September has been filled with all kinds of announcements, and it’s even seen the release of 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 is the next big entry in the Monkey Island point-and-click adventure series. It looks back to Guybrush Threepwood, witty humor and a new art style. The critic reviews are now in, so what’s the verdict? Read on to find out!
Note: Many of these reviews are for PC, we’ll be adding Nintendo Switch reviews over time:
As of IGN, it gave the game a 9/10:
“Return to Monkey Island predictably comes packed with cleverly crafted puzzles, funny dialogue and memorable characters. But as series creator Ron Gilbert returns to the show’s director’s chair for the first time since 1991, it unexpectedly packs a lot of heart as well. . It’s an adventure gamer’s delight.” “
The Gamer awarded the PC version of the game 4.5/5:
“Return to Monkey Island is everything I wanted and more. Smart humor with plenty of dad-worthy gags, puzzles that both frustrate and delight you, lovable flashbacks around every corner, all while being effortlessly enjoyable. It feels like Monkey Iceland has fittingly done that. came full circle with this title in many ways and yet 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 might not have to wait 30 years for the next title.”
GameSpot gave it a 9/10:
“Returning players will love the fan service and the familiar warmth that permeates the entire experience, but it still strives to make itself somewhat accessible to newbies. There’s no doubt that certain elements will be lost without that decades-old connection, but having a The history with the series is not essential to enjoying Guybrush Threepwood’s latest escapade. Return to Monkey Island tells a wholesome and compelling tale of mind-boggling horrors that should appeal to anyone seeking a solid adventure on the high seas.”
Ars Technica said it was a must-play:
“I started Return to Monkey Island I thought this game would just be a fun, comforting throwback to a classic, but I left the island believing I had played a refreshing and absolutely necessary game – one that uses interactivity to speak to the human spirit in ways that a movie or book never could. I love Return to Monkey Islandand I am glad that you too shall learn its secrets.”
And RockPaperShotgun loved it too:
“I think it’s one of the best point-and-click games to give someone in the year 2022 to prove that point-and-click games are good. But I’m also self-aware enough to know that I wouldn’t have loved Return To Monkey Island just as much if I didn’t have a history with the series. But I do. So I did. Yo ho ho, and a bottle of fun.”
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