It is one of the best adventure games out there, in my opinion. Monkey Island basically represents a great mix of funny dialog, random yet extremely amusing story, strange characters, pixel based animation and pirates. If I have to pick between Monkey Island Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, which I played so far, I’ll say that my favorite was the first game, ‘Monkey Island’ for the epic ending, the very funny and simple story and the honest and young main character which we get to play. Although I did like Monkey Island 2, I always missed the innocent (not very handsome at that point) newbie pirate Guybrush Threepwood. You know, everyone was a lot better before they turned into a mighty, famous pirate and stuff. I really love how Guybrush looks with his new little beard, but I prefer him when he was younger ;P.
Anyway, the series (although I haven’t played it all through yet, I have read quite a few reviews about it and will definitely continue playing the rest of the games) is very funny, mostly very random. It features strange puzzles which are not always too obvious. I haven’t yet managed to die in the game, but I heard it’s possible at very rare moments. I’m not sure if it’s true… but it might as well be.
Anyway, if you haven’t yet played Monkey Island, move your bottom part and go play it. You’ll have to put your dirty minds that only think of good graphics aside and focus on the story for a change, but you’re be awarded with a great game for sure. Of course, for the engine it uses, the game is very advanced.
So yeah, go give it a try :) highly recommended.