Several years after the end of Escape from Monkey Island, Tales of Monkey Island begins, spread out over five different episodes / chapters that allow for unique twists on the overall, time-tested gameplay while creating an arched plot that lures players in and keeps them involved.
With this game, players continue on with the Mighty Pirate Guybrush Threepwood, who’s trying (once again) to save his wife Elaine and get rid of his nemesis LeChuck. Although certainly rife with hold-your-breath moments, Tales of Monkey Island really shines when it comes to humor, making it an all-around, truly fun game to play.
Throughout all five episodes, ranging between two and four hours of gameplay each, your character will explore various hilarious, dangerous, or simply interesting places throughout the Caribbean and beyond. During this time, you’ll work to solve puzzles and accomplish goals, all while building your game’s inventory. And to start, you get to go on a treasure hunt, where you’ll find prizes and discounts from the manufacturer’s website.
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Overall, the graphics here are fantastic, cartoonish in nature, and stay in keeping with the game’s overall tone of fun (rather than serious-must-save-everyone-now adventure style games). You can play it on your PC or with a Wii Nunchuk analog stick, and work your way through all five chapters, starting with Launch of the Screaming Narwhal and ending with the epic Rise of the Pirate God.