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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition (Windows)

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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.

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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition Windows Elaine Marley
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition Windows A picture from the unlockable art gallery
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition Windows The intro sequence
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition Windows Participating in a drinking contest

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A classic Monkey Island game reborn *Katakis* (37493) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
A great game, an okay sequel yellowshirt (87) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

The Press Says

3D Juegos Jul 08, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92
Adventure-Treff Jul 14, 2010 91 out of 100 91
Level Sep, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Meristation Jul 12, 2010 9 out of 10 90
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Aug 27, 2010 90 out of 100 90
IGN Jul 06, 2010 8.9 out of 10 89
4Players.de Jul 07, 2010 85 out of 100 85
Game Informer Magazine Jul 08, 2010 8.25 out of 10 82
Everyeye.it Jul 09, 2010 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Jul 09, 2010 8 out of 10 80

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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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Patrick Bregger (100543) added Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition (Windows) on Jul 04, 2010
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