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Written by  :  Sycada (191)
Written on  :  Jan 21, 2002
Platform  :  DOS

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More of the same? Fantastic!

The Good

The return of Monkey Island is one I welcomed with open arms but could it possibly live up to the original? Well yes! MI2 is very similar in gameplay to the original except it's funnier, graphically improved and a lot bigger. There is the great addition of a puzzle difficulty level which allows beginner adventurers to try the easier setting and not get lost but also the chance for experienced players to play a tricky version. The puzzles are usually the same objective wise but the process needed to complete them is often a LOT more complex in the harder mode. The story continues in an even more hilarious fashion than before and the various bleeps and bloops that make up the sound are accompanied once again by the jaunty trademark style music of the original.

The Bad

The final section of the game can be annoying. Trying to solve puzzles only to be set upon by Le Chuck and put in a different room does tend to grate after a while. The other gripe I have is with the ending which is not satisfying at all. It's a good thing Curse of Monkey Island came out afterwards to clean things up.

The Bottom Line

Monkey Island again except going by the "bigger, better, brighter" rule of thumb. What could possibly be wrong with that?