Game Releases (6-10 July 2009)

tales_of_monkey_island_1It’s not often that we use the word legendary next to a particular game or series. Above all this series/game has to show it is timeless amid changes in technology.

The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge were two such games. The 90s was an era when the point’n’click adventure genre was the popular kid on the block much like first person shooter is today. These two games are masterpieces whose wittiness, script and puzzles have yet to be surpassed. Only Grim Fandango can come close.

Now, Telltales has released the first episode of a new series of Tales of Monkey Island Launch of the Narwhal on the PC (WiiWare also in the near future) which has been well received by the critics. It has a play time of around 3-5 hours. The next episode is expected at around a month’s time.

Tales of Monkey Island (Demo)

Destructoid review

“It is a worthy successor to one of the finest adventure series ever to sail the seven seas. Here is to hoping Telltale can keep the Jolly Roger flying as high as it does here throughout the full length of the Tales season.”

It’s time to be a pirate again. Tales of Monkey Island Launch of the Narwhal is game of the week.

Wii

The Conduit
Space Camp
Impossible Mission

PC

Tales of Monkey Island Launch of the Narwhal
Guitar Hero: World Tour
Battlestrike: Shadow Of Stalingrad
Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2009 – Le Tour De France
Trine

DS

Space Camp

PSP

Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2009 – Le Tour De France

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Costas

Costas Taliadoros is an accountant by profession but a gamer at heart. He was born in Nicosia in 1977 and was raised by Donkey Kong. At a very young age he started piloting F-15 Strike Eagles over the Iraqi and Libyan deserts and has also seen action in an M1 Ambraams tank somewhere in Eastern Europe fighting against the Soviets. As the years went by, he was integrated into Civilization until he finally conquered the world and sent the first human mission to Alpha Centauri. He graduated from the International Superstar Soccer academy and moved back to Cyprus to start his career. In this dark period of his life he fought and swore against 3 more Master Chiefs on a 4-way split-screen all day and night. It was around this period that he also started traveling to Live in many places around the world but mostly the USA. There, he met a lot of young American teenagers who were willing to discuss topics like his mother and the colour of his skin in great detail. It only strengthened his belief that he still has a lot to learn in this life.

Nowadays Costas can be found on a couch playing games with friends and foes, with beer in close proximity. He is just a non-professional “writer” who loves games, books, comics, football, and running. He is also writing in the video-game site he co-founded, www.forevergamers.com, and on his personal blog, www.lostingames.net.