Grim Fandango is a point-and-click adventure game originally released by LucasArts in 1998 for Windows. Grim Fandango was picked for a few gaming awards at the time of release, and is repeatedly listed in publishers’ list of top games of all time.
The Grim Fandango Remastered title, highlighting improved character textures and graphics, an orchestrated score, and director’s commentary, was released on January 27th, 2015 for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms. iOS and Android versions were released on 5 May, 2015.
Grim Fandango befalls in the Land of the Dead, where every dead human takes the form of a skeleton. Players control Manuel “Manny” Calavera, who has accepted the job of a Grim Reaper to settle a debt to the powers that be. The beginning of the game revolves around Manny trying to get better clients, however, it doesn’t take long for things to extend into a four-year journey, as he bit by bit reveals a treachery among his higher-ups and attempts to set things right.
Grim Fandango Remastered Trailer walks us through every one of the challenges that remastered version of the game has over the original including remastered graphics, a new control scheme, orchestral sound, new features such as the director’s commentary, and more at the same time also showcasing the game’s trademark fun and sense of humor.
The game is divided into four basic chapters to go along every year, leading to every one having a diverse setting and overall vibe. The extensive cast of characters also gives some cool dialog and great moments.
As far as Grim Fandango’s story and comedic timing is concerned, Grim Fandango Remastered brings an awesome playthrough. Where things are somewhat questioning is in the difficulty of some of its puzzles.
In conventional point-and-click adventure approach, Manny can build up an inventory of items he discovers and use them on different objects or characters to slowly progress through the story. Some of these puzzles, while rarely obvious, can still be figured out without frustration, but that is not the situation for all of them. Grim Fandango Remastered is a game worth playing more on behalf of its story than its gameplay.
A few highlights of Grim Fandango Remastered are:
• Grim Fandango Remastered provides crystal clear, remastered character models that are close to the originals, but better in all aspects.
• Newly included dynamic lighting offers the world of Grim Fandango new depth, and life.
• GFR caters to purists by offering players the option to switch between the original and remastered visuals anytime in-game.
• Grim Fandango, as an experience, has aged amazingly well. The humor is still relevant, the characters are still loveable and well-developed, and the gameplay can stand with modern adventure games.