Full Throttle Remastered is as good now as Full Throttle was back in 1995, and that’s about as glowing a recommendation as I could possibly give. It may not provide the longest ride ever produced, but with a new coat of paint, a refurbished engine, and some sexy after-market exhausts, this is one retuned and restored beast I unreservedly endorse for one and all.
Ben is back after 22 years with improved graphics, improved sounds, and a very low price tag. What's there not to like? Not much. Maybe the gameplay on the Mine Road that shows it's age. A must-play for any gamer.
I still remember going to an internet cafe in the mid 90s when the demo for this was first released and being wowed by it. When the full game was released I played through three times. Full Throttle is among the very best adventure games (by which I mean a game that tells a good story and requires problem solving, with little to no action elements) ever made. Playing the remaster on a giant screen with my PS4 is incredible. No one should miss out on the experience of playing this well acted (including Mark Hamill), entertaining game full of endearing characters and stylish animation.
Full Throttle is another cherished page from the annals of genre history restored for a brand new audience. Though the remake will have limited appeal to those familiar with the highly polished original, the game belongs in the library of every adventure gamer, and it’s as enjoyable now as it was two decades ago.
For me, Full Throttle was one of my least favorite of the LucasArts adventures, being about half the length you’d expect from an adventure and using a setting that I didn’t really care about. So I’m mixed in my feelings here. If you’ve never played the original version of the game, then it’s worthwhile to try out the remastered version — just to see some adventure game history if for no other reason. But if you’ve played Full Throttle before, then the remastered version is more of an iffy proposition. There is some new stuff to see (and hear) but it’s basically just the same game, and you’ll have to decide if that’s worth $15 to you.
The end result: It’s rough, playing it today. Does that mean you should skip it? Absolutely not. It still packs some solid laughs, excellent music, and a setting that deserves to be revisited. It’s three hours well-spent, and those who played it in the past will find the same game they loved all those years ago...Just realize this remaster isn’t as smooth or seamless as what Double Fine’s done before. Nothing from that era could be.
Good point and click game. I tried it because I liked Telltale games back in the day, and decided that I should play the oldschool ones. That being said, I didn't found Full Throttle to be that memorable.
I can't help but feel this game must have been overrated even when it was originally released, let alone this remaster. Some of the gushing reviews are detached from reality. This is not a game worth playing even for historical curiosity.
The story and puzzles aren't clever or satisfying, the UI is horrific and doesn't properly distinguish between interactable items, and not even the hotspot overlay helps. The shoehorning of a badly designed arcade combat system into a point 'n click was a terrible decision. The game is very short too, and that's including the pointless unfunny filler dialog and walking animations which are about 80% of the game.
I was expecting a peer of Grim Fandango or Monkey Island, but this has proven to be disappointingly mediocre.
As much as I like point-n-click adventures and bike gang thematics, you can only guess how much I wanted to like Full Throttle, sadly this is not the case.
From a gameplay standpoint, this game has aged like milk, it's impossible to play without a walkthrough, it is a frustratingly difficult game, and the cause for this doesn't lie withing the difficulty and cleverness of the puzzles themselves, but on ridiculousness and a lack of clear guidance by the game's storytelling and atmosphere, it's completely random.
As far as the remaster goes, it also ****, sure, the highlighted objects in this game look really well, but not only were the backgrounds left hardly touched at all, there is another problem with this, it unclarifies the meaning of things and backgrounds, interactable objects are unintelligible from background ones, which ties in with another reason why this remaster is so bad; no menus were enhanced, they tried to keep classic with the original action menu, which is unpractical and bothersome to use, and they did not include a "highlight objects" key, which only sums up to the confusion within this game.
Some of the horrific problems this game suffers from is the presence of unwanted gameplay features (such as motorcycle combat) and time-limited sections, my man, why do I only have 4 seconds to notice the "cave" arrow when it's no different to the one that goes out to the highway, with the added inconvenience of losing 1 minute of your life staring at the screen waiting for the whole cycle to be drove-by again only to miss the cave once again, whoops!
Overall, this is not a good game, it looks cool and has a good soundtrack, but I would not recommend buying this release to anyone, not because it's terribly bad (it's not nefarious, it's just bad), but because it's a true pain in the ass to play.
SummaryReleased by LucasArts in 1995, Full Throttle is a classic graphic adventure game from Tim Schafer, telling the story of Ben Throttle butt-kicking leader of biker gang the Polecats, who gets caught up in a tale of Motorcycles, Mayhem and Murder. Now over 20 years later, Full Throttle is back in a remastered edition featuring all new hand-...