Metro’s Grim Fandango Remastered Review: Honest Homage
Ah, Grim Fandango. Many will say it’s one of those games that just everyone adored when it first came out. Of course, nostalgia is a powerful thing and not everyone loved the game, but it certainly has accumulated quite the cult following. Iconic designer Tim Schafer has made several gems in his day and Grim is definitely near the top of the list. Now, we get a remastered iteration of this classic old-school adventure game and gamers want to know: Is it worth it?
Let Metro UK answer that question. Critic David Jenkins approaches this evaluation properly, and ultimately produces a candid, entertaining review. The key to all remasters, remakes, “definitive editions,” etc. is that a critic must acknowledge the game’s original fans, while still analyzing how it withstands the test of time. Jenkins does exactly that in this review, so readers know exactly what to expect if they opt to snag Grim Fandango Remastered. Well-composed and nicely paced, this evaluation tells you everything you need to know.
Why We Like It:
— It acknowledges the history of the game, which is significant. This is fanservice to the nth degree, don’t forget.
— Doesn’t let nostalgia get in the way of an honest, straightforward review that properly evaluates a remastered version of a classic. It’s not all roses and the critic isn’t afraid to explain why.
— Without being too long-winded or overly detailed, the critic still addresses all aspects of the production that would be of interest to long-time gamers. It’s a matter of balance.