Ron Gilbert the person behind the Monkey Island franchise has returned to the series. That game, Return to Monkey Island is due later this year and we now have a gameplay trailer to view. Nonetheless, fans weren’t happy with the new look which Ron Gilbert explained in his blog.
Return to Monkey Island may not be the art style you wanted or were expecting but it’s the art style I wanted. When I started this game my biggest fear was Disney wouldn’t let me make the game I wanted to make but they have been wonderful to work with.
However, this news has resulted in a sad turn of events, and it appears that the dissatisfied fans’ attitude isn’t isolated after Santa Monica Studios’s recent Twitter post.
Return To Monkey Island Fans Go Too Far
Ron Gilbert has decided he won’t discuss the upcoming release of his long-awaited sequel. He has also closed his blog to all comments. All this from abuse from so-called fans. This is what he responded with in the comments
I’m shutting down comments. People are just being mean and I’m having to delete personal attack comments. It’s an amazing game and everyone on the team is very proud of it. Play it or don’t play it but don’t ruin it for everyone else. I won’t be posting anymore about the game on my blog. The joy of sharing has been driven from me.
He also received support from Dominic Armato via a series of Tweets. For those wondering why he’s important, they are the actor who plays Guybrush Threepwood throughout the series.
Dominic Armato Had More To Say. He also posted in-depth thoughts on Twitter about the look of the game and is genuinely excited for fans to play it.
I’m a fan of the franchise and have no complaints about the new look. Like many others, I am overjoyed to see more of the franchise. Return to Monkey Island is a game I’m looking forward to playing. However, I must emphasize. Regardless of the game or the reasons for your disappointment. It is unacceptable to be abusive to those involved in development. It has even come to the point where the development team has received death threats, and this is not an isolated incident. Please respect the studios and individuals responsible for creating those titles, not just now, but in the future.