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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (PC)

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (PC)
alaScore 86

39 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the gameplay. The story is also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the graphics. Some have doubts about the controls.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 39 reviews)

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Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, The

 

Ahoy there, fancy pants! If it's adventure ye be looking for, ye came to the right place. There's a reason that, nearly 20 years after its introduction, Monkey Island is arguably still the best known franchise in the adventure genre. For me, the...

Choice of playing original or enhanced versions at any time; wonderful voice acting; iconic score has been re-recorded with live instruments; new graphics can be quite winning; still very funny; great characters; puzzles are challenging but never unfair

New graphics won’t appeal to everyone; can’t mix and match upgraded features with the original game; optional gamepad controls are a bit of a chore

If you’re a long-time Monkey Island fan, it’s worth replaying the Special Edition for the addition of the voice cast alone. If you’ve never played the game before, it’s an affordable and even more rewarding way to experience one of the greatest...

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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Review [Xbox 360, PC]

 

Sometimes I feel privileged to live in the time I do. The wonders of the internet, not to mention food that I don't have to catch myself and indoor plumbing, make life far more enjoyable. Just like life, innovation in games takes place to increase...

Great, hilarious writing ; Enjoyable characters ; Beautiful new art style

Difficult puzzles with few tips ; Hint system helpful, not satisfying ; Dialogue skip is too broad

A remake of one of the classics. The cosmetic updates are great, the writing timeless, but the gameplay and design remains chained to the past.

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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

 

Some great old game-types are making a come-back of late. Leading the charge are fighting and adventure games. The latter resurgence seems to revolve around LucasArts properties and Tell-tale, many of whom used to work at LucasArts.

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Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

 

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 ...

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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

 

If you've got opposable thumbs, a sense of humor, and a brain that you're not afraid to use, this puzzle-filled adventure is one well worth taking.

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

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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

 

LucasArts has resurrected its most fondly-remembered point-and-click adventure

Great writing and acting ; Fun puzzling ; Spiffy graphical update

Clunky new interface ; Unskippable dialogue ; World feels a bit empty

Still, ten dollars for a digital download is a no-risk price for going back to perhaps the most famous point-and-click adventure ever. And while LucasArts’ remake makes some mystifyingly poor choices, it's gorgeously rendered and wonderfully acted....

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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

 

So you want to be a pirate?

The classic game holds up; humor's still funny; revamped art style and interface work really well

Hint system doesn't always work; can't skip dialogue; voice underscores repetitiveness of conversations

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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

 

Sadly, I did not play the original Secret of Monkey Island back when it was released in 1990 (I was five). Actually, it was well into my life as a gamer that I stumbled into the PC adventure genre with 1998's Grim Fandango. That event began a love...

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Quite good - but only in old style graphic.

 

Still a great game

What the hell did they made about Guybrush hair

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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

 

If you've got opposable thumbs, a sense of humor, and a brain that you're not afraid to use, this puzzle-filled adventure is one well worth taking.

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

No option to hear voice acting with original visuals

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