History Videogame / MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge

21st May '18 5:11:53 AM UltraWanker
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* DVDCommentary: The special edition features a track by all the three fathers of the series. A producers commentary of a videogame (while you're playing it) is massively rare, if this is the only game to do so, don't be surprised.



** Stan's animation is recycled from the first game, as pointed out in the DVDCommentary in the Special Edition.

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** Stan's animation is recycled from the first game, as pointed out in the DVDCommentary in audio commentary of the Special Edition.
11th May '18 11:44:18 AM TrollBrutal
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* SlidingScaleOfLinearityVsOpenness: The ways to progress are unvariable from one play to another, but the player has the liberty to explore and complete the puzzles of the current episode (getting the parts of a voodoo doll and getting the parts of the map) in any order, except in the third chapter inside [=LeChuck's=] fortress, where it's all more linear.



* VideogameCrueltyPotential: There are several cruel and mandatory actions to advance the plot, but releasing Kate from prison after you frame her for your actions and get her ass thrown to jail is completely optional. Assuming, of course, that you've already made use of her services. Otherwise, you have no choice.

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* VideogameCrueltyPotential: There are several cruel and mandatory actions to advance the plot, but releasing Kate from prison after you frame her for your actions and get her ass thrown to jail is completely optional. Assuming, of course, that optional if you've already made use of her services. Otherwise, you have no choice.services.
11th May '18 11:30:33 AM TrollBrutal
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* ReducedToRatBurgers: "In the small crate of voodoo supplies that would be his home for the next five
days and nights, Guybrush is forced to eat bat lungs and eel bladders to stay alive" Cue "Part 3: LeChuck's Fortress."

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* ReducedToRatBurgers: "In the small crate of voodoo supplies that would be his home for the next five
five days and nights, Guybrush is forced to eat bat lungs and eel bladders to stay alive" Cue "Part 3: LeChuck's [=LeChuck's=] Fortress."
11th May '18 11:22:25 AM TrollBrutal
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* LostInTranslation: Perhaps a worst case scenario -- [[spoiler:the waterfall puzzle is a pun on "monkey wrench."]] Since this is a term only ever used in America though, the foreign English-speaking countries were scratching their heads trying to solve a puzzle that had an arbitrary solution as it stood. It got even worse when it was translated, with the translators struggling to find a way for this puzzle to make sense. Needless to say, Creator/RonGilbert made sure not to use another puzzle with a wordplay solution again. [[note]] There's a slight exception to the Spanish version of the game, as the Phatt Library contains a book "101 uses for monkeys", which explains that monkeys can be used as "English wrenchs", the Spanish equivalent of "monkey wrenchs" [[/note]]

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* LostInTranslation: Perhaps a worst case scenario -- [[spoiler:the waterfall puzzle is a pun on "monkey wrench."]] Since this is a term only ever used in America though, the foreign English-speaking countries were scratching their heads trying to solve a puzzle that had an arbitrary solution as it stood. It got even worse when it was translated, with the translators struggling to find a way for this puzzle to make sense. Needless to say, Creator/RonGilbert made sure not to use another puzzle with a wordplay solution again. [[note]] There's a slight exception to the The Spanish version of the game, as game went around this by adding a book to the Phatt Library contains a book library titled "101 uses for monkeys", which explains that monkeys can be used as "English wrenchs", the Spanish equivalent of "monkey wrenchs" [[/note]]
11th May '18 11:06:30 AM TrollBrutal
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* ReducedToRatBurgers: "In the small crate of voodoo supplies that would be his home for the next five
days and nights, Guybrush is forced to eat bat lungs and eel bladders to stay alive" Cue "Part 3: LeChuck's Fortress."
1st Mar '18 12:45:51 PM Pinokio
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* NumberedSequels: The only numbered entry in the series.
30th Dec '17 11:26:26 AM Pinokio
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** This dialogue is exactly copied from ''Star Wars V : Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''

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** This dialogue is exactly copied near verbatim from ''Star Wars V : Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''


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** Guybrush's dialogue during the end game references the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]], and ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
25th Nov '17 9:05:32 PM rjd1922
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** In the Special Edition, Guybrush, [=LeChuck=], and for whatever reason, Rum Rogers Jr. are 3D models designed to look like sprites, allowing them a much wider range of movement and actions compared to the simplistic sprites of everyone else.

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** In the Special Edition, Guybrush, [=LeChuck=], and [[JigglePhysics for whatever reason, reason]], Rum Rogers Jr. are 3D models designed to look like sprites, allowing them a much wider range of movement and actions compared to the simplistic sprites of everyone else.
6th Oct '17 1:16:43 AM JustTroper
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This marks the end of the old-school, Creator/RonGilbert Monkey Islands, as he left Creator/LucasArts the year after the release, with co-writer and designer Dave Grossman following in 1994, and the following installments in the series were, until ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' came along, made without input from Gilbert or any of the other original writers. This game is given the twist-ending Gilbert wanted to put in the original game, an ending which divides the fanbase like nothing else in the entire canon. Ron Gilbert [http://grumpygamer.com/if_i_made_another_monkeyisland stated several times he would like to make ''his'' own version of Monkey Island 3, called "Monkey Island 3a: The Secret Revealed Or Your Money Back"], but for this, he would need Disney to sell him the rights. There is currently [https://www.change.org/p/disney-please-sell-the-rights-to-monkey-island-back-to-its-creator-ron-gilbert a petition for Disney to do exactly that].

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This marks the end of the old-school, Creator/RonGilbert Monkey Islands, as he left Creator/LucasArts the year after the release, with co-writer and designer Dave Grossman following in 1994, and the following installments in the series were, until ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' came along, made without input from Gilbert or any of the other original writers. This game is given the twist-ending Gilbert wanted to put in the original game, an ending which divides the fanbase like nothing else in the entire canon. Ron Gilbert [http://grumpygamer.[[http://grumpygamer.com/if_i_made_another_monkeyisland stated several times he would like to make ''his'' own version of Monkey Island 3, called "Monkey Island 3a: The Secret Revealed Or Your Money Back"], Back"]], but for this, he would need Disney to sell him the rights. There is currently [https://www.[[https://www.change.org/p/disney-please-sell-the-rights-to-monkey-island-back-to-its-creator-ron-gilbert a petition for Disney to do exactly that].
that]].
6th Oct '17 1:16:27 AM JustTroper
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This marks the end of the old-school, Creator/RonGilbert Monkey Islands, as he left Creator/LucasArts the year after the release, with co-writer and designer Dave Grossman following in 1994, and the following installments in the series were, until ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' came along, made without input from Gilbert or any of the other original writers. This game is given the twist-ending Gilbert wanted to put in the original game, an ending which divides the fanbase like nothing else in the entire canon.

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This marks the end of the old-school, Creator/RonGilbert Monkey Islands, as he left Creator/LucasArts the year after the release, with co-writer and designer Dave Grossman following in 1994, and the following installments in the series were, until ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' came along, made without input from Gilbert or any of the other original writers. This game is given the twist-ending Gilbert wanted to put in the original game, an ending which divides the fanbase like nothing else in the entire canon.
canon. Ron Gilbert [http://grumpygamer.com/if_i_made_another_monkeyisland stated several times he would like to make ''his'' own version of Monkey Island 3, called "Monkey Island 3a: The Secret Revealed Or Your Money Back"], but for this, he would need Disney to sell him the rights. There is currently [https://www.change.org/p/disney-please-sell-the-rights-to-monkey-island-back-to-its-creator-ron-gilbert a petition for Disney to do exactly that].
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