Reviews and Problems with The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
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Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
26 April 2010
Summary: Let’s rewind to E3 2009. I’m inside LucasArts’ conference room. I’m a few minutes early for the Star Wars: The Old Republic presentation. They have food and drink in both corners of the entrance. I’m told to help myself, but I can’t find anything that isn’t bloated with sugars and salt.
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: If there was a PC Gaming Hall of Fame, The Secret of Monkey Island would be in it. It’s a game that many of us grew up with and to this day refer to regularly. As much as that can be said for the original classic of 1990, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is a welcome addition to XBLA...
Secret of Monkey Island, The: Special Edition (XBL)
The Review Busters
2 September 2009
Conclusion: How can you not buy this game? For the price you have to pay here you get more gameplay than more full priced games. Not only that you get a lot of humor and two games in one really since you can play the original game if you’d like. Monkey Island is a must own game for any Xbox 360 owner.
Conclusion: It's possible to beat The Secret of Monkey Island in just a couple of hours if you go into the game armed with a complete solution. However, if you take the time to enjoy it and solve the puzzles yourself, it should last you anywhere between five and 10 hours.
Pros: Plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, Inventive, satisfying puzzles, New hint system lessens frustration, Loads of well-written characters to interact with, Look behind you, a three-headed monkey.
Cons: No option to hear voice acting with original visuals, Special Edition interface is a little clunky.
Summary: Forgoing the history lesson on an almost-20-year-old game, The Secret of Monkey Island is a point-and-click adventure in which you assume the role of a wannabe pirate named Guybrush Threepwood.
Pros: Plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, Inventive, satisfying puzzles, New hint system lessens frustration, Loads of well-written characters to interact with, Look behind you, a three-headed monkey
Cons: No option to hear voice acting with original visuals, Special Edition interface is a little clunky
GAME REVIEW – The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition
Alternative Magazine Online
18 July 2010
Conclusion: With a director’s commentary or classic mode featuring the new voicework, the replay value of this Special Edition could have been increased substantially. As it stands, it is still a great game but won’t take seasoned adventure gamers very long to complete.