|I apologise for the GIFs, I may have gone slightly overboard with them.|
The Secret of Monkey Island is the first in an adventure game series beloved by almost all adventure game fans. I am no exception, and even though I have played through the game many times I was still more than happy to play it again.
|Really? You look more like a flooring inspector.|
|Wouldn't we all like to know.|
|Speak for yourself.|
Trickster, over at The Adventure Gamer, is currently playing his way through so I thought I'd join him. No doubt he will be quite detailed in his journey through the game so I would highly recommend you go and read his words!
|I have no words|
It's not hard to see the attraction of the game, a pirate-themed comedy adventure starring a hapless and yet affable man by the name of Guybrush Threepwood. His quest is simple, to become a mighty pirate! Of course it's not that simple, and his initial trials lead him on a journey of mystery, danger and rescue.
|Don't we all|
|Training with... THE MACHINE|
|An example of recurrent fourth wall breaking|
|As much as a few hours work and thirty pieces-of-eight counts as training, anyway.|
|Taking on The Sword Master|
She shows up in subsequent games too, but I do feel like the character never quite gets enough to do, or enough to say. It's one of the few flaws of an otherwise thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining game.
|Terrible winged devil!|
|Second-hand ships, low prices for a reason.|
Such flaws are of course minor issues, there's really very little about the game to dislike. I could mention things like the need to wander back-and-forth between locations and how it comes across as needless padding, but those sort of issues plague so many games that it would be unduly harsh to single out Monkey Island for it.
|A little dig at Sierra here|
|Just an average day then.|
|Meeting the friendly Monkey Island™ Cannibals.|
|The only way to navigate the hellish maze: by getting a head.|
|Even the inventory colour changes when you enter Hell|
|LeChuck's ghost ship! (How is the ship a ghost? Voodoo something I bet)|
|Is this a rescue? Or am I just in the way (I think it's the latter)|
|That's one heck of a punch...|
|It really sends you flying!|
|Who you gonna call?|
|I'm sure LeChuck will bother us no more!|
So there passes the first chapter in the life of Guybrush Threepwood, but it shall be a little while before the second is undertaken by The Adventure Gamer (and also my replay). The second game remains my firm favourite in both the Monkey Island series and also the entire Lucasarts/LucasFilm Games catalogue. More on that another day!
|Happily ever after, and a little advice for the player.|
|I think I will.|