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Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal

ccgr.org
4 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Thanks to Tell Tale Games for giving us this game to review! I have heard good things about the Monkey Island series from Lucas Arts, but I have never played them. Tales of Monkey Island is a new series from Tell Tale Games. This new five chapter series features the same characters and witty humor that have made the predecessor a cult classic. The price tag for the complete series is a reasonable $35.
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Overall 8
7.7
Design 9
8.5
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
8.5

Expert Review

Game Freaks 365
30 December 2009
  • Excerpt: The Monkey Island franchise has been around for nearly twenty years. This 1990 hit from LucasArts spawned four sequels through 2000, when Escape from Monkey Island was released on PC and later on the PS2. That was the last we heard from Guybrush Threepwood, LeChuck and the rest of the characters in the Monkey Island series. That is, until now. TellTale Games has picked up where LucasArts left off with a new, revamped series of episodic games.
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Review: Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal (PC)

Diehard GameFAN
15 October 2009
  • Summary: While some people might have some mis-givings about this new installment of the Monkey Island series, this game delivers on the fun and quirkiness of earlier titles. While the transition to full 3D has left a few rough spots in the visuals, the game plays smooth and being the first chapter of a five chapter game I was left wanting to play more.
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Tales Of Monkey Island: Launch Of The Screaming Narwhal Review

VideoGamer.com
1 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Is there a more revered video game series? The first two Monkey Island games were arguably the greatest point and click adventures ever made. The clever humour, timeless music, memorable characters and ingenious puzzles etched hapless pirate wannabe Guybrush Threepwood, gorgeous Governor Elaine Marley and ghost pirate LeChuck in gaming's pantheon of classic creations.
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Overall 7
7.4

Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal

The Gamers Temple
1 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Guybrush Threepwood is back! Your enjoyment of Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal will probably depend a lot on your emotional response to that statement. If your heart skipped a beat or you are currently pumping your fists in the air, then you'll probably enjoy Tales of Monkey Island based primarily on your adoration of the classic Monkey Island games that hit PCs almost twenty years ago.
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Overall 9
8.5

PC Review - 'Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal'

WorthPlaying
2 September 2009
  • Summary: Tales of Monkey Island brings the adventures of pirate Guybrush Threepwood into a new era with an storyline that becomes deeper and more entangled during the course of the five-episode saga.
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Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal by Becky

GameBoomers
1 September 2009
  • Excerpt: The Secret of Monkey Island , released in 1990 on floppy disk, was the first offering in the classic Monkey Island adventure series by LucasArts. It introduced Guybrush Threepwood, an unassuming young man who wanted to be a pirate and was prepared to do whatever it took (however humiliating) to become one. The game also introduced the ghost pirate LeChuck, love interest Elaine Marley, the Voodoo Lady and other characters.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal (PC)

EL33TONLINE
16 August 2009
  • Excerpt: The ones who have fond memories of learning how to do insult swordfighting will be happy to know that your fond memories are not trampled underfoot by Telltale’s new Tales of Monkey Island series. At least not by the first episode, The Launch of the Screaming Narwhal, which does not feature insult swordfighting.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal

Video Game Generation
15 August 2009
  • Summary: Along with the LucasArts re-release The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition , Guybrush Threepwood and company would seem to once again have a bright future of pirating and plundering ahead of them. Tales of Monkey Island Chapter One: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal is a good start to what should be a rollicking five chapter adventure on the high seas.
  • Pros: The graphics are typical Telltale, bright and appealing without being too cute., Plenty of puzzles and obstacles to keep players busy, without ever becoming frustrating., Tales of Monkey Island, feels like a natural extension to the franchise, and not a reboot. Players new to the franchise (like me) can jump right in without feeling lost, and returning fans will find plenty of in-jokes.
  • Cons: The jungle is a bit confusing and could use a few more landmarks., As the first chapter, the storyline is pretty straightforward.
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Overall 7
7.0

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal Review

GameSpot
27 July 2009
  • Summary: This humorous and enjoyable adventure is seaworthy, despite some visual choppiness.
  • Pros: Quirky sense of humor, Puzzles often require clever solutions, A few memorable characters
  • Cons: Frame rate is sluggish, Some environmental art oddities
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