What is You Favourite Monkey Island Chapter? (Chapter, not game)
edited October 2011 in Tales of Monkey Island
The 'what is your favourite MI game?' threads have been done to death, so I thought I'd go a little deeper and ask people what their favourite Monkey Island chapter is. With 23 in total, there is a lot of choice there, and it allows you to pick your single favourite part of all the games, and not just your favourite entire game.
The poll will be up shortly.
Edit: It's up, so get voting, people!
The poll will be up shortly.
Edit: It's up, so get voting, people!
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Ooh, yes, good point. That's one of my all-time favourite puzzles, and it was a pleasure to listen to while doing it .
But I also don't remember all the titles for all the parts in all the games. Would be nice if you could update them with chapter number and game.
What unexplained ending?
I think I voted on the wrong one then,
Oh crap I did I meant the end of LCR.
Well, I was sort of leaning towards voting of 'The Demise of the Zombie Pirate LeChuck' myself (as it was the first chapter that I ever played). So, you sort of voted for me, so I guess I'll cast my vote for you - your vote goes to 'Dinky Island', yes?
- Guybrush hopelessly wishing for things that are actually floating right by him, unbeknown to him - quite a funny scene.
- Elaine, for the first time, confessing that she loves Guybrush - a defining moment in the series.
- LeChuck's Skeletal Crew - they're just awesome, who knew that skeletons wearing floaties could look so cool?
- Elaine shooting LeChuck's sword out of his hand and casually blowing the smoke from the tip of the barrel - Elaine at her coolest; what we need to see more of from her in the future.
- Guybrush re-uniting with Wally... and making him cry.
- Controlling the cannon - the first time that first-person shooting has been implemented into a Monkey Island game.
- Guybrush meeting Murray for the first time - it's so memorable, it's hilarious and each line is a classic.
- Knocking Murray off his perch and into the water - come on, it's fun.
- Hearing Guybrush, LeChuck, Wally and Elaine with voice for the very first time - thanks to Dominic Armato, Earl Boen, Neil Ross and Alexandra Boyd
- Guybrush blasting himself through a door with a cannon - it's entertaining.
- Ship capsizing - the same reason as seen above. But the lead-up was also good, Earl Boen's voice acting for LeChuck while he is holding the canonball is some of the best voice acting I've ever heard. Those lines stick in my head like glue to this day, I will never forget them.
- Treasure! - and lots of it, with some funny reactions and comments by Guybrush.
- Elaine turning to gold - a defining point in Curse, if not the most defining moment in the game.
Those death scenes are still very nicely done, just for the fact that you would not expect that to happen in an MI game, especially it happening to Guybrush.
"Four Map Pieces" and "The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood" would round up my top 3.
Haha, probably. I'm not worried though, it would only really seem nerdy to somebody who knew nothing about Monkey Island, and those people wouldn't be here anyway.
I played through the games, but never memorized the chapter titles.
This is a big forum, it takes all kinds, I guess...
They're listed in order and you can google them easily, so you should be able to vote anyways. Also, most of the titles are self-explanatory.
I don't think Hayden knew all of them from memory, although I guess I could be wrong.
Funny, I've always skipped that one because it went on my nerves.
Don't worry, you're not wrong. I didn't know them all, they're all listed on MI wiki. Though I do know a large portion of them from memory, but not all of them. I'll make that my goal for the year .
Edit: Wow. I think I do actually know them all. I attempted to recite them just then and I managed to go from start to finish. I'm scared...
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Second Place for me would be "The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood."
1.trial and execution of guybrush threepwood
2.rise of the pirate god
4.things to do on melee island when your dead
5.launch of the screaming narwhal
I just love Blood Island and all the charecters there and the smuglers in Duck Skull Island.
Well here are the ones I can name from memory (no cheating):
Part 1 - The Three Trials
Part 2 - The Journey
Part 3 - Beneath Monkey Island (I think)
Last Part - Guybrush Kicks Butt
Part 1 - The Largo Embargo
Part 2 - The Four Pieces (Or was it The Four Map Pieces?)
Part 3 - LeChucks Fortress
Last Part - Dinky Island
Part 1 - The Demise of the Zombie Pirate LeChuck
Part 2 - The Curse Get's Worse
Part 3 - Three Sheet's to the Wind
Part 4 - The Bartender, His Aunt, The Thief and her Lover (No idea if this is right, this is such a long chapter title!!!)
