Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge Special Edition by flotsam
7 August 2010
Excerpt: And so it continues, and I for one am not complaining! For those not in the know, LucasArts have recently been giving the venerable Monkey Island franchise a lick, and a spit and a great deal of polish. Basically, it’s the same game as the one that was released in 1991, but overhauled to look and sound as if it were made yesterday. There are some special features and tweaks, but what you got then is pretty much what you get now.
Summary: Nonsensical puzzles, insane characters and pirate-themed punch lines. Yup, it's Monkey Island 2. This Special Edition XBLA release features stunning graphics, improved controls and brand new voice actors. Unfortunately it didn't fix some of the game's faults. But even with its imperfections, LeChuck's Revenge is an adventure worth going on! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Conclusion: Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge is everything fans of the series would expect from a high-definition remake. Lovingly recreated with an art-style and sense of humour that will appeal to players of any age, this is a game that the whole family can have a hand at cracking. Of course, it’s still a point-and-click adventure and undeniably shows its age, but it’s also an enjoyable title in its own right – it just never comes close to transcending the limitations of the...
Excerpt: Not many old things hold up in the present day. Who wishes they could bring back eight-track tapes, shoulder pads or rotary phones? (Quiet, Grandma!) Well not many games hold up either, and not many deserve--or, some might argue, need --a remake. The Monkey Island series may be one of those few franchises solid enough and loved by gamers enough to warrant this kind of treatment; at least that's what publisher LucasArts was gambling on, with the release of a special...