The Monkey Island games were something of a cult phenomenon, certainly back when I was at school, even though the first two were already retro at that time, I think that just added to their charm. Easily one of the best point-and-click adventures of all time.
The Secret of Monkey Island and The Curse of Monkey Island: Le Chuck’s Revenge were VGA masterpieces. The story and humor absolutely first class. The later upgraded 2D and then 3D sequels still hold a candle to the originals, but the news is there’s a new episodic Monkey Island coming out, and a remake of the original to boot.
So if you haven’t enjoyed the satirical humor of the first Monkey Island, here’s your chance to in new-fangled, more-than-10-color, super-mega-vga style without having to resort to the ScummVM emulator.
It’s fair to say I’m barely a gamer now, but I’m off to pre-order this one…