of Monkey Island gameplay footage! http://chud.com/articles/articles/20...AGE/Page1.html

Love it.
post #54 of 229
So unbelievable that the last game was back in 2000. I pre-ordered this yesterday. Can't wait to play it. Now if Lucasarts would just annouce a date for SOMI:SE
post #55 of 229
The art style definitely looks better in motion than the screenshots suggested (to me, anyway).

It looks.. kind of amusing? The humor and puzzles in these Telltale games tend to feel a little bit forced from what I've played (a season and a half of S&M and all of the Strong Bad episodes) even though they've recruited a fair number of writers from the original games. I'm not that picky though, and I'll gladly take an A-/B+ Monkey Island game over nothing at all. Nothing really beats the MI setting for an adventure game.
post #56 of 229
Is it weird that I'm more excited about playing a new Monkey Island than every big budget game coming out in the fall, except for Brutal Legend?

Watching these properties and game makers generating excitement again makes me feel like a parent first hearing his child say how much better Iron Maiden are compared to Linkin Park.
post #57 of 229
Just glanced over this thread, and thought I'd say some nice things about Gabriel Knight 2. I recognize it's faults. I didn't like the actors they got, especially the change from Tim Curry's voice to chubby guy with no Cajun accent for Gabriel. But I liked the German setting, especially the Ludwig II fairy tale castle sequence. The plot was pretty good, with all the Wagner/Black Forest stuff, and hey, werewolves! Also, it was a fucking bitch at times. With some of the hardest puzzles I remember in any of these, and the sense of accomplishment I got when I beat it was huge. I particularly remember the horrible part where you have to figure out that you're supposed to splice an audio recording up. This is one of the only games from the FMV craze that worked for me.

I loved The Dig too, with the great Robert Patrick.

Anyone ever play Phantasmagoria? Also FMV, it was a point-and-click horror title that sort of combined Myst and Seventh Guest. Really really gross, and not very good? I spent some time on that (becaue it was violent and I was a kid). At one point, there's a longish video of the villain ramming a gramaphone cone down a fat woman's throat and force feeding her endless piles of tripe. Fuck that game.
post #58 of 229
Haha, Phantasmagoria ... it was like 7 CD's of game. I played that game a bit. I didn't hate it but it wasn't particularly good. I think I may have given up on it before finishing it though.

As for the new Monkey Island, it seems like it may be alright. I wish they'd at least apply a cool cell-shading filter for the 360 version (since it's obviously not pushing the hardware at all as it is) but we'll just have to see how it plays.
post #59 of 229
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It's not coming out for the 360. Not yet, at least... considering that both Sam and Max seasons are I'm sure when it's all done a pack will be announced.

Phantasmagoria, man, I always wanted to play that game but never picked it up as a kid. Never heard anything good about it, either.

I just started playing Space Quest 4 for the first time, courtesy Gametap, and am kicking myself for not checking it out sooner. It's pretty fun and witty so far.
post #60 of 229
Unless it bombs, it'll hit the 360 eventually. They just seem to be testing the waters on the console markets, to see where they should focus.

Prediction: Sam & Max on the 360 will be waaay more successful than MI on the Wii, despite being a repackaging of a less successful game property. How many Wii owners are even connected to the internet, and how many of those don't have access to a vastly superior PC version?
post #61 of 229
Confession- never played a complete Monkey Island game. Yes, I know, blasphemy..but I worship at the altar of LucasArts. Grim Fandango, Sam and Max, Maniac Mansion 1 & 2....I grew up playing those games. Although I regret never checking out The Dig.

But as far as adventure games go...the good old-fashioned point and click variety....they just do not make games like that anymore. Simple as that.

That said, I need to find the old Monkey Island games and play them (or at least wait for the first one to come to XBLA). I probably oughta play those before getting into the new one when it comes out, right?
post #62 of 229
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I don't think it would be completely necessary, but there are already a few inside jokes in that video for fans of the series ("Oh yeah, you fight like a...") that you might go over your head.

