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Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2 on PC Tomorrow, WiiWare "Soon After"

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

The second part of Guybrush Threepwood's new adventure is right around the corner.

If you've bought and played the first chapter of Tales of Monkey Island and are itching to find out what happens after the cliffhanger you were shown at the end, your wait is almost over. The Siege of Spinner Cay, the second chapter in the series, will be released on PC tomorrow, with a WiiWare release following "soon after."

In the second episode, Guybrush must locate three mystical artifacts to figure out the location of La Esponja Grande, a legendary giant sea sponge, which is said to cure people of any diseases. Quite handy, as the entire Caribbean has been struck with a voodoo pox! You'll also have to work together with an unlikely ally in order to achieve all of this.

Despite Telltale's promises, the first episode was not exactly the same on WiiWare as on the PC - It occassionally suffered from bad framerates and most of the dialogue sounded very fuzzy for some reason. Telltale has said that they've been looking for a way to fix this for the WiiWare release of the second chapter, but they haven't said if a solution has already been found. Fingers crossed!

Telltale has also revealed that the first chapter of Tales of Monkey Island is their best-selling game yet - No real surprise, considering it's a new game in a highly respected LucasArts adventure game series!

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User Comments (19)

Odnetnin

#1

Odnetnin said:

Spoiler alert! Anyway, I hope those framerate and sound issues are less apparent in this episode, so the Telltale hate can subside.

sirgrim

#2

sirgrim said:

That should give NL plenty of time to review it and get that out early to conflict with what the game actually plays like.

Hardy83

#4

Hardy83 said:

I hope the technical issues are solved as well, but I mean from a programming standpoint, I doubt they will. They are trying to fit around 300MB of data into 40MB. That in itself is amazing.

Nintendo needs to get with the times and bring WiiWare size limits to 80-100MB. There's more then enough room on SD cards for that to happen, and the Wii has 512MB of data, most people probably plot the majority of their stuff on the SD card so they'll probably have room.

Oh wink wink nudge nude, USB harddrive.

DrakeStaff

#5

Drake said:

Actually, on PC this chapter is much smaller than the previous one - The first chapter's folder is 285 MB but this one is only 171 MB. It should be a bit easier for them to properly port it this time.

JayArr

#6

JayArr said:

I'm guessing Wii will see it September 7. I hope it comes sooner.
I can't wait!

Can we be expecting a speedy review like last time, Marcel?

MattL

#7

MattL said:

Definite future purchases. But have to be disciplined and finish the Strong Bad series first. Fan of the original games, so can't wait to see how the new ones compare :)

WolfRamHeart

#11

WolfRamHeart said:

I'm very cautious about these games after the debacle of the first chapter. I just hope TellTale doesn't screw this one up too.

Gizmo

#12

Gizmo said:

I didn't bought the first chapter because of the technical issues. Hopefully this time it will be a better port.

Aardvark_Soup

#13

Aardvark_Soup said:

Awesome! I'll be downloading this directly tomorrow morning. The PC version is much cheaper (especially if you buy it trough Telltale's site and live in a Euro country) and runs better than the one on WiiWare, so I'll recommend that one.

@Machu
Could you please elaborate your response? If you don't I, as a Monkey Island fanboy, will unfortunately be forced to violently murder you.

Sneaker13

#14

Sneaker13 said:

I've just finished the review copy for the PC version and I think that it's a great episode. Another huge cliffhanger, gorgeous graphics and wonderful music (with very good voice acting), a nice story with a lot of humor and action, the puzzles were good but I think that some of them weren't obscure enough. Or my mind just isn't used to obvious puzzles any more.

suburban_sensei

#15

suburban_sensei said:

I really want to get in to this, but I have heard so many bad things about the WiiWare release. I use a laptop, so I was just wondering if anybody has any issues with the game chugging on a laptop? If not, i'll prob just DL the PC version.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#16

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

I bought the 1st one and thought the technical problems didn't detract me from a decent gaming experience. However, BECAUSE of those issues I'd give it an 8 instead of a 9.

City_Of_Delusion

#17

City_Of_Delusion said:

It won't be Friday (it's already one HELL of a line up), I doubt it's Monday (appear to look busy!), Americans always get it first (so it won't be a week on Friday, the 28th). So, I'll guess the Wii version will be released a week on Monday (Aug 31st) in NA, with an EU release the following Friday (Sep 4th).

ASDFGHJKL

#18

ASDFGHJKL said:

La Esponja Grande!?!?!? Thats the best thing the can come up with! It s just "The Big Sponge" in Spanish. Real creative... :P

Ferret75

#19

Ferret75 said:

The first was laggy as heck and had tons of glitches.
Unless they can somehow update the first, there's no way I'm getting this.

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