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...
LeChuck Returns From The Dead With A Gut-Busting Adventure
8 July 2010
Conclusion: Concept: Remaking the first Monkey Island was fun, let’s do it again!
Graphics: On par with some of the best cartoons out there
Sound: Some dialogue gets repetitive, but the music makes me want to be a pirate
Playability: Vastly improved over the first game’s unintuitive interface
Entertainment: Any game that coaxes out this many laughs is doing it right
Replay: Moderately Low
Excerpt: Monkey Island games aren’t really known for their complex, twisting plots. Essentially, what you expect is a piratical romp around some strangely-named islands, swashing your buckle with all manner of odd characters, and a scattering of anachronisms and pop-culture references to keep you smiling. That’s what we’ve come to expect, and Telltale games would be insane to change a winning combination.
Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay (PC) - Review
25 August 2009
Excerpt: With the recent resurgence of the point-and-click adventure genre, one classic series remained conspicuously absent for quite some time. And so, it was to great cheer that TellTale Games announced their revival of the Monkey Island series via chapter-based episodic downloads. Clearly it was a good decision, as with the first chapter, Launch of the Screaming Narwhal, the series is now TellTale’s best-performing franchise ever .
Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay
Adventure Classic Gaming
24 August 2009
Excerpt: Another month comes, another chapter of Tales of Monkey Island arrives. Despite being only the second chapter in the series, legions of Monkey Island fans have been eagerly waiting for it to see what will happen after the cliffhanger ending of the first chapter. Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay continues the bumbling "piratey" escapades of Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate™ and delivers an adventure of great energy and splendid imagination.
Excerpt: Ron Gilbert's The Secret of Monkey Island proves that it is possible to make anarchic humors about pirates. The game reinvents the concept of humor in computer games and has since become popular among adventure fans all around the world. Indeed, the debut title of the Monkey Island series not only remains as an all-time favorite in the minds of many adventure gamers, it also stands as a testament that symbolizes Lucasfilm Games as the master of designing adventure game.