This week on Extra Punctuation, Yahtzee dives into the adventure game genre following the announcement of Return to Monkey Island and how the genre has seen better days.

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So, I hear they’re making a new Monkey Island. I mean, one could hardly have avoided hearing about it if one lives anywhere but the dark side of Mars. Oh boy, people kept saying. Finally a proper Monkey Island sequel. Besides 2. And 3. And that 3D one that we don’t talk about. Oh, and the episodic series that Telltale made during their “make sequels to abandoned adventure game franchises” phase that came before their “slap any IP we can get onto choices matter interactive movies where your choices don’t actually matter” period. Oh none of those count, do they? It’s very collectively arrogant of modern culture to do all this rebooting and resetting, what right does anyone have to simply declare that any number of past sequels didn’t happen. Culture shouldn’t be that disposable. Oh, Halloween 4, 5 and 6 don’t count? Funny, the people making them didn’t seem to think so. They put a lot of work in. Donald Pleasance kept coming back. Paul Rudd was in one.

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