Part 5 - (Honestly can't remember)
Part 6 - Guybrush Kicks Butt Once Again
Act 1 - Things to do on Melee Island When Your Dead
Act 2 - Enter The Manatee
Act 3 - Escape From Monkey Island
Act 3+ - Guybrush Kicks Unusually Large Butt
Chapter 1 - Launch of the Screaming Narwhal
Chapter 2 - The Siege of Spinner Cay
Chapter 3 - Liar of the Leviathan
Chapter 4 - The Trail and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood
Chapter 5 - Rise of the Pirate God
So I pretty much remember them all, sure I need to think about it a little bit but I remember. So it is possible that some fans just know of all of them from memory to be fair.
Oh I just added it up, lol, I know the titles of 19/23 chapters, so I don't know 4, and of those 4 I almost perfectly know 3 of them. Kiss of the Spider Monkey is the only chapter I never remember :P
Grojak, I think you mean, "The Bartender, the Thieves, His Aunt, and Her Lover".
Yeah, I said it was one of the 4 I don't know :P
Sorry, but the correct name is: "The Bartender, the Thieves, His Aunt, and Her Lover", because the name has to fit the title of the original movie, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover. Plus, André is one of "the Thieves", and the "Bartender" in the first part followed by the "Bartender's Aunt" in the third part is the only way that needs to be correct in many cases.
@Whoever 'likes' GT kicks Unusually Large Butt, you're not as funny as you thought, sorry.
I like it.
Maybe they liked the ultimate insult cutscene.
That was pretty cool and tricky.
For me this part is not very creative and way too short
Not as good as part one, but i like it.
Typical Finale. A bit short, and too easy.
A really good beginning, for a genious game. After beating that chapter, youre totally into the game.
I love this chapter. This is the point where this game really starts. Maybe the best. It's quite long and tricky, and you can move between 3 islands. I like this, complex, and tricky.
This is a bit like "The journey". A bit short. Don't like it so much.
I like that. Especially the thing with the Le Chuck Voodoo Doll.
Unique beginning, cause its very short for an opening chapter. But its very funny, and a cool appetizer for the rest of the game. Something like a prologue.
Typical good monkey Island chapter.
Very unique, untypical chapter. I like
This is nearly as good as "The curse gets worse". I like that little trip to Skull Island. Reminds me on the little trip in Le Chucks Revenge with Kate, or the little trip in EFMI to Knuttin.
I dont like that so much. Too short and unlogical. A bit like "The journey"
Thats okay. Typical ending.
Okay its not really a chapter but you forgot the Prologue of this game. So Efmi is the only Monkey island game with a little Prologue before Chapter/Act 1.
I like this one. Not too short, and very appetizing for the rest of the game.
This is one of my favourite chapter of all MI-Games. Maybe a lot of people have a different opinion, but for me this chapter has the quality of the "Four Map pieces" chapter. There is a lot of tripping between Islands. Its complex and tricky.
This is a really good chapter. After the prologue and 2 really good following chapters youre quite surprised that there is still enough work 2 do.
This is maybe the best Monkey Island Finale.
Unfortunately i did not play Tales yet. Beat me.
I would play it, if there would be a version for PS3 with german voice over. I bought the PC-Version with german voice over. But i have to wait till i got a working pc. :rolleyes:
My favourite Chapter is "The four map pieces".
But "Enter the Manatee" is close to it.
I didn't forget anything. This thread purely lists named chapters and the begging part of EMI has no name. The only name I forgot was the 'Kiss of the Spider Monkey' part from CMI which is a OK part, but it's also forgettable.
Your definitely in the minority, but don't worry about it. I personally felt EMI was still a decent game.
You can tell you haven't played Tales yet :P I don't want to spoil anything but let's just say this is the 2nd best ending imo
Why do you need to wait? You English seems excellent!
I disagree on this. I love 'The Four Map Pieces', but I feel Enter the Manatee is average (still good though). I think probably 'The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood' (chapter 4 of ToMI) is my favourite, mostly due to the unique and fantastic ending to the chapter!
I mean, i would not have any understanding-problems with an english version. But thats not the point.
Since "Curse" I'm used to play MI-Games with german voice over. I'm just used to it. So for me its a matter of "enjoyment", not a matter of understanding or not understanding a language.
The other thing is, i don't like download-content.
I think its a matter of taste. I know, there are a lot of germans that even prefer playing an MI-Game with english voice over.
Anyway. By the time, i'll have enough money for a new pc, i will play my german "Tales".
It's already bought, so Telltale already got my money. :-)
Hope so :-)
For me it always feels like most people hate EFMI only cause of the graphics and the keyboard controls.
I definately think the games content is underrated.
For me it was the controls on the PC version, the loading times on the PS2 version and the plot holes that put me off a bit. But having said that I do still enjoy EMI, I just enjoy Curse, MI2 and Tales more. (I like EMI about the same as MI1, I grew up with MI1 so it's nostalgic, but it is still slow paced compared to the others imo).