Day 23: Game you think had the best graphics or art style.
Short Answer: The Secret of Monkey Island
WOAH. I have thirteen minutes to write this or risk missing a day. Can I do it? Yes. Will it be a quality product? We’ll see. No more time for rhetorical questions.
Ladies and gentleman and those not adherent to a binary system of gender, I present to you The Secret of Monkey Island. A 90s point and click adventure game from LucasArts and living legend Ron Gilbert. It’s a hilarious game, a fun game, a game that takes advantage of that whole pirate thing. But you know what else it is? Perhaps above all of those things? Nevermind the rhetorical questions, this is a gorgeous game.
Both in the limited close-up scenes (see above) and the overall landscapes, these pixel graphics were lovingly crafted by the Monkey Island team. There’s no way for me to fact-check and see how many people were on that team in time, so let’s just say it was Ron Gilbert alone, fueled by the power of drinking his own labor-intensive tears.
Seriously, look at that close-up. GORGEOUS. This was all pixels, my friend, but this ain’t your momma’s Nintendo. This is a computer. Personal. PC. And this is a computer game.
In all the years I’ve been playing games, I’ve spent way more than 20 bucks on The Secret of Monkey Island, claiming to the world that I need to look at its gorgeous graphics both original and remastered on every system it’s available for. I played through this baby on my freaking phone, for Chrissakes.
Bottom line. Monkey Island = gorgeous. Still holds up beautifully. A real work of art, I tell you.
That’s all I’m telling you.