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gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" #1003665
02/22/15 10:43 AM
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A remake of a perennial favorite
which made it to the Gameboomers Hall of Fame

Stylish noir-type gameworld and story
With modern lighting

Your choice of point-and-click
or the original keyboard controls.
(also works with game controller)

Plays on Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8/8.1
(no XP support at this time, perhaps not ever)

Find out more in
*** gremlin's review of Grim Fandango Remastered ***


Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Jenny100] #1003670
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rah Thanks to gremlin! yay

wave Jenny!

Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: MaG] #1003679
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Thank you very much for the review, gremlin; the game really is a classic, and I'm glad it will be accessible to more players now. wave

Jenny smile

Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Jenny100] #1003685
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Awesome review gremlin. I was very pleased with the remake myself.

Ana wave


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Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Jenny100] #1003712
02/22/15 01:21 PM
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Thanks for the terrific review, gremlin. Still one of my favorite games of all time. happydance


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Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Jenny100] #1003723
02/22/15 03:08 PM
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I was thrilled with the remaster of this great game. I'm also happy to say I didn't experience any hangs or crashes on my computer. In fact, even without the patch, I had no issues with the game at all. Love your review, gremlin - thank you!


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Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Jenny100] #1003733
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I didn't have any hangs or crashes either. I only got stuck once where I couldn't walk out of a corner, but using the keyboard got me unstuck.


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Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Jenny100] #1003774
02/23/15 04:15 AM
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Thanks gremlin and Jenny. thumbsup wave


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Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Jenny100] #1003781
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I had one hang...(spoiler describes where it hung)
Click to reveal..
It was just after going into the forest and getting the driver's heart back. We were in the car ready to go but it hung there.

...and it hung hard. I couldn't even Ctrl-Alt-Del out of it. Unfortunately it had been so well behaved up to that point that I hadn't saved in a long time. I still haven't gone back yet to do the steps over to catch up, but I will. I learned my lesson though, like voting in Chicago, save early and save often.

I never played it the first time around and can see now why it is held in such high regard.


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Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Jenny100] #1003783
02/23/15 07:13 AM
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Thanks Jenny and gremlin. wave


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Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Kaki's Sister] #1003801
02/23/15 09:58 AM
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Thanks for your valued review, gremlin smile

Haven't yet started the game myself but am hoping NOT to experience any freezes etc eek

[The only hang-up I experienced with the original release was the one many others came up against. The one in the conveyor belt area.]

Thank you also, Jenny100 grin


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Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Jenny100] #1003830
02/23/15 12:58 PM
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Really enjoying the remastered game so far (I've made it to the start of day 4).
No hangups, per se (I've got a new computer).
My only disappointment, and it's a BIG one...is that there are only eight saved-game slots. I don't know why in this day and age creating endless saved-game slots is such a big deal for most developers (there have been plenty of adventure games with endless saved game slots, big and small-budget games), but this is definitely a game that could use more than eight slots.
Other than that, the game is as fun and well-executed as it always was.AND looks even better this time around (especially with the character modeling).

Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Jenny100] #1003845
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I agree robedits that unlimited saves shouldn't be a big deal and that feature should be there.

I believe in this game there aren't any ways to truly go down a wrong path that you can't recover from, so all you really need is a recent save in case of a crash. Can someone confirm this for me or correct me please?


Bob
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Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: BobH] #1003847
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I'm not sure, Bob, but that sounds about right. I don't recall there being any dead-ends in this game.

Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: BobH] #1003850
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FOr me,the game is not THAT difficult, but even if it's to go back after finishing this game...I'd like to have been able to save the game at a few junctures per chapter to re-visit certain scenes,etc.

Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Jenny100] #1003854
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Completely agree robedits.


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Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Jenny100] #1003855
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Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Jenny100] #1003858
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Can't wait to play - its been ages
Thanks gremlin smile


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Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Jenny100] #1003950
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I hear that you can play with a mouse now. Does it work well?

Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Jenny100] #1003954
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It works excellent!


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Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Jenny100] #1003970
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Nice... smile

Re: gremlin reviews "Grim Fandango Remastered" [Re: Jenny100] #1004539
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Thanks a lot for the great review, Gremlin! bravo

I've had high expectations for the lovingly and meticulously created remaster of this classic, and certainly on the basis of this review, this game will stay at the top of my 'to play' list!

Rich

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