Another Monday and another great game that we bring to your section. And no, it’s not a great game just because I say so. No matter how many awards a game won in the year it was released, what puts it on the altars is time.. Any work of art must face oblivion, even if the players are lucky since we have welcomed them with open arms. Like the one in the game we are offering you today, Full Throttle Remastered, of Lucas arts Yes Fine double adventures.
A remastering in the original spirit
But as I insisted, not all games are remastered. ANDl Full throttle Original, released in 1995, it was one of the gems of the golden age of adventure games. For those who don’t know what the golden age of adventure games was, it turns out that in the first half of the 90s and especially on PC, adventure games were the star genre. Not only did they sell well, but they also spawned some really great video games, some of which are genuine myths such as Monkey island
As a good adventure game the main thing we have to do Full Throttle Remastered it is to benefit from its great history and to solve its puzzles. The story will take us to take on the role of Ben, a biker with a leather jacket and a deep voice, as he fights to keep his bike and his group intact.. This is a story, from the designer Tim schafer, which deviates from Lucas’ usual fantasy. It shows us a much more real world than usual … if we ignore the flying cars and a few other details, but nothing to do with Grim Fandango for example.
In the technical section, the remastering is almost perfect. The soundtrack is simple, but it accompanies quite well, especially the moments we spend on our motorcycle. Meanwhile, in the revamped technical section, the whole game retains the same artistic and visual style it had in 1995, but “classifying” everything and removing the “saw” edges. A great job from Double fine
Graphic adventure and something more
But the truth is that all is not good in the game. By 1995, the genre of graphic adventures was already beginning to decline, in particular because of its slowness. Due to their desire to give the genre some variety, it was common for small, slightly different sections to appear in the middle of adventure games. point and click. In The Curse of Monkey Island, we had to equip our cannon between insult fights. Here we will have to travel the roads shooting down the bikers to collect their weapons, in the correct order so that they do not shoot at us. What may seem interesting is not well resolved due to the randomness of both the appearance of enemies and the combat itself. The only thing that tarnishes our adventure.
Finally something that I could not qualify as a hit or a virtue in the case of a game of GamePass is its duration. The game can be finished in just a few hours, which some might criticize, but with so much GamePass to play … For my part, I appreciate these little games that allow you to disconnect from deeper and more demanding experiences. And nothing, as we know you wanted to try it, I’ll leave it to you link to the store so you can download it right now.