Grim Fandango, originally released by LucasArts back in 1998, is a point-and-click adventure set in the afterlife.
? "Something's rotten in the land of the dead, and you're being played for a sucker," reads the official synopsis. "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."
The game was written by Tim Schafer, who later went on to found Double Fine. A couple years ago his company acquired the rights to the original game from Disney, who by then owned LucasArts.
If you've played any other old-school adventure games, Grim Fandango should be pretty familiar. As Manny, you explore the game world and collect items that can be used to solve puzzles. You can also chat up NPCs through a branching dialogue system to find out clues on how to proceed. There's no way to die so you can noodle over the puzzles and enjoy the writing without worry.
Grim Fandango Remastered updates the game in a few significant ways. The characters' textures have been redone so they don't look quite so dated. The world, meanwhile, has been retouched with a new lighting system. You can get insight into the game's development with two hours of audio commentary from the team along with a concept art gallery. The soundtrack, meanwhile, was re-recorded with a live orchestra. If you enjoy it, you can buy the game's music separately for your mobile device.
The remake was previously released on PS4, PS Vita, PC, Mac and Linux back in January. Sony helped Double Fine with the financial cost of acquiring the game's license in exchange for PlayStation exclusivity on consoles.
Remastered ordinarily costs $15 to download. However, in honor of the game's launch on mobile devices, the price has been reduced to $9.99.
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