Sunday, December 8, 2013

Monkey Island 2 LeChucks Revenge Special Edition

Monkey Island 2: LeChucks Revenge: Special Edition

The restoration process that brings new life to the classic LucasArts continues with the second episode of Monkey Island, what many consider the best adventure game ever. Our review of The Secret of Monkey Island 2: LeChucks Revenge SE could close here, we are talking about an undeniable cult 90s, yet enjoyable, polished and ... finally pocket.

Probably, Apple users more savvy have long since found a way to replay the adventures designed by Ron Gilbert, with the complicity of the famous emulator SCUMM, but we want to emphasize that The Secret of Monkey Island 2: LeChucks Revenge SE still worth the purchase. And much!

The "Special Edition" of the title translates, in fact, in an audio completely rearranged and a look enhanced by a new style of contemporary art, with beautiful illustrations that dwarfs the resolution of the original artwork.

The intriguing comparison between the two versions will be always before our eyes, saw that during the game we will be given the option to switch to the new edition classic, with a simple swipe two fingers.

Given that the title was remade sequence by sequence, but do not expect any dialogue or new enigma. And no extra scene. Those expecting a "directors cut", with moments of game unpublished, will probably be disappointed.

To meet a casual audience that has never had anything to do with pirates, treasure and curses, voodo, in The Secret of Monkey Island 2: LeChucks Revenge SE are, however, a slightly different structure of the game. There is, for example, a function that immediately highlights the "objects" in the interesting scene, the only ones with which it will be possible to interact. The tips are then organized at various levels and now get to the end of the game, despite the insane creativity of the passages, will no longer be a mission impossible.

It should be noted, moreover, that the interface and the texts of the dialogues appear in Italian only if we choose to play with LeChucks Revenge of 2010 for the original edition of the game is still all in English, dedicated to the purists who do not accept losing valuable games of words in the translation.

Speaking of interface, it is impossible not to mention the efforts made by Lucas to propose an alternative. The legendary point & click, what PC and Amiga was entrusted to the mouse, is of course also great on the touch iPhone. You can, as always, space between actions and objects in your inventory to try to solve a puzzle or prevail in a discussion, but with the configuration B, it becomes more intuitive and dynamic because enough pressure on the screen to move Guybrush in a point and interact with objects. Automatically!

The iPad version of The Secret of Monkey Island 2: LeChucks Revenge SE, sold two Euros more, it also contains the "notes" recorded by developers historians who, in certain situations, will comment on the incident, as do the directors with films in the DVD version, further fueling the student spirit of this wonderful production.

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