By Martin Mulrooney
Who would have ever thought that a game about the four-year journey of a travel agent in the land of the dead would enjoy such a long and fruitful life? Grim Fandango Remastered is a lovingly restored and updated version of the classic critically acclaimed 1998 LucasArts adventure game Grim Fandango. Skeleton-in-a-suit noir hero Manuel Calavera has returned after 17 years looking sharper than ever – but has this cult classic stood the test of time successfully enough to resonate with a modern audience?
By Marty Mulrooney
The Cave is a downloadable 2.5D platform-adventure video game developed by Double Fine Productions and distributed by Sega, released in January 2013 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC (Steam). The game’s producer is none other than Ron Gilbert, the legendary game designer behind such classic adventures as Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island. Based on an idea Gilbert had over 20 years ago, players must select three unique characters before descending into a cave that eerily reflects their darkest personality traits.