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Curse of the Monkey Island

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aeo1.JPG (21893 bytes)- Did he bring it? (I am trying to be as elevate as possible over the telephone).
- He did! He did! And he starts giving me a bunch of explanations, such as: where did he find it, how was the ad for it, how much it costed and many other similar "adventures". But I don't listen to him any longer. I jump into the first bus to see it sooner. Oh, no! I am sober; I gnash my teeth and I whistle with a superior indifference:


- How is the application? And I am again answered with a stream of words: how it has 2 CDs, how it has a killing introduction, how it perpetuated most of the characters from the previous episodes, how you barely start to play and end up in the middle of a puzzle….monkey5t.jpg (7919 bytes)
- Are they easy? I'm being ironical and, yea…I don't want to, but if he doesn't figure it out… I know how my brain works. When the man doesn't get it quickly, it's only a fine line to be crossed between the swears of refraining myself and teasing him.
- They aren't quite so easy. There are two versions…
- Two versions? Why? Is it from Microsoft?
- No, man… one is easier, the other one is more difficult. One has more puzzles and other has more difficult puzzles…
- I supposed you've chosen the easier one…I grumble while loosing any hope. He started playing it…
- Stop teasing me. I've read that only the most genuine freshman deserves to play on that one, but actually, it's quite the same. You can solve practically the same puzzle in one version or in the other just that the "difficult' one is more complex, it has more details…image4_sm.jpg (6003 bytes)
- Why, is it a sort of story? It starts seizing me and that's exactly what I don't want to happen.
- Well, Guybrush finally gets to Elaine and somehow accidentally he's killing LeChuk (the pirate) but he's provoking - unfortunately for him - another accident: he transforms Elaine in a golden statue. Here starts the trouble.
- No wonder (bitter).
- The final, spectacular - and lengthened otherwise - is however like a story, somehow neglected: at a certain moment, for instance, LeChuck says that the heroine gave him the go-by, saying that she goes to powder her nose and skip it. You have to get satisfied with that.
lr1_monkey.jpg (12011 bytes)- (Ooh, God, he knocked off the game and so will be my diplomatic skills…) And what is so spectacular about that? (After all, he's the one who called to let me know the old man brought it as a present, at least I saved the telephone bill…)
- You're consumed with envy. It's cool, man, I couldn't find a bug so far - though one can notice the influence of Sierra even if you have to catch glow worms with a glass jar (good old style) and the animation is worth the money. Besides, the guys tried really hard, poor souls, with the characters' voice and they are very well realized. Just wait to see the Lemonhead.
- Well, I don't see it (I am furious).
- And how do you expect to see it if you keep me between bars over the phone instead of coming to play it together?surprizedguyb.gif (6265 bytes)
- Are you invitiiing meeee?
- Sure!
I can hear his horselaugh.
- Well, you sound like dead drunk when you play this stuff! I laugh while I'm pulling my T-shirt over the receiver.
- Did you say dead-drunk? Dead-drunk???
- Yea, man, what did I say?
- Come here right away and let me be!
Oops, he clapped the receiver but, what difference does it make? I am going to see the Curse of the Monkey's Island!!! Yet, how about " dead-drunk"?

 

 

 

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