Reviews and Problems with Escape from Monkey Island
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Not bad if purchased cheaply!
30 December 2008
Summary: I wouldn't pay full price for it, but over all, I enjoyed this game - bright, fun graphics; silly dialogue; clever and cute. It was not supreme quality in graphics or load times, but still fun. My only gripe is that some of the puzzle solutions make no sense - you have to pick up things you can't see on the screen, or do things that are very counterintuitive. I had to look up walk-through hints once or twice and had a good eyeroll at the solutions.
Monkey island: more fun than a barrel of monkeys... with one
Pug of doom "pepperloo_8", Amazon
14 April 2005
Summary: 4 star fun rating is because of all the game's bugs (little programing errors that they didn't catch) the only one i hit was in monkey combat, i couldn't get through cause it would freeze up and i would hav to restart the game (i don't know if it on cpu version i have ps2 version) it did it each time so i played to that spot again (like 5 sixths of the way in) and it did it AGAIN!!!!!!!
Summary: I suppose you could say that I've been living underground, as this is the first exposure that I've had to the Monkey Island series. I bought this game based on the cover art and the concept. I was looking for an inventive game, and boy, did I get one. I've never encountered a game quite like Escape from Monkey Island, and it depresses me that it is the last game in the series. The puzzles are challenging, but only because they require thought.
Summary: I've read many people's view of this game on the internet... and some treat it like the worst game ever made. There are some very mixed views as well. For instance, some say the puzzles are too easy, others say they are too hard. A lot of all time Monkey Island fans say this is not as good as the last three, as the point n' click method has been abandoned in favour of using the keyboard, and they HATE the 3d graphics. In my personal opinion, this game is good.
Summary: This game just didn't live up to the other 3 previous games. The graphics were great, but the puzzles were complicated and incredably illogical. I often found myself asking, what is the point? The dialogue was good, but sometimes kind of repetitive. They had somewhat of a good idea for a plot, but it went awry. I'm glad I only rented this game and didn't waste too much money.
Summary: This is a vary fun and hard game to play.IF YOU KNOW HOW TO PLAY IT!!! dont play this game unless you are a GREAT gamer and know what to do because you are just a good gamer and know your video games or have the book to go along with it. man, i would still be at the first leavel clueless if i dident have the gide for it.
Summary: The Monkey Island series is indeed quite fun and witty, with a lot to recommend them to fans of adventure/puzzle games. I enjoyed this game immensely as I was playing it, but ultimately was somewhat disappointed in the total experience. My quibble is two-fold. My first objection concerns the puzzles: it's not so much that they're too difficult, it's that they're not always logical.
Grows on you like barnicles on a pirate ships hull!
Christian Gibbs, Amazon
24 August 2001
Summary: As a big fan of MGS and the like, it took me a while to get into this game, but once you've been playing for an hour or so you really get lost in the plot as the game progresses. I find some of the screens anoying at times as the camera zooms right out to a birds eye view, but apart from that the backdrops/scenes are great. Packed full of wise cracks that actually make you laugh/snigger/smile and even feel stupid at times.
Summary: This one is sort of like "McGyver Meets The Kids In The Hall". I haven't played any of the rest of the series, but I am pleasently surprised with this game. The only real downfall is the ever present and seemingly unnecessary load times, but I won't harp on that. Be forwarned, this is not a game for the uneducated gamer (see the review by "MoMo from Cerritos, CA").
Summary: I have played a demo version of this game at a computer show in the Uk and i have to say that what i saw was pretty impressive. This is the 4th in the series and the best to date. This games see's the return to Melee Island when our hero entounters more puzzles and hilarious conquests.