2016/6/18: Xbox 360: Monkey Island Special Edition Collection

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2016/6/18: Xbox 360: Monkey Island Special Edition Collection

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 18th, 2016, 6:50 pm

If you're looking for the perfect summer game check this out! Thanks to the reader that recommended it.

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Re: 2016/6/18: Xbox 360: Monkey Island Special Edition Collection

Postby Stalvern » June 18th, 2016, 7:23 pm

"The original Secret of Monkey Island (Sega CD, 1993)"

Huh? The original was on DOS in 1990!

Saw the same strange error in the new Doom review (the original Doom is a 1993 DOS game, not a 1995 PlayStation game). I didn't bother to bring it up then, but after seeing this twice within a few weeks, I had to comment. These are later ports you're talking about, not the original games; you might as well call Mega Man a 2008 Wii game because it's on the Virtual Console.

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Re: 2016/6/18: Xbox 360: Monkey Island Special Edition Collection

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 18th, 2016, 10:19 pm

I see your point but I think technically I am correct. The Sega CD game is still a version of the original Secret of Monkey Island game. Likewise Doom for the PS1 is a version of Doom for the original game.

The main reason I include those references was because I'm trying to refer to reviews elsewhere on the site (the links don't always appear unfortunately).

Likewise you may notice that often when I refer to a classic game like Asteroids or Donkey Kong, I include a reference to an arbitrary console version even though the true original version was an arcade coin-op.

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Re: 2016/6/18: Xbox 360: Monkey Island Special Edition Collection

Postby Luigi & Peach » June 19th, 2016, 12:31 pm

Dave, I love the review of this great game, but on the mobile site you have so many icons it actually covers part of the review.

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Re: 2016/6/18: Xbox 360: Monkey Island Special Edition Collection

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 19th, 2016, 1:15 pm

Thank you for letting me know that! For now I truncated the icons so they wouldn't bleed into the review.

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Re: 2016/6/18: Xbox 360: Monkey Island Special Edition Collection

Postby ActRaiser » June 20th, 2016, 1:57 pm

I didn't know they released a disk version of these games. I clicked the link for the Amazon link. Holy crap, is this game expensive. The Ebay links were much less. (I went with that).

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Re: 2016/6/18: Xbox 360: Monkey Island Special Edition Collection

Postby CaptainCruch » June 21st, 2016, 3:23 am

Nice review, but I prefer to play this great games with a mouse. Also, I really prefer the original graphics... I find those pixelated graphics have so much more personality than the remade graphics...

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Re: 2016/6/18: Xbox 360: Monkey Island Special Edition Collection

Postby C64_Critic » July 10th, 2016, 5:41 pm

ActRaiser wrote:I didn't know they released a disk version of these games. I clicked the link for the Amazon link. Holy crap, is this game expensive. The Ebay links were much less. (I went with that).


I tried the same thing, and thought the same thing! I wonder if I can find this cheaper at my nearby Gamestop, because I'd love to work on this over the summer for for $60? No way.

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Re: 2016/6/18: Xbox 360: Monkey Island Special Edition Collection

Postby ActRaiser » July 12th, 2016, 2:00 pm

C64_Critic wrote:
ActRaiser wrote:I didn't know they released a disk version of these games. I clicked the link for the Amazon link. Holy crap, is this game expensive. The Ebay links were much less. (I went with that).


I tried the same thing, and thought the same thing! I wonder if I can find this cheaper at my nearby Gamestop, because I'd love to work on this over the summer for for $60? No way.


I clicked on the eBay link and saw the PAL versions were only about $20. Being a bit apprehensive that they'd even work on my NTSC Xbox 360 I ordered it. Low and behold it works just fine. Even though the disk said it was PAL only, I have no problems loading it up and playing around with some of the extras included on the disk. Give it a whirl--it's definitely cheaper than trying to buy a US version off of Amazon.

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Re: 2016/6/18: Xbox 360: Monkey Island Special Edition Collection

Postby C64_Critic » July 12th, 2016, 5:30 pm

ActRaiser wrote:I clicked on the eBay link and saw the PAL versions were only about $20. Being a bit apprehensive that they'd even work on my NTSC Xbox 360 I ordered it. Low and behold it works just fine. Even though the disk said it was PAL only, I have no problems loading it up and playing around with some of the extras included on the disk. Give it a whirl--it's definitely cheaper than trying to buy a US version off of Amazon.


That's awesome! Thanks for the heads-up ActRaiser, I'll see if I can't pull a copy off Ebay for $20 and give it a go.


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