Review: Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 5: Rise of the Pirate God


“Bringing everything together and wrapping up the crazy tangle of outrageous loose ends that comically unraveled throughout the Tales of Monkey Island series, Telltale Games really pulled out the big guns to make Chapter 5: Rise of the Pirate God the grand finale that we’d hoped for. This high seas adventure full of voodoo, pirates, and zombies had us hooked from the get go, and anyone who’s followed along with each episode¬†will find the last chapter offers a stellar ending to what can easily be considered some of Telltale’s best episodic work to date.”

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Review: Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 4 – The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood


“Chapter 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood brings the story back around and ties together the adventure with a mixture of both expected and unexpected plot twists. Having grown accustomed to a steady stream of humor and cleverness found in past episodes, the laugh-out-loud moments don’t seem to appear quite as frequently in this latest chapter, and it takes longer for the momentum to build. The good news is things eventually do pick up and the insanity that unfolds in the final moments of this stretch of the journey is worth muscling through to the end. You can expect the forthcoming last episode will be one worth waiting for.”

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Review: Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3: Lair of the Leviathan

“”Praise the burning face of hell!” The third installment in the ongoing saga of mighty piratical antics found in Tales of Monkey Island has shoved off and set sail. This time the developers plotted a winding course through some of the most hilarious and outlandish material we’ve seen from the episodic series yet. If spelunking through behemoth manatee innards, delivering voodoo wedgies, and chugging mugs of steaming bile sounds like a good time, you won’t want to miss out on Guybrush Threepwood’s wild journey under the sea.”

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Review: Tales of Monkey Island Chpt. 2 – The Siege of Spinner Cay

“In his return debut, the “mighty pirate” Guybrush Threepwood managed to scuttle his own ship, infect his hand with demonic voodoo magic, get stranded on a turbulently windy island, misplace his swashbuckling wife Elaine, and inadvertently unleash a zombifying plague across the entire Caribbean. Not a bad way to make an entrance. After managing to salvage the situation as best as possible, we last left off with Guybrush watching Elaine sail away with his long-time nemesis, the newly un-cursed pirate LeChuck. His inability to pursue his mysteriously departing spouse stems from a sword being suddenly thrust in his face by an unexpected visitor, which is where we pick back up again.”

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Review: Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures Ep. 4 – The Bogey Man

“Unfortunate and awkward mishaps seem perpetually in the cards for Wallace and Gromit. Yet the daffy British inventor and his intellectually-minded canine companion manage to overcome even the most outlandish obstacles thrown in their path. After run-ins with giant mutant bees, robotic mice, grumpy vacationers, ankle-biting pooches, and a dog-napping swindler, squirming out of an accidental marriage proposal and faking some mad golfing skills should be a cinch, right? Nothing is ever as easy at it seems.”

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

“The early 90s can easily be considered the¬† golden age of PC adventure games, thanks in-part to the development efforts of a handful of game designers at LucasArts. Games like Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max Hit the Road, and The Secret of Monkey Island are among some of the best adventure titles of that time. Old-school PC gamers may recall with great fondness the humor-infused piratical shenanigans of the Monkey Island series in particular. Though many years have passes since the last island exploits of Guybrush Threepwood, a new Monkey Island adventure is finally upon us. It’s well worth the wait.”

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Review: Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures Ep. 2: The Last Resort

Fright of the Bumblebees, the first entry in Telltale Games’ new Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures series, kicked things off with a solid start packed with jovial humor. The episodic debut of the cheese-obsessed Brit and his silent-but-brainy pooch companion pleasantly captured just the right spirit and vibe of the claymation series its based on, and in adventure game form, the duo’s antics and comedic mishaps mesh well with the nature of the genre. Episode two, The Last Resort, does a commendable job of keeping the adventure feeling fresh but leaves some of the excitement found in the first episode at the door.”

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