The Monkey Island adventure games were some of my favorite games ever. I loved to play the adventures of Guybrush Threepwood in the original Secret of Monkey Island back in 1990. Now Disney comes out with Pirates of the Carribean 2: Dead Man’s Chest this summer, and the designer of Monkey Island, Ron Gilbert, is struck at the resemblance of his Monkey Island’s LeChuck and the bad guy Davy Jones in Dead Man’s Chest.
I don’t know about it; LeChuck had many different appearances in the Monkey Island series. In MI:III – erm, I mean Monkey Island 3, he had a flaming beard, but he never had squid tentacles hanging from his face. Still, I think that the original Pirates certainly had the atmosphere of the Monkey Island games, and I can’t wait to see POTC 2 this summer and 3 next year.
And for LeChuck vs. Davy Jones? Tell for yourself:
Pirate: “I’ve spoken with apes more polite then you.”
Guybrush: “I’m glad to hear you attended your family reunion.”