lfnetwork.com mark read register faq members calendar

Thread: Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck's Revenge: Special Edition
Thread Tools Display Modes
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Old 03-11-2010, 09:29 AM   #1
Alexrd
Senior Member
 
Alexrd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Portugal
Posts: 2,170
Current Game: UEFA Euro 2004
Forum Veteran LF Jester 
Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck's Revenge: Special Edition


Some pictures:






















Official Site

Last edited by Alexrd; 03-11-2010 at 09:39 AM.
Alexrd is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 07-07-2010, 10:30 PM   #2
TalynBigfoot
Rookie
 
TalynBigfoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Many places
Posts: 24
And here we are a few months later. Just got it, played it, and beat it... :-D DEFINITELY worth it!
TalynBigfoot is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 07-08-2010, 04:10 AM   #3
gazzalfc
Lurker
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 4
Playing it on the iphone now.

Few criticisms

No intro - what the f***! the intro was one of the best bits of the original

Poor translation of the iMuse system - This was explained during the trailer and that is the limitations of using digital music but the music when swapping between rooms just isn't seamless as the original

Massive lag when exiting rooms - Can be really noticable when playing and does take you out of the game

I'm sure some of these will change with updates but it really is a quality game. Surprised at how much i remembered from the last time I played
gazzalfc is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 07-20-2010, 02:18 AM   #4
Mau1wurf1977
Lurker
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 7
Finished MI2 SE yesterday and I loved it.

Yes iMuse is gone, BUT the music is of higher quality (even in the classic version). I also found iMuse a bit of waste in an adventure game. It was much more useful in games such as Tie Fighter.

No lag between rooms on my PC though.

Also the controls are much better than MI1 SE. I couldn't finish that title because of the controls.
Mau1wurf1977 is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 07-23-2010, 08:19 AM   #5
sad_muso
Rookie
 
sad_muso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mau1wurf1977 View Post
Finished MI2 SE yesterday and I loved it.

Yes iMuse is gone, BUT the music is of higher quality (even in the classic version). I also found iMuse a bit of waste in an adventure game. It was much more useful in games such as Tie Fighter.

No lag between rooms on my PC though.

Also the controls are much better than MI1 SE. I couldn't finish that title because of the controls.
WH-WH-WHAT?!?!? That's one of the best features of MI2!
sad_muso is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 07-29-2010, 06:24 PM   #6
Ray Jones
[armleglegarmhead]
 
Ray Jones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: digital
Posts: 8,256
10 year veteran! LF Jester Helpful! Forum Veteran 
indeed


Ray Jones is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 09-19-2010, 02:26 PM   #7
Mau1wurf1977
Lurker
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 7
LOL that's funny...

The designers themselves mentioned that nobody noticed iMuse :-)
Mau1wurf1977 is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-13-2014, 07:06 PM   #8
Huz
Coconut in the lime
 
Huz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Space City
Posts: 1,066
10 year veteran! LFN Staff Member 
No intro in the special edition. A tragic day for mankind.


"I once ate a teabag" - Thrik
The Huz Experience
Huz is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-15-2014, 05:13 PM   #9
Artisa
Veteran
 
Artisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Blood Island
Posts: 922
Current Game: A Vampyre Story
Forum Veteran 
Is there supposed to be another intro other than Guybrush hanging over a pit of doom?


-It appears to be a rubber chicken with a pulley.
-It's actually real.
-It's a real rubber chicken?
-No, it's a real chicken.
-A real chicken... made of rubber?
-NO, it's a REAL CHICKEN, NO RUBBER.
-What is it for?
-TO EAT!
-You eat rubber chickens?!!
~~A Vampyre Story~~
Artisa is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-15-2014, 05:51 PM   #10
Huz
Coconut in the lime
 
Huz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Space City
Posts: 1,066
10 year veteran! LFN Staff Member 
I mean the title sequence with the dancing monkeys and the bits of old map interspersed with the credits. You know, only the best game intro to date!

You can still see it if you switch back to ye olde graphickes mode, but a special edition makeover would've been nice.


