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The Secret of Monkey Island: SE Review

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CardJoe 15th July 2009, 09:35 Quote
An 8/10, eh? I hope you realise this means war.

Or maybe not. It's not like X-Com: Terror from the Deep was any good either.

Oh no he din't!
steveo_mcg 15th July 2009, 09:49 Quote
Its been a long time since i've played this so i'm looking forward to it.

Joe i presume you've played it and your score would have been a 10? Good review bindi, much easier than gfx card testing....:)
Xtrafresh 15th July 2009, 09:49 Quote
i'm playing this on my tablet lately, that makes it a perfect experience. So much less cluterred then a laptop! :)
CardJoe 15th July 2009, 09:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by steveo_mcg
Its been a long time since i've played this so i'm looking forward to it.

Joe i presume you've played it and your score would have been a 10? Good review bindi, much easier than gfx card testing....:)

I have played it and I'll be blogging about it in the near future, rest assured.
Krikkit 15th July 2009, 10:54 Quote
As much as it shames me, I've never played any of the series either. I'll definitely have to pick this up in the near future, I've got to see what all the fuss is about!
interzen 15th July 2009, 11:08 Quote
8/10 or not, I'm still getting it.
Now, how about a reworking of "Day of the Tentacle" .... :-) (yes, Monkey Island is good, but DotT is still one of my all-time favourites)
wuyanxu 15th July 2009, 11:14 Quote
i started Monkey Island with Escape from Monkey Island, which i loved. so i'll be picking this up in a few daysl.

how about MI 2 and 3? will they get a remake? it'd be great to have all monkey island games in one art style.
Flibblebot 15th July 2009, 11:27 Quote
According to Steam, only 7 hours to go

July is turning out to be one of the awsomest months this year: a veritable glut of Lucasarts adventuriness. I'm so giddy, I may have to go and lie down :D
TWeaK 15th July 2009, 11:37 Quote
At least Lucasarts didn't add more Dewbacks and fancier explosions!
Elton 15th July 2009, 13:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by Flibblebot
According to Steam, only 7 hours to go

July is turning out to be one of the awsomest months this year: a veritable glut of Lucasarts adventuriness. I'm so giddy, I may have to go and lie down :D

July has had its good moments.
Gizmo1990 15th July 2009, 14:57 Quote
It looks bloody awful! And I'm talking about the 'updated' flash-a-like version..! Do yourself a favour and play it with the original graphics and immerse yourself in a true classic.
perplekks45 15th July 2009, 14:58 Quote
Must-buy! Will buy!
As soon as I get back to Austria and I have my computer up and running again [arrives on Friday after shipping it from Bath to Vienna] I'll have to make a couple of purchases on Steam. Namely: Monkey Island: SE and both Indy games.
Jipa 15th July 2009, 15:13 Quote
Haven't played the earlier ones, and won't play this either. Still good to see it doesn't get 10/10 just from the nostalgic value to some.
TWeaK 15th July 2009, 20:05 Quote
£6.99 - how could I say no?

Although I might wait until Steam does a big Lucasarts pack. Actually, wasn't MI1 made by Lucasfilm?
Veles 15th July 2009, 21:06 Quote
Completed it today, thought it was great. I've not played the first 2 monkey islands properly (only round a mates).
mjm25 15th July 2009, 22:44 Quote
Did some cheeky downloading of Tales of Monkey Island to check it out, liked and will buy come pay day. And waiting for Steam to finish downloading this! I imagine LucasArts will be making some serious moolah this month!
cyrilthefish 15th July 2009, 23:00 Quote
Anyone had any problems running it?

Tales of monkey island worked fine, but this one won't run on my main pc (blank black screen and hangs) or my laptop (MISE.exe has encountered a problem...)
Bindibadgi 15th July 2009, 23:20 Quote
You need the latest DirectX from MS, I know that much.
Turbotab 15th July 2009, 23:23 Quote
Ahh this brings back the foggy memories of the Amiga.
perplekks45 16th July 2009, 00:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jipa
Haven't played the earlier ones, and won't play this either. Still good to see it doesn't get 10/10 just from the nostalgic value to some.
You DO know that not having played them disqualifies you immediately from being a forum member, right?
Chainsmoker 16th July 2009, 01:44 Quote
First time I’ve played this since my Amiga bit the dust in ’95 and was surprised on how much of it I still remembered after all these years.

The world would have been a better place if LucasArts had carried on producing games of this calibre, instead of churning out a decade of soulless Star Wars dross (KOTOR1 excluded).

All I need now is a decent Grim Fandango rehash/sequel and I can die a happy man.
cyrilthefish 16th July 2009, 02:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
You need the latest DirectX from MS, I know that much.
Updated both of those, still crashes/hangs instantly on both my laptop and main PC.

A fair few on the steam forums are reporting similar probs.

Not sure yet if it's just a win7 issue (concerning if it is, considering it's imminent release) or something else.

first game i've seen released in the past 3-5 years and doesn't like win7... worrying if you ask me.
no other game has had a problem, what makes a game like this have a problem?
Bauul 16th July 2009, 09:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jipa
Haven't played the earlier ones, and won't play this either. Still good to see it doesn't get 10/10 just from the nostalgic value to some.

Surely having not played the earlier ones makes you the prime candidate to enjoy this one?
SteveU 17th July 2009, 13:41 Quote
Putting it simply, you absolutely cannot claim to be a true gamer if you haven't played at least one of the original Monkey Island titles!!
Timmy_the_tortoise 17th July 2009, 22:23 Quote
Being a long time fan of the Monkey Island series (and Lucas Arts Point and Click Adventures in general), I can honestly say that this is the best game I have ever downloaded from XBLA.

I'm looking forward to/hoping for a remake of LeChuck's Revenge and Day of the Tentacle, my two other favourites.
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