The Secret Of Monkey Island. Still Good?

#1 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1146 posts) -

I have the original laying around, but have never played it (it was a family members). I've always heard good things about it, but adventure games are always a bit time intensive the first time through, so I was just wondering:


Does it hold up today? Do you, the good people at Giant Bomb, heartily recommend I go on this undertaking?

Because the last adventure game I tried--which was suggested to me--was Indigo Prophecy. And yeah, well, let's not get into that.
#2 Posted by Absurd (2934 posts) -

If you don't like the look of the old version, you could wait for the remake that's coming out soon?

#3 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1146 posts) -
I don't mind the look, just wondering if it's as solid as everyone says it is.


@dcpc10:


Oh I loved the game, up until all the characters feel apart and started acting ridiculously and then suddenly there was Purple and Orange Clans (not to mention that those are just terrible names). I don't hate the game by any means, but oh man was I upset with the way it went. Most people feel that way, though, and I didn't feel it necessary to really harp on it again. But yeah, the first 2/3 were amazing.
#4 Posted by MattyFTM (14432 posts) -

I'll find out next week when the special edition comes out. I'm willing to bet a lot of money on it still being good though.

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#5 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3715 posts) -
@CrossTheAtlantic said:
" I have the original laying around, but have never played it (it was a family members). I've always heard good things about it, but adventure games are always a bit time intensive the first time through, so I was just wondering:

Does it hold up today? Do you, the good people at Giant Bomb, heartily recommend I go on this undertaking?

Because the last adventure game I tried--which was suggested to me--was Indigo Prophecy. And yeah, well, let's not get into that.
"
Well I just bought Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis on Steam about week ago because I love Mr. Henry Jones Sr. so much, but the game still totally stands up and I have never played a point and click game. So Im looking forward to the new Monkey Island game.(I just cant decide whether to buy it on my 360 or on my pc.)
#6 Posted by mracoon (4978 posts) -

The only thing that doesn't really hold is the graphics but apart from that it's timeless.

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#7 Edited by zitosilva (1841 posts) -

Well, Indigo Prophecy doesn't really have a lot in common with Monkey Island.

But, yes, The Secret of Monkey Island is still good. The dialogues are excelent, the game is fun and funny from begining to end and the puzzles are smart and interesting. Most importantly, the game still retains the atmosphere it had back then, which is what makes it so special.

But, having said that, it can't hurt to wait a few more days and get the Special Version. Aside from the graphics, you'll get all the voice, and Dominic Armato really makes a huge differenc in portraying Guybrush. He also is great with his timing, making all the jokes much funnier.

#8 Edited by jamescheong (53 posts) -

The original (and its sequels aside from Escape) are still classics regardless of how retro the graphics are. They still beat the new graphics in this "remake" ... I want to puke all over the art director for the remake as it's just a terrible, terrible job. If they were going to remake the graphics of the game they might as well have remade it in the style of Curse, not this "let's redraw everything to look shittier, but in high res."

#9 Posted by Jimbo_N (1197 posts) -

Everyone who didnt play this one originally now has the perfect opportunity to get into the series. Go download the XBLA version TODAY and experience it either in classic mode OR new freshed up mode. Then go download Tales of Monkey Island ep.1
Man, its such a great time to see this franshise coming back for all those ho missed it.

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