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I know many will disagree but I found MI1 better than MI2

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Often I hear Monkey Island 2 being lauded as the best Monkey Island game. It's a wonderful game. I really enjoy it. But I also think it's overrated. Without talking about the other MI games that I love, there is something about Secret of Monkey Island that I find so much more intriguing. First off, the humor of MI1 makes me laugh more. There isn't as much humor in MI1 as there is in MI2. In far, the humor of MI2, it could be argued, is even more outlandish. Yet, I overall didn't find it as funny as the humor in the first one. I found the first chapter in the the first one more enjoyable as well. Making a voodoo doll in the second one is okay, but there is something so much more enjoyable about insult sword fighting, looting from a mansion, and finding buried treasure in MI1. These are just a couple of reasons. What do you all think?

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  • Return To Zork (I know, not Lucas) also played its tracks directly from CD. Back then, there were a lot of computers that couldn't handle both high-quality animation and high-quality sound at the same time, so putting the soundtrack on the CD helped keep a little of the load off the CPU.

  • My favorite Monkey Island game is definitely Tales of Monkey Island. However, MI1 will always have a special place in my heart as I will always remember the countless, sleepless nights I spent as a child trying to become a pirate. With that said, between MI1 and MI2, I still have to choose MI2.

  • As a game, I find MI2 to be the best (it's my personal favourite of all the adventure games I've played). However, I find MI1 lighter and easier to approach, so I understand what you mean when you say you prefer it due to the humour.

  • MI2's more logical and well-polished, i think + have some great scenes.

  • They're both great games. But I have to say, I think MI2 did everything better. It made it all bigger. Funnier (to me).

  • I liked Monkey 2 better as it had better graphics, (not that this is everything of course) more islands and was therefore a bigger game and was more of a challenge in general. Having said that I absoolutely loved the original Monkey as well and still do.

  • "The secret of monkey island " was my entrance to point and click graphical adventures. It came on a bundle with my sons" amiga " one christmas past and was the last game that we loaded up from that bundle. I fell in love with it, and have forever been in thrall to point and click games. I loved "revenge" but the "secret of monkey island" will always be my favorite.

  • voting for mi1, too. feelings. memories. the original. the beginning. grog grog grog! behind you! a three-headed monkey! sword-fighting! stan! voodoo!

    (and who didn't want to be a pirate as a kid??)

    loved ALL OF THEM (part 4 a bit less... interface was horrible)

  • I agree, however I feel that MI1 was a bit more clunkier and difficult than 2.

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