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Posted at 15:56 on May 6th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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A timeless classic with an ingenously twisted sense of humor, gorgeous pixel art and a main theme that gets stuck in your head for decades to come.

Where Maniac Mansion set the bar for solving puzzles by different approaches to get to the goal, Monkey Island was paramount in its effort to avoid player frustration by eliminating death of the player character and carefully designing the puzzles so they don't become unsolvable by accident, something the competition didn't bother with at the time.

There is actually one spot where you can die, but it's actually more of an easter egg rather than a threat to the player. And later on the game actually spoofs the infamous Sierra adventure death screen only to put you right back on the screen, which had me cracking up so hard back then.

Thank you Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer, Mark Ferrari and Michael Land for crafting this beautiful game.
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Posted at 15:20 on April 22nd, 2019 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 17:39 on December 18th, 2018 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 17:34 on December 18th, 2018 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 17:33 on December 18th, 2018 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 17:33 on December 18th, 2018 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 21:03 on June 16th, 2018 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 04:12 on February 11th, 2018 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 07:16 on January 7th, 2018 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 12:34 on January 6th, 2018 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Ask yourself: What can be said about a game that has become a legend? You either know about The Secret of Monkey Island, and chances are that if you are reading these lines you do so by heart. Or you spent your life in a bubble far away from computer games of the pre-Internet era and do not care about them anyway. The game must have been analyzed to death by now, each and every detail investigated and explained. It would come at no surprise if the there even have been scientific papers written about it. Top it of with a plethora of personal stories connected to the game and it must have outgrown its humble beginnings by far.


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Posted at 21:52 on January 23rd, 2013 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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yes the old monkey island that was a real cult game
Posted at 17:05 on May 29th, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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LucasArts' saga of graphic adventures from the 90s are praised for their quality in all departments (design, gameplay, graphics, sound, etc.), and obviously that was only possible by gathering a staff of very talented desginers, programmers, artists and musicians. In this last case, Michael Land's talent is unquestionable. You only have to listen to his soundtracks to appreciate it.


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Posted at 16:41 on May 15th, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Fast 20 Jahre? In welchem Jahr lebst du denn? ;)
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Posted at 12:59 on May 15th, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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"The Secret of Monkey Island" ist für mich persönlich DER Adventure-Klassiker schlechthin. Auch, wenn das Spiel heute fast 20 Jahre alt ist, lohnt es sich immernoch: Eine Athmosphäre, die fast alle modernen Spiele in die Tasche steckt, genialer Humor, der auch als Text gut rüber kommt, perfekte Rätsel, interessante Schauplätze... Die Liste ließe sich fortführen.
Posted at 13:06 on March 11th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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If I got any other kind of answer I was planning to say "If it's known, there it is not a secret". But seriously, Ron Gilbert said there is really a secret of Monkey Island, just I suppose it's a reference that only makes sense to him.
Posted at 12:46 on March 11th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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There is... but if you knew what it was, it wouldn't be a secret, would it?
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