History VideoGame / TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland

14th Jan '17 2:37:10 PM Xtifr
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The third game in the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series, ''The Curse of Monkey Island'' was released in 1997, six years after the previous installment, ''[[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge LeChuck's Revenge]]''. With two of the three fathers of the series, Creator/RonGilbert and Dave Grossman, no longer working for Creator/LucasArts, and the third, TimSchafer, being busy with [[VideoGame/GrimFandango other projects]], no one was really around to explain the infamous ambiguous ending of ''[=LeChuck's Revenge=]'', so the company decided to go with a CuckooNest interpretation of it.

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The third game in the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series, ''The Curse of Monkey Island'' was released in 1997, six years after the previous installment, ''[[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge LeChuck's Revenge]]''. With two of the three fathers of the series, Creator/RonGilbert and Dave Grossman, no longer working for Creator/LucasArts, and the third, TimSchafer, Creator/TimSchafer, being busy with [[VideoGame/GrimFandango other projects]], no one was really around to explain the infamous ambiguous ending of ''[=LeChuck's Revenge=]'', so the company decided to go with a CuckooNest interpretation of it.
26th Dec '16 9:20:03 PM foxley
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* HumanHeadOnTheWall: Mort the gravedigger has four heads mounted on his wall, one of which is human but don't worry, three of them are fake.
3rd Dec '16 7:15:48 PM SirFrederick
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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: One of Guybrush's fake Griswold aliases is "Won Ton," which he explains by saying his "ancestors were from the Orient." The term "Orient" was already quite outdated and offensive in 1997 when the game was released, though obviously not in the 17th century when it takes place.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: One of Guybrush's fake Griswold Goodsoup aliases is "Won Ton," which he explains by saying his "ancestors were from the Orient." The term "Orient" was already quite outdated and offensive in 1997 when the game was released, though obviously not in the 17th century when it takes place.
3rd Dec '16 4:58:59 PM JohnnyLurg
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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: One of Guybrush's fake Griswold aliases is "Won Ton," which he explains by saying his "ancestors were from the Orient." The term "Orient" was already quite outdated and offensive in 1997 when the game was released, though obviously not in the 17th century when it takes place.
9th Oct '16 11:53:04 AM starofjusticev21
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* EasierThanEasy: Like in the previous game, the game has a lite mode with many puzzles dummied out. [[IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels Megamonkey is the normal mode]].
19th Sep '16 2:03:31 PM CynicalBastardo
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** The recipe book from the hotel has recipes for the drinks from the previous game that Guybrush uses to win the distance spitting competition.
19th Sep '16 12:52:36 PM CynicalBastardo
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** On Blood Island, Griswold mentions a moody performer who "suffered for his art" in clear reference to Slappy Cromwell.
19th Sep '16 12:50:22 PM CynicalBastardo
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* BangBangBang: During the ship combat sections, the increasingly powerful cannons get louder; The basic starting cannons sound akin to a bottle being uncorked, while the Destructo-Matic T47 is hilariously and exaggeratedly loud.
19th Sep '16 12:48:15 PM CynicalBastardo
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** Played straight between chapters where some of the items that no longer have a use are lost. Some other items with no function, bizarrely, remain in the inventory.
24th Aug '16 10:41:45 AM Chariset
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* BaldOfEvil: Captain Rottingham becomes this after Guybrush puts lice on his comb and Haggis cuts his hair off.
** The Lost Welshman says that King Andre is "as ruthless as he is bald"

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* BaitAndSwitchComment: When you cheat to beat Van Helgen at the banjo duel, he'll sputter about how you're just a filthy cheat who shot his banjo... which must mean you ''are'' a pirate and therefore worthy to serve as his captain.
* BaldOfEvil: Captain Rottingham becomes this after Guybrush puts lice on his comb and to make Haggis cuts chop his hair off.
** The Lost Welshman says that King Andre is a man "as ruthless as he is bald"
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