"I once ate a teabag" - Thrik
The Huz Experience
Huz is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-15-2014, 05:57 PM   #11
Artisa
Veteran
 
Artisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Blood Island
Posts: 922
Current Game: A Vampyre Story
Forum Veteran 
Ohhh yeaaaah! Didn't they replace it with the lucasarts logo man chasing away the monkeys or something?


-It appears to be a rubber chicken with a pulley.
-It's actually real.
-It's a real rubber chicken?
-No, it's a real chicken.
-A real chicken... made of rubber?
-NO, it's a REAL CHICKEN, NO RUBBER.
-What is it for?
-TO EAT!
-You eat rubber chickens?!!
~~A Vampyre Story~~
Artisa is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-15-2014, 06:09 PM   #12
Huz
Coconut in the lime
 
Huz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Space City
Posts: 1,066
10 year veteran! LFN Staff Member 
Yeah. Or the LucasArts logo being shocked by monkeys. Which, in their defence, was an excellent bit of animation.


"I once ate a teabag" - Thrik
The Huz Experience
Huz is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-15-2014, 06:17 PM   #13
Artisa
Veteran
 
Artisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Blood Island
Posts: 922
Current Game: A Vampyre Story
Forum Veteran 
Oh wait wait I remember - it was the lucasarts logo shooing away the monkeys, doing a little dance, then being shocked into logo mode by the monkeys a second later!

And in the original it was Guybrush, no?


-It appears to be a rubber chicken with a pulley.
-It's actually real.
-It's a real rubber chicken?
-No, it's a real chicken.
-A real chicken... made of rubber?
-NO, it's a REAL CHICKEN, NO RUBBER.
-What is it for?
-TO EAT!
-You eat rubber chickens?!!
~~A Vampyre Story~~
Artisa is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-15-2014, 06:24 PM   #14
Huz
Coconut in the lime
 
Huz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Space City
Posts: 1,066
10 year veteran! LFN Staff Member 
The original just had Guybrush shooing monkeys away. Twice!


"I once ate a teabag" - Thrik
The Huz Experience
Huz is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-15-2014, 06:28 PM   #15
Artisa
Veteran
 
Artisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Blood Island
Posts: 922
Current Game: A Vampyre Story
Forum Veteran 
They changed part of that animation into the loading icon


-It appears to be a rubber chicken with a pulley.
-It's actually real.
-It's a real rubber chicken?
-No, it's a real chicken.
-A real chicken... made of rubber?
-NO, it's a REAL CHICKEN, NO RUBBER.
-What is it for?
-TO EAT!
-You eat rubber chickens?!!
~~A Vampyre Story~~
Artisa is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-15-2014, 06:28 PM   #16
Huz
Coconut in the lime
 
Huz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Space City
Posts: 1,066
10 year veteran! LFN Staff Member 
I always preferred the flashing animation.


"I once ate a teabag" - Thrik
The Huz Experience
Huz is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-15-2014, 06:40 PM   #17
Artisa
Veteran
 
Artisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Blood Island
Posts: 922
Current Game: A Vampyre Story
Forum Veteran 
Flashing?


-It appears to be a rubber chicken with a pulley.
-It's actually real.
-It's a real rubber chicken?
-No, it's a real chicken.
-A real chicken... made of rubber?
-NO, it's a REAL CHICKEN, NO RUBBER.
-What is it for?
-TO EAT!
-You eat rubber chickens?!!
~~A Vampyre Story~~
Artisa is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-16-2014, 06:58 PM   #18
Huz
Coconut in the lime
 
Huz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Space City
Posts: 1,066
10 year veteran! LFN Staff Member 
Size matters.
Attached Images
 


"I once ate a teabag" - Thrik
The Huz Experience
Huz is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-16-2014, 09:04 PM   #19
Artisa
Veteran
 
Artisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Blood Island
Posts: 922
Current Game: A Vampyre Story
Forum Veteran 
Oh God!!

I just had to save that!!! Priceless!!

Actually reminded me of that MI2 blooper reel I saw on i-mockery once!!

