Return to Monkey Island: disgusted by the critics, the creator of the game distances himself

Return to Monkey Island: disgusted by the critics, the creator of the game distances himself

Game News Return to Monkey Island: disgusted by the critics, the creator of the game distances himself

Return to Monskey Island is a godsend for all fans of the saga: no one expected it, but Ron Gilbert did it. Only here, the hardcore fans take a dim view of the new artistic direction and make the famous director pay dearly for it.

A return with great fanfare, except that…

Last April, the small world of video games was in turmoil at the surprise announcement from Ron Gilbert: the creator of the iconic Monkey Island saga announced with great fanfare a brand new game, Return to Monkey Islandcoming to PC and Nintendo Switch.

Even better, the creator was back with a small brand new studio, Terrible Toybox, surrounded by his friends from then : Dave Grossman, one of the original screenwriters of the series, while the music is credited to Michael Land, Peter McConnel and Clint Bakajian, all having already composed for the series in the 90s.

Only here: since the game showed itself a little more and showed off its new artistic direction, nothing is going well for some of the fans of the first hour. The latter are particularly unhappy with the cartoonish turn, in particular operated by a former MediaMolecule (LittleBigPlanet) who joined the team. Ron Gilbert had thus answered a short time ago, admitting: “Return to Monkey Island may not be the art style you wanted or expected, but it’s the art style I wanted.”

Toxicity pointed out

The problem being that just recently, some fans’ disappointment went too far. And as is unfortunately customary with the Internet, the outbursts manifested themselves in numerous insults and threats, directly towards Ron Gilbert. Enough that the developer doesn’t want to get personally involved in the communication anymore.

I stop the comments (on his blog, editor’s note). People are just obnoxious and I have to delete comments and attacks. It’s an incredible game and everyone in the team is very proud of it. Play it or not, but stop ruining everything for others. I will no longer post about the game. The joy of sharing news is gone.

The publisher of Return to Monkey Island will obviously continue the communication. The game is scheduled for 2022, without details for the moment.

Return to Monkey Island: disgusted by the critics, the creator of the game distances himself

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