September was filled with all sorts of announcements and new games of this nature were even released turn 3. To celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day, another title is now available on Nintendo Switch Return to Monkey Island.
Yes, this is the next big entry in the Monkey Island point-and-click adventure series. It sees the return of Guybrush Threepwood, witty humor and a new art style. The critic ratings are in now, so what’s the verdict? Read on to find out!
Note: Many of these reviews are related to PC, we will add the Nintendo Switch reviews in time:
Started with IGNit gave the game 9/10:
“Return to Monkey Island is, as you’d expect, packed with intelligently crafted puzzles, fun dialogue, and memorable characters. But with series creator Ron Gilbert returning to the series’ director’s chair for the first time since 1991, it also offers an unexpected amount of heart. It’s an adventure gamer’s delight.”
The player received the PC version of the game 4.5/5:
“Return to Monkey Island is everything I wanted and more. Goofy humor with plenty of father-worthy gags, puzzles that will both frustrate and delight you, endearing flashbacks around every corner, all while making it effortlessly fun. It feels like Monkey Island had it fitting. This title comes full circle in so 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 there were 9/10:
“Returning players will love the fan service and the familiar sense of warmth that permeates the entire experience, but it still strives to make itself somewhat accessible for beginners. There’s no denying that certain elements are lost without this decades-old connection, but having a series’ story isn’t essential to enjoying Guybrush Threepwood’s latest escapade. Return to Monkey Island tells a wholesome and compelling tale of swashbuckling shenanigans that should appeal to anyone looking for a hearty adventure on the high seas.
Ars Technica said it was a must:
“And ran away Return to Monkey Island I thought this game would be just a fun, comforting return to a classic, but left the island believing that I had played a refreshing and utterly refreshing game necessary Game – one that uses interactivity to speak to the human mind in a way a film or book never could. And they hunt Return to Monkey Islandand I look forward to you learning its secrets too.”
and Rock Paper Shotgun I also liked:
“I think it’s one of the best point and click games to give someone in 2022 to prove point and click games are good. But I’m also confident enough in myself to know that if I didn’t have a history with the series, I wouldn’t have loved Return After Monkey Island as much. But I have. So I did. Yo ho ho and a bottle of that fun.”
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