Articles tagged with: Monkey Island
Avast ye, me hearties! At PS3 Attitude, we’re celebrating the PlayStation Network with our ’20 Days of PSN’ feature, and coming in at number 16 is Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge.
Monkey Island 2 was released in 1991 with more characters, puzzles, islands and dialogue than Secret of Monkey Island. It’s the strongest of the series and possibly the greatest graphic adventure ever. PSN has the essential 2010 Special Edition, which is the best version available.
Read on to find out why Monkey Island 2 is #16 in our Top 20 PSN titles…
The PlayStation Network has come a very long way in the last five years.
Believe it or not, there was a time when merely a handful of games were available on the PlayStation Store, and only a fraction of those were actually worth playing. However, nowadays, Sony’s online service is full to bursting with quality titles that have no doubt had your virtual wallet begging for mercy on more than one occasion.
Star Wars. Are you put off by its stately pomp, and by the excessive reverence that people offer it? Do you wish for a bit of silliness to be injected? LucasArts hear your cries, that’s why they’ve added a Guybrush Threepwood skin to The Force Unleashed II.
Believe it or not, the PlayStation 3 was released nearly four years ago, and since then the console has been graced with hundreds of great titles. Therefore, we at PS3 Attitude thought we’d take some time to pay tribute to the people who create the games that make our mundane lives just that little bit more entertaining: the developers.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be revealing our one hundred favourite developers, and believe us when we say that there are some incredibly talented teams included. We’ve now revealed forty developers in our mammoth list, and today we’re revealing another ten.
It’s been 20 years since the release of LucasArts’ classic graphic adventure about pirates and demonic ghosts. That was when lead designer Tim Schafer last played through Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, but with the game recently getting the special edition treatment, there has been no better time for Schafer to indulge in a spot of nostalgia.
Until recently, PS3-owning graphic adventure fans didn’t have much to get excited about, however, the arrival of Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playground, Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition and Tales of Monkey Island to the PlayStation Store would have made their hearts leap with joy. They must now be on the verge of a full cardiac arrest with the release of Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge.
It’s arguably the greatest adventure game ever made so we’re delighted to have it. The only question is whether the special edition actually adds to the original game.
We fully appreciate that Secret of Monkey Island looks out of place in the PS3 canon next to all those first-person shooters and third-person adventure games.
It’s over a decade on from Escape from Monkey Island, the last – and weakest – game in the series; aside from having a counter-intuitive interface, the game had an air of sterility which suggested Guybrush wasn’t meant for the 21th century. Thankfully Telltale Games disagreed, as Tales of Monkey Island marks a rumbustious return for series. It’s been out on the PC and WiiWare for over a year, and now PlayStation owners have a chance to enjoy its piratey goodness. But while it’s better than its predecessor, does it live up to the high points in the series?
We thought our anticipation for the release of Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge couldn’t get any higher, but that was before LucasArts released this web-doc video which details everything you need to know about the process of remaking this classic title. It’s fanboy-tastic, and after watching it, we can feel our love of adventure games starting to rekindle after all those years of neglect.
It’s been revealed that the behind the scenes commentary for the Monkey Island 2 Special Edition will feature designers Ron Gilbert, Dave Grossman and Tim Schafer, and to wet our appetites for the ultimate pirate game being (re)released this summer (is it the only one?), LucasArts have unveiled a teaser trailer of the three of them chatting away. Arrr!
New comparison screenshots for Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge have been uploaded onto the game’s official facebook page. It’s looking spiffing great.
LucasArts have finally stopped neglecting PlayStation owners by confirming that the upcoming special edition for The Secret of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge will be coming to the PSN. I know what you’re thinking; what about the special edition for the first game that Xbox360 and PC owners have been enjoying for months? LucasArts have announced that it will be coming to the PSN also. Happy Days.