Summary: All in all, I enjoyed “The Siege of Spinner Cay” even more than I did “The Launch of the Screaming Narwhal.” The environments were very immersible and the story grabbed me right away. The characters are hilarious and the game play is fun and relaxing. Now, the puzzles were quite a bit harder than in the first episode, but I can get over a little frustration here and there. It seems The Tales of Monkey Island has got me hooked.
Conclusion: Humor has always been an integral component of past Monkey Island games and chapter one follows suit wonderfully. The game is thoroughly littered with subtle references to technology and pop culture, other Telltale games, and older entries in the series that'll merit a good chuckle now and then.
Episodic, downloadable pirate game mixes humor, adventure.
Common Sense Media
16 December 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is an episodic adventure game. This review is based on the first episode. It has an irreverent and funny tone, but it never crosses into vulgar or inappropriately violent territory. The strongest language is when a character says he's, "PO'ed." Violence is similarly cartoony, with the resulting injury being annoyance. For instance, a "bomb" goes off in a pair of underpants and irritates the villain.
Tales of Monkey Island: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood Review
6 December 2009
Conclusion: All things considered, it’s difficult to say that this is the best chapter in the series. The previous one, Lair of the Leviathan, featured funnier writing and prettier locales. Still, Flotsam Island has never looked better, and The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood featured tougher puzzles and a better story.
Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood Review
Cheat Code Central
18 November 2009
Conclusion: The graphics, actual gameplay, and quality voice work have changed very little over the course of the first four chapters, and we expect that will follow suit in the grand finale. What each chapter does bring to the table is continuity, plenty of surprises, new avenues for strange humor, and some truly memorable character interactions. The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood isn't the best chapter among the bunch, but it's an important piece of the puzzle.
Excerpt: What exactly is a Zubo? Well, I suppose you could say it resembles a small pixelated geometrical character smiley musical thingy. In other words, I don’t have a clue. What I do know is that Zubo is one of the freshest ideas to hit the DS in long time; a feat not to be scoffed at. From the onset, it becomes clear that EA’s rhythm-action title has been nurtured lovingly from start to finish.