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  • Summary: Something's Rotten in the Land of the Dead... ...and you're being played for a sucker. 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 salvation.

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Grim Fandango Remastered: The Making of Episode 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Feb 8, 2015
    98
    With a brilliant story and clever-yet-challenging puzzles, Grim Fandango Remastered is a brilliant adventure game that has stood the test of time. With characters that ooze life and charisma yet remain undeniably dead, this tale of comedy-noir is undeniably one of the genre's greats and a PlayStation Vita must-buy!
  2. Jan 30, 2015
    96
    The Remastered version brings this masterpiece to a new generation, and does nothing to compromise the genius of the original.
  3. Jan 27, 2015
    95
    Grim Fandango is still one of the best stories any one has ever told in a game. If you’ve never played the original, the convenience of a multiplatform release (and the better control options) really should push you to finally try this classic.
  4. Jan 27, 2015
    90
    Even seventeen years on it still stands taller than just about every other game that built upon its foundations. Aesthetically speaking, almost no game of its era has aged quite as gracefully, and even with the remastered visuals turned off it still looks great.
  5. Jan 29, 2015
    90
    Grim Fandango is a comedy, a romance, an adventure, and sometimes a farce, but more than anything, it’s alive.
  6. Jan 29, 2015
    80
    For newcomers like myself this remaster opens the door for a new generation to experience a piece of gaming history. It has faults, and the remaster might not be as extensive as some would hope, but Grim Fandango has aged well. More importantly Grim Fandango’s new lease on life ensures that it will be easily available to anyone for many years to come.
  7. Jan 27, 2015
    70
    With a fantastic story (and some awkward controls and puzzles), Grim Fandango Remastered is still the same great game you remember from 1998. Those bugs, though? Those are all new.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Apr 27, 2023
    9
    A MORTAL MASTERPIECE

    BEFORE WE BEGIN: Grim Fandango Remastered was originally developed by LucasArts, remastered and financed by Double
    A MORTAL MASTERPIECE

    BEFORE WE BEGIN:
    Grim Fandango Remastered was originally developed by LucasArts, remastered and financed by Double Fine, and released in 2015. It brings back several noteworthy graphical improvements from the original title dating back to 1998.
    The game is 100% complete in its pc version.

    DEAD, UNDEAD:
    The introduction to the game's plot is extremely straightforward and crystal clear. The superb quality of art direction that this title has to offer is already underscored by the extremely creative LucasArts and Double Fine logos alone, which always take the style of the reference game and change from time to time. Thanks to the introductory cutscene, the player is immediately able to understand everything that revolves around the protagonist Manny Calavera, a death travel agent dedicated to earning enough to reach the ninth afterlife. As soon as the movie ends, the player finds himself with a fresh assignment to fulfill and can begin his work immediately. The first thing that jumps out at you, or rather, that does not jump out at you is the lack of a HUD, this is because throughout the game it will be the player's job to unearth the interacting objects, making the adventure more interactive and surprising.

    PURSUING DEATH:
    The game gameplay is that of a typical early 2000s graphic adventure, with a focus by the developers to move away from what was the usual point-and-click of that era. The Remastered version then made it possible to use the mouse, which was originally blocked. As mentioned above, one of the main features of Grim Fandango is that it does not have any always-on HUD. Like other graphic adventures, there is an inventory of possessed objects and a menu of interactions with objects set up on the map, but unlike other LucasArts titles it is not possible to join possessed objects together. The additional mother feature is, of course, the puzzles. They are varied and almost always require the ingenuity of the player. Some of them, however, rely far too much on dialogue between the various characters. This becomes a problem given the inability to listen to some of them several times, making the solution of the riddles almost impossible to understand and causing them to expire at a mere use of all available options. This forces the player to wander the map in search of often nonexistent solutions. The game plot turns out to be extremely varied. It spans four years where Manny will accomplish various tasks, with numerous intrigues to be solved, both work-related and emotional.

    DEADLY GOOD:
    Grim Fandango's graphics, whether original or remastered, are certainly one of its focal points. It still manages to be stunning to this day, with extremely detailed and inspired models. Thanks to meticulous techniques put in place by the development team, many of the models turn out to be well-defined and far superior to those out there. The atmosphere that the art in this game manages to create is unmatched, with styles of Mexican folklore combined with the noire of mystery movies. Of course, the animations belong to that era and have remained untouched in its remastered version, so as not to spoil the authors' original tone. Moreover, the variety of environments, always different throughout the journey, grants a style that is always original and never predictable. The conception of the style and the studies that led to its development are noticeable from the minuteness of the details ranging from the backgrounds to the characters' expressions, from their characterization to the interwoven and branching story; all of which led to the creation of this majestic composition.

