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GF Rating
7.0

328 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Back in the day

posted by Jariah (HAYWARD, CA) Jun 26, 2008

Member since Feb 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Back in the day this game was probably a great find. Seems like a natural progression, from pc to ps2, and it works relatively well. However, I kinda thought it was a bit boring and not terribly funny. Some of the jokes were just silly and some of the puzzles made no sense at all (wood chips in a perfume bottle?). The point and click concept works extremely well online due to the non existant load times for cut scenes and action. The game is deadly slow and keeps the playtime going for hours just going from one screen to the next. I know, I know everyone loves the Monkey Island games for pc, but this is not pc and its just not as fun on this platform, probably why Phantasmagoria, the Seventh Guest, Full Throttle or Sam and Max have yet to hit any console. Anyone remember the horror that was Myst for PS2? Talk a bout a nightmare. This game is better, just be prepared to sit for hours listening to bad one liners and watching choppy animation.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Fun but has you by the nose

posted by problemati (VALLEJO, CA) Jul 15, 2008

Member since Mar 2008

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Ok, the idea of the game is fun. The characters are fun. The humor is funny and irreverent. So why down I like this game???

Ok, the game requires you to figure out what the game designers want you to do in each situation. Now remember, it is not your choices that count. You have to figure out what choices that the game makes to pick, you have to do them in a certain order and at a certain time.

If you like being led around by the nose like a cow during a video game, then ok. If you want to do any free thinking, then this game is really not for you.

Thanks for reading and good luck.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

great comedy

posted by gr33nw0lf (OTTAWA, KS) Oct 7, 2006

Member since Jul 2005

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

This game was a classic example of the Action/ Adventure games I played growing up, though with a witty twist. The language was meant for a younger audience. but not to much that you felt, more smart than the game or more stupid because you wasted your time on pre-school style gameplay. if you never played the series the begining gives you a recap of what happened. though this game does have it's inside jokes but you do not need to be a fanatic about the Monkey Island series to get. Some of the puzzles took me a while to get but if you are either curios about Adventure games or you love them check this one out.

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