Posts Tagged ‘Lucasarts’

Wot I Think: Day Of The Tentacle Remastered

It’s frightening to realise that Day Of The Tentacle Remastered [official site] is a reworking of a game that’s been in my top five games since I first played it, a whopping 23 years ago. And a game that for the better part of the last decade, has been near impossible to buy or play. With Double Fine’s Remaster updating or restoring its graphics, music and sound, at the very minimum what we have here is a purchasable, playable version of the original game. On top of that, you can now play it in wide- and full-screen, with a smartly reimagined interface, much improved music, and the voices crystal clear without all the hissing and bubbly weirdness that affected the original CD-ROM version of the game. Which is to say, if anyone doesn’t like any of the changes they’ve made, they can switch them off and they’ve absolutely nothing to complain about. Which is neat. Here’s wot I think:

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Day Of The Tentacle Remastered Due March 22nd

Day of the Tentacle Remastered [official site], the redrawn (or not) re-release of the classic 1993 LucasArts adventure game, will come out on March 22nd. That’s the latest word from Double Fine Productions, the folks who are revamping it (and whose head honch Tim Schafer co-directed, co-designed, and co-wrote all those years ago). It’s been a good few years since I played DotT, so I’m curious to revisit it.

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Have You Played…Star Wars: Rebel Assault?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Have you? I haven’t, despite desperately wanting to for most of my life. It’s still filed in a dusty backroom of my head, in a filing cabinet marked ‘impossible dreams.’ My PC at the time was without, and probably wouldn’t have been able to support, a CD-ROM drive (which Rebel Assault so famously required in order to provide its copious FMV), so I stared at what then seemed photo-real screenshots in magazines with dismayed disbelief. There was a game which just looked like the Star Wars films. A game which, quite obviously, would be just like being in Star Wars myself. A part of me wants to believe – hell, believes – that Rebel Assault looks better than last year’s Star Wars: Battlefront. That one day I will upgrade my PC and finally be able to play Rebel Assault.
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Day Of The Tentacle Remastered’s First Trailer

In a Double Fine double-bill, look, it’s the first trailer for Day of the Tentacle Remastered [official site]! Yes, yes, the main feature of Double Fine’s weekend announcements was Full Throttle Remastered, but that’s not due until 2017. DotT Remastered, however, will be coming in March 2016, sez this trailer. Here, check out how the redrawn art looks in motion:

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Full Throttle Remastered Announced For 2017

Gosh-o! I guess Double Fine are remaking every adventure game Tim Schafer worked on at LucasArts that they can get their hands on! Over the weekend they announced a ‘Remastered’ version of fantastic futurebiker adventure Full Throttle. It’s fantastic, and it’s been off store shelves for far too long. We’ll have a while to wait yet, though: it’s not due until 2017.

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