Escape from Monkey Island continues in the hilarious tradition of its critically hailed and award-winning predecessors, The Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck's Revenge, and The Curse of Monkey Island. Developed by the team who created LucasArts's irreverent classic Sam and Max Hit the Road, Escape features an original cinematic story full of drama, intrigue, and of course, sidesplitting humor. The game is highlighted by hundreds of challenging puzzles, set amidst dozens of rich and brilliantly rendered backgrounds.
The day fast approaches when Guybrush Threepwood, Elaine Marley-Threepwood, Stan of Stan's Previously Owned Vessels, and the other bizarre characters from the beloved, anachronistic Monkey series come back to PC shores.
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I was surprised that this game, the fourth in a series, had returned to graphics that looked like a PlayStation game. The previous game had much more detail, the people looked like people, and the background actually had some depth in it. This time around, LucasArts went for a flat look that sometimes drove me crazy because Threepwood would disappear behind something and I couldn't get him out! This is not to mention the top-view parts of the game where Threepwood was transformed into a tiny 8-bit character. He was hard to see and hard to control when he was that small. I recommend playing this with a joystick, if you have one because the standard mouse cannot give you the fine control that you need sometimes. The puzzles varied from easy to figure out to the brainpuzzling monkey insult war and swamp trek. The sounds in this game were Above Average. All the characters had a different voice, a different accent, a different way of speaking. (reoccuring chracters had the same...
Okay, so maybe it isn't pink, but it is a great game. I love the Lucas Arts Adventure games with their blends of humor and puzzles. Sure, Myst series may have better puzzles, but the monkey Island series has more humor. Escape keeps in line with all the previous of the series. It features a good plot, tons of fun one liners, and insult sword fighting (plus now monkey judo). It is a hilarous game and well worth the money. Play it, you won't be dissappointed as long as you like to laugh. Oh, and Lucas Arts.....WE WANT MORE ADVENTURE GAMES!
So many people in this day and age want a return to the classics. They clamor for the good days of old where things were happier than they are now. Escape from Monkey Island tries hard to keep the spirit of its classic predecessors, but in reaching so far in some areas it falls short in others. The Monkey Island games originated back in 1990 with pixilated graphics, text-only dialogue, and superb puzzles and plot. You played Guybrush Threepwood, pirate-wannabe intent on capturing the love of Governor Elaine Marley of the Caribbean's Tri-Island Area. However, the heck-spawn Ghost Pirate LeChuck also sought the governor's love, kidnapping her, and this sent Guybrush on a magical journey to rescue her from LeChuck's clutches. Two installments later, Elaine and Guybrush were finally joined in holy matrimony at the (woefully short) end of The Curse of Monkey Island, arguably the best game in the series. And thus, we come to Escape from Monkey Island, which opens after a...
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