History Videogame / MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge

6th Oct '17 1:16:43 AM JustTroper
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This marks the end of the old-school, Creator/RonGilbert Monkey Islands, as he left Creator/LucasArts the year after the release, with co-writer and designer Dave Grossman following in 1994, and the following installments in the series were, until ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' came along, made without input from Gilbert or any of the other original writers. This game is given the twist-ending Gilbert wanted to put in the original game, an ending which divides the fanbase like nothing else in the entire canon. Ron Gilbert [http://grumpygamer.com/if_i_made_another_monkeyisland stated several times he would like to make ''his'' own version of Monkey Island 3, called "Monkey Island 3a: The Secret Revealed Or Your Money Back"], but for this, he would need Disney to sell him the rights. There is currently [https://www.change.org/p/disney-please-sell-the-rights-to-monkey-island-back-to-its-creator-ron-gilbert a petition for Disney to do exactly that].

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This marks the end of the old-school, Creator/RonGilbert Monkey Islands, as he left Creator/LucasArts the year after the release, with co-writer and designer Dave Grossman following in 1994, and the following installments in the series were, until ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' came along, made without input from Gilbert or any of the other original writers. This game is given the twist-ending Gilbert wanted to put in the original game, an ending which divides the fanbase like nothing else in the entire canon. Ron Gilbert [http://grumpygamer.[[http://grumpygamer.com/if_i_made_another_monkeyisland stated several times he would like to make ''his'' own version of Monkey Island 3, called "Monkey Island 3a: The Secret Revealed Or Your Money Back"], Back"]], but for this, he would need Disney to sell him the rights. There is currently [https://www.[[https://www.change.org/p/disney-please-sell-the-rights-to-monkey-island-back-to-its-creator-ron-gilbert a petition for Disney to do exactly that].
that]].
6th Oct '17 1:16:27 AM JustTroper
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This marks the end of the old-school, Creator/RonGilbert Monkey Islands, as he left Creator/LucasArts the year after the release, with co-writer and designer Dave Grossman following in 1994, and the following installments in the series were, until ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' came along, made without input from Gilbert or any of the other original writers. This game is given the twist-ending Gilbert wanted to put in the original game, an ending which divides the fanbase like nothing else in the entire canon.

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This marks the end of the old-school, Creator/RonGilbert Monkey Islands, as he left Creator/LucasArts the year after the release, with co-writer and designer Dave Grossman following in 1994, and the following installments in the series were, until ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' came along, made without input from Gilbert or any of the other original writers. This game is given the twist-ending Gilbert wanted to put in the original game, an ending which divides the fanbase like nothing else in the entire canon.
canon. Ron Gilbert [http://grumpygamer.com/if_i_made_another_monkeyisland stated several times he would like to make ''his'' own version of Monkey Island 3, called "Monkey Island 3a: The Secret Revealed Or Your Money Back"], but for this, he would need Disney to sell him the rights. There is currently [https://www.change.org/p/disney-please-sell-the-rights-to-monkey-island-back-to-its-creator-ron-gilbert a petition for Disney to do exactly that].
13th Sep '17 8:54:07 PM Plactus
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* StylisticSuck: As they say, the marvel isn't that the monkey plays the piano well, it's that he plays it at all.



* StylisticSuck: As they say, the marvel isn't that the monkey plays the piano well, it's that he plays it at all.
13th Sep '17 8:53:36 PM Plactus
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* StylisticSuck: As they say, the marvel isn't that the monkey plays the piano well, it's that he plays it at all.
16th Aug '17 4:42:46 PM legoking831
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* GainaxEnding[=/=]TheEndingChangesEverything: [[spoiler: After Guybrush falls down the hole in Dinky Island, he finds himself in some concrete tunnels. [=LeChuck=] is there with a VoodooDoll and he tortures Guybrush with it after revealing that he is Guybrush's brother. Big Whoop only contains a ticket with the letter "E" on it. In the tunnels Guybrush finds an elevator that leads to Mêlée Island, carnival equipment, and a hospital room with two skeletons that he immediately identifies as his parents. Later he builds a VoodooDoll and nearly kills [=LeChuck=] with it, then he takes off [=LeChuck's=] mask and reveals that [=LeChuck=] is his long lost brother Chuckie. Then the scene cuts to both of them as kids at an amusement park where Guybrush's parents chastise him for wandering off, and then they go to a ride. But at the last second Chuckie makes a AsideGlance and lightning arches from his eyes. Finally during TheStinger Elaine wonders if Guybrush has fallen into another trap]]. And that's why there is a BrokenBase (for this game). Many [[http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10784 discussions]] with EpilepticTrees and WildMassGuessing have ensued. Nobody knows for sure what the ending originally was all about, and the next game {{Retcon}}ned it.

