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The 12 Games of Christmas – Day 2 – Monkey Island

“I’m Guybrush Threepwood, and I wanna be a pirate!”

The Secret of Monkey Island is one of the classic LucasArts (yes, they did do stuff other than Star Wars) adventure games that everyone should play.

The game is as old as I am, heralding from the year AD 1990. Despite hearing great things about it for basically my entire life, I went 20 years without playing it. I finally got it when the special edition with fancy graphics was released.

You play Guybrush Threepwood, a young guy who wants to be a pirate. He seeks the Pirate Leaders on Mêlée Island, who send him on three quests to prove himself a pirate.

Along the way he meets, and falls hopelessly in love with, Elaine Marley, the governor of Mêlée Island. Unfortunately for Guybrush, the evil ghost pirate LeChuck already had his eyes on her. LeChuck kidnaps Elaine, and Guybrush sets out to rescue her.

The game is hilarious, filled with jokes from top to bottom. It also teaches advanced swordfighting techniques. If anyone ever insults you, be sure to tell them that they fight like a cow.

Guybrush & Elaine

I should start calling my fiance these things. How about it, Plunder Bunny? :D

Buy it on Steam!

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