Good luck tracking down a (legal) copy of the first few games, though... people are apparently selling the Monkey Island Archive Collection that I own for 200 bucks on amazon.
post #63 of 229
You know what was an excellent point-and-click? Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I put in tons of hours on that. It came packaged with a nice little grail diary reproduction that you needed to use to beat the game. It's strange, but I think it's far and away the best Indy game, and it's few, terrible punching games are the only action-oriented bits in the whole thing.
post #64 of 229
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Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd View Post
You know what was an excellent point-and-click? Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I put in tons of hours on that. It came packaged with a nice little grail diary reproduction that you needed to use to beat the game. It's strange, but I think it's far and away the best Indy game, and it's few, terrible punching games are the only action-oriented bits in the whole thing.
Actually these punching games killed the game for me. I never came past the castle where you had to free Indy senior by way of fistfighting your way through those Nazi thugs. Such a shame since I loved the game otherwise.

And whoever said in this thread, that they just don´t do those click-and-point adventures anymore, was right on the money. With the decline of those games my gamer career declined as well.

Thus I am dying to see what Tell Tale has done to Monkey Island. And what I read in this thread makes me happy.
post #65 of 229
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Actually these punching games killed the game for me. I never came past the castle where you had to free Indy senior by way of fistfighting your way through those Nazi thugs. Such a shame since I loved the game otherwise.
You could serve them drugged German beer and they became very easy to beat. Like I was saying, great game.
post #66 of 229
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Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd View Post
You could serve them drugged German beer and they became very easy to beat. Like I was saying, great game.
Haha, I feel like an idiot now. Sounds like a perfectly normal weekend over here...
Time to get that game running again and finish it for good.
post #67 of 229
I got Monkey Island in the early 90's in a package that also included Last Crusade, Loom, Zak McKracken and the Alien Mind Benders, and I think Maniac Mansion(which I already loved from the NES). I played those games several times over and would do it several more.
post #68 of 229
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Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd View Post
You know what was an excellent point-and-click? Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I put in tons of hours on that. It came packaged with a nice little grail diary reproduction that you needed to use to beat the game. It's strange, but I think it's far and away the best Indy game, and it's few, terrible punching games are the only action-oriented bits in the whole thing.
I tried replaying that one a few months back and the fights made it pretty much impossible to play, thanks to my laptop's keyboard setup. It was punishingly difficult even at the best of times, which is a shame because it's otherwise a pretty good game, and you could feel the Ron Gilbert input in the dry humour (it almost plays as a parody of the movie, especially in the piss-takey final section with all the different possible endings).
post #69 of 229
Funny little trivia: They had already started working on MONKEY, when they were called upon to do the movie-tie-in LAST CRUSADE.

I still prefer FATE OF ATLANTIS over CRUSADE. It's just much more cinematic, neatly written and the CD-ROM version with the Harrison Ford imposter is great.
Also Sophia Hapgood is a great character. I wonder if some of her traits came from Kate Capshaw? (btw there is a Kate Capsize in LECHUCKS REVENGE, maybe an inside joke?)
post #70 of 229
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Originally Posted by Blueharvester View Post
I think there are fan-made launchers for both games so that they work properly. I know there was a hang bug in GF but I played through it with the fix.

There is a attempt to do a Scuumv like program for GF, but it is still in the early stages.
The main issue seems to be with Modern VIdeo Cards for GF.
post #71 of 229
You guys'll like this.

http://www.zombie-cow.com/?page_id=17

This may have already been brought up here, but "Ben there, Dan that" is not only free, in the "style of old-school LucasArts adventure games" but it's also impossibly brilliant.

Figured i'd (try, at least) get in and post it here before Spike. There's an article up on Eurogamer at the moment about it filled with praise.

Seriously, the script for this is up with the best. They've got a sequel out which is going for about £3, which I will be definitely picking up.

Appreciated that this was a Monkey Island thread, but damn if this game doesn't remind me of that.
post #72 of 229
So apparently LEC is making some sort of announcement on Monday.
They are teasing it with: "Oldschool fans will love it", "something I have been asking since before I started working at LucasArts".
It's still hushhush but I wonder what it might be?
They revealed that it is not concerning one specific IP, so it can't be a Maniac Mansion SE or something similar, it has to be something else.
post #73 of 229
Just because it's not about one specific IP doesn't mean it couldn't be about several. How many years have folks been asking for revamped X-Wing/TIE Fighter series, for example? As much as I"d like for that to happen, I don't think it's likely.

