Manny scharacter with his quick wit and his Mexican exclamations was like nothing else we d seen in a video game before. Glottis was just well, Glottis. A giant demon sidekick who you couldn t help but love. Every character was so well written, well-voiced and so entirely easy to love.And you know what? They still are.Since I loved the game back in 1998, of course I was going to love the game now, 17 years later ( ay, Chihuahua !). Remastering a game that s so highly regarded like Grim Fandango is of course going to have its difficulties.
The art style of the game is timeless the character designs are incredibly imaginative, and the art-deco/film noir-ish settings could never possibly tire, but of course it needed some work to bring it into the 21st century. How far do you go? How much can you leave in without the game looking too dated? It s a fine line to tow you need to keep the original fans happy by keeping the game just as they remembered it, but you also need to bring it up to date so that newcomers to the game don t feel alienated. The art style of the game is timeless the character designs are incredibly imaginative, and the art-deco/film noir-ish settings could never possibly tire I think Double Fine hit the mark quite well. Visual-wise, all of the character models have been sharpened with new hi-resolution textures and the lighting has been given a fairly big overhaul. Some of the background textures have been cleaned up, but everything else remains largely unchanged. It feels cleaner and sharper throughout, but at times some areas of the game look very rough.
When I booted up the game, I exclaimed it looks exactly the same as I remember it then I hit the R3 stick in to toggle back to the original rendering of the game, and oh . Yes, the improvements are visible, and they ve done a good job in not going too far with retexturing things, but I d have liked to have seen a little more work on some of the backgrounds.¡Ay, Manuel! how deviant the new lighting makes you 4rsgold able to toggle between the original and the remaster is a nice touch that s been added in. There s lots of nice little extras thrown in, such as the ability to change your control scheme to the original tank controls or the new camera relative controls. (Tank controls come tied to a gold trophy. I was going for platinum glory so tank for me it was! Actually, after about 30 seconds of me going Manny, where are you going? Manny, oh my god, go over here.. no not there.. OH MY GOD! I did get used to it.