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spaceballl

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Nov 2, 2003
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Hey all!

I never played Grim Fandango back in the day, and I'm excited to give it a try. For those who have played it, is it better with a keyboard and mouse? Or does it translate well to a PS4 controller? I'm trying to figure out where to buy this thing... I'd prefer the living room experience of my PS4 if possible, but it seems like pointing and clicking might be preferable.

Thanks!
 

nerowolfe

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Oct 23, 2014
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Of all the classic PnC advanture games GFD's UI is the least point'n'clicky and easiest to modernize. PS4 version is fluid, you should have no problems playing it control-wise.
 

txa1265

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Aug 15, 2002
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Hey all!

I never played Grim Fandango back in the day, and I'm excited to give it a try. For those who have played it, is it better with a keyboard and mouse? Or does it translate well to a PS4 controller? I'm trying to figure out where to buy this thing... I'd prefer the living room experience of my PS4 if possible, but it seems like pointing and clicking might be preferable.

Thanks!

Kind of like playing an obvious console game on a keyboard & mouse is never as good ... PC games are better played on the PC. But as nerowolfe noted, Grim Fandango is well suited to playing on most any platform.

I had played it back in the 90s on the PC, but right now I am actually playing it on my PS Vita! And it translates well to THAT interface!

You really can't go wrong. And if your preference is 'living room gaming' - go for the PS4 version.
 

0098386

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Of all the classic PnC advanture games GFD's UI is the least point'n'clicky and easiest to modernize. PS4 version is fluid, you should have no problems playing it control-wise.

Grim Fandango didn't use a point and click interface though. I have it console because of that, if it was point and click I'd play it on the Vita instead (touchscreen rather than mouse).
 

droplink

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Dec 7, 2014
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Nice news, but why on earth did they not release this on iOS ?
Games like Grim and Full Throttle etc would be so good on an iPad.

Anyway, off to buy this. For the mac! :)
 

txa1265

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Aug 15, 2002
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Nice news, but why on earth did they not release this on iOS ?
Games like Grim and Full Throttle etc would be so good on an iPad.

Anyway, off to buy this. For the mac! :)

I can only imagine that it is coming soon ... would only make sense.
 

nerowolfe

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Oct 23, 2014
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Grim Fandango didn't use a point and click interface though.

Hence my describing it as least point and clicky. It was more akin to the original Alone in the Dark (sans the primitive polygons.) But because it retained much of what constituted classic PnC Lucas Arts adventure games back then a lot of people still think of at it as one, despite sporting a different UI and inventory system.

On a sidenote, wish they remake Day of the Tentacle. That game was hysterical.

Dr. Fred: ...and the nightmares would return.
Bernard: Is that why you drink so much coffee?
Dr. Fred: I haven't slept in two years!
 

AGX

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Oct 12, 2014
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Were I can find this game? I don't find it on the App Store
 

0098386

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On a sidenote, wish they remake Day of the Tentacle. That game was hysterical.

They are! I'd also love to see them update Monkey Island on iOS (bit crash happy these days) and bring it over to new consoles too. Need more classic Lucas Arts games.
 
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