Well… at least it is to me.  I see top 10 lists of games, heroes and villains on the internet all the time.  I struggle to come up with these lists myself, as the lists are always shifting and evolving for me.  Well, with the special edition release of Monkey Island 2 – LeChuck’s Revenge coming out for PC, PS3 and Xbox Live this week, the Monkey Island series is fresh on my mind.  Whenever I struggle to come up with those top ten lists, Monkey Island 2 always pops into my head.  Best villains of all time, a check for Monkey Island with the Ghost Pirate LeChuck.  Favorite game hero of all time… another check for Monkey Island Monkey Island 2 Boxartwith Guybrush Threepwood.  Favorite side-kicks?  Check, Check and Check with Wally, Largo LeGrande, Stan of Stan’s Previously Used Ships/Coffins/Etc and a host of other memorable secondary characters.  Please check out my full article on the history of gaming in 1992 and my favorite game of all time, Monkey Island 2 – LeChuck’s Revenge on Associated Content. I also discuss the Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition along with anticipating of this weeks SE release.

Monkey Island 2 is definitely my favorite game of all time, it’s stays right near the top with things like Betrayal at Krondor, Mafia, Super Metroid and the rest of the ever-shifting best of list.  I love the characters and the setting.  Make no mistake, this was Pirates of the Caribbean long before Johnny Depp came sniffing around.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Pirates for the most part, but Monkey Island is the blend of humor , action, more humor and voodoo priestesses that I was looking for.  I’m calling this my favorite game of all time, so it’s definitely the best in the Monkey Island series in my opinion.  In my Monkey Island mania, I have collected a million different versions of the soundtrack, from Amiga recordings, to versions mastered directly of a Roland SoundCanvas.  I love Monkey Island 2.  I play through it often, and it’s no lest funny to me than the day I first played it.  There is something amazing about certain things that bring up such strong feelings of nostalgia; the glory days of youth.  I swear I can smell that 386-machine and the strange feeling of first discovering a game I so thoroughly enjoyed that I could play it over and over again and never get bored.  Yes, I definitely heart Monkey Island 2 and will long past when my gaming days are over… hopefully that day is far off though ;). Again, check out the article and leave some comments on the page, let me know if you agree, disagree… whatever… oh and look behind you, a three-headed monkey!

A freelance writer and digital artist, operator of this website. My name is James Schumacher, and I hold a degree in Game Art & Design (BoFA) from the Art Institute in Portland. My passions are gaming, music, books, film and my friends. Select Photography to see some of my latests photos, with more found at 500px and Viewbug. Currently you can find much of my game reviews mostly at Only Single Player http://www.onlysp.com. I am available for freelance writing work, as well as for image and graphic editing.


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