The Curse of Monkey Island (LucasArts, 1997)

The third game dealing with the exploits of Guybrush Threepwood, The Curse of Monkey Island unfortunately cannot compare with The Secret of Monkey Island or The Secret of Monkey Island II: LeChuck's Revenge. Though graphics technology allowed for better graphics, they are rendered in a strange cartoonish style that doesn't mesh well with the subject matter. The puzzles are okay, for the most part, but aren't as creative as those in the previous two games. The serviceable story, which suffers from an apparent lack of creativity, isn't assisted by the voice actors who, while competent, don't add much to the game. If you enjoyed the previous two games in the series, you will probably enjoy The Curse of Monkey Island, but you would probably be better off replaying of the others instead--they hold up much better years later than this one does the first time.

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