Torna a furor di popolo The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition ovvero la fedele rivisitazione di un classico acclamato a livello internazionale. La versione originale uscì nel 1990. Questa nuova versione si dirige sia a coloro che non vi hanno mai giocato che agli affezionati fan della prima versione.
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Torna a furor di popolo The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition ovvero la fedele rivisitazione di un classico acclamato a livello internazionale. La versione originale uscì nel 1990. Questa nuova versione si dirige sia a coloro che non vi hanno mai giocato che agli affezionati fan della prima versione. L'equipe di programmatori della LucasArts trasporta il gioco nell'era moderna con tutto ciò che ne consegue: stile artistico, colonne sonore rimasterizzate, doppiaggio, e un sistema d'aiuto particolareggiato che guiderà i giocatori lungo il gioco e i suoi divertentissimi rompicapi. Anche i puristi, ovvero i fedeli alla vecchia versione, sono stati accontentati: esiste infatti una funzione che permette la transizione scorrevole tra la versione nuova, ridisegnata a mano, e quella classica.

La trama del gioco è allegramente contorta e il nostro ingenuo eroe si imbatte nella ricerca spasmodica del fiabesco segreto di Monkey Island. Le leggende e le dicerie sulla presunta ricchezza dei pirati lo portano a Mêlée carico di speranze, senza soldi e divorato da un'insaziabile curiosità. Se si mostrerà sufficientemente abile, si guadagnerà la fiducia dei pirati di Mêlée e quando i venti del destino soffieranno, sarà condotto verso la terrificante e leggendaria Monkey Island -- un'avventura che farebbe rabbrividire persino il più sanguinario dei bucanieri.


Rivivi le disavventure comiche e avvincenti dell'aspirante pirata Guybrush Threepwood

  • Avventurati in un'audace impresa col fine di diventare uno dei più famosi pirati dei Caraibi

  • Conquista il cuore della bellissima governatrice, Elaine Marley

  • E lungo il percorso, affronta il malvagio pirata fantasma LeChuck

Gioca di nuovo per la prima volta/p>

  • Completamente rivisitato, con stile d'arte contemporaneo, animazione di altissimo livello fatta a mano

  • Colonne sonore rimasterizzate e dimensione orchestrale

  • Doppiaggio completo attinto dal cast originale di attori di Monkey Island™ che conferiscono nuova linfa sia alla storia che ai personaggi, come non si era mai visto prima d'ora

  • Passaggi fluidi tra le scene e transizione scorrevole tra l'edizione speciale e quella classica, in qualunque momento

Comprende nuove caratteristiche

  • Grazie a un'interfaccia di gioco intuitiva e a determinati comandi, l'interattività del gioco è stata visibilmente incrementata

  • Il sistema d'aiuto comntribuisce a rendere i rompicapi divertenti e originali

Requisiti di sistema

    • Sistema Operativo: Windows XP® o Windows Vista®

    • Processore: Intel Pentium 4 da 3GHz o AMD Athlon 64 3000+

    • Memoria: 256 MB RAM, 512 MB su Vista

    • Scheda grafica: Shader Model da 128 MB e capienza da 2.0

    • DirectX®: 9.0c (Marzo 2009)

    • Hard Drive: 2.5GB di spazio disponibile sull'hard drive

    • Audio: Scheda Audio compatibile con DirectX® 9.0c

    • Controller supportato: Xbox 360 controller
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 novembre 2014
Una pietra miliare nell'era dei giochi adventure!
Ottimo per i nostalgici dell'era Amiga e per i neofiti in cerca dei pilastri del mondo videoludico!
Eccellente ambientazione , i dialoghi e la costruzione di enigmi e personaggi!
Consigliato per chi cerca qualcosa di più dei pixel e del NeoGen!
Divertimento allo stato puro!
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6.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 gennaio
THE SECRET OF MONKEY ISLAND: SPECIAL EDITION - A LucasArts Classic beautifully and masterfully reworked

