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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
86
3.1
Xbox 360
...
3.3
Windows
88
4.1
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Description

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition is a remake of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge. After the happenings of The Secret of Monkey Island Guybrush came to fame but it is fading away. Now he is on the search for the famous treasure Big Whoop but unfortunately he is stuck on Scabb Island where Largo LaGrande, a former employee of Le Chuck, has the commando and steals all of Guybrush's riches... His first goal is to leave Scabb Island and later his search for Big Whoop gets more personal because an old enemy comes back to life...

Regarding gameplay the game doesn't change much in comparison to its predecessor: the player explores his environment, solves item based puzzles and talks to a lot of people through multiple choice dialogues. The biggest part of the game is the search or a treasure map during which the player has to solve interconnected puzzles on three islands.

The three main new features of this Special Edition are the all-new graphics (which utilize a strong comic-style), full voice acting (this time also available while playing with the original graphics) and new controls similar to the coin control of The Curse of Monkey Island: when right clicking on an object all valid verbs pop up. Optionally the player can circle through the verbs to change the default command for the left mouse button. Of course he can always switch to the original version where he has the original SCUMM-Interface available: on the bottom of the screen are nine verbs. To start an action the player has to choose one of these verbs and then click on an item in the game world or the inventory.

New players who are not familiar with the original game can use two features to make their life easier: a hint system and the possibility to lighten up all interactive elements on the screen. On the other hand the "easy" mode from the original game is not included. The optional in-game commentary by Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman can be activated during certain points and scenes of the game and gives background information about the development of the original game.

Screenshots

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition PlayStation 3 Stan got into a new line of work, but once a salesman, always a salesman.
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition Windows Every island has an overhead shot
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition PlayStation 3 Item inventory can get really crowded.
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition PlayStation 3 I wonder who lives in this swamp.

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User Reviews

A classic Monkey Island game reborn Windows *Katakis* (37800)
A great game, an okay sequel Windows yellowshirt (91)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) iPad Jul 09, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Hasta los Juegos Windows Jul 14, 2010 9.5 out of 10 95
ComputerGames.ro Windows Aug 02, 2010 95 out of 100 95
TouchGen iPad Jul 08, 2010 4.5 out of 5 90
Meristation Windows Jul 12, 2010 9 out of 10 90
newbreview.com Xbox 360 Aug 03, 2010 4.5 out of 5 90
IGN Windows Jul 06, 2010 8.9 out of 10 89
NZGamer iPad Jul 26, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Windows Jul 08, 2010 8.25 out of 10 82
RPGFan iPhone Oct 11, 2010 75 out of 100 75

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Trivia

German version

In the original translation, almost all German book titles in the library were written anew and re-ordered alphabetically. The reasons were both to adapt the humour and puns to German culture and to give hints for the, for Germans, harder to grasp puzzles (especially the infamous monkey wrench). In the new translation, there is no alphabetical order and all titles were translated literally.

Awards

  • GameStar (Germany)
    • 2011 - Best Adventure in 2010 (Readers' Voting)

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