Parents' Guide to

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Adventure game with witty, complex written instructions.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Great game for lots of ages.

Constantly you have to think logically about what to do next to continue the game's storyline, but the game itself is fun, creative, and exciting. A must get!

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The script for THE SECRET OF MONKEY ISLAND: SPECIAL EDITION is incredibly witty and pokes fun at not only pirate cliches, but also at the common conventions of computer games. There are many laugh-out-loud moments. The real fun of the game is in figuring out what to do next at any given point in the story -- something which is unfortunately hard to do sometimes. There are also points when the game moves incredibly slowly: Some of your tasks seem endless (especially learning to swordfight), and it always feels like whatever you need to get is all the way on the other side of the island. Far too much time is spent walking from place to place. Still, if you're willing to invest the time, the story is great fun and the game itself is a classic that worth experiencing.

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