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Gaming Monkey Island 2: Special Edition Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 10 Jul 2010.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. TWeaK

    TWeaK New Member

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    Wow didn't realise this was out now. I preordered it as soon as I found out (and now have a spare copy of MI1SE) but thought there was a bit more of a wait. Will definitely get into it tonight as I never played through this one properly.

    @Joe: I'm surprised they let you out of your cage to review this one, but I don't think I'd disagree that this game is awesome!
     
  3. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Not surprised one little bit that you'd give it a 10 Joe :D Definitely NEED to pick this one up.
     
  4. jsheff

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    Going to have a to wait a while to play this. I still haven't played the first re-release, but I just picked them both up for £6.99 on Steam last week so I'm very much looking forward to reliving some memories!
     
  5. pbryanw

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    Been playing MI:2 for the past two days and it is indeed excellent, and nostalgia inducing (I remember playing it when it first came out on the Amiga - it came on 11 floppies!)

    Next up - an Indiana Jones & The Fate of Atlantis remake please :)
     
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  6. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    MST3K commentaries... genius!
     
  7. Threefiguremini

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    Got them both for 6.99 too. Bargain. Finished 1 and downloading 2 now.
     
  8. Cleggmeister

    Cleggmeister Of reasonable knowledge...

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    Just going to but this on Steam (I've never played a M.I. game before, even though I'm a "seasoned" PC gamer)! All I can find is Monkey Island 2 Special Edition LeChuck's Revenge. Is this the right title, and being a M.I. virgin should I be starting here or should I buy the earlier games in the series first?

    Many thanks!

    Cleggy.
     
  9. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    That is the correct title - The Secret of Monkey Island 2: Lechuck's Revenge Special Edition. What a mouthful.

    You don't need to play the first one, but it is a good game too. There's only two real plot points that you need to know to understand everything in Monkey Island 2. Namely...

    Guybrush Threepwood defeated the Ghost Pirate Lechuck, who fancies Governor Elaine.
    And
    Guybrush and Elaine fall in love at the end of Monkey Island 1
     
  10. Cleggmeister

    Cleggmeister Of reasonable knowledge...

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    You're a good man Joe, many thanks!
     
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    Just finished this one tonight, it was fantastic. I love being able to toggle back to the original at any point just to marvel at how well the world has been re-imagined.
    I'm hoping another re-make of a Lucasarts classic is on the cards soon. I'd love to see an updated Day of the Tentacle or something!
     
  12. raxonb

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    Excellent game. The only bad side is I doubt there will be a MI3SE as it already reeks of awesomeness
     
  13. Threefiguremini

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    I do kinda wish there wasn't that hint button. It's taking all my will power not to click it when I'm stuck...
     
  14. raxxo

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    WOW! I absolutely love this game, I've played through it at least 30 or 40 times and even talked (forced) my newly wed wife play through all the TSOMI-games...

    Best game ever imo
     
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    Hehe, completely agree. Can't believe I completed this game as a twelve year old, but I can't go for longer then ten minutes without the hint button now :)

    I wish they had taken a leaf out of Machinarium's book and made you play a mini-game before you got your hints. As it is, it's too easy to press that 'H' key for people of limited willpower - like me ;)
     
  16. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    Joe, did this not...

     
  17. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Alas, Clive said no...
     
  18. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    [​IMG]

    And yes, it's naff. I only have Paint on here.
     
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  19. Unknownsock

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    Wait, thats the first 10 I've seen on here!

    I wonder why! :eek:
     
  20. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Playing through the first one at the moment, must complete first before I delve in to this beauty..... the temptation is too much
     

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