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Beneath a Steel Sky or Monkey Island?

10-08-2009, 06:21 AM
#1
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 12
Beneath a Steel Sky or Monkey Island?

Played neither and they don't offer any nostalgic value - before my time.

I'm looking for an absorbing puzzle story to play on a 10 hour journey tomorrow.

Pros / cons / comparisons? Any major difference?

Help me make decision - I need to download before leaving home.

Thanks old man
10-08-2009, 06:52 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,634
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Originally Posted by uncleaerosmithe View Post
Played neither and they don't offer any nostalgic value - before my time.

I'm looking for an absorbing puzzle story to play on a 10 hour journey tomorrow.

Pros / cons / comparisons? Any major difference?

Help me make decision - I need to download before leaving home.

Thanks old man
If you have no previous experience with neither, I would go for MI. MI's new updated graphics are more accepted by today's players, and the humor is a bit more cheerful too.

Both are two of the best games ever created though.
10-08-2009, 07:21 AM
#3
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 35
Anyone else have any suggestions too? I'm also deciding between Monkey Island and Steel Sky.
10-08-2009, 08:07 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by spvn View Post
Anyone else have any suggestions too? I'm also deciding between Monkey Island and Steel Sky.
I think you will have a tough time going wrong either way. I played both games back in the day, and even though the Monkey Island update is prettier, I do have a special fondness for Beneath a Steel Sky. It's a question of whether you want something funny but a bit shallow (story-wise, I mean) or a deeper, more involving cyberpunk story.
10-08-2009, 08:30 AM
#5
Can't say I'm terribly fond of the new graphics of MI (they don't really match the style and comparative quality of the originals), but I'm always fond of the art of Dave Gibbons. The humor is a different flavor in either of the games, MI is tongue-in-cheek, BASS is much darker.

I couldn't recommend deciding between the two, as opposed to getting both and not buying other games of remarkably lesser quality
10-08-2009, 08:49 AM
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Joined: May 2009
Posts: 12
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Originally Posted by Frand View Post

I couldn't recommend deciding between the two, as opposed to getting both and not buying other games of remarkably lesser quality
Interesting solution! Perhaps once I get there I will buy the other to play on my return journey.

Sounds like we're leaning toward Steel Sky then if it's the most absorbing.