For those who don't know, a very short history of the game series. The first two Monkey Island games were already classics when I played them the first time. In super-pixel graphics, but with an ingenious humor. Already with the third part, many fans were sceptical. Graphics got better, but not 3Dish, which was already pretty common at that time. They even made fun of the tendency to bring all games to 3D back then - they had a 3DFX option, but clicking on that only gave you some sarcastic comment. At least I can say that I found Monkey Island 3 (The Curse of Monkey Island) a deserved successor of the series.
With Monkey Island 4 (Escape from Monkey Island), things got much worse - it had 3D graphics (ugly ones in my opinion) and - probably worse - it completely changed the control. All classic adventures were point and click adventures through the famous SCUMM engine (although the control has changed quite a lot over the time). There even was a SCUMM bar in the first game.
Part 4 had some kind of keyboard control. And the controlling was really bad. So this was the first game in the series I didn't play till the end.
I'm excited to see how the new game will be. It will be released in episodes, I don't know if that's a good idea, but we'll see. I haven't found any information about the controls on their webpage.
Maybe it's worth raising a petition for a Linux version? Seems they don't intend to plan one, though it might be a good idea, as probably a lot of Linux users are retro gaming fans as well.
Don't forget the upcoming LucasArts in-house remake of MI 1! For quick facts in German, see http://unkreativ.org/monkey-island - but be sure to look at the video on http://www.lucasarts.com/games/monkeyisland/.
ich glaube ich bin einfach zu altmodisch oder zu sehr ein alter adventure fan.... aber ich weigere mich immer noch, etwas als adventure zu bezeichnen, das in 3D daherkommt. da kann noch so oft monkey island draufstehen.
wieso nehmen sie nicht die idee von ihrer special-edition? wenn man will, kann man auch tolle neue grafik haben, aber standardmäßig (das, was man natürlich haben möchte ;)) ist immer eine schöne 2D-Seitenansicht mit point-n-click aktiv. wegen mir auch in SVGA. aber 640x480 tut's eigentlich.