Grim Fandango Remastered Review

Does Grim Fandango Remastered feel like a classic noir tale?

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If Raymond Chandler wrote about Central American undead travel agents, he would have written Grim Fandango. It's pulpy, it's noir, and you've got your smart dames, your dastardly villains, your out of his depth protagonist and a big conspiracy to figure out.

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How good is the Grim Fandango Remastered story?

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Absolutely. It's funny, clever and the voice acting is stellar. Even playing it again is worthwhile, because it's a timeless romp around the land of the dead.

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How funny is Grim Fandango Remastered?

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Extremely. Manny might be a bit of a loser, but he's a funny bunch of bones. It doesn't quite elicit as many laughs as the best parts of the Monkey Island series, but it's consistently chuckle-inducing.

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Why does Grim Fandango Remastered feel retro?

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It's not old-fashioned, but it is an adventure game from a time when they could be tricky, sometimes painfully so.

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How hard are the puzzles in Grim Fandango Remastered?

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Devilishly. Most people will probably need a walkthrough for at least some of them, and there are quite a few solutions that are huge leaps in logics that expect you to make connections that don't make all that much sense. For every puzzle that's too hard, however, there is one that hits that sweet spot.

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How good are the sounds in Grim Fandango Remastered?

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Great voice acting, exceptional music - even though the Remastered audio quality is a bit uneven, Grim Fandango still sounds great.

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How good are the graphics in Grim Fandango Remastered?

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Character models are crisper, with new textures, but most of the game remains unchanged, including the cutscenes. So it looks like a game from 1998. The aesthetic, however, is still wonderful. Sharp suits, art deco architecture and a dose of Mexican flair - it looks great.

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How does Grim Fandango Remastered run on your PC?

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I did experience a couple of crashes and a few bugs - nothing terrible, but it's not flawless. It will run on just about any rig at least.

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