How could it be anything else? Lucasarts, back before they were just a shell dealing with licenses – back even before they decided that churning out uninspired Star Wars game after uninspired Star Wars game was a viable business strategy – were a company known for their adventure games. Titles like Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island, Full Throttle and The Dig were instant classics. All of these were story-driven games. The last original adventure game they produced was also my favourite one, Grim Fandango.
Split into four distinct sections, the story is a tightly focused ode to the film noire genre. The adventures of Manny Calavera and his driver, Glottis , make up an epic tale, spanning four years in a Mexican-inspired land of the dead.
Here is the trailer for the original 1998 release and the recent remaster:
Because the game is entirely about the story, I don’t want to go into any real detail here. Just go and get the new edition and immerse yourself in it. Luxuriate in it. You’ll be glad you did.