What is this?
Grim Fandango is an adventure game directed by Tim Schafer and released by LucasArts. Initially released in 1998, it was the first adventure game by LucasArts to use a 3D engine and despite the change in controls and some mechanics, it plays pretty much like their earlier releases. Despite this game being regarded as a commercial failure upon release, it won many awards, was highly regarded by critics and to this day is regularly regarded as one of the best video games of all time. It's one of my all-time favourites,
Grim Fandango is set in the Land Of The Dead and we play as Manny Calavera who is a travel agent at the Department Of Death, our job is to sell travel packages for newly deceased clients on their journey to eternal rest. The game is split into four acts, each of them set on November 2nd and plays out over four consecutive years. It combines a lot of elements of film noir and Mexican culture.
I'll be playing the remastered version of the game which features improved textures, audio and a fully orchestrated soundtrack. The team also worked with people who made fan-made of the original game to incorporate them into the remastered version including a different control system, a point 'n' click style interface and various patches & graphical improvements
I aim to upload at least one video a week and I will be recording commentary live as I play. No spoilers please, if you need too then please use the appropriate tags.
Let's Play: Grim Fandango - Remastered
Year One - Additional Scenes & Dialogue
Open Mic Night - Manny's Poem
Year Two - Additional Scenes & Dialogue
Year Three - Additional Scenes & Dialogue
Year Four - Additional Scenes & Dialogue