Oh, the memories
What a delight to be able to revisit one of the most memorable games from my childhood. The reboot of this game has been just as great to play as the original was back in the day. I love the ability to be able to easily switch between the old and new graphics, but I did spend most of my time playing with the the new style. The voiceover makes the game and its wacky humour even more enjoyable and engaging.
I have to admit that I didn't find the puzzles as hard as I remembered them, and the hint system can take the satisfaction out of figuring them out yourself. You can just keep hitting the 'h' button for hints until you're told exactly what to do. There's no incentive to only use hints when you really need them, so temptation to just just keep hitting that button does win out sometimes. The only other gripe I have with the game, as I recall having back when I played the original, is that it can be tediously slow at times, especially when moving between places on the map. There's a fair amount of back and forth involved so it would've been nice if the travel speed was increased, particualrly between places you've already visited. Dialougue can also be a bit slow at times, although you can skip right to the end of some of the conversations.
I got through the game in just over 4 hours so it's not that long, but anyone who played the original will definitely get a kick out of visiting Monkey Island again. I'm not sure new players would get quite as much enjoyment, but I'd still recommend it to them.