    THE NINTH NOTE:
    The music side perfectly accompanies what was described in the chapter above. The extremely inspired soundtrack goes to perfectly enhance every environment and scene in the game, as well as catalyze the setting of the noir style. Finally, an incredibly noteworthy point is that of the voice acting, which is excellent in its English language but reaches one of its highest peaks ever seen in a video game in its Italian version, which takes advantage of the numerous presence of dialects to give additional characterization to the characters.

    BUT WHY 9?

    PROS:
    Grim Fandango is for sure one of those games that once played is hard to forget. The number of positive points is staggering. It is certain that it remains a unique product of its kind but more importantly a game that borders on narrative and illustrative perfection.

    CONS:
    The real negative point is added by the remastering of the game, which, while adding a myriad of technical and graphical fixes, goes on to create a variety of bugs that are capable of completely breaking the game. Between those that delete game saves, those that completely lock the player out, and those that create amusing graphical glitches, it is almost impossible not to encounter any of them.

    RATING
    Gameplay: 8
    Music: 9,5
    Story: 10
    Puzzle: 8
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  2. Nov 1, 2016
    8
    Grim Fandando una remasterización de un juego de PC con muy buenos resultados. Es fácil ser atrapado por la historia, con muchos momentosGrim Fandando una remasterización de un juego de PC con muy buenos resultados. Es fácil ser atrapado por la historia, con muchos momentos divertidos y un buen nivel de dificultad. Para los cazadores de trofeos es un juego relativamente fácil, sólo un par de trofeos pueden llegar a ser complicados, pero no debe representar mayor dificultad. Expand
  3. Dec 3, 2022
    7
    Щедевр квест топ кто поставил ниже 7 тот обормот ебаный идите нахуй в соснольный жорней играйте казюалыЩедевр квест топ кто поставил ниже 7 тот обормот ебаный идите нахуй в соснольный жорней играйте казюалы
  4. Oct 22, 2016
    7
    Grim Fandango Remastered is a graphic adventure developed by Double Fine Productions.

    + Good Story + Good Characters - Frustrating
    Grim Fandango Remastered is a graphic adventure developed by Double Fine Productions.

    + Good Story
    + Good Characters
    - Frustrating Puzzles
    - No Hints
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  5. Apr 14, 2016
    7
    "Grim Fandango" en la Vita se siente excelente, tener la posibilidad de llevar este gran point and click a donde quieras es como posibilidad"Grim Fandango" en la Vita se siente excelente, tener la posibilidad de llevar este gran point and click a donde quieras es como posibilidad una maravilla.
    ¿Qué persona que sea gamer desde los '90 no conoce la historia de Manny Calavera? En caso de no conocer la respuesta es porque no puede decirse gamer, pero para las siguientes generaciones: "Grim Fandango" es una obra maestra de Lucas Arts salido en el '98. Esta historia gira en torno a un vendedor de paquetes de viajes, Manny, para que las almas puedan abandonar el mundo de los muertos y lograr descansar en paz. Todo inicia cuando descubre que le dio por error un paquete errado a "Meche" y quiere corregirse buscándola para que reciba el servicio merecido.
    Este port es bueno, solo bueno, porque a diferencia de las versiones de PC y PlayStation 4 tiene bugs que pueden arruinar la experiencia. Por ejemplo en el segundo año se produjo un error que arruinó mi archivo guardado y tuve que volver a empezar, más múltiples bugs. De tener solo esta consola adquiéranlo, es una gran historia y si no la conoces debes probarlo.

    Lo bueno: Historia, música y doblaje original y la facilidad de llevar el juego contigo a donde quieras.
    Lo malo: Múltiples bugs solo propios del port de Vita.
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  6. Feb 11, 2018
    7
    El regreso de uno de los más clásicos juegos del género click and point no podía pasar desapercibido para mí. "Grim Fandango: Remastered" meEl regreso de uno de los más clásicos juegos del género click and point no podía pasar desapercibido para mí. "Grim Fandango: Remastered" me vuelve a ofrecer la historia de Manny Calavera en el mundo de los muertos en una versión refinada que ahora puede ser jugada en cualquier lugar gracias a la portabilidad de la consola.
    En general es la mismo que en 1998, solo que el control es con joystick en lugar del teclado. No hay muchas novedades, solo la posibilidad de jugar con los gráficos y el sistema de movimiento de la versión original o con las mejoras de esta remasterización.
    El problema de jugarlo en Vita es que hay un glitch en el segundo año que puede hacer que pierdas todo el progreso, no ocurre siempre pero me ha pasado, y parece que no va a ser parchado. Puede ser muy cómodo jugarlo libremente, pero es más seguro pasar ese año en PS4.
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  7. Oct 30, 2021
    2
    The puzzles are way way too random, illogical, convoluted. At first I was really digging the art style, writing, and atmosphere, then I gotThe puzzles are way way too random, illogical, convoluted. At first I was really digging the art style, writing, and atmosphere, then I got really stuck after trying everything I could think of. I looked up what to do online, and it was just such random ridiculous stuff there were no clues for, there was no "Aha!" moment. Expand