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LuvMI2 08-02-2010 12:53 PM

Question about game - SPOILER ALERT!
Now that my son and I both have finished the game. Me on my iPad and he on his iPod we have a little argument going.

On Monkey Island 2, SE, the ending. When the boys walk out of the building was the whole game just a kind of boys role playing, imagination type of thing (that is my stance), or was it a curse LeChuck put on Guybrush to make him a kid again (my sonís stance). PLEASE answer as this is getting contentious.


Joshi 08-03-2010 05:55 AM

Heh, there really is no right or wrong answer to this (well, there is, but there's only one guy in the world who knows and he won't tell us).

Since there are sequels and the one game following this one pretty much says it's just a curse LeChuck put on Guybrush, you could argue that way. But, every game following this game (Monkey Island 2) was made without the original creator, Ron Gilbert, who had the story for the third game planned out but left LucasArts before it was made. As such, it depends on whether you accept the third (and the other) games as canon or not.

The later games certainly stepped away from the whole "It was all a dream" aspect, but then it's argued that they weren't following the story that the first two games set up and instead went ahead with their own story. It's up to you really.

Etibow 04-22-2011 01:56 PM

Personally, I DON'T accept CMI and EMI (MI3 and MI4) as canon, not just because of a different creator, but because they also seemed completely different and a PLANNED story-line was halted and something else went on.

That said, I personally believe it was all within Guybrush's head. I actually like that more, because it would not only make sense that everything in the world contained both historic as well as contemporary elements, but I love the idea of a kid's imagination coming so much to life that it's viewed in a realistic and interactive manner.

Perhaps we would have discovered even more if the third installment was created by Ron Gilbert, but now that's not an option I suppose.

And finally, I believe the Secret of Monkey Island... the secret itself, may literally be some cerebral portal to the world of Monkey Island, and perhaps Guybrush and LeChuck had discovered this portal. Maybe this is a little stretch, but it works for me.

So in that, and in all, my vote goes with the father... it was NOT a curse LeChuck put on Guybrush. It was either all an imagined adventure, or some adventure Guybrush actually went on through some portal or gateway to another existence. Dunno.

Hopefully Ron will tell us some day!

Etibow 04-22-2011 01:57 PM

Oh... and PS, just because I don't accept CMI and EMI as canon, I still played them and enjoyed it at the same time! I just don't accept them as a part of the "true" story. ;)

Huz 05-13-2014 07:02 PM

Hey. It's up to you. Until Monkey Island 3 came along, either interpretation was equally valid. Probably. If you ignore the 20th century anachronisms littered throughout the games.

What I'm saying is that you're probably right.

Artisa 05-15-2014 05:18 PM

It's nice to see the ending of MI2 can still spur a debate almost two decades later :D

Huz 05-15-2014 05:55 PM

More than two decades later now!

And only four years after this thread was started.

RoyTordesLegend 05-15-2014 05:56 PM

artisa, you've really got to be more selective with the old post bumping lol

RoyTordesLegend 05-15-2014 05:57 PM

oh it's huz this time, bah lol

Artisa 05-15-2014 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by Huz (Post 2848168)
More than two decades later now!

And only four years after this thread was started.

Evidence once again that Monkey Island is eternal. :heart3:

Huz 05-15-2014 06:10 PM

This thread is a spring chicken compared to some of 'em.

Artisa 05-15-2014 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by RoyTordesLegend (Post 2848170)
artisa, you've really got to be more selective with the old post bumping lol


Originally Posted by RoyTordesLegend (Post 2848172)
oh it's huz this time, bah lol

Indeed, he's on a roll! :rofl:

Huz 05-15-2014 06:22 PM

Through the gates of hell.

Artisa 05-15-2014 06:23 PM

Carrying your head on a pike!

Huz 05-27-2014 06:35 PM

Must you take the fun out of everything?

Oh wait, in this case you continued the fun.

Carry on.

Artisa 06-06-2014 08:20 PM

Mortal fool, release me from this wretched tomb! I must be set free or I shall haunt you forever! I will hide the keys under the cushions of your upholstered furniture, and nevermore will you be able to find socks that match!! :rofl:

(No idea if I got that right lol)

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