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! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
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. I've loved the Monkey Island games for as long as I can remember (which has got to be at least a month), so when I saw Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge on sale for Talk Like a Pirate Day, it was an easy purchasing decision.
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...
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. Like its revamped predecessor, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition , this game takes a classic point-and-click adventure and spruces it up for the modern era.
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
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.