Zaxx Posted April 27, 2022 Share Posted April 27, 2022 9 hours ago, ThunderPeel2001 said: There's a new niggles in the Double Fine remasters that irk me to this day, but on the whole they're amazing. The Grim Fandango Remaster in particular is worth it for the new controls alone -- but add the massively improved music and WOW, it's more or less perfect. Schafer promised a "Criterion Edition" level remaster. He talked about getting the symbol on Velasco's cap correct, for example... That's extremely detailed. Except they didn't touch the texture on Velasco's cap. In fact they didn't touch quite a few textures. And sometimes when they did change them, they added silly mistakes. They removed the originally intended numpad tank controls for some reason. And they also changed the beautiful transition before the end credits. Plus there's a few bugs (I have a list somewhere.) They also massively lowered the available number of save slots (due to a PS4 limitation, but contractually it had to be implemented on the PC version, too -- because the PC version couldn't be better than the PS version), which is unbearable for a huge game like Grim that you might want to explore. Still, overall it was VAST improvement, and definitely the version everyone should play... just not quite Criterion Edition level. Full Throttle also had some oddities introduced (some character designs were changed, some background animations were lost, and there were some strange choices during the animations). Plus the background on the road animations were altered so they didn't match the rest of the game. And whoever was in charge of uprezzing the fonts did not have a very good eye. Still, again, the improved music was worth the price of admission. Watching the intro sequence on my big TV with the music blaring in HD gave me goosebumps. The Day of the Tentacle Remaster was probably the most faithful overall. Very nicely done, although I wish they didn't have music playing in the menus. It drove me insane after a while. Of course all of this is just because I'm an uber fan. 99% of people will just enjoy the DF Remasters, and so they should. They're fantastic. (But I still have dreams of modding them for to my own taste just to scratch that uber fan itch.) I don't think this has anything to do with you being a fan but rather with the fact that Double Fine is a bit... wonky when it comes to the technical aspect of their games especially. They used to loooove having 30 fps hard locks in their games (The Cave is still suffering from that... as a side scroller), sometimes weird bugs pop up (for example in FT Remastered I have some weird audio bug that always happens on the old mine road and just corrupts the music track) and sometimes their PC ports can even miss some random features. For example I fired up Brütal Legend last week for the sake of some nostalgia and the PC version still doesn't have fur on animals, they are just naked and I'm like why? Their games are usually great but it's such an old company for their stuff to still have these easily reproducible bugs and shortcomings. Anyway Brütal Legend remaster when? BL2 should be a thing too, they should just make it a pure RTS. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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