Edit: Here http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/m...and2-outtakes/


-It appears to be a rubber chicken with a pulley.
-It's actually real.
-It's a real rubber chicken?
-No, it's a real chicken.
-A real chicken... made of rubber?
-NO, it's a REAL CHICKEN, NO RUBBER.
-What is it for?
-TO EAT!
-You eat rubber chickens?!!
~~A Vampyre Story~~
Artisa is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-17-2014, 09:11 AM   #20
Huz
Coconut in the lime
 
Huz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Space City
Posts: 1,066
10 year veteran! LFN Staff Member 
Hah! That is excellent.

I can't believe I've never seen it before, considering that web page looks like it's come straight out of the Mysts o' Tyme.


"I once ate a teabag" - Thrik
The Huz Experience
Huz is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-17-2014, 08:57 PM   #21
Artisa
Veteran
 
Artisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Blood Island
Posts: 922
Current Game: A Vampyre Story
Forum Veteran 
I can't believe you haven't seen it either! That's MY job! Surprised but glad it's still there for the world to see though! There are a couple of other MI flashies linked there in that page too but this one's the best!

I can't remember how to unlock the four or so extra outtakes (I think you can google it) but you HAVE to see them, there's this BRILLIANT wedding outtake that had me laughing for days!!


-It appears to be a rubber chicken with a pulley.
-It's actually real.
-It's a real rubber chicken?
-No, it's a real chicken.
-A real chicken... made of rubber?
-NO, it's a REAL CHICKEN, NO RUBBER.
-What is it for?
-TO EAT!
-You eat rubber chickens?!!
~~A Vampyre Story~~
Artisa is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-20-2014, 04:31 PM   #22
Huz
Coconut in the lime
 
Huz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Space City
Posts: 1,066
10 year veteran! LFN Staff Member 
Haha! You're right. The wedding scene is excellent.

It was also the last hidden scene I found, but I'm glad I persevered.

If you guys are reeaaally good I might post how to get to the hidden scenes. Yes! That's right! Someone other than Artisa and I has to come into this thread and BEG! ON YOUR KNEES! Or just ask nicely, or to be honest just post a load of links to watching films for free online, I'm not fussy.

And if that doesn't get some life into this thread, nothing will.


"I once ate a teabag" - Thrik
The Huz Experience
Huz is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-21-2014, 02:42 PM   #23
Artisa
Veteran
 
Artisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Blood Island
Posts: 922
Current Game: A Vampyre Story
Forum Veteran 
I'm impressed you managed to find it on your own! I'm pretty sure I cheated Guess it doesn't matter now cos I forgot how to unlock them so I can discover it on my own this time

Quote:
Originally Posted by Huz View Post
or to be honest just post a load of links to watching films for free online, I'm not fussy.
I'd find it really funny if a spam account actually replied to that.


-It appears to be a rubber chicken with a pulley.
-It's actually real.
-It's a real rubber chicken?
-No, it's a real chicken.
-A real chicken... made of rubber?
-NO, it's a REAL CHICKEN, NO RUBBER.
-What is it for?
-TO EAT!
-You eat rubber chickens?!!
~~A Vampyre Story~~
Artisa is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-22-2014, 12:11 PM   #24
RoyTordesLegend
Annoying LF since 2003
 
RoyTordesLegend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Shady corner waiting for Ray
Posts: 1,441
Current Game: Resurrecting 'Ye Olde Harbour'
Forum Veteran 10 year veteran! 
Well, I still prefer the old blocky VGA graphics, they have a certain charm to them.

For me, the special editions are what Monkey Island 3 and 4 should have been like, just a light high res makeover with the same style and proportions. That would have been happy days.


Roy Tordes - The Legend
RoyTordesLegend is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-22-2014, 02:06 PM   #25
Huz
Coconut in the lime
 
Huz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Space City
Posts: 1,066
10 year veteran! LFN Staff Member 
I think the style of Curse of Monkey Island took advantage of the increased resolution available really well. It wasn't that different to the original games, just more stylised.

