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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

# Posted by Joel Dixon at 21/07/2009 20:33:28

I don't blog about Xbox games anymore (or anything else for that matter) - but I wanted to make a quick mention of The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition. I never got to play the original game back in the day - as our family didn't get a computer until later. So I'm happy to be experiencing this classic game in the comfort of my living room couch. The graphics and music has been all re-mastered, and all dialog is now spoken in the special edition.

But the best part about this game is that clicking on the back button on the controller downscales the experience back to the 90s version, with the old graphics, MIDI music and subtitles instead of speech. It's been great to see the difference between the old and the new in each scene.

If you have an Xbox 360 - buy it today! The developers have hinted that if enough people buy this game, other classic LucasArts games may follow - such as Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango.




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