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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

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Overall 10

Have always loved the classics and thank goodness everyone else does too!

j morgan tarbutton, Amazon
24 January 2014
  • Summary: Loved that it is for a new platform Love that you can switch back and forth between the newer version and the good ole version of the game at any point! Love the voice overs and the new music!
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Overall 10

Great Trip down memory lane.

JellyBean, Amazon
21 December 2012
  • Summary: I got this as a gift for my brother. When we were little we used to fight over who got to play. The week the password disk was tragic. When the floppy disk became obsolete we were devastated. So glad I can give him another turn. Take the game for what it is. A tongue and cheek quirky humor with some interesting puzzles. You don't get this game for realism or award winning graphics.
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Overall 10

Adventure is back.

Junkiiiii, Amazon
27 January 2011
  • Summary: Never played the original. I was unfortunately not into PC gaming when this game was first released. But I do love adventure games and I am so glad that Lucas Arts has seen fit to bring this game back with updated visuals, and not just a re-release of the old engine. Beautiful hand drawn graphics, very good voice acting and from what I read on the interwebs the game play and puzzles have stayed true to the original work.
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Overall 6

I am glad it's only 10 bucks.

Andrew Gouldstone "bubbleraft", Amazon
25 November 2010
  • Summary: I don't see why the originals needed to be updated. I played MI and MI2 way back when and loved em. The first one had all this silence in it, and music only at certain parts. That was fine. MI2 had music all the time, which was obviously very meticulously planned, coz it fit perfectly. The blockiness of the characters provided an ESSENTIAL part to the humor, which was the quasi-deadpan nature of it all.
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Overall 10

Oh the Nostalgia

D. Ercolano, Amazon
29 March 2010
  • Summary: The original Secret of Monkey Island was the first video game I ever beat as a child. With its sly wit, lovable characters and hilarious story, it was little wonder why I considered it one of the greatest video games of all time. Now with the releases of the Special Edition, Lucasarts has given a whole new generation of gamers the opportunity to experience Guybrush Threepwood in all his original glory.
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Overall 8

Almost as much as I was expecting.

K. Ostrowski, Amazon
19 March 2010
  • Summary: In a sense, I don't really feel like Monkey Island needs much promotion from me, because adventure gaming was such a huge part of computer game history, and Monkey Island was perhaps the finest example of adventure gaming. When I heard the game was being redesigned with modern graphics, sound and voice work, I was thrilled. Monkey Island was a darn near perfect game, and for that reason alone, I knew the redesign deserved those first three stars.
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Overall 4

Can u really Call this a Game?

Jason Sum, Amazon
2 February 2010
  • Summary: I didn't know much about this Game Except all the Buzz it received back in the day When it arrived on Xbox Live I figured Why not Bottom Line it's a Point and Click game (Which i never understood) I'm not sure how it can be called a Game it's not much fun A Adventure Game in my eyes Are titles like Zelda & Castlevania.
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Overall 10

Revised and a whole lot of fun.

C. Martin, Amazon
29 August 2009
  • Summary: Monkey Island is an old series that was first released in 1990. The first game was called The Secret of Monkey Island and was for the PC. It was a point and click adventure game with comedy and some tiny action. At E3 2009 Lucas-Arts announced that they were working on a remake for Secret of Monkey Island.
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Overall 2

A good story gone bad

Robert N. Mahany, Amazon
27 August 2009
  • Summary: This game is a classic adventure game that most hardcore adventurers have already played. I found myself reverting back to the older version (using page down) to get through it. The Special Edition is full of technical issues that should have been solved before they tried to put this game back out. There are many user interface problems that make it unplayable in the Special Edition mode.
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Overall 10

A classic revisited

Steven Scott "LeChuck", Amazon
21 July 2009
  • Summary: For those of you who don't remember, Monkey Island was an adventure game developed by Lucas Arts nearly 20 years ago. You play as pirate-wannabe Guybrush Threepwood and attempt to uncover the secret of MI as well as defeating the ghost pirate Captain LeChuck and win over the governor of Melee Island, Elaine. It spawned 3 sequels but since the last one was made in 2000, things have been pretty quiet to the point where I thought we'd seen the last of Guybrush Threepwood.
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