PALGN writes: "We're sure that for many gamers, the Monkey Island series of adventure games is one of those 'near and dear' properties. Some may have started with the original pixelated stylings of The Secret of Monkey Island, created by Tim Schafer, Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman, while others may have been attracted to the series by the fluid cartoon graphics of The Curse of Monkey Island. The reason anyone stayed, however, is because of the consistently hilarious and witty scripts which each game provided, as well as memorable characters like Guybrush Threepwood, Stan and Murray the Talking Demonic Skull. After a nine-year absence, the developers of Sam & Max and Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, Telltale Games, have been gifted with this holy grail of adventure gaming and allowed to create a new five-episode series, dubbed Tales of Monkey Island, and beginning with Launch of the Screaming Narwhal. Can they truly live up to the high reputation of the series, or does it fight like a cow?"