Source: Devolver Digital.
The release of Return to Monkey Island proved to be a success. The title ended up on the fourth spot of the list of best-selling games on Steam, and in the peak it was played on Valve's platform by more than 15 thousand users. In addition 96% of players rated the title positively.
Original message (September 19, 2022).
It's been a long time coming, but players can finally return to Monkey Island - only do they have a reason to? Apparently yes, at least if judging by the first reviews of Return to Monkey Island, which debuted today on PC and Nintendo Switch.
Return to Monkey Island - selected reviews
- GamesRadar - 4.5/5
- IGN - 9/10
- Multiplayer.it - 9/10
- Press Start - 9/10
- Stevivor - 9/10
- The Independet - 9/10
- IGN Italy - 8.8/10
- Hobby Consolas - 87/100
- The Guardian - 8/10
- OpenCritic: 88/100 (average of 16 reviews)
- Metascore on PC: 88/100 (average of 17 reviews)
- Metascore on Nintendo Switch: 84/100 (average of 8 reviews)
Guybrush Threepwood was able to return in new visuals (and along with music, praised by many reviewers, despite the pre-release "criticism"), but it's still good old Monkey Island.
Return to Monkey Island has everything that fans loved the previous installments of the series for. So get ready for a nostalgic adventure full of humorous dialogues and clever (and equally entertaining) puzzles.
However, as Ron Gilbert assured, the new Monkey Island is not (just) a return to retro. The developers have added quite a few modern improvements, and the puzzles are rarely as abstract as in typical 90s adventure games. Thanks to this Return to Monkey Island is a game that will appeal to both veterans and players just starting out with the series.
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