When Jonez from NekoJonez’s Gaming Blog kindly nominated Later Levels for a Real Neat Blog Award in December, he asked bloggers to share which video game series they’d choose to revive. My pick was obvious: I’d love to see the rights to Monkey Island given back to Ron Gilbert so it can be restored to its former glory.
There’s always a high risk that a revived franchise will never live up to expectations, but this doesn’t stop me from wanting to see Guybrush Threepwood star in another point-and-click. Sure, it could be terrible and leave players disappointed – or it could be the best instalment in the series yet, and we’ll never know unless it’s made. Giving the intellectual property (IP) back to the original creators would mean that it could be developed by people who adore it as much as the fans do and who know what makes it…
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