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  • Summary: Our piratey heroes meet their ultimate match with the Rise of the Pirate God. Can the world of Monkey Island be saved? Find out as the Tales of Monkey Island saga comes to its thrilling conclusion. [Telltale Games]
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
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  1. Tales of Monkey Island is probably one of the best games that came out last year, and probably one of the best adventure games that has come out in recent memory.
  2. Even out of Lucasarts' hands, Tales of Monkey Island remains right a staple of the genre. Any adventure fan should have this in their collection. We recommend you buy the whole package right now.
  3. 85
    The last chapter is also the best, rounding out Telltale's most enjoyable episodic series to date.
  4. The series hinges on a great ending, and Chapter 5 delivers. [Issue#30, p.52]
  5. Rise of the Pirate God is the grand season finale of Tales of Monkey Island, and it delivers. TellTale created an outstanding season from the beginning, and the great ending is just a fact of its greatness. But it's also true that they can do a better job, as they did with the second season of Sam & Max; hope they reach those heights with Monkey Island too.
  6. Although it's not the perfect, laugh-out-loud ending we all wanted, The Rise of the Pirate God is still one of the best chapters of the five part series.
  7. Yes, many of the puzzles were kind of underwhelming, and yes, some of the most dramatically important scenes were severely undercut by Telltale's technically limited engine (the episode 4 finale is so almost-incredible it actually hurts), but hey -- it's Monkey Island, man. A pretty significant part of me can't help but love it, despite all its flaws.

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  1. Aug 6, 2011
    10
    This is the chapter you was waiting for. i dont want to wite to much but its fazinating how lucas arts could add all the pices together!This is the chapter you was waiting for. i dont want to wite to much but its fazinating how lucas arts could add all the pices together! great!
    cant await to play the next monkey osland. i hope lucas arts build a new one!
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  2. MarkL
    Dec 27, 2009
    10
    The last part of Tales is also my favourite, smoothly bringing together elements from all four chapters to a fitting close that verges on The last part of Tales is also my favourite, smoothly bringing together elements from all four chapters to a fitting close that verges on epic (thought perhaps just misses the mark). It's not the hardest chapter despite being the last, this one concentrates more on narrative and tying up all the loose ends. I think this finale, and perhaps the whole season, eclipsed Escape and cements itself as a worth entry in the Monkey Island series. While I still dream of a new full next-gen MI game, I'd also be happy to see Telltale make more Tales as good as these. Expand
  3. DirkB
    Dec 9, 2009
    9
    almost too easy, but a great story for an atmospheric ending of this fantastic series!
  4. AndrewL
    Dec 10, 2009
    9
    The Rise of the Pirate God may be a bit too easy, but not short of perfect as an ending to a great chapter in the Monkey Island series. A The Rise of the Pirate God may be a bit too easy, but not short of perfect as an ending to a great chapter in the Monkey Island series. A truly epic final battle (perhaps one of the most amazing in the series) closes the tale, leaving you hungry and excited for the next game. The design is definitely unique, with the spirit world being almost like a pirate heaven. Good fun, assuming you've played (and loved) the past four chapters, there is no reason you shouldn't, and wouldn't pick this up. 9/10 for this chapter, but 10/10 on Tales of Monkey Island as a whole. Expand