Monday, October 10, 2016

The Secret of Monkey Island: How silly can you get?

After the Eighties exploded with Adventure Games (pause for happy nostalgia) there was, as always, a counter movement. Everyone under the sun was playing King's Quest, Black Cauldron, pretty much any adventure game that a company can release. Out of all of the pushbacks, Monkey Island was my favorite.

You play Guybrush Threepwood- one heck of a name for a main character. Your only aspiration in life is to become a pirate (Hey, take all you can, give nothin back!) and you wander the island searching for a ship's captain and eventually engaging in a thousand quests to achieve your goal.

So what makes it different? It's about the silliest game on the face of the planet. The irreverent way it treats it's own genre is refreshing and they frequently kick down the fourth wall. Rather than the slightly misogynistic twist that so many adventure games took, it's self-effacing and fun- even chicks don't mind playing Guybrush. (I just got that).

There are plenty of demos etc out there, so give it a try and see if you love it.

Want it? Buy it Here.

Or Better yet, BECOME A PIRATE with our instructional Let's Play.

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