The story of the remastered version is almost as interesting as the game itself. In technical terms, the result of this climax is the well-known classic that has been successfully raised from the dead, as, apart from the smaller 3D graphics lifting, all in the same as 17 years ago.
Grim Fandango is an adventurous instant-classic that is a beautifully functional blend of detective noir films and novels from the 40s of the last century, and the satirical critiques of corporate-bureaucratic and administrative absurdity, in the style of the best works by Terry Gilliam.
The player is in the role of Manny Calavera, the frustrated agent of a travel agency in the Holy Blood, whose job is to sell a package of arrangements for new-born dead men on their way to the bigger and happier hunting lodges.
Citing by his fellow contender, Domino’s chief contender from the neighboring office, as well as the company’s own director, Manny is suffering from low-profile clients without any indication that his career will be up in the uphill period. All this will change when his life, in a classical noir style, enters a fatal lady Mercedes, which Manny will try to catch in the clutches of corporal criminals.
The environment and location in the new version of the game are completely untouched in its coveted low resolution and original, smooth and dyed colors, and since no background graphic elements have been added or changed, this also includes the original 4:3 cubic display pictures.
The most noticeable change is related to textures, character models and other 3D elements that are processed in high resolution (with their smaller polishing and softening edges, but without much new graphic details) as well as much better rendering and real-time lighting effects.
Grim Fandango has got support for the mouse, which easily performs all the operations that have sparked in the original. The inventory system is not altered and even though it is done in an original way, it still has a disadvantage and is not over-functional.
As in the aforementioned predecessors, it is possible to switch to the original version at any time, for the sound processing the Symphony Orchestra Melburna has been recruited, and there are also expected authors’ comments that bring a lot of interest from different stages of the game.
Grim Fandango Remastered is a great opportunity for novice players to experience the legendary games at the glamor of glory, as well as for the lovers of the original to recite this classic once more.