Game release: “Full Throttle: Remastered” (PC, PS4, PS Vita)

Despite Double Fine dabbling in other genres and supporting games like Everything, their LucasArts legacy continues to be made available to a new audience, like biker adventure game Full Throttle: Remastered.

Say or write what you will about Tim Schafer’s business practice, but his former output was stellar and worthy to get the remastered treatment. Just like the stellar Grim Fandango: Remastered, this looks and sounds just as impressive, while the gameplay and story remains unchanged.

The story is simple, revolving around biker Ben Throttle and his gang The Polecats who are drawn into a murder conspiracy. Unlike Schafer’s former contributions, like Day of the Tentacle (which also received a remastered version), this isn’t a laugh-out funny comedy. There’s still some dry humor to be found, but it’s a much more serious affair of point-and-clicking, even if puzzles take a backseat and playtime isn’t the longest. But this shouldn’t keep you from playing the game, as it’s a unique and fun experience.

The new remastered version features new hand-drawn and 3D high-resolution artwork with 4k support, remastered audio and music. It’s still possible to switch between the old and new, but the audio quality alone of the great rock tracks should be a reason to play the re-done game. Of course it’s always a personal preference if one likes the old pixel art better, but the newest drawings certainly look quite good. If you’re interested in Tim Schafer’s behind-the-scenes opinions, you can do this either by turning on the commentary in-game or watch the GOG Twitch interview beforehand.

Buy the game for PC on
GOG
Steam

Buy the PS4/PS Vita game on
the PSN store

Official website

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Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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