5 out of 5
Touching, creative, stylish
Grim Fandango is a comedy adventure game developed by LucasArts, a leading software company devoted to provide only high-quality, amazing and unique games. The storyline presents Manny Calavera, a Grim reaper, and his years of afterlife in a world named Land of the Dead, a place where reincarnation after death is possible. Here, people are skeletons, they live ordinary lives, and their fate is followed by a trip to underworld. They are given Packages depending on how they lived their life. Manny will deal with conspiracies, intrigues, corruption and other elements that create an alive journey full of suspense. Because this game received a lot of positive reviews, I decided to try it, and I was completely astonished by the story, music, graphics and gameplay. You will get attached by the large cast of characters, evem if they are skeletons with clothes. The puzzles stimulate your brain but not in an exhausting way, because they are hardcore, complex and fun. The design of the environment is tasteful and stylish, and the dialogues are very well-written. Grim Fandango is one of the games that don't let the adventure genre fade so easy. Everything in it is touching and creative, and this will make you regret saying goodbye to the characters. Long live LucasArts!
5 out of 5
A complete masterpiece
Grim Fandango is a complete masterpiece. Colourful, fully voiced characters, original, suspenseful, film-noir style story, beautiful, lush, extensive, 3d world, fresh cuban/spanish music throughout. prominent art deco/nouveau architecture. Mature, but suitable for a young audience also. intelligent, humourous, and completely charming. This is quite possibly the best game, to date, of the entire genre of adventure games.