Painting higher definition graphics over the top of the original stuff in the two Special Editions didn't really work very well for me, although the second game was much better than the first! They looked that way because you couldn't get them any better at the time, so sticking to the same style at higher resolution just turned out looking a bit weird.


"I once ate a teabag" - Thrik
The Huz Experience
Huz is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-23-2014, 01:31 PM   #26
Alexrd
Senior Member
 
Alexrd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Portugal
Posts: 2,170
Current Game: UEFA Euro 2004
Forum Veteran LF Jester 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Huz View Post
They looked that way because you couldn't get them any better at the time, so sticking to the same style at higher resolution just turned out looking a bit weird.
You mean the look or the animations?



Star Wars: In Concert - Lisbon - Some pictures of the exhibition accompanying the event.
Alexrd is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-22-2014, 06:05 PM   #27
Skinkie
Definately, Maybe
 
Skinkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Eh, Wherever
Posts: 2,465
10 year veteran! Forum Veteran 
I love the art in CMI, lots of beautiful animation.


Just because people think what I say don't make sense, doesn't mean I don't like popsicles.
Skinkie is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-22-2014, 08:26 PM   #28
Huz
Coconut in the lime
 
Huz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Space City
Posts: 1,066
10 year veteran! LFN Staff Member 
That, Skinkie, it what we call a true fact.


"I once ate a teabag" - Thrik
The Huz Experience
Huz is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-23-2014, 05:16 AM   #29
Artisa
Veteran
 
Artisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Blood Island
Posts: 922
Current Game: A Vampyre Story
Forum Veteran 
Agreed, CMI was pretty!

Agreed, EMI should've been the same.


-It appears to be a rubber chicken with a pulley.
-It's actually real.
-It's a real rubber chicken?
-No, it's a real chicken.
-A real chicken... made of rubber?
-NO, it's a REAL CHICKEN, NO RUBBER.
-What is it for?
-TO EAT!
-You eat rubber chickens?!!
~~A Vampyre Story~~
Artisa is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-23-2014, 10:25 AM   #30
Skinkie
Definately, Maybe
 
Skinkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Eh, Wherever
Posts: 2,465
10 year veteran! Forum Veteran 
Yes, EMI, did uh... not age well


Just because people think what I say don't make sense, doesn't mean I don't like popsicles.
Skinkie is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-23-2014, 03:59 PM   #31
Huz
Coconut in the lime
 
Huz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Space City
Posts: 1,066
10 year veteran! LFN Staff Member 
The character animations, I guess. For the backgrounds, I'd have been happy if they'd just rescanned the original artwork at new improved Special Edition resolution.


"I once ate a teabag" - Thrik
The Huz Experience
Huz is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-28-2014, 06:28 AM   #32
Alexrd
Senior Member
 
Alexrd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Portugal
Posts: 2,170
Current Game: UEFA Euro 2004
Forum Veteran LF Jester 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Huz View Post
The character animations, I guess.
But that was made in order to make the one-click transition to the original possible.



Star Wars: In Concert - Lisbon - Some pictures of the exhibition accompanying the event.
Alexrd is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-23-2014, 04:26 PM   #33
Artisa
Veteran
 
Artisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Blood Island
Posts: 922
Current Game: A Vampyre Story
Forum Veteran 
And why did they make Guybrush really short for that game?

Artwork aside, I distinctly remember cursing the controls too Monkey Island had always been point n' click until EMI...


-It appears to be a rubber chicken with a pulley.
-It's actually real.
-It's a real rubber chicken?
-No, it's a real chicken.
-A real chicken... made of rubber?
-NO, it's a REAL CHICKEN, NO RUBBER.
-What is it for?
-TO EAT!
-You eat rubber chickens?!!
~~A Vampyre Story~~
Artisa is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-27-2014, 06:34 PM   #34
Huz
Coconut in the lime
 
Huz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Space City
Posts: 1,066
10 year veteran! LFN Staff Member 
Somehow the controls worked even less well in Escape From Monkey Island than they did in Grim Fandango, despite having some refinements like the name of the thing you were looking at being printed on the screen, and being able to flip your attention between items by pressing a button.

