Adventure Games

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Special Edition

  • Review Date: 2014-04
  • Release Date: 2010-07
  • Developer: LucasArts
  • Rating: 8.0

Having just played the special edition of the first game I decided to carry on with the sequel. First the enhancements - LucasArts have improved the bad navigation of the first version with an okay menu system. The graphics, while all re-drawn, are still only about an 8/10. In some ways they've lost the sharpness and vibrancy of the original.

I actually played the original version way back when, not that I can remember much of it. The game itself does have lots of interesting locations and three islands to visit. Coming in a couple hours longer, there's also a lot more back-and-forth between islands, which isn't so fun. The puzzles are also much less clear about what to do next. But the charm comes through again in the sequel with a cute story. I don't find it sleep inducing like most modern adventure games. Shame about the ending - could this be the poorest ending in video game history?