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* GainaxEnding[=/=]TheEndingChangesEverything: [[spoiler: After Guybrush falls down the hole in Dinky Island, he finds himself in some concrete tunnels. [=LeChuck=] is there with a VoodooDoll and he tortures Guybrush with it after revealing that he is Guybrush's brother. Big Whoop only contains a ticket with the letter "E" on it. In the tunnels Guybrush finds an elevator that leads to Mêlée Island, carnival equipment, and a hospital room with two skeletons that he immediately identifies as his parents. Later he builds a VoodooDoll and nearly kills [=LeChuck=] with it, then he takes off [=LeChuck's=] mask and reveals that [=LeChuck=] is his long lost brother Chuckie. Then the scene cuts to both of them as kids at an amusement park where Guybrush's parents chastise him for wandering off, and then they go to a ride. But at the last second Chuckie makes a AsideGlance and lightning arches from his eyes. Finally during TheStinger Elaine wonders if Guybrush has fallen into another trap]]. And that's why there is a BrokenBase (for this game). Many [[http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10784 discussions]] with EpilepticTrees and WildMassGuessing have ensued. Nobody knows for sure what the ending originally was all about, and the next game {{Retcon}}ned it.simply goes with the [[spoiler:"it was all just a spell cast by [=LeChuck=]" interpretation.]]
20th Jun '17 4:54:48 PM Dreadjaws
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* VideogameCrueltyPotential: There are several cruel and mandatory actions to advance the plot, but releasing Kate from prison after you frame her for your actions and get her ass thrown to jail is completely optional.

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* VideogameCrueltyPotential: There are several cruel and mandatory actions to advance the plot, but releasing Kate from prison after you frame her for your actions and get her ass thrown to jail is completely optional. Assuming, of course, that you've already made use of her services. Otherwise, you have no choice.
19th Jun '17 5:40:05 PM legoking831
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* EasierThanEasy: The game has a lite mode with many puzzles dummied out.
19th Jun '17 4:51:39 PM Dreadjaws
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* DudeWheresMyRespect: No one is very inclined to believe Guybrush's claims that he is the Mighty Pirate who defeated [=LeChuck=], this is particulary ironic in [=MI2=] as he tells everyone about his exploits enough that people who know him are sick of hearing about them. Gubybrush is a real bore about his GloryDays and has penned a trilogy of books about his killing of [=LeChuck=].

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: No one is very inclined to believe Guybrush's claims that he is the Mighty Pirate who defeated [=LeChuck=], this is particulary ironic in [=MI2=] as he tells everyone about his exploits enough that people who know him are sick of hearing about them. Gubybrush is a real bore about his GloryDays and has penned a trilogy of books about his killing of [=LeChuck=]. Guybrush's bad luck continues as he defeats Largo and everyone else takes credit for it or believes someone else's story.
19th Jun '17 4:42:12 PM Dreadjaws
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* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: Wally's dialogue after you steal his monocle tugs at your heartstrings, but you can't progress through the game without taking it. And, though he's less sympathetic, Stan does the same thing when you seal him in his casket. Both seem even more cruel with the voice acting in the Special Edition. In Wally's case is even more cruel if you're playing in the Easy Difficulty setting of the original game, since in Normal Difficulty you later find another lens to replace the Monocle you stole. There's no such item in Easy Difficulty, since Wally's role is reduced, which means he never gets his sight back in the whole game. You can even take the Monocle without ever exchanging a word with him, treating the poor kid as mere scenery.

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* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: Wally's dialogue after you steal his monocle tugs at your heartstrings, but you can't progress through the game without taking it. And, though he's less sympathetic, Stan does the same thing when you seal him in his casket. Both seem even more cruel with the voice acting in the Special Edition. In Wally's case is even more cruel if you're playing in the Easy Difficulty setting of the original game, since in Normal Difficulty you later find another lens to replace the Monocle you stole. There's stole, but there's no such item in Easy Difficulty, since Wally's role is reduced, which means he never gets his sight back in the whole game. You can even take the Monocle without ever exchanging a word with him, treating the poor kid as mere scenery.
19th Jun '17 4:41:17 PM Dreadjaws
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* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: Wally's dialogue after you steal his monocle tugs at your heartstrings, but you can't progress through the game without taking it. And, though he's less sympathetic, Stan does the same thing when you seal him in his casket. Both seem even more cruel with the voice acting in the Special Edition.

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* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: Wally's dialogue after you steal his monocle tugs at your heartstrings, but you can't progress through the game without taking it. And, though he's less sympathetic, Stan does the same thing when you seal him in his casket. Both seem even more cruel with the voice acting in the Special Edition. In Wally's case is even more cruel if you're playing in the Easy Difficulty setting of the original game, since in Normal Difficulty you later find another lens to replace the Monocle you stole. There's no such item in Easy Difficulty, since Wally's role is reduced, which means he never gets his sight back in the whole game. You can even take the Monocle without ever exchanging a word with him, treating the poor kid as mere scenery.
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