L.G.C. |Reviews| — Grim Fandango Remastered

This week your intrepid heroes visit the land of the dead, go 4:3, and locate missing options.


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Game: Grim Fandango Remastered 
Webzone: http://store.steampowered.com/app/316790/
Double Fine /LucasArts
Price: 16.99

Wazzat: Something’s rotten in the land of the dead, and you’re being played for a sucker. Meet Manny Calavera, travel agent at the Department of Death. He sells luxury packages to souls on their four-year journey to eternal rest. But there’s trouble in paradise. Help Manny untangle himself from a conspiracy that threatens his very salvation.


CHAIR– Nooope

CHAIRCHAIR– Not sure if want


CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Shutupandtakemymonies

Makes with the working


  • Correct me if I’m right but didn’t it have a few graphics options before the update nixed them?
  • I’ve had one bug (before and after patch) that causes the gerbil cursor to nope. For added fun the keyboard does fk all as well.
  • This caused a reload from save.



  • The last update broke the menu.
  • The options are still there, if you click randomly around the pause screen you’ll find them.


Shiny / Sounds


  • Oh look! 4:3
  • They upped the 3D but the backgrounds not so much.
  • Tell me this does not look FK all out of place
  • http://i.imgur.com/uzVqVL4.jpg
  • Honestly I found myself hitting backspace and playing it like that.
  • Voice acting is solid (original) and the soundtrack is the same old goodness.


  • I dig the art style, what with the mexican stylized skulls and whatnot
  • The living world bit was kind of clever, IMO
  • The backgrounds can be a bit jarring but it doesn’t really bother me
  • The voice acting is top notch as well


  • I get that the original assets were designed for a 4:3 screen and since they didn’t really bother to up-rez the backgrounds, they had to keep it.
  • But now everything just looks out of place.
    • Characters look like they’re standing in front of a green screen.
    • It’s also easier to find the thing you need to progress, because it probably is higher res than the backdrop.
  • I like the whole spanish accent they have goin’ on.
    • It even translates to the localized Portuguese version.
      • Portuguese with a Spanish accent, I don’t hate it.



  • Point + click ……………………………………………….wait. The game.


  • You point, then you click.   Not much else to say


  • What Jordan said.
  • Throw in proper controller support and you’ve got yourself a Steam Machine ready game.




  • This game was released in 98 and by that time I had Torvalds so far down my throat organ my eyes watered.
  • Seriously, I was demanding native ports back then.
  • FF 17yrs and I get my my native port \:D/
  • Wish I had some nostalgia spectacles because all I’m thinking is “man, we had some proper attention spans back in the day”
  • The “remaster” made finding objects in the scenes way to easy. Oh, that thing I need, bet it’s that one random “remastered” object.
  • After 40min of solid gameplay it didn’t hook me in the slightest.
  • Again, I have no previous experience /w this game.


  • I never really played this game back in the day, so I have no particular attachment to it
  • Never really was a fan of point and click adventure games, as I’ve mentioned before
  • I’m sure if you were a fan of the original, this thing is freaking awesome, but it really doesn’t do it for me.


  • I don’t remember it being this clunky.
  • Meeting Salvador Limones was still just as awesome as I remembered.
  • But I guess…
    • Point and click adventure games died for a reason.
    • No matter how thick your nostalgia glasses are, even Grim Fandango hasn’t aged properly.
      • It’s still a great story, but the game elements are just… clunky.
  • And this is a game we’re reviewing.


Final –CHAIRCHAIR (1 chair short of the Third)

It was a very good game, in its day. And it’s great that you can legally obtain it once more. Just don’t expect to be blown away.



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