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If you haven't already purchased Monkey Island 2 Special Edition on another platform, then there's absolutely no reason not to grab it for your iDevice thanks to an overhauled control scheme that works almost perfectly.
Slightly buggy or not, that shouldn’t prevent you from getting this game. At $7.99, it’s definitely on the high side for an app, but this is one of the very best games available in the App Store, with brilliant characters and top notch writing that rivals some of the best games of all time, on any system. If you’re a fan of the original, this should be a no-brainer, but if you’re on the fence, give Monkey Island 2 a try and prepare to be completely blown away.
As I said, I'm a huge fan of this series, and as such, it hurts that I can't unconditionally recommend this game. However, it's a case where great graphics, sound, and controls just don't make up for frustrating game design and an incredibly disappointing ending. I spent too much of my time wondering what I could possibly do to move forward or why I was doing what I was doing. When a game costs as little as iOS games typically do, it's a lot easier to get your money's worth, but I still feel like this game pushes it.
||The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting).
||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
|Sound / Music
||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
|Story / Presentation
||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
|Overall MobyScore (3 votes)
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