Monkey Island 2 is undoubtedly a classic of the genre, proving bigger and better than the original The Secret of Monkey Island in almost every way. So, the question isn’t ‘Is this a good game?’ it’s ‘Is this a better version?’.
To put it plainly, the answer is ‘Yes’, because this Special Edition holds everything that was in the original, plus a few improvements. In fact, it even has improvements added on over the improvements that were made for the Special Edition of the first game. It’s Monkey Island ++, if you like.