Excerpt: Thanks to Tell Tale Games for giving us this game to review! Tales of Monkey Island Siege of Spinner Cay is the second installment of the five chapter series. It features the same characters and witty humor as all the Monkey Island games before it. The price tag for the complete series is a reasonable $35. As of this review, only the first two chapters are available, with a new chapter being released every month.
Tales of Monkey Island: Lair of the Leviathan (PC)
4 July 2013
Excerpt: Tales of Monkey Island: Lair of the Leviathan is the third installment of the five chapter series. It features the same characters and witty humor as all the Monkey Island games before it. Murray the demon possessed skull makes an appearance in this chapter. The price tag for the complete series is a reasonable $35. As of this review, only the first three chapters are available, with a new chapter being released every month.
Tales of Monkey Island: The Trial and Execution Of Guybrush Threepwood
4 July 2013
Excerpt: Developed by: Telltale games ESRB Rating: pending Available on: PC, Wii Single Player pros: funny adventure, likable characters cons: short game play, crude humor System Requirements: Operating system: Windows XP / Vista Processor: 2.0 GHz + (3 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent rec.) Memory: 512MB (1GB rec.) Sound: DirectX 8.1 sound device Video: 64MB DirectX 8.1-compliant video card (128MB rec.
Conclusion: Adventure games have been going through a mini renaissance of late and we can all thank Telltale for its massive contribution in bringing puzzling back from the dead and treating the genre with the love and respect is has duly deserved. With Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal the Telltale team has outdone themselves: a true return to form for the series and an unmissable title that we think everyone must own.
Excerpt: The good burghers of GameBoomers have previously reviewed the separate chapters of Tales of Monkey Island , and all in all they found it a rollicking, piratey jaunt. The feel of the old was there, spruced up with some new, and as far as they were concerned it did the franchise proud. Now we have all five chapters on a single disc, with no waiting for the next one to release. So what of it all in one bite?
Excerpt: Ah, the point-and-click adventure game. The mere mention of that long-neglected genre brings back memories of a time when Lucasarts had more in their stable than Star Wars and Indiana Jones. A time when games were about linear progression, and having endless storage space in your trousers, and sliding the mouse cursor over the right pixel in order to solve the puzzle, and… monkeys.
Excerpt: Jolly Rover is an indie point-and-click adventure game created by Andrew Goulding of Brawsome. This is the first commercial game released by his company. Taking place in the Caribbean, Jolly Rover will immediately feel familiar to seasoned adventure game fans. This is because comedic pirate adventures are a popular theme within the genre.
Excerpt: The Indie development team at Brawsome has created a charming adventure that features a group of piratical seadogs. Our hero, Gaius James Rover, is a professional clown who has invented a rum called Jolly Rover. Gaius is sailing with his cargo to Groggy Island to personally deliver it to the governor, who wants it in epic quantities. Pirates intervene and Gaius finds himself a prisoner on their ship.