|| 9.5 ||
Score Comment
Graphics 9 Simply stunning, switching between the original graphics and the special edition you can really appreciate the time the artists have taken to faithful reproduce the backgrounds, characters and animations.
Audio 9 Excellent music (I mean come on! its monkey Island I don't think I will ever get that tune out of my head) and really well done voice acting for all the characters.
Gameplay 10 Ok, first I admit I am completely biased here: I love Monkey Island. Back from the days when I first got it to run on my 268 (I know showing my age) this game was something special. Monkey Island is one of the classic games from the golden age of point and click adventure games where LucasArts and Sierra ruled supreme with games like Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max and the Kings Quest series. The controls have been reworked, making them more user friendly for a modern audience, but are still faithful to the original and don't detract from the game in anyway. Even if you weren't old enough to appreciate these games the first time round they are masterpieces and I feel stand the test of time.
Story 10 The game is pretty much all about the story (a truly amazing story), and while you are free to do some exploring around the islands and some trial and error with the puzzles, the story is essentially linear (so don't expect an open world game). The dialogue is full of dry humour and the situations (and solutions to puzzles) fantastical, absurd and brilliant. While the story has many aspects that will appeal to younger players (slapstick humor), much of the humour will appeal to adults. The puzzles are challenging but not to the point of frustration and are worked into the story well.
Replayability 7 If you have played the game its likely to be memorable enough that you will know the solutions to the puzzles, but its still good fun, and was for me very nostalgic.
Overall
9.5 Completely biased review, take from it what you will, but we all have childhood games special to us and this was mine. Good times

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6 persone su 7 (86%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
11.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 novembre 2014
Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is a 2009 remake of old classic DOS point'n'click adventure title, that came out back in 1990. This version actually allows switching between original and remake on-the-fly. If you just want to play original, you can do it pretty much from beggining to the end, with almost no changes!

Monkey Island itself is a classic LucasArts adventure game. It's well remembered for it's pirate (including voodoo) setting and humor, having world to expore and having puzzles to break head against, guessing what they want player to do. By that point, adventures games already had point'n'click setting in place, just clicking on needed verb and using it on object. Just clicking on object itself always uses the most logical verb (and often the only one possible), so you may just forget of this aspect.
The game is divided into three chapters, the first one being the biggest and most open one, travelling on Melee Island, talking around and trying to complete three main objectives in order to become pirate, while starting to figure out what Le Chuck has to do in this game. Second chapter has you on another island, bigger in space, but less in NPCs, just having this funnily annoying slightly crazed inhabitant of island dropping in and out. Final chapter, "Kicks Butt", kicks some serious butts. Linear, short, but bumps you up and is very worthy compared to Adventure games.
Now, being classic adventure game, it's more concentrated on non-stop solving of 'puzzles' and interaction, with the only action sequences being sword fighting. Well, not exactly what you think. INSULT sword fighting, used only in chapter 1 anyway. Worth noting, you have to beat such "battles" by choosing correct reply to insults, while later throwing your own. Heck, most of them is spend on "farming" new insult and replies, by losing, to collect them all and beat the Swordmaster.

Otherwise, standart classic LucasArts. Which means few things. First, there is no way to die or get stuck in dead end in this game, so you can do stupid things all the way you want, unlike classic Sierra. Second, you can choose few options in conversation, but none changes the plot or progression - it's either a puzzle by itself or "choose your own joke to make". (You can even choose "what we have learned" reply in the end of the game!). Third, the puzzles are either easy and logical or they are hard and make no common sense. Quite a common thing in classic adventure games, doing something unexpect for goals that plotwise aren't the ones you would want to do, Like, suddenly finding out that you have and actually can 'combine' items in your inventory, for single puzzle, to rescue some shady figure who probably wouldn't be much of good if freed.

Special Edition keeps all of those and provides an upgrade to both graphics and sound, while messing around controls. Hands down, music is superior to soundblaster and art has more resolution than what original offered. But the gap is too big and those who grew with original may be put off. Difference between pixels-art that leaves something for imagination and defined art, you see. Where main character, Guybrush, was a normal guy in black and white in original, with who most people could reliate, becomes character in it's own with that hair. And sure thing, close-ups aren't drawn in same realistical way. But otherwise, it's fancy in it's own!
It also added voice acting to it, but because of limitation of original engine, it has awkward pause between each line, putting some players off. And once again, "it's not the way we imagined it when we played original".

