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grim fandango

We begin tonight with a game that, 16 years on from its original PC release, is set to make a return in a remastered form in a little over a month’s time for PlayStation 4, PS Vita, PC, Mac and Linux.

But it’s a game that still has a massive legacy to its project lead, Tim Schafer, in what would be his final project whilst working at LucasArts before departing to found Double Fine. It is of course Grim Fandango.

In the first of three episodes to wrap up Season 1 of My Favourite Game this week, The Average Gamer editor-in-chief Debbie Timmins talks of her love for the game, how she was accustomed to PC gaming whilst growing up in Singapore as well as explore the hand-holding aspect of games between back then and now.

You can listen to the episode below via audio or YouTube.


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Games mentioned: Grim Fandango, Fruity Frank, The Hobbit, Baldurs Gate, The Secret of Monkey Island, Escape from Monkey Island, Full Throttle, Final Fantasy VIII, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Baldurs Gate II, Ultima VI, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy X-2, Kingdom Hearts, Gears of War, Mass Effect, Command & Conquer, Tomb Raider III, Tomb Raider IV, Jade Empire, LA Noire, The Witcher II, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, BIT.TRIP.RUNNER, Don’t Starve, The Dig, The Walking Dead, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, The Legend of Zelda:Ocarina of Time 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap, The Ekder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Batman: Arkham City, Dark Souls, Tomb Raider: Legend, Tomb Raider, Psychonauts, Costume Quest, Brutal Legend, Broken Age, Planescape Torment, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Minecraft,  The Last of Us.

Twitter: @JohnnyCullen|@weefz
See Debbie’s stuff at: The Average Gamer|Twitch

Tomorrow:
Alan Williamson on Sonic 3 & Knuckles

Listen to previous episodes of My Favourite Game here.

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