Telltale Games has a habit of warming a special spot in our heart that we didn't realize was yearning for classic adventure titles. While some may argue that graphic adventure games are dying (or worse…already dead) Telltales makes a case that their revival is warranted. The developer, founded by former LucasArts employees, proves that adventure titles haven't lost their charm through episodic adaptations of classic properties. Sam & Max Save the World, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People and Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures are now joined by a franchise with an even more impressive pedigree, Tales of Monkey Island.
Announced at E3 in early June, Tales of Monkey Island debuted with the remake of the 1990 title, The Secret of Monkey Island. Fans of the series obviously anticipated both releases, but were arguably more intrigued by the new "Tales" moniker. Not intended to act as the fifth numbered installment in the Monkey Island series, Tales of Monkey Island is instead a fun and easier digested series of episodes staring series staple characters.