And you can switch between original and remake on the fly, with press of single button, no loading required! Nice! Though, you can notice that animation in remake somehow feels to follow animation of original closely, having same amount of animation frames, not always having art to make same sense in these cases.

Actually, it switches not only visual and audio, but interface too. And it's another reason to stay on original, being made with in way to allow it to be controlled by gamepads on consoles as well. It tries to be as good as in modern point'n'clicks, but clumpsier. Much. Main fault comes from technical aspect, actually, where for some reason sometimes it playes like the actual cursor is placed lower/higher than it's actually shown.
And sure thing, to keep modern players sane, it incorporated hints system, when on the magical press of button, you get a hint hint hint. Good joy, much needed. Not always as straight as you would want it to be though, but anything helps.

Thus, nice remake of classic adventure game, which most recommend to play at least once, having humor, story and some puzzles that make no sense, this fault of adventure games eased up with hints. Not too long either and with charm.
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4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 gennaio
This is an excellent remake of the cult classic point and click adventure game. I think they have gone as far as they could to improve sound - graphics - while keeping in touch with the original. And they have left the core game - the puzzles - dialogues intact. The voice acting is consistent with later titles in the series as they have recruited the same roster of voice actors for the main characters. The ability to swap back and forth between the classic edition and the improved edition is genius, but it does get strangely addictive and I find myself wishing for some kind blinking mode where it would constantly swap back and forth in a slow pace just so I can apprciate the best of both worlds. If you are not familiar with the series but like adventure games it is fair enough to say that as long as you can take a light hearted adventure and do not mind old school adventure gaming puzzles you will end up making quite a lot of nice gaming memories for yourself and will no doubt find yourself laughing out at the absurdity of this yet believable pirate universe.
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4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
9.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 9 marzo
AUDIO: Awesome                                                          AESTHETIC: Classic
MEMORABILITY: Unforgettable                               WORTH: Light Discount

PROS: Remastered game looks amazing, remastered music is spot-on, voices are all great and fit with the rest of the series. Story and dialogue are wonderful. Puzzles are outlandishly-memorable, but entirely possible. I absolutely love the ability to switch back and forth between classic and remastered to see exactly what was changed.

CONS: Most people don't like the way Guybrush looks in this one, understandably-so. Someone even made a full mod to fix his hair. Dialogue stops are necessary to keep the game in-tact with the original flow, but can be a little distracting once voices are added to the mix.

OVERALL: 10 years ago, Ron Gilbert said in a magazine interview that he was amazed at how often Secret Of Monkey Island is brought up, 15 years after its creation. I wonder if he's realized yet that he's made a piece of gaming history.

                                                    
SCORE: 10/10
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
10.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 novembre 2014
The Secret of Monkey Island is a very classic and revolutionary game. Although it was made in the 90s, it will always be a brilliant game, and this special edition shows that it can even stay up to date with modern video games (Although you can never beat the classic graphics).

The Secret of Monkey Island series is one of the most funny games series that I have ever played, with the brilliantly weakened forth wall, and the cute child-like innocence of Guybrush Threepwood, every time I replay a Monkey Island game I cannot help but to laugh at the jokes and the little references, and every time I replay it, I always find new brilliantly absurd commands and interactions.

The special edition of this game is in some aspects an improvement, but in most, quite a disappointment. The inventory is different, there's voice acting, the Stump Joke is missing and a few more differences. The special edition shouldn't be thing to deter you from buying, or from not buying this game. If you don't like the notion of a special edition, and would rather the classic, floppy disk version, you shouldn't let that stop you from buying this version, quite a lot of the special edition factors can be turned off and, apart from the missing Stump Joke, not much else was changed. If you love modern, newer games, and feel that old games are in the past, you should still not let that stop you from buying this game, for the special edition has updated the game to look sleek and new, and if you cannot stand having to read dialogue, just turn on the voice acting.

