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. I’m told to look around and watch a few games in action before the demonstration starts. I see a man dressed as a Stormtrooper leaning against a wall in the back center of the room.
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 that will give fans an overwhelming sense of nostalgia, bringing them back simpler days in the gaming business, when games didn’t have the multi-million dollar budgets as they do...
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. Rating Breakdown Gameplay: 8 out of 10 + A classic game that is easy and fun to play, especially for the price. - Sort of hard to figure out where to go at times.
Excerpt: It might be hard to grasp but back in the ’90s LucasArts were at the forefront of the adventure game genre. They may not have always received the commercial success they deserved, but critically, and amongst fans, LucasArts created some of the greatest games to ever grace the genre. The puzzles were inventive, challenging and quirky, and the writing was of another level; hilarious, witty and with plenty of heart and honesty.
Review: The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (Xbox 360)
23 July 2009
Conclusion: With so many fans already on board and many gamers itching to see what all the fuss was about, Secret of Monkey Island never disappoints and delivers a remarkable revision of this classic adventure. The updated visuals and voice acting gives the game a present-day touch and with sharp writing that still holds up to today’s standards, The Secret of Monkey Island is as every bit as enjoyable as it was years ago and is a game that every gamer should definitely pick up and...
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. If you have a rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle, two sticks of cinnamon, a length of rope, and 800 Microsoft points in your pocket right now, the best advice we can give you is this: Spend the points on...
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. Still, I have heard some very exciting things about the new remake of Monkey Island 2 LeChuck’s Revenge: Special Edition, so hopefully that will address any issues mentioned here.