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

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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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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.
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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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 8
7.8
Gameplay 8
8.0
Looks 8
8.0

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

VGChartz
20 July 2009
  • Excerpt: The Monkey Island series of point-and-click adventures has long been one of the most well-written comedy-based efforts in gaming. After a long hiatus, TellTale Games’ first of five chapters in the Tales of Monkey Island series proves that the series can still stick to its roots while keeping the...
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Funfactor 6
6.0

Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal (Chapter One)

Digital Chumps
12 July 2009
  • Conclusion: I think that Telltale Games has a great thing going on when it comes to treating some LucasArts titles right. The second chapter of Sam and Max was good, the first chapter of Tales of Monkey Island is the same.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Funfactor 6
6.0

Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal (Chapter One)

Digital Chumps
12 July 2009
  • Conclusion: I think that Telltale Games has a great thing going on when it comes to treating some LucasArts titles right. The second chapter of Sam and Max was good, the first chapter of Tales of Monkey Island is the same.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
8.5

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

Gamers Daily News
10 July 2009
  • Summary: This episode turned me from only knowing Monkey Island by reputation, into being a fan of the series. Newcomers and long-time players alike will be thrilled with this!
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Adventure Gamers
7 July 2009
  • Conclusion: Dare I say that adventure gamers are getting spoiled when we can take a gift horse like the return of such a beloved franchise and look it squarely in the mouth and point out its flaws.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GiantBomb
7 July 2009
  • Excerpt: Telltale delivers a breezy pirate adventure with its first episode, easing into the fiction while still honoring the Monkey Island name.
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Overall 8
8.0

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

Adventure Classic Gaming
7 July 2009
  • Excerpt: Tales of Monkey Island is a Monkey Island game in both form and spirit, at least for the first chapter. It looks like Monkey Island, it sounds like Monkey Island, it feels like Monkey Island, and it plays like Monkey Island. For fans of Monkey Island, that will be all they need to know.
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