Summary: This was a bit of a stumble in the series, though it's still overall great, but annoyingly they still went and made another maze, despite the strong player feedback to the contrary. Also a lot of reused art, and the fish people are kinda weird and not very likable. Still, it continues to be hilarious and witty. Puzzles are a bit hard, but fair, and Elaine's and LeChuck's characters both get a good treatment and play decent roles in the story.
Excerpt: Arrr me maties welcome to the second Monkey Island game in the series, featuring even more swash buckling adventure, puzzles, grog and offcourse the beautiful Elaine. Ok enough of the pirate talk, I loved this game, when I first purchased this it came with disks but know you can buy it on two separate CD’s, now that is great, isn’t it.
Pros: Great Hummor, Its a 2D game, Well known game
Excerpt: Through this article, I would like to deal with one of my favourite Game on PC. Admittedly, this adventure game is not so young (it has been created about 8 years ago), and I have to recognise that graphics could seem a little out of date. Nevertheless, I am deeply convinced that the interest of this game relies on the concept itself rather than the quality of the sounds or the graphics.
Excerpt: A week or two ago I was looking through the shelves of my old computer games (the ones that came on disks rather than CD-ROM when released) and came across the box of this game with a "Just Released" sticker on it, it seemed very hard to remember when this game was actually new. This is a point-and-click game and easily one of the best of its type, most people will have already heard of the game and played it (and hopefully enjoyed doing so) but anyone that hasn't done...
Pros: Retains the humour, story, music and overall gameplay that made the first monkey island such a classic
Cons: Poor ending, the 2 difficulties don't really work well as one seems just "too" easy
Excerpt: This is one of the zaniest games I have ever played. The weird puzzles and cartoony graphics never fail to bring a smile to my face. MI2 is considered by many to be the best game in the Monkey Island series. I think it is on a par with The Secret Of Monkey Island. We meet Guybrush again as he tells his stories (wildly exagerated) round a fire. As he prepares to go and his new found wealth he is mugged by the scourge of Scabb island, Largo Legrande.
Excerpt: My first impression after loading MI-2: Damn, that music's funky. No, really! After vaporising the Ghost Pirate LeChuck in MI-1, Guybrush Threepwood is now after the fabled treasure of Big Whoop. His immediate problem is that the island he's on is ran by Largo LeGrande, who has imposed a huge tax on outgoing ships. No one on the island is brave enough to confront him, as he used to be LeChuck's right hand man (when LeChuck was alive).
Excerpt: Monkey Island 2 has been around for a while now but you might be able to get hold of it in a compilation called "The Monkey Island Bounty Pack" which contains the first 3 Monkey Island games. If you haven't seen them before and you like adventure games don't have any hesitation at all over buying this!
Pros: Great gameplay, tough puzzles
Cons: Limited graphics, no sound (? - just a problem with my version?? ! - it is OF COURSE an orignal not a pirate so I assume not - ?)
Excerpt: Guybrush Threepwood is back, and so are many of the other characters from the first game. Stan is now selling coffins and Woodoo-mama provides dolls for everyone to play with. LeChuck is also back, now in a cool 3/4 invisible mode, and he's quite pissed with Guybush (We wonder why, don't we). Guybush has a big problem, everybody is sick of hearing about his adventure with LeChuck (except himselve of course).
Pros: Better than 1, will keep you playing
Cons: Frustating at times, wont bother to play after completing it .
Excerpt: The return of Le chuck is the 2 installation of the Monkey Island Trilogy. It still follows the story of the man Guybrush Threepwood. Guybrush is now around 40 and is a professional pirate. The game is even more complex and the graphics are slitly better but still bad, as its was made for the Amiga. In this game you have two choices. You can have the easy version, which is easier or the hard version which has more puzzels in and is more thrilling.
Excerpt: The sequel to the first Monkey Island adventure starring Guybrush Threepwood is as excellent as the first. These games may be fairly old (released on the Amiga) but they can be bought on PC and are definitely worth it. The klutz pirate wannabe Guybrush Threepwood travels through his adventures alongside his fiancee Elaine Marley, governer, to be rid of his deadly enemy the ghost pirate LeChuck.