I can't remember buying this game, but since I found it lurking far down in a box while cleaning out the wardrobe this weekend, I suppose I would. It is a Monkey Island game, of course I would buy it.
They ruined it all. There was a time around the year 2000 when everything should be made in 3D, and most often the technology was not ready for the transition. The result was crap. You would make a game in 3D because it was the new thing, instead of asking 'what is best for this game?'
I'm not saying that you can't make adventure games in 3D. Grim Fandango is a perfect example of a well made 3D adventure game of the old school - but Escape from Monkey Island is just a sequel made to get as much money out of the franchise as possible. As a die hard fan of the series I am ashamed of this tragic ending of Guybrush Threepwood in the hands of LucasArts.