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GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« on: 10 Jun 2014, 03:08 »
Just announced at Sony E3 conference. No footage though just an announcement so it's pretty awesome.

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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« Reply #1 on: 10 Jun 2014, 03:44 »
Do you care to share a link, my good man?

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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« Reply #3 on: 10 Jun 2014, 08:14 »
Tim's Twitter suggests it will probably come to PC.

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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« Reply #4 on: 10 Jun 2014, 08:33 »
This is an HD remake I can get behind

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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« Reply #5 on: 10 Jun 2014, 08:49 »
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Sad it's PS4 and Vita exclusive.
Fine by me. :) Controls were very console like and pad friendly. But I'm sure it'll come to PC eventually.

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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« Reply #6 on: 10 Jun 2014, 09:02 »
He did a playthrough for a Double Fine side documentary thing recently. He pointed out some stuff he wish he could have done if he had enough money back then. Like making it so you can walk through the Day of the Dead crowd at the start of the game, and cars on the highway and such. Could be amazing, an even more fleshed out world.

I'm curious how they'll translate it, if it's full 3D or pre-rendered again. There wasn't really much of an art style in the game, I mean everything had an art deco design but rendering it just looked like basic 3D tech at the time, not realistic but not cartoony either. Also the characters could look really creepy if they were full skeleton instead of paper mache.

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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« Reply #7 on: 10 Jun 2014, 13:30 »
Tim's Twitter now confirms it will come to PC. Sony just has console exclusivity.

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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« Reply #8 on: 10 Jun 2014, 15:58 »
Sounds awesome! :)
Maybe I'll get to finish it this time around!
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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« Reply #9 on: 10 Jun 2014, 16:43 »
He did a playthrough for a Double Fine side documentary thing recently. He pointed out some stuff he wish he could have done if he had enough money back then. Like making it so you can walk through the Day of the Dead crowd at the start of the game, and cars on the highway and such. Could be amazing, an even more fleshed out world.

I doubt they'll make any significant changes to the game content. Sure, there were ideas and ambitions that they couldn't do at the time, but those constraints made the game what it is. Creating whole new sections risks messing up the design.

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I'm curious how they'll translate it, if it's full 3D or pre-rendered again. There wasn't really much of an art style in the game, I mean everything had an art deco design but rendering it just looked like basic 3D tech at the time, not realistic but not cartoony either. Also the characters could look really creepy if they were full skeleton instead of paper mache.

Not sure I agree that there "wasn't much of an art style" just because they didn't use any fancy shaders for the 3D rendering. (Besides, I got the impression from that playthrough that a good deal of the art was touched up in 2D anyway.)

I'm not as down on the tank controls as many others, and I thought it was interesting to hear what Schafer was going for with the whole "no metaphor" UI, but at the same time I really think it's pointless in an adventure game to force you to maneuver the character around, especially when it inevitably gets fiddly. Dropping the whole idea and moving to a point-and-click, hotspot model would probably be an improvement.

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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« Reply #10 on: 10 Jun 2014, 18:54 »
The fact that I could never get into GF even one full minute still haunts me. It's like I'm part traitor to the whole adventure game cause.

But man, those controls were a mess.

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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« Reply #11 on: 10 Jun 2014, 20:17 »
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah!
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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« Reply #12 on: 10 Jun 2014, 20:18 »
I personally liked it maybe even more than MI. What an amazing character Manny Calavera was! (I sincerely hope they don't replace his voice actor for the remake).

Tank controls or not, this is one of the best adventure games ever.

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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« Reply #13 on: 10 Jun 2014, 21:56 »
The fact that I could never get into GF even one full minute still haunts me. It's like I'm part traitor to the whole adventure game cause.

But man, those controls were a mess.

Chris Jones bought a copy of it at Brittens in 2004 or something.  Pretty sure he's never even tried to play it.

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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« Reply #14 on: 10 Jun 2014, 22:52 »
Yes, but we already had him turned over to the Romans, didn't we? "Crucify JC CJ, free Flukeblake!"? I seem to remember that...

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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« Reply #15 on: 10 Jun 2014, 23:57 »
It's like you guys have never played a Resident Evil game. Tank controls make perfect sense, forward moves your character forward. It's pretty easy to ignore the camera angle and just know that when you press forward the character will move forward, right?

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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« Reply #16 on: 11 Jun 2014, 00:50 »
There's a point and click mod for it. http://forums.residualvm.org/viewtopic.php?t=623 I tried it out, seems to work really well.

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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« Reply #17 on: 11 Jun 2014, 01:44 »
It's like you guys have never played a Resident Evil game. Tank controls make perfect sense, forward moves your character forward. It's pretty easy to ignore the camera angle and just know that when you press forward the character will move forward, right?

It honestly takes me a few times walking around Manny's office to get the hang of it, but after awhile, it's like riding a bicycle, and I don't notice the controls anymore. Grim Fandango is probably my favorite game ever, and I was worried this was only going to be for console.

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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
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Re: GRIM FANGANDO HD!!!
« Reply #19 on: 13 Jun 2014, 23:28 »
Sounds awesome! What company's producing and releasing it?