Where did you read about this announcement?
post #74 of 229
photos of Steve Purcell working on the new TALES OF MONKEY ISLAND cover:
http://www.telltalegames.com/community/blogs/id-469

Teasing of the Monday announcement:
http://twitter.com/lucasartsgames
post #75 of 229
More 'old-school fans will love this' announcements? I have to admire Lucasart's apparent eagerness to make amends for the last decade or so.
post #76 of 229
Doesn't it say it's not about a new IP?

God, Twitter is a horrible way to present information. I'll just forget about this until Monday.
post #77 of 229
Kotaku has another non-announcment, but it has kinda cool concept art:

http://kotaku.com/5307741/lucasarts-...game-on-monday
post #78 of 229
I still don't get if they mean "new IP" or "not concerning any specific IP"

It's still a mystery to me why LEC canceled Battlefront 3 a year ago. That leaked video was more than awe-inspiring.
That Dark Obi is indeed pretty neat: (done by Free Radical, now Crytek UK)
But I doubt that the news concerns a new STAR WARS game.
post #79 of 229
If the reveal is another Star Wars game, fuck LucasArts.

Seriously, I want Grim Fandango 2. Or Full Throttle 2. Or a new Maniac Mansion. Anything other than those is completely pointless.
post #80 of 229
No Tim Schafer at LucasArts, so I'd rather no GF2 or FT2.
post #81 of 229
It's going to be JEDI POWER BATTLES 2. I just know it!
post #82 of 229
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Originally Posted by Francis Wolcott View Post
No Tim Schafer at LucasArts, so I'd rather no GF2 or FT2.
Eh, good point, I suppose, but it'd still be awesome to have new versions.
post #83 of 229
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Originally Posted by Michael Rabattino View Post
If the reveal is another Star Wars game, fuck LucasArts.
Yes to this...unless its a HD, revamped engine, Xbox live/Psn multiplayer version of X-wing vs TIE Fighter.
Anyone who's played any of the games on those series will tell you how great this would be.

But come on...we all know its gotta be "Secret weapons of the Luftwaffe"
post #84 of 229
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It's going to be JEDI POWER BATTLES 2. I just know it!
You know it has to be a Masters Of Teras Kasi sequel. Lucasarts wants to capitalize on SF4's success.
post #85 of 229
Gimme Yoda Stories II.
post #86 of 229
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Originally Posted by ryoken View Post
But come on...we all know its gotta be "Secret weapons of the Luftwaffe"
Ahh..Lucas Arts very own "Duke Nukem". Nice.
Just gimme something to point-and-click and I´ll be happy. But I doubt that this will be the case.
post #87 of 229
My guess is a rerelease of all the old adventures for modern platforms /consoles and remakes of the fan-favorites. Hopefully LeChuck's Revenge and Fate of Atlantis!
post #88 of 229
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My guess is a rerelease of all the old adventures for modern platforms /consoles and remakes of the fan-favorites. Hopefully LeChuck's Revenge and Fate of Atlantis!
"The Lucasarts Archives: DS".

Come on, that would sell like hell, and if we can get "Broken Sword" on the DS...why not?
post #89 of 229
Lucasarts has partnered with Steam, presumably for releasing old adventure goodness. Hoorah!
post #90 of 229
The complete list of games to be released on July 8 via Steam includes:

Armed & Dangerous
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure
LOOM
Star Wars: Battlefront 2
Star Wars: Republic Commando
Star Wars: Starfighter
The Dig
Thrillville off the Rails

Hope they release the other classic adventures too!
post #91 of 229
http://www.lucasarts.com/company/vip...talog_2009.pdf

