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The Secret of Monkey Island 2: Special Edition announced
« on: March 11, 2010, 11:26:03 AM »
Just thought I'd let everyone know that Lucasarts has announced that the secret of monkey island 2 special edition will be coming out sometime this summer on XBLA, PSN, PC, and iPhone/iPod Touch. it features everything that the first game's special edition has, plus some extras. There will be a new control scheme where you can now directly control Guybrush and more. Check out the article at Joystiq.

I'd also like to point something out: the original monkey island special edition did really well for Lucasarts, and Activision has a massive back-catalog of famous adventure game titles that they can use to rival Monkey Island. Is it possible that Activision may announce something very similar to a special edition for KQ, or perhaps an official sequel to KQ? Logically, i would think Activision would want to make a little extra cash, and they certainly would if they took a strategy similar to lucasarts. Instead of abandoning their roots, Lucasarts has embraced them and revitalized their previously "dead" IPs. It's worked out for them so far...
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Re: The Secret of Monkey Island 2: Special Edition announced
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 11:45:29 AM »
I think Activision could make a little extra money this way, and that is is possible that they might want to do this.  My biggest fear is that if they do make a sequel, they will follow the KQ8 path(using a fighting element...etc.) because it would have a larger appeal to their current fan base. 

As for remaking the old games, I think it would be a good idea, but they would have to compete with the remakes that have already been released (which they could do...the could remake all 8 for that matter).  I just don't know that they would want to go down that road. 

Their original intentions were to sell all of Sierra's IP.  My guess that is still their preference and if that is their goal, I doubt they would work on production of anything. 

As for TSL I imagine one of their fears is that if TSL were released it would in some way make it even more difficult for them to sell the Sierra IP.  I don't see why this would be the case, but it is possible.
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Re: The Secret of Monkey Island 2: Special Edition announced
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 04:20:33 PM »
Well I think that LucasArts is proving, quite well I must add, that the adventure genre is FAR from dead. They've pretty much revived their entire back catalog of adventure games now, and they're doing pretty well. You can get them on Steam (and they actually work on Windows computers, as compared to the KQ collection on steam...) Activision may want to rethink their plans for their adventure game IPs. They're sitting on a gold mine. A very big goldmine. Sierra's back catalog is regarded as some of the best and most famous video games of all time. King's Quest 6 got on Game Informer's top 200 games list. Sierra was, at the time, the leading company in adventure games. They crafted beautiful games with beautiful plots. Each game they released improved on the previous one (there are obviously exceptions, such as MoE, but that's at the tail end of Sierra's existence...) They could perhaps strike a deal with the guy developing Sarien.net and put all of their games online to play. While sarien.net currently offers this, it is currently limited to Sierra's early games such as KQ's 1, 2 and 3. It can't yet do the SCI engine. Imagine if it could do the VGA engine. You could be playing KQ6 with online multi-player, the new acheivement system being worked on, all from within your own web browser. Hell, I'd pay for that. It's damn worth it in my opinion. You don't have to bother with whether your computer can handle the games or with any sort of emulators.
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Re: The Secret of Monkey Island 2: Special Edition announced
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 10:26:32 AM »
YEEEEEEEEAH MONKEY ISLAND TWO.

Most anticipated game this year now.  Seriously.

And I would totally love to see King's Quest Special Editions come out.
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Re: The Secret of Monkey Island 2: Special Edition announced
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2010, 05:21:37 PM »
I would like it if LucasArts released BOTH of their Sam and Max games, WITH THE ORIGINAL VOICES INTACT.

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Re: The Secret of Monkey Island 2: Special Edition announced
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2010, 07:12:57 PM »
Well I think that LucasArts is proving, quite well I must add, that the adventure genre is FAR from dead. They've pretty much revived their entire back catalog of adventure games now, and they're doing pretty well. You can get them on Steam (and they actually work on Windows computers, as compared to the KQ collection on steam...) Activision may want to rethink their plans for their adventure game IPs. They're sitting on a gold mine. A very big goldmine. Sierra's back catalog is regarded as some of the best and most famous video games of all time. King's Quest 6 got on Game Informer's top 200 games list. Sierra was, at the time, the leading company in adventure games. They crafted beautiful games with beautiful plots. Each game they released improved on the previous one (there are obviously exceptions, such as MoE, but that's at the tail end of Sierra's existence...) They could perhaps strike a deal with the guy developing Sarien.net and put all of their games online to play. While sarien.net currently offers this, it is currently limited to Sierra's early games such as KQ's 1, 2 and 3. It can't yet do the SCI engine. Imagine if it could do the VGA engine. You could be playing KQ6 with online multi-player, the new acheivement system being worked on, all from within your own web browser. Hell, I'd pay for that. It's damn worth it in my opinion. You don't have to bother with whether your computer can handle the games or with any sort of emulators.

Not to mention Heavy Rain is making the rounds and that game is a godsend for the adventure game genre
 
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Re: The Secret of Monkey Island 2: Special Edition announced
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2010, 11:14:57 AM »
Well I think that LucasArts is proving, quite well I must add, that the adventure genre is FAR from dead. They've pretty much revived their entire back catalog of adventure games now, and they're doing pretty well. You can get them on Steam (and they actually work on Windows computers, as compared to the KQ collection on steam...) Activision may want to rethink their plans for their adventure game IPs. They're sitting on a gold mine. A very big goldmine. Sierra's back catalog is regarded as some of the best and most famous video games of all time. King's Quest 6 got on Game Informer's top 200 games list. Sierra was, at the time, the leading company in adventure games. They crafted beautiful games with beautiful plots. Each game they released improved on the previous one (there are obviously exceptions, such as MoE, but that's at the tail end of Sierra's existence...) They could perhaps strike a deal with the guy developing Sarien.net and put all of their games online to play. While sarien.net currently offers this, it is currently limited to Sierra's early games such as KQ's 1, 2 and 3. It can't yet do the SCI engine. Imagine if it could do the VGA engine. You could be playing KQ6 with online multi-player, the new acheivement system being worked on, all from within your own web browser. Hell, I'd pay for that. It's damn worth it in my opinion. You don't have to bother with whether your computer can handle the games or with any sort of emulators.

Not to mention Heavy Rain is making the rounds and that game is a godsend for the adventure game genre

True that! I played the demo, and it was quite interesting! I just read an article on Joystiq about L.A. Noire and how it may be in a new genre all it's own; that being a cross between Open World GTA style and puzzle solving adventure. Adventure games are definitely starting to come back to power, and we're seeing some pretty great variations of them. I have this idea for an adventure game for Project Natal (I am in love with Natal... I think it would benefit the adventure genre greatly) but I can't discuss it just yet... Well, I could, but I don't want anyone stealing it...
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