Review: Tales of Monkey Island: Lair of the Leviathan
A new month, a new Tales of Monkey Island episode. In the third episode for this 5 part series, the story continues with Guybrush Threepwood and crew stuck inside a Manatee and must come up with a way out to continue your search for La Esponja Grande. With the third installment of the series, I was kinda pulled out of the Tales of Monkey Island series. It felt out of place with the rest of the episodes so far. Not sure if it was the area you are in or the way the story unfolded. It does, however, have the best dialogue to date. I could not stop laughing at all the jokes and how funny some of the voices were.
The puzzles leave something to desire I am afraid. They seemed way too easy for the most part requiring little critical thinking to solve. There is one puzzle that requires you to pick 3 choices for 3 rounds that actually made me think about it for a good 5 minutes before I resorted to using pen and paper to solve it. That one puzzle that some people seem to hate but I beg to differ. It actually reminded me of the puzzles from the older adventure games that you would have to use pen and paper to flesh out your thoughts just to get past.
Although it seems Telltale Games ramped up the comedy and dialogue to the best of the series to date, the story and environment took me out of the story as a whole for the series. If you have made it this far in the Tales of Monkey Island series, I say continue. This episode could be construed as a break in the story so to speak and just plain old fun. Hopefully the next 2 episodes keep up the comedy and dialogue that was in this episode.