Those who enjoyed it at the time already know it but given the age of this classic LucasArts , there is a generation of players who have not had the opportunity to know this hilarious graphic adventure . Is it your case? The Double Fine team responds to this p
roblem with an excellent remastering that adapts to the new times the work of Tim Schafer and company without losing a bit of that charm that made it 23 years ago in the great masterpiece that we still remember with so much sweetie.
The tentacle that wanted to rule the world
If you ask us why … it is difficult to answer in a concrete way. With any other videogame we would say that we like his story, or that we are delig
Since you start your journey until you reach the final climax, a smile will remain unchanged on your face, a sign that you are having a great time with this graphic adventure that is also surprising because of the complexity it poses in some of its challenges. And
is not for less. There are three protagonists that we will control simultaneously in three different historical epochs! Situation that gives rise to unforgettable moments that of course we will not describe so as not to surprise those who face Day of the Tentacle for the first time.
The good that links one after the other the varied challenges in which he submerges us, the way he plays with three stories in parallel wh
ile he discovers a host of crazy secondary characters to whom it is impossible not to catch them affection; the way even in which it poses its puzz
les, fleeing from the then prevailing tonic of setting out puzzling puzzles of difficult resolution, make this a great masterpiece that has not lost a bit of the genius with which it was born two decades ago . We enjoyed Day of the Tentacle in 1993, and we also do it in 2016. Something that not all video games can boast.
In addition, his sense of humor remains relatively fresh: the jokes, the way the protagonists talk, the stereotyped design of some characters … even in this the Tim Schafer classic has aged well!
Since you start your journey until you reach the final climax a smile will remain unchanging on your face
“We will not live to see yesterday”
Do you sound like Maniac Mansion ? It was the first videogame of LucasFilm Games. It was published in 1987 and thanks to its breakthr
Hidden in one of the computers in the game, this remastering includes as an extra the original version of Maniac Mansion -without impro
vements and with texts in English-, which you can access whenever you want. Detail that adds to other extras such as a wide variety of sketches and graphic material of the game, which will be unlocked as we progre
ss through the game, and audio comments from the development team that are a real treasure for the amount of details that are released by f
irst time. Did you know that the adventure was going to be initially starred by six characters? This and other curiosities await in this excellent remastering that has also done its homework very well when it comes to adapting its user interface .
For many it remains one of the best graphic adventures in history
We love the most veteran SCUMM and we remember with regret the times when commands such as “throw”, “push”, “use” were our daily bread. But it is clear that currently there are better alternatives, or at least much more comfortable or intuitive op
Also in the audiovisual Day of the Tentacle changes a lot for the better. The graphics have been redrawn and stylized the appearance of the main characters without modifying the aesthetics of the original, which is something that happened for ex
ample with the remake of the legendary The Secret of Monkey Island and its sequel. It looks and listens better than before, almost as if it were a
current game, but this remastering keeps intact the essence of the classic. Does not it just convince you what you see? Nothing happens, as it happened with the remastering of Grim Fandango and other works of the style, just press a button to return to the graphics and playability of the original. In both cases, with voices in English and texts in Spanish .
Another detail that denotes the love with which Double Fine has brought back what for many continues to be one of the best graphic adventures in history. It has everything: good story, a script with spark, endearing characters, puzzles with an exquisite design, and hilarious dialogues with which it is hard not to laugh.