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23rd May 2012: The Last Tale Has Been Told

Right, just finished Tales Of Monkey Island. Wow, what a ball ache, especially chapters 3 & 5. Frelling backwards and forwards looking everywhere and trying everything. Sheesh. It's not even that funny any more either. I think there's a bit of Red Dwarf syndrome going on with this series in that they should have let it die many years ago. Well, either that or make it better. By the end it was just so damn dull I can't even begin to describe. Oh well.
Here's some chapter 5 screenies:

Ghost Guybrish cops a whiff of ghost fart

Ghost Guybrish cops a whiff of ghost fart

Zombie Guybrish wants grog!

Zombie Guybrish wants grog!

Guybrish has trouble with the missus. Never liked the stuck up bitch anyway.

Guybrish has trouble with the missus. Never liked the stuck up bitch anyway.

Fork you, LeChuck!

Fork you, LeChuck!

15th May 2012: Maximum Random

Guybrush's new balls

Guybrush's new balls

Been playing a whole load of different and random stuff over the last month. Firstly, I got Obitus on the Amiga emulator working at last, and have plans for that for the future, but for now it's on the back burner.

My adventure through The Tales Of Monkey Island continues, though I had to leave it for a while during the third chapter, as the bit inside the manatee bored me to tears. But now I'm passed that and am well into chapter 4, and hopefully will have it done soon. I have encountered several strange little bugs throughout though. Late on in chapter one, while just mucking around trying to work things out, I tried to use a bomb on some statue-thing and the game told me: "These aren't the eyes I'm looking for" or something like that, which was very confusing and made no sense. The next one, which I think was in chapter 2, was when I was in a ship-to-ship fight, and a cannon ball fired by the enemy froze in mid air, hovering above my ship's deck, allowing me to walk around it. There have been other issues, mainly with the camera.

16th April 2012: Not Many Monkeys On This Island

Guybrush Threepwood. Mighty pirate!

Guybrush Threepwood. Mighty pirate!

And this very day I have started on a slightly different gaming journey. For a long while Monkey Island 2 was the only game in the series I had not completed, but that changed last year when I bought the special editions. But somehow the release of Tales Of Monkey Island (number 5) had somehow passed me by. Mr. Gallear recently loaned it to me however, and now I am getting stuck into the first chapter. So far I am not a fan of the different control method or the weird "close up" camera angles, but hopefully I'll get used to it.

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