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Return to Monkey Island Review

Dec 13, 2022

There’s a familiar old saying you’ve probably heard; “You can’t go home again.” Sure, you can always go back to a familiar place and see the familiar sights, but things won’t be quite as you remembered them, and that feeling of everything being just as it was will elude you. It’s an experience familiar to any of us who have lived long enough to venture out into the world and come back to a place where we spent any important formative time at, and it’s one Guybrush Threepwood is having to face inĀ Return to Monkey Island. Not so subtly, there’s a reflection of this in the very proposition of making yet another Monkey Island game in 2022, and that clearly is not lost on Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert, who along with the other writers is delicately balancing what it means to retread territory they’ve not touched since the glory days of adventure gaming in 1991.