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Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: Le Chuck's Revenge

1 week ago

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Have You Played…Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge?

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge will always be among my favourite LucasArts games. The sequel to The Secret Of Monkey Island was where things got a lot more Pythonesque. But it's a lot more than just a treasure hunt and a barrel of laughs, it was very clever for its time.

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5 years ago

Feature: The Sound Of Monkey Island

Raised By Screens, Chapter 7: Monkey Island 2

Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child in the order in which I remember playing them, and focusing on how I remember them rather than what they truly were. There will be errors and there will be interpretations that are simply wrong, because that’s how memory works. Something…

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Feature: Re-evaluating the classics

More Than Nostalgia: In Defense Of Remakes & Re-Releases

Isometric-turn-based-point-and-click-platformer is a string of words taken for dead. Sent to the abattoir. They’re all huddled for warmth, waiting for the reaper, when along comes the sausage man and snip-snip-snip he sets them free. “Go on,” he says as he pats their bottoms. “Go back home.” Recent years have seen remastered versions of Baldur’s Gate, Monkey Island and MDK, Steam and GOG have provided new…

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7 years ago

How Ron Gilbert Would/Wouldn’t Remake Monkey Island

Writing a long post about how you'd remake Monkey Island sure is a funny way of demonstrating that "I have no plans to make another Monkey Island." Threepwood co-parent Ron Gilbert's done it anyway, and while I believe him when he says he's currently not working on any such game, it's hard not to tin-foil-hat-read his post as essentially a public pitch to Disney now…

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9 years ago

Monkey Island 2 Spec Ed Review On PCG.com

Are you interested in what you should be thinking about the new Monkey Island 2 Special Edition? Fortunately I'm here to tell you - what a spot of good news. My review for PC Gamer has made its way onto the Jaunty RPS Tribute Site PCGamer.com, over here. I say: "By jove, they’ve got it! Last year saw LucasArts remake the original Secret of Monkey…

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An Hour With: Monkey Island 2 Special Edition

The second special edition complete re-mastering of the Monkey Island games came out last week, and I thought since we're not going to be Wot I Thinking it, it'd be worth having a quick look at and seeing how seaworthy this once-flagship of the genre is with its new lick of paint. Because... well, I'll go out on a limb here and say that, for…

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10 years ago

New Monkey Island 2 SE Images

The Special Edition of Monkey Island 2 has produced a collection of new screenshots. They're the compare-and-contrast types, so you can see the original, then tut about some aspect of the new ones that aren't precisely as you want them, most likely involving someone's hair being a tiny bit wrong. Meanwhile no one complains about the controls being awful, and then gives it 100% because…

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