September was full of all kinds of announcements and new games like Splatoon 3. To celebrate ‘Talk Like A Pirate Day’, another title now available on Nintendo Switch is Return to Monkey Island.
Yes, this next big entry in the Monkey Island adventure series has arrived! Witness the return of Guybrush Threepwood, with a new sense of humor and artistic style. Critics critique now, what is the verdict? Read on to find out!
Note: Many of these reviews are for PC, and we’ll add some Nintendo Switch reviews in due course.
Beginning with IGN, the game has given it a 9/10 – summing it up as “adventurous gamers’ fun”:
“A return to Monkey Island is expected to come packed with cleverly designed puzzles, hilarious dialogue, and memorable characters. But with series creator Ron Gilbert returning to the director’s chair for the first time since 1991, it unexpectedly offers a lot of heart, too. It’s fun for my gamers.” Adventure “.
The player gave the version 4.5/5 stars for the PC, and mentioned how it was all she wanted “and more”:
“Back to Monkey Island is all I wanted and more. Silly humor with plenty of dad-worthy gags, puzzles to both disappoint and delight you, and throw cuddly into every corner, all while being effortlessly fun. It’s almost as if Monkey Island has Come full circle with this title in so many ways, however I can’t help but be selfish and want more Guybrush from Gilbert. There’s still room in the scrapbook for more adventures, and if we’re lucky, we probably won’t have to wait 30 years for on the following title.
GameSpot awarded it a 9/10, highlighting “fan service” for returning players:
Returning players will adore the fan service and familiar feeling of warmth that permeates the entire experience, yet still strives to make himself a little friendlier for starters. There’s no denying that some elements would be lost without that decades-old connection, but having history with the series isn’t necessary. To enjoy Guybrush’s final Threepwood adventure. Return to Monkey Island tells an instructive and compelling story of rotting bluffs that should appeal to anyone looking for a great adventure on the high seas.”
An Ars Technica reviewer said it’s a must-play:
“I started Back to Monkey Island I thought this game was just going to be a fun, relaxing return to the classic, but I left the island thinking I’d played a refreshing game, no doubt. it is necessary Game – A game that uses interaction to speak to the human soul in ways that no movie or book could. I like Back to Monkey IslandAnd I’m excited for you to find out her secrets, too.”
RockPaperShotgun liked it too, stating that it did a “good” job showing the point-and-click type:
“I think it’s one of the best point and click games to give someone in 2022 to prove that point and click games are good. But I’m also self-aware enough to know I wouldn’t quite have liked going back to Monkey Island if I didn’t have a history with the series.” But I have. So I did. Yo ho ho, and a bottle of cheerful. “
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