Posted: October 1, 2013
(MI) is a unique blend of bizarro characters, whacky plots & even stranger puzzles!
The most entertaining aspect of Monkey Island though is the humor used throughout; in the dialog, situations & actions you perform. It's rare to have humor used so well in a game. With your want-to-be pirate
, 'hero', ahem
, Guybrush Threepwood there are plenty of hair-pulling challenges & interesting locations to explore.
There is even swashbuckling sword play, although in a much more creatively different way than you would ever expect! Mind you, that will happen a lot in MI, where the most creative .. strange .. crazy step is often the next step, not the logical one you think.
The fresh coat of paint in the Special Edition with its 3D-ish cartoon look enhances the setting well, although you can also switch to the classic graphics at any time too! Voice acting is excellent taking full advantage of the great dialog. Always enjoyable taking a pirate holiday back to MI! Yarr!
Timeless point 'n' click adventure! One of the best!