Return to Monkey Island

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    Horus-Anhur Ancient Guru

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    Announcing Return to Monkey Island, the long-awaited follow-up to the legendary Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge by Ron Gilbert's Terrible Toybox in collaboration with Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games, coming 2022.
     
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    wish there was a new grim fandango.
     
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    Now that's a game with more entertainment than most of modern themed games, and doesn't require a top end GPU.
     
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    controls where incredibly clunky though
     

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    3D ? anyone?
     
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    Cave Waverider Maha Guru

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    The game is now available for pre-order on Steam and is scheduled to be released on September 19, 2022. Here is the announcement trailer:


    I'm very much looking forward to finally return to Monkey Island™ after all these years! :D
     
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    This game is so much fun. :)
     
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    Meh. Hate the weird comic style :(
     
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    At least it isn't "retro pixelated" like Thimbleweed Park which turned me off personally (Pixelated VGA graphics were nice back in 1990, but they don't hold up well in modern times), but to each their own.
    Return of Monkey Island's art style definitely isn't my least favorite Monkey Island art style by a long shot, in fact it's grown on me while playing (feels a lot better when playing than in screenshots/videos) and has probably even become one of my favorites (my personal favorite is probably still the Monkey Island 2 Special Edition style as it's close to the original but without ugly pixelated graphics).

    I do have to say that Return to Monkey Island actually feels really good and immersive when playing and like a true Monkey Island game.
    And if you think about it, the choice of art style actually makes a lot of sense considering the premise of the game's story and especially how it is told and to whom. Taking this into consideration, a "photorealistic" art style wouldn't have worked as well as the chosen one (then again, you would have to have played it to understand where it's coming from).


    By the way, you can set the maximum framerate of the game by opening %AppData%\Terrible Toybox\Return to Monkey Island\Prefs.json with a text editor and adding the following line (the example here is for 120 FPS, replace 120 with your desired framerate up to 240 which seems to be the engine's maximum):
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    targetFrameRate: 120
    It feels a lot smoother at 120 FPS to me than the default 60.
     
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    Chill out mate. It's called personal taste. Some like them with black hair, blondes or redheads. That's just how it is.
     

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