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Tales of Monkey Island Episode 1





Tales of Monkey Island Episode 1 


Tales of Monkey Island is part puzzle game, part interactive exploration, and part humorous adventure. Fans of the Monkey Island series will eat this Personal Computer (version I played) and Wii (on WiiWare) game up. TellTale Games is a perfect fit for this franchise in my opinion. The main character Guybrush Threepwood is a pirate out to stop a more evil pirate. Guybrush is shown as a bumbling hero who has a lot of humorous things to say. I should make a point here that not everyone will enjoy this brand of humor, and this is not for children under the age of ten (at a minimum). I advise parents to play the game first to decide if they want to let their children interacting with this episode. I have not mentioned that this game is like Strongbad, and Wallace & Gromit. It is coming in five episodes.

I enjoyed the soft colors and look to Tales of Monkey Island. There are some voodoo magical images, and some characters that accentuate certain aspects of their bodies. Certain characters are in peril, and have some Looney Tunes style of animations when injured. Pirates are known to be drinkers so expect to see those kinds of images as well.

Remember I mentioned the humor of Tales of Monkey Island. Well there are sexual jokes, drinking jokes, and some language issues. Different characters insult one another. The words are generally light, but still not things I would want children to be repeating. They are there to be humorous, but I know there are those who will be bothered by it. I would rather bring up the content so the readers can make an informed choice.

Tales of Monkey Island will take some time to solve. Many of the puzzles take time to figure out, which is usually finding the right item to interact with. All five episodes cost $34.95 or purchase one episode for $8.95. Fans of the franchise will find this to be a good deal.

Tales of Monkey Island has some decent controls. Trying to select certain items while on a moving ship was a lesson in patience for me. Aside from that make sure your computer is up to the proper specs. Wii owners will not need to worry about this. I had a lot of frustration with this game, until I solved the puzzles.

Your playing a pirate in Tales of Monkey Island. TellTale Games does a lot to make him more lovable than most pirate characters I have seen. Pirates bring a lot of moral, and ethical concerns (like stealing, greed to mention a few).
- Sam


Graphics: 77%
Sound: 65%
Replay/Extras: 81%
Gameplay: 86%
Family Friendly Factor: 68%
System: Wii/Personal Computer
Publisher: Telltale Games
Rating: 'E10+' for Everyone 10+
{Alcohol Reference, Comic Mischief, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes}

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