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Spawn Kill Review: Tales of Monkey Island, Ch 5: Rise of the Pirate God

TellTale's thrilling pirate adventure finally reaches its conclusion. Is it epic, or an epic fail? Spawn Kill's CuatroChihuahuas, who has reviewed each chapter so far, gives her view on the final episode, as well as her ultimate recommendation: should you ask Santa for The Tales of Monkey Island, or give it a pass? Read on to find out.

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K-Tuck3626d ago

Dang, not the usual 9 out of 10 I see.

rrquinta3625d ago

Yeah, I really wanted this to be a near 10/10, but I just couldn't. I have to say that the final build was vastly improved over the pre-release press copy, but it still couldn't measure up compared to previous episodes. Overall, it was just disappointing, and the puzzles were, for the most part, no fun, so I really couldn't justify giving it a higher score unfortunately.

However, the series is still great overall and I still recommend it. I do want to play through it all again, which is something you don't usually do with these type of games... so that does say something. And I am looking forward to the next Guybrush adventure in TellTale's hands, esp if they make some more improvements.

tigresa3626d ago

I'm curious, what is the difference between The Secret of Monkey Island and Tales of Monkey Island? Is it a completely different story or just a graphics upgrade?

rrquinta3625d ago

Monkey Island is a series from back in the hey-day of LucasArts point-and-click adventure games.

I think Secret may have been the first of this series, which was recently released by LucasArts on PC and XBLA.

Tales of Monkey Island is a brand-new game in the franchise, made by TellTale but with permission from LucasArts.

Hope that clarifies ;).