The Special vs Classic edition aside, the dialogue in Money Island is very funny, Guybrush Threepwood constantly breaks the forth wall, so much so, that by the time of the second game, you would have forgotten that it was ever there. There are lines of dialogue that are just so perfect in the game, that you simply cannot help but to pick, sometimes it is Guybrush Threepwood saying he wants to be a fire-fighter (instead of a pirate) or him asking if two brothers are his mother. The plot of the game is not that thick and at some times it barely even makes any sense. But the love story in the whole series of Monkey Island games is the cutest love story you could ever see, with the stupid, innocent Guybrush, and the strong, independent Elaine, why they are even together boggles the best of the fans.

There are many good things about The Secret of Monkey Island, but one big factor that cannot be turned off or on is the difficulty. This game is very, VERY hard, because it is an old fashioned point and click game, it has absurd logic, Guybrush Threepwood cannot reach something a few metres off the ground and thinks that if he mixes red flowers with meat it will poison it, also somehow he is able to use a kitchen pot as a helmet.... The game thus feels as if it goes on forever when you play it, whether you spend ages pondering over a specific puzzle, executing trial and error, or you have a walkthrough up in a tab, trying to not overuse the hints, you will spend quite a bit of time on the game. Sometimes it is merely a simple puzzle that with stitch you up, or maybe it will be the whole game, either way, I heavily recommend having some sort of hint system or walkthrough handy, just in case.

I would heavily recomend this game to you, even if you are a very serious person, the humor is not all there is to this game, it has a brilliant soundtrack and very difficult puzzles, and on a whole is quite an enoyable game.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 novembre 2014
Hilarious. Worth every cent.
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4.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 9 marzo
TSoMI is truely one of the best Point & Click Adventure of all times. It cames straight from a Decade where P&C Adventures ruled the Computer Genre and here is the best of it.

In that Game you take control of Guybrush Threepwood, a young wannabe Pirate who comes to Melee Island to take a step forward in his carreer in the Life of a Pirate.
In the first Act you have to prove the Pirate Leaders that you are a worthy Pirate for them (The 3 Trials) and here you meet your truely Love, Gouvernor Elaine Marley in one Trial.
The Trials could be no problem if the bad Ghost Pirate LeChuck wouldn't kidnapped the Gouvernor for marry her (i dont wanna say to much) ;-)
So its up to you to find your big Love and hunt LeChuck down (just a wonderfull story).

You will meet a 3-headed-Monkey, Cannibals, Ghostpirates, etc.
The Story counts to the best still today, the Graphics are remaded with detailed Love (even if i find the new Guybrush look horrible), the Music is so awesome that i cant forget them till today.
The Controls aren't the best in the Special Edition, here was the original from 1990 much better.

I would give it 8/10 !!! LOVE IT TILL MY DEAD :)
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7.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 6 dicembre 2014
Recensione di una copia anticipata
An absolute classic and one of the best SCUMM ever made. The new graphics look nice without taking away too much from the original game. A must buy for anyone that remembers the original or wants to get into classic PC gaming.
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7.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 13 dicembre 2014
This game had it's highlights; while I found most of the dialogue ok, it made me laugh a few times. I have to admit I relied heavily on the hint function (pressing the 'H' key in-game) to solve the puzzles, which took the challenge out. Overall, I still enoyed it, and it's intersting tosee how they updated the graphics from the original, and I feel it's aged well. Easiest boss fight ever in a game, so don't expect it to be like a Legend of Zelda game. ****
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5.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 28 dicembre 2014
Recensione di una copia anticipata
what makes it special is all the toffee that shoots out of your computer when you successfully finish the game DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW IT CONTAINS SPOILERS
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10.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 dicembre 2014
I bought this game quite some time ago and only recently decided to sit down and play it "again" for the for the first time. Yes, you read correctly. I played this game years ago when it was on CD rom. Many of you probably don't even know what that is. LOL

Needless to say it was nice to play it again after much time had passed. The puzzles were still challenging, but not as much as the first time around. The main draw for this game is the remastering that went into it. Voice acting and updated graphics definetly make this game a blast from the past and appealing to newcomers of the adventure game genre.

