GRIM FANDANGO, MOFOS
I was driving along the other day when a few tracks from the game's soundtrack came up on my iPod and I realized it's been way too long since I played. Sadly, I appear to have lost my copy of the game the last time I moved, but I had already got to thinking about it and it's been on my mind ever since.
If you don't know what this game is, then I feel bad for you, but here you go:
Grim Fandango is a graphic adventure computer game released by LucasArts in 1998 and primarily written by Tim Schafer. It is the first adventure game by LucasArts to use three-dimensional graphics overlayed on pre-rendered 2D computer backgrounds. As with other LucasArts adventure games, the player must converse with other characters and examine, collect, and use objects correctly to solve puzzles in the game in order to progress.
Grim Fandango's world combines elements of Aztec beliefs of afterlife with style aspects of film noir, including The Maltese Falcon, On the Waterfront and Casablanca, to create the Land of the Dead, which recently departed souls, represented in the game as calaca-like figures, must travel through before they reach their final destination, the Ninth Underworld. The story follows travel agent Manuel "Manny" Calavera as he attempts to save Mercedes "Meche" Colomar, a newly arrived but virtuous soul, during her long journey.
Back in the good old days when LucasArts didn't just make dumb Star Wars games, they made stuff like this, with great art direction and one of the most compelling storylines in gaming. So let's talk about this awesome game, and maybe some other LucasArts classics if you want.It shone pale as bone, as I stood there alone, and I thought to myself how the moon
That night cast its light on my heart's true delight, and the reef where her body was strewn.
I probably should load it back up one of these days.
Or, on the topic of LucasArts in general.
There's a monkey in my pocket and it's stealing all my change.
It's stare is blank and glassy-eyed, I fera it is deraaaaaanged.
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I never forgave computers
and speaking of which what the HELL TIM SCHAEFER, YOU SAID THERE WILL BE COOL STUFF SHOWN SOON AFTER E3 AND IT'S FUCKING SEPTEMBER
and i'm like the only person that bothers replying to Wren sometimes, so the bar has been set high
but he still promised he would show stuff, why would the publisher status affect that? i'll be happy with a few hi-def screenshots of the main character riding a hot rod and maiming zombies with guitars or something
but i don't know much about game development so i'm talking out my ass right now
do an LP of this
for le revolution!
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.
On Double Fine's website Tim said that they're fine and there's no need to worry
psychonauts spent forever without a publisher and it eventually shipped
that's one of the reasons my dad loves this game so much.
Also fuck those flaming beavers
I've gone through it at least 15 times
also fuck the tumblers in year 3
grey ghost you are my favorite
I just saw the title and was like "fucking Grim Fandango!"
got so excited
Anyway, grim fandango can be found at PIRACY! if yer still interested in playing. that site. if a game's not out of print it never costs more than 5 dollars either.
Grim Fandango is emphatically not abandonware. LucasArts has been extremely diligent in keeping the license renewed. So. Don't steal.
i bet you nod your head and smile at those "you wouldn't steal a car" commercials
this game is ancient and outdated, and unless its easily available on steam or some D2D site for less than 5 bucks and is completely compatible with Vista, it should be considered complete abandonware. just beacause lucasarts wants more money out of it doesn't mean common sense can't come into play.
Coincidentally I have been listening to the soundtrack for the past couple of days
It is a very good soundtrack