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Old 02-05-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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Grim Fandango Retrospective


Jeffrey Matulef takes a look back at LucasArts' classic adventure game, Grim Fandango, in this week's retrospective on Eurogamer.

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Aside from the writing, Grim Fandango is also memorable for its unique setting. Typically Mexican folklore and noir don't go hand in hand - heck, when Orson Welles made Touch of Evil, a thriller set in Mexico, he cast Charlton Heston as a Mexican. Noir is normally associated with the scummy burgs of Chicago or New York, the labyrinthine cobblestone streets of Eastern Europe, the phony glitz and glamour of Hollywood, or the haunting American Gothic undertones of the Big Easy. Mexico instead bears the burden of being where you go to set a Western or a story about drug dealers. Or both if you're Call of Juarez. Grim Fandango eschews this in favor of a colourful art deco metropolis, and it's one of the most wondrous settings ever burned to a disc.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:34 AM   #2
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I would play this but from what I heard its hard to get it running properly on modern hardware. So take this as a hint Lucasarts.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:06 AM   #3
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This game is definitely in my top 5 all time. Maybe even #1.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:10 AM   #4
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This game is definitely in my top 5 all time. Maybe even #1.
Psychonauts > Grim Fandango. Not by much however...
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:37 AM   #5
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I still have yet to play this game... and it looks right up my alley! I will correct this little problem eventually...
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:39 AM   #6
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Also... Mouse & Keyboard adventure games work surprisingly well on the iPad. If LucasArts was smart, they would port this to the iOS App Store, sell it for $4.99 and make craploads of money.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:48 AM   #7
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This game is definitely in my top 5 all time. Maybe even #1.
Same, same, and same here!
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:56 PM   #8
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Great game. Would be a great port for tablets.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:25 PM   #9
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I'd love to see them give it an update like Monkey Island got.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:28 PM   #10
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I never got to play this. Always wanted to...
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:27 PM   #11
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An absolutely beautiful game. One that stuck with me since I played it years ago.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:19 PM   #12
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^^^^^^Same as all above. No where near my first game, definitely not my last game, but my all time favorite no doubt. It is a bitch to get playing now, however there is supposedly a new fan-made installer that is supposed to get it working even on Win x64 systems. Need to find my disc and try it. In all honestly I wouldn't want to play it with graphics too updated, I still love the blocky characters, they fit in the deco world it is in.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:30 PM   #13
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Every few years I dust this beauty off & take it for a spin. Top 10.
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:41 PM   #14
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I actually have this and it is a pain to get it to run on a modern box. One of the reasons I have not finished it. I missed it the first time around back in the day.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:05 PM   #15
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I have the Grim Fandango CD at home. I also have a DOS+Win98 Virtual PC image I made long ago for old games (AmerZone, Amber:JB, Ripper). If I remember next time I'm home (next week) I'll fire up the whole config and let folks know if it works smoothly.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:02 PM   #16
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A quick google search turned up this page that apparently lets you play on windows 7 64bit:
http://quick.mixnmojo.com/software
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A quick google search turned up this page that apparently lets you play on windows 7 64bit:
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Does it work for Vista too?
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A quick google search turned up this page that apparently lets you play on windows 7 64bit:
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Is there something out there like this for Blade Runner?
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Also... Mouse & Keyboard adventure games work surprisingly well on the iPad. If LucasArts was smart, they would port this to the iOS App Store, sell it for $4.99 and make craploads of money.
You are very much correct good sir. Although i would be kinda surprised if were is not some way to pay the games on an ipad yet.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:46 AM   #20
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I played this on Vista, don't ask me how. It ran beautifully, but I never finished it. I love adventure games, but find them maddening.
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