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New Monkey Island 2 screens inspire tears of nostalgic joy

Screens like these make me proud to be a gamer.

Even as developers push graphics to the point that they resemble real life, sound to the point that we require surround speakers and level design to the point that we often feel like we're playing through a Hollywood movie, the industry never forgets the classics that came before… and is often willing to update those old games with new technology so that today's generation can enjoy them as well.

Just look at the love and attention that LucasArts has lavished on these enhanced scenes from Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge. Maybe you don't like point-and-click adventure games, but you have to wish that your favorite last-century title will receive this kind of treatment someday.

Final Fantasy VII fans, are you jealous yet?

Apr 9, 2010

12 comments

  • MaynardJ - April 27, 2010 10:52 a.m.

    I never played the Monkey Island games in the old days, but I remember classmates from almost 20 years ago who did. Same goes for Day of the Tentacle. Updates of these games, together with Full Throttle, Grim Fandango and Sam & Max Hit the Road, will make me want to play all of them.
  • JeffGoldblum1 - April 13, 2010 5:37 a.m.

    Now I just need to play the first one, that I already bought.
  • TheBoz - April 10, 2010 7:46 p.m.

    This is the cruelest article EVER!!!!!! Why do you taunt us oh great GR. I scrolled to the end and intead of having an endless supply of great shots of one of the best games of yesteryear, I came to comments too soon. :(
  • drewbian - April 10, 2010 12:27 p.m.

    this is so cool, the treatment games like this deserver, hopefully other companies stop pussying out and remake classics liekt hese that are hard to figure out how to run for the average young gamer these days
  • JohnnyMaverik - April 10, 2010 1:11 a.m.

    The original looks better than the re-mastered version and the voice acting wrecks all the great humour. Also yes, before anybody calls me out, I have played the re-mastered version so shhh. Thankfully you can still play it as it was originally, although sadly for lucasarts I still have that disc so they won't be getting any cash from me this time round.
  • Xtapolapopotamus - April 9, 2010 10:07 p.m.

    I don't think the world could take an HD remake to FFVII. The boners the gaming community would sprout upon seeing HD Tifa and Aerith would puncture the ozone layer, condemning us to a horrible burning death. After that, their collective tears from Aerith dying would flood the world so much, it'd make the Noah's Ark flood seem like a joke.
  • Jordo141 - April 9, 2010 8:58 p.m.

    Still waiting for early Kinq's Quest remakes...
  • db1331 - April 9, 2010 8:19 p.m.

    I couldn't even begin to tell you how big of a role the original Monkey Island games had in making me a lifetime PC gamer. I remember playing the original and having to swap floppies. I'll never forget sitting in class in 5th grade and suddenly figuring out how to complete one of the puzzles and then rushing home to try it. I hope developers continue to remake some of the old classics to give gamers today a chance to experience them. If Sierra ever announced they were updating the Quest for Glory series I would seriously crap my pants.
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - April 9, 2010 8:17 p.m.

    And Fate of Atlantis!
  • miasma - April 9, 2010 8:15 p.m.

    I love these old LucasArts titles. Adventure gaming went the way of the Lemming (no pun intended :P) and I wish it came back. Im so glad they did this! Now they only have to re-do Full Throttle, and Sam and Max.
  • Tobli - April 9, 2010 7:50 p.m.

    If you replaced VII with IX (fave game) in that question. I would have to say yes.
  • ergreenday - April 9, 2010 7:29 p.m.

    Looks Sweet! I might try and play it when it comes out. 1

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