Telltale Games just recently announced that Tales of Monkey Island is now available for Mac. Gah! I wish they did this earlier because I bought Chapter 1 for Wii and it was terrible. The graphics were not crisp, grainy, and there were definitely some visual performance issues because the overall experience did not feel smooth at all.
The controls were bad at first, but I got over it and found my comfort zone at some point.
The worst part of this whole download was the audio. There are these constant weird pops when a new dialogue is about to play or possibly when the song loops. The audio quality wasn’t clear and very grating
To sum it up, the game felt slow, horrible on the eyes, and annoying to listen to. The story itself was interesting and clever, but I couldn’t bring myself to buy the next episode on Wii. It’s also not worth it for the price point it was at. The 5 episode series is $35 on PC/Mac, and, and $50 on Wii. It’s too bad that Nintendo did not give TellTale an exception in its pricing policies. I will probably get the entire series for Mac at some point, since there is such a dearth of games on Mac, but I’m hoping for a sale to make buying the whole season including Chapter 1 worth it for me.
In any case, I hope that Sam & Max is the next series to be ported to Mac. I bought the series for PC a while back, but I rarely ever use my PC anymore, so I never finished the season. Hopefully they will extend the same Mac deal for those who bought it for PC!