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Future Back-Catalog Announcements to be Made at http://twitter.com/lucasartsgames.
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Back by Popular Demand, LOOM, The Dig, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, and
Star Wars Battlefront II Headline List of Games Soon to be Available via Direct
Download!
LucasArts Continues Initiative to Revive Classic Gaming Titles
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – July 6, 2009 – Fans have asked and LucasArts has
delivered! Today the company announced a new initiative in its effort to revive its
classic and beloved franchises by making its games available for the first time ever as
digital downloads online.
In this first round of releases, ten fan-favorite LucasArts PC games will be made
available Wednesday, July 8 on Steam®, Valve Corporation's delivery and management
platform for the PC. Scheduled for release are classic adventure titles like LOOM and
The Dig and hit action games including Star Wars Battlefront II and Star Wars Republic
Commando.
The complete list of games to be released on July 8 via Steam includes:
• Armed and Dangerous™
• Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis
• Indiana Jones® and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure
• LEGO® Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure
• LOOM™
• Star Wars Battlefront® II
• Star Wars Republic Commando®
• Star Wars Starfighter™
• The Dig®
• Thrillville®: Off the Rails™
“This effort is going to make it possible to introduce a whole new generation of gamers to
LucasArts’ classic games,” said Darrell Rodriguez, president of LucasArts. “It also gives
more people a chance to play our games by making them available long after they’ve
disappeared from store shelves. We hope our fans are as excited as we are about our
plans and we can’t wait to share what’s coming next. This is just the beginning.”
This series of launches continues LucasArts’ new mission to revitalize its deep portfolio
of beloved gaming franchises.
LucasArts previously announced the return of the classic Monkey Island® franchise with
two new projects due to be released in the near future. Tomorrow, July 7, Telltale will
premiere the Tales of Monkey Island® game series on PC, delivering a completely new
epic storyline and swashbuckling flair that will unfold across five monthly episodes. The
first Tales of Monkey Island chapter is expected to release for WiiWare™ in the coming
weeks as well.
The Monkey Island celebration continues on July 15 when LucasArts publishes The
Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, a completely re-imagined version of the first
game in the series that adds updated high definition graphics, a re-mastered musical
score, and full voiceover to the classic adventure game originally launched in 1990. The
Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition will be made available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade
for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC via
Steam and other online distribution channels.
Future announcements about the re-release of LucasArts’ back catalog titles will be made
through LucasArts’ Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/lucasartsgames.
About Steam
The leading online platform for PC games and digital entertainment, Steam delivers new
releases and online services to over 20 million PC users around the world. For more
information, please visit www.steamgames.com.
About Valve
Valve is an entertainment software and technology company founded in 1996 and based
in Bellevue, Washington. For more information, please visit www.valvesoftware.com
About LucasArts
LucasArts, a division of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd., is a leading developer
and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console
systems, computers and the Internet. Based in San Francisco, Calif., as well as on the
Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts was created in 1982 by George Lucas to
provide an interactive element to his vision of a state-of-the-art, multifaceted
entertainment company.
LucasArts, the LucasArts logo, STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd. © 2009 Lucasfilm Entertainment
Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd. & ® or TM as indicated. All rights reserved.
Nintendo trademarks used under license. WiiWare is available only through the Wii console.
Ah Loom...the game that taught me that as much as I love music, I'll never be able to play it well.
post #92 of 229
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CHUD backend's taking a fart right now and not letting me publish my article, but here's what's on the way.

Armed and Dangerous™
Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis
Indiana Jones® and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure
LEGO® Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure
LOOM™
Star Wars Battlefront® II
Star Wars Republic Commando®
Star Wars Starfighter™
The Dig®
Thrillville®: Off the Rails™
post #93 of 229
The Monkey Island celebration continues on July 15 when LucasArts publishes The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, a completely re-imagined version of the first game in the series that adds updated high definition graphics, a re-mastered musical score, and full voiceover to the classic adventure game originally launched in 1990. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition will be made available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC via Steam and other online distribution channels.
post #94 of 229
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You just post without reading a lot, don't you?
post #95 of 229
Adventure games! Yay!
No X-Wing or Tie Fighter! Booo!
post #96 of 229
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This is just the first round, though, they're promised more on the way. Definitely going to be picking up a good chunk of these suckers.
post #97 of 229
Unless I am remembering things completely wrong, Loom is the first game that I beat. I remember being extremely proud of myself as one of the final puzzles involved being able to play back a tune and I was (and am) completely musically incapable. Sadly, I don't remember the game fondly enough to want to buy it on Steam and try to repeat the feat. I'd much rather pay them a few bucks for Grim Fandango or Full Throttle. I don't think I ever played The Dig though, so maybe I'll give that a go.
post #98 of 229
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Originally Posted by Alex Riviello View Post
This is just the first round, though, they're promised more on the way. Definitely going to be picking up a good chunk of these suckers.
Yeah, I know it's only round one, and truth be told, it's a good mix of stuff for the first wave. I'm just impatient for a fix.
post #99 of 229
This will be the first time Loom's been easily available in god knows how long. I assume it's the talkie version - apparently there are about a half dozen different versions of that game, none of them definitive.
post #100 of 229
Glorious....simply glorious.
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