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Original Thread: I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Let's Play Monkey Island 1-5!

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Introduction

Please note, due to my own lack of experience there are some technical issues in Secret and LeChuck's Revenge but I did get my shit together eventually. Half way through LeChuck's Revenge I bought a better headset which was most definitely needed. Apologies for the amateurish start but I hope I have redeemed myself



So what is Monkey Island all about?
I'll hand this one over to wikipedia:

"Monkey Island is the collective name given to a series of five graphic adventure games. The first four games in the series were produced and published by LucasArts, formerly known as Lucasfilm Games. The fifth installment of the franchise was developed by Telltale Games in collaboration with LucasArts. The games follow the misadventures of the hapless Guybrush Threepwood as he struggles to become the most notorious pirate in the Caribbean, defeat the plans of the evil undead pirate LeChuck and win the heart of governess Elaine Marley. Each game's plot usually involves the mysterious Monkey Island and its impenetrable secrets."

sfwarlock posted:



The original three games in the series were classic point-and-click adventure games, although the third abandoned the traditional controls and adopted a similar system LucasArts used in Full Throttle. The fourth game in the series adopted the GrimE engine as seen in Grim Fandango. The fifth instalment of the series makes use of keyboard and mouse controls.

So what's this LP all about
I will be playing all five parts of the series. Starting from The Secret Of Monkey Island then continuing on with Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, The Curse Of Monkey Island, Escape From Monkey Island and then finishing up with The Tales Of Monkey Island. With the first two Monkey Island games I will be playing the revamped special editions, which I have never played before, so it will be a new and interesting experience for myself. I hope it's an interesting experience for those who have played the originals but not the special editions too. I will also be playing from memory too, let's hope that holds out...

Are you providing commentary this time?
I will be providing voice commentary. At first it may be a nostalgia trip though.

Where is this game available?
The special editions are available on Steam at £6.99 each or £10.99 in a bundle together. The Tales of Monkey Island are also available on Steam for £24.99 for the complete collection. I'm not sure on the American pricing but I can update this if someone let's me know. The complete Tales Of Monkey Island is also available at gog.com for $34.99. Unfortunately Curse & Escape are unavailable as a digital purchase, so for this LP I will be dusting off the cases and installing from my old CD-Roms.

Bobbin Threadbare posted:

Since you asked, by the way, the Special Editions are 10 dollars each American or 15 for the bundle. Tales is the same as it is on GOG.

Edit: Spoiler talk
I don't wish to prohibit any kind of talk on the series, but if it's regarding events not seen in the posted videos then please spoiler tag it. Even if it's giving me hints, pointing at something I've missed or making sure I do something in the series at a certain point then spoiler tag it, I will read all replies and will respond if I feel like it's necessary.



Act I

Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynB2w_Gqaos
Episode 2: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMFE9O2SMNg
Episode 3: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op35B-ORM48
Episode 4: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyDpx6IdRM4
Episode 5: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyqEa4Ox0S8
Episode 6: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIDnow8_qT4

Act II

Episode 7: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTpEmE2xDjo

Acts III & IV

Episode 8: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkA24ilnIUY
Episode 9: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4N4RdEgeZs
Episode 10: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y56_cHWr9mE




Act I
Episode 1: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su2bFK12U6w
Episode 2: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s1WEAwHJec

Act II
Episode 3: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMD5OAGAd6U
Episode 4: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t8UxTK86mk
Episode 5: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDXbQoU_1JM
Episode 6: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pF8hc41Qaw
Episode 7: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA9w1iNBbnA
Episode 8: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glBIcALZI8o

Act III
Episode 9: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fmpLKOdkko

Act IV
Episode 10: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bvrMV8EcsQ
Episode 11: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ur-__WJuMU



Intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbMtlECTSRo

Part I:
Episode 1: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkzzdoB9ZzE

Part II:
Episode 2: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ4HkGOelKw
Episode 3: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fJ0DaD2Avo
Episode 4: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHSBGFkCh3Q
Episode 5: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VDqhQObooA
Episode 6: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjcOtj80Bwk

Part III:
Episode 7: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld7QNN6Iw4s

Part IV:
Episode 8: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKJ7nvRAT54
Episode 9: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqlAaIwPXOk
Episode 10: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3a8z_V2N1k
Episode 11: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9MS6M3y71k
Episode 12: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wGr8N1wX3U

Part V & VI:
Episode 13: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pULHdsTuD14
Episode 14: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po169TrMaZw



Intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CdQKqkyrac

Part I:
Episode 1: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLHA_x_rcuw
Episode 2: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Erk7bFdbeE
Episode 3: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1tiGFIUfXs
Episode 4: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKEaKwPyiT0
Episode 5: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOXuAz5a0Ns
Episode 6: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7vWETxZoxw

Part II:
Episode 7: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms2G2oSfljA
Episode 8: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQvWJtVg2fI
Episode 9: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhpQFospsZE
Episode 10: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koNOtdCmzRw
Episode 11: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dyrn15M7Ro

Part III & 3+:
Episode 12: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmw7WFoUuCQ
Episode 12: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdgZBYeUu28



Launch of the Screaming Narwhal
Episode 1: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j77xzHTMCXw
Episode 2: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxfxokVyP9g
Episode 3: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2yYrri4zGM
Episode 4: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlJas8ZW6vw

The Siege Of Spinner Cay
Episode 1: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TILzKjUcvz4
Episode 2: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfkIFHWIcdE
Episode 3: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz5ORLZPOY8

Lair Of The Leviathan
Episode 1: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ1woq0eiTk
Episode 2: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iu7MHj8xkc
Episode 3: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM07Q0QhCwk
Episode 4: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8tpNr3TOhc
Episode 5: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH0Z6-hiqA4

The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood
Episode 1: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0BDZGgNx74
Episode 2: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYji5FLrxjY
Episode 3: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94snZWA4QxE
Episode 4: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtHXHlcKxLg
Episode 5: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue0ZrI1jmh8

Rise Of The Pirate God
Episode 1: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZgsuzwMvyk
Episode 2: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCVK4xQKv-8
Episode 3: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW8eAN9fahM
Episode 4: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfYOmcgD67s
Episode 5: Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LNqHws1Vlo



The Secret Of Monkey Island
R.I.P. Guybrush: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mOR30q2eac
Additional Content: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpVERa7X2xM

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge

Videos:

R.I.P. Guybrush? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD5rSifEO4g
Mardi Gras Party Guests http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMGujuBR8mo
Phatt City Library Books http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb_bC6CN1O4
Disintegration http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFHZtquH06g

Concept Art:



The Curse Of Monkey Island
Sea Shanty's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI0A7pXz4CA
Additional Footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET_ypsLQChs
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