Ron Gilbert on Gamespot podcast

A very very interesting podcast with the creator of the Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion series (also with Tim Schaffer, Dave Grossman). Take notice cause this guy is the real legend, making games that have smarter and more enjoyable (and better written) stories than most games today, only over a decade ago.

[url]http://www.gamespot.com/features/6153188/index.html[/url]

LiveWire's picture

I admit to never having played a Monkey Island game (though it's on my ever lengthening to-do list), but I've been reading his [url="http://grumpygamer.com/"]web blog[/url] for some time now (when it's actually updated that is) and I very much enjoyed this interview.

skunx's picture

If you do ever play one, make sure its either the original or number 2, the other 2 after that lacked the atmosphere of the originals. If you find a copy of them (or download them...) or any other Lucasarts adventure game its best you use the ScummVM to run them properly on todays machines. Give it a go, its worth it [:)]

Oh and while we're on the subject of games with great storylines, EVERYONE needs to play Grim Fandango.

souri's picture

I have some incredibly fond memories of LucasArt's SCUMM adventure games. Maniac Mansion, Zack Mckracken and the Alien Mindbenders, Day of the Tentacle, Monkey Island 1 and 2, Indiana Jones and Last Crusade, and Sam and Max Hit the Road. They all had fantastic stories which really took you on an adventure, and offered bundles of humour as well. There're so many famous (well, to those who've played them) one liners and quotes from all of those games. I'm not sure if I'd have the patience to play those games these days though. Sometimes when you get stuck, you can stay stuck for weeks (this was the time before the internets and information/solutions weren't as easy to come by!).

I wish Ron Gilbert would do more of his flash comics. [url="http://grumpygamer.com/comic-5692"]They're hilarious[/url]!

Caroo's picture

"thats the seccond biggist duck i've ever seen"

skunx's picture

Herman Toothrot: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, what color is the tree?

[The player must now go through 40 or so answers before finally being allowed to select:]

Guybrush: All colors?
Herman Toothrot: Exactly. Now, what has this experience taught you?
Guybrush: That philosophy isn't worth my time.
Herman Toothrot: I'm very impressed. It takes most people years to reach this point.

mcdrewski's picture

look behind you! a three headed monkey!