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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: For the second month in a row, I feel like my words could be incorrectly interpreted as ultimately negative, but my reservations should not betray the fact that I absolutely enjoyed this game; I appreciated the challenge, loved the writing and voice acting, and was continually impressed by the...