With bony hands I hold my partner
On soulless feet we cross the floor
The music stops as if to answer
An empty knocking at the door
It seems his skin was sweet as mango
When last I held him to my breast
But now we dance this grim fandango
And will four years before we rest.
Friends, let me tell you of one of my favorite games, Grim Fandango.
Released in 98, just before the Day of the Dead, Grim Fandango is one of the best adventure games ever. With an amazing noir and art-deco aesthetic, a fantastic soundtrack, smart humor and clever puzzles, it is probably Tim Schafer's Masterpiece.
Set in the Mexican land of the dead, it follows the trials and tribulations of Manny Calavera, a reaper whose job it is to bring the souls of the recently deceased and sell them an affordable travel package. Over the course of the game, many things happen. Romance, Excitement, Murder... and Redemption!
So if you have a chance, try to purchase Grim Fandango. Or, if you have it already, play through it once more. you won't regret it!