I would recommend this game to anyone looking for a funny game to play or a reminder of when adventure games had a firm foothold on the gaming world.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 7 gennaio
What is the SECRET of Monkey Island? Well your going to have to figure that out yourself. But one thing that is not a secret, is how amazing this game is. Quite possibly the first adventure game I ever played and the game that got me hooked to the genre. I love the music, the humor, the storyline, and almost everything about the game. Now looking back 25 years later I do see that the game is not completely without flaw. First, the game was made in 1990 so the graphics aren't all that great and there are no voices. Second, the game is relatively short by today's standards. This is not something that bothers me and shouldn't for most people, but might to the more recent fans of adventure gaming. Luckily the Special Edition gives the best of both worlds graphically (sorry but the story is still just as short), as old fans and new fans can enjoy the game they would want to play. Because trust me, there are some old fans that would cringe at the new look. The classic version and new version can be switched seemlessly by hitting F10. The old version staying true to its ancient (voodoo?) roots of a verb menu and an inventory box. The new version many good additions added to its gameplay as the new version intoduces 3D art, voices, and a much larger screen of play (due to the fact that the verb menu and an inventory box have been removed). Although I do enjoy a much larger screen, this is the one thing about the new version I am not fond of. They do have a drop down menu for the verb menu by hitting Ctrl or V as well as one for the inventory by hitting Alt or I, but this feels like more of a hassle than the old game used to be. At the end of the day, this game is a keeper. So don the adventurer's cap and become "Guybrush Threepwood, mighty pirate!"

Check out my other point and click adventure reviews on my page!
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 2 aprile
This game is awesome.
Good humour.
You have to think :D


+ And also it teaches you how to swear without using F words... and stuff :D

10/10 Would beat pirates with swearing again.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 aprile
An excellent way to relive an experience with a classic point-and-click adventure game! This remake of the Monkey Island offers the same experience but with refined music, sound and fully redrawn scenes. I understand it is possible to switch back to the old graphics but why do so if the new look is so detailed?

The jokes hold up to this day and the puns are just as hilarious as they used to be. Word for warning though: it is possible the game does not let you go and you complete it in one sitting just as I did!

I look forward to playing its sequel and pretty much anything that was a classic in this genre and gets a release on Steam.

PS (to the people remastering these titles): Please do the same with Day of The Tentacle!
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7 persone su 13 (54%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 novembre 2014
I didn't spend 20 bucks for this game
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4 persone su 6 (67%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
8.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 luglio 2014
Monkey Island: capolavoro delle avventure grafiche e nome che ha fatto la storia dei videogiochi ancora prima che esistessero Doom o Quake.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 7 gennaio 2013
Se la memoria non m'inganna è stato il primo titolo a cui ho giocato al mio primo PC; in inglese e senza conoscere nemmeno una parola della lingua d'oltre Manica. Nonostante capissi ben poco mi ha rapito come pochi, guadagnaondosi un posto speciale nei miei ricordi di giocatore e non solo. Giocarlo a quasi vent'anni di distanza è ancora uno spasso che non posso che consigliare a tutti.
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0.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 gennaio 2013
The Secret of Monkey Island è uno di quei capolavori che ha beneficiato dall'essere riproposto in HD.

Questo remake è estremamente fedele e permette, nel caso non si gradisse la nuova veste grafica, di giocare tranquillamente all'originale. Essendo un titolo molto vecchio, poteva sembrare non più adatto ad un pubblico di moderni giocatori abituati a visuali 3D dai mille poligoni.

L'introduzione del doppiaggio, degli achievements e dei suggerimenti permettono a chiunque di godersi questa perla delle avventure grafiche.
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1 persone su 2 (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 febbraio 2013
C'è poco da dire, è Monkey Island, il primo, con i suoi pregi e difetti ... in realtà, quest'ultimi ancora non sono stati trovati dalla comunità di videogiocatori.....una pietra miliare. Se non l'avete giocato avete perso un pezzo della storia dei videogames, giocatelo...se l'avete già giocato, rigiocatelo perchè la special edition rende giustizia al capolavoro con una grafica adattata ai tempi nostri.

Viva Monkey Island!
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