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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
 
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition 2009-07-31 20:53:37 Playing Mantis
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8.0
Playing Mantis Reviewed by Playing Mantis    July 31, 2009
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I have to differ with most people here. I feel like this remake was close to perfection, but they missed on a couple areas.

I feel like the characters are disconnected from the background. What I mean is that they feel flat and pasted over the background. It's a minor thing but it bothers me.

I also don't like the new style for Guybrush, I think it's way too much of a departure from the original design.

When you talk to NPCs, I feel like some of the character and charm has been lost in the closeup artwork. The new character closeups are perhaps a bit overly-strange, and suffer from a totally flattened feel vs. the originals.

For $10 you can't complain too much, but it would have been nice to see a bit more effort and care put into these details.

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