Conclusion: As with all XBLA games, there's a dozen of them. All of which can easily be unlocked within a single playthrough. The flaws aside, it still is LeChuck's Revenge and as a result is still a fantastic game. And right now I will go and play it again - with the developer's commentary!
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.
Excerpt: I'll admit it – I've been spoiled lately on the iOS point & click adventure front. My most recent reviews were both outstanding games: The Secret of Monkey Island and Hector: Badge of Carnage.
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.
Summary: As Guybrush Threepwood celebrates the 20th anniversary of his arrival on the adventure game scene, the Monkey Island series continues to enjoy a renaissance with the release of Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge.
Pros: Entertaining characters and quirky humor, Wacky puzzles with clever solutions, Lively new visuals and voice acting, Improved gameplay options
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
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.
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.