Ars Technica interviewed Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman, game designers who discussed the system for helping players in their old-school quest Return To Monkey Island.
Gilbert believed that tutorials, hint systems and other indulgences were unnecessary for the sake of mass on the next Monkey Island.
Times have changed. It was revealed that Return to Monkey Island would have an integrated hint system. It will be integrated into the game’s universe and offer gamers more than a walkthrough.
Gilbert stated that users will jump to the Internet for help if there is no built-in help system. This is something developers want to avoid.
Return to Monkey Island will also offer a casual mode that includes simplified puzzles. It is designed for people who don’t have any experience in point and click games.
“People these days don’t want to be stuck for more than five minutes. I play [в старые квесты]My son, who will soon turn eight years old. Perhaps he is distorted in his view. However, after spending two and a-half minutes thinking about the problem he just said: “Get out of the phone.” Find a solution. Look!”Grossman was the author.
Return to Monkey Island should be out by the end of this year. Although the project is a continuation of the original two parts, Grossman and Gilbert will continue to work on the next installments.