The fact that Grim Fandango was otherwise excellent probably helped reduce the frustration caused by the controls, mind you. Escape started quite well but...


"I once ate a teabag" - Thrik
The Huz Experience
Huz is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 06-28-2014, 07:49 AM   #35
OzzieMonkey
Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 75
Yo, me hearties! I don't think I've ever been to this area of LucasForums before ( I've tended to stick around Mixnmojo mainly). So...yeah, the special editions. I like them, but I can't help but feel let down by them also. Personally, the biggest selling point was the voice-over, so when I play the series I go with the Ultimate Talkie Editions in order to get good old pixel art goodness with the new speech. I wouldn't be against seeing a remastering/widescreen support for Curse and Escape though, especially if Grim Fandango Remastered (holy cow, that's happening?!) does well. Escape would be great for a remastering just so the controls can be tightened up and fix that wretched Monkey Combat!
OzzieMonkey is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 07-01-2014, 12:40 PM   #36
RoyTordesLegend
Annoying LF since 2003
 
RoyTordesLegend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Shady corner waiting for Ray
Posts: 1,441
Current Game: Resurrecting 'Ye Olde Harbour'
Forum Veteran 10 year veteran! 
Quote:
Originally Posted by OzzieMonkey View Post
good old pixel art goodness
I gave a happy nostalgic sigh at this point.


Roy Tordes - The Legend
RoyTordesLegend is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 06-30-2014, 11:52 AM   #37
Artisa
Veteran
 
Artisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Blood Island
Posts: 922
Current Game: A Vampyre Story
Forum Veteran 
Man I'm up for anything that implies more Monkey Island goodness! I have more hope for it now that they're doing Grim Fandango, means Disney's interested in all the LucasArts stuff it got a hold of!

Lol, if you want more MI forum action, Ye Olde Harbour is the place to be!


-It appears to be a rubber chicken with a pulley.
-It's actually real.
-It's a real rubber chicken?
-No, it's a real chicken.
-A real chicken... made of rubber?
-NO, it's a REAL CHICKEN, NO RUBBER.
-What is it for?
-TO EAT!
-You eat rubber chickens?!!
~~A Vampyre Story~~
Artisa is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 07-01-2014, 01:49 PM   #38
Huz
Coconut in the lime
 
Huz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Space City
Posts: 1,066
10 year veteran! LFN Staff Member 
Would an overhaul to the graphics and control system make Escape From Monkey Island good? I don't know. Maaaaybe. It's definitely got some very good bits.


"I once ate a teabag" - Thrik
The Huz Experience
Huz is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 07-01-2014, 03:23 PM   #39
RoyTordesLegend
Annoying LF since 2003
 
RoyTordesLegend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Shady corner waiting for Ray
Posts: 1,441
Current Game: Resurrecting 'Ye Olde Harbour'
Forum Veteran 10 year veteran! 
I seem to recall Escape being during that period late 90's early 2000's where everything had to be 3D. I hated it, most 3D games of the period had ****ty looking graphics....but 3D!


Roy Tordes - The Legend
RoyTordesLegend is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 07-02-2014, 02:23 PM   #40
Artisa
Veteran
 
Artisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Blood Island
Posts: 922
Current Game: A Vampyre Story
Forum Veteran 
Agreed, I was so anti 3D where Monkey Island was concerned. It wasn't nearly as swashbuckling as the blurb made it out to be :P


-It appears to be a rubber chicken with a pulley.
-It's actually real.
-It's a real rubber chicken?
-No, it's a real chicken.
-A real chicken... made of rubber?
-NO, it's a REAL CHICKEN, NO RUBBER.
-What is it for?
-TO EAT!
-You eat rubber chickens?!!
~~A Vampyre Story~~
Artisa is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Go Back   LucasForums > Network > Monkey Island Discussion > MI Chat > General MI Discussion > Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck's Revenge: Special Edition

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:59 PM.

LFNetwork, LLC ©2002-2011 - All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.