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Review: Grim Fandango photo
Review: Grim Fandango
by Steven Hansen

Grim Fandango didn't need a remaster as much as it needed a re-release. Many, myself included, have found it difficult to track down a copy to play. We've had an entire digital catalog--GOG.com--devoted to getting good, old games up for sale on a digital storefront, but no Grim Fandango?

The touch-ups are appreciated. You can switch between the original and remastered look at the touch of a button. The latter has some nice dynamic lighting and new character models, but I stuck mostly with the former for its more vibrant colors. The in-game commentary is a nice touch. The non-tank controls are welcomed (as is the cheeky trophy for playing with tank controls).

No bones about it, though, Grim Fandango holds up on its original merits as a stylish, humerus adventure.

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A free roguelike with music by Banjo-Kazooie's Grant Kirkhope? Yes, please! photo
A free roguelike with music by Banjo-Kazooie's Grant Kirkhope? Yes, please!
by Jordan Devore

I'm struggling to stop playing The Enchanted Cave 2 for long enough to tell you about it. Unassuming name and overabundance of roguelikes aside, this browser-based game is terrific.

You delve into a cavern in search of gold, gear, and experience but here's the trick: only certain items can be brought back to the surface. And you need a special item to escape in the first place. Combat is tile-based in classic "mash against a monster until someone dies" fashion. There's skill trees, crafting, and did I mention the music? It's typical Kirkhope. Amazing.

If you're coming in as a veteran of the original game, prepare for quite the upgrade.

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7:30 PM on 01.26.2015

Axiom Verge does speedrunning and gifs right

I had Axiom Verge on my mind earlier today when writing about Ghost Song, another promising Metroidvania. This slick gif ensures the game will remain there for the rest of the day. Designer Tom Happ included it in a blog post...

Jordan Devore





6:30 PM on 01.26.2015

I hope this video satisfies your desire for disclosure

Here's the full triple-scoop disclosure bottom line. Alessandro and I went to cover this preview event for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt last week. I was late to be added to the list, so we knew going in that we'd have to sh...

Bill Zoeker

6:00 PM on 01.26.2015

All the deals for this week's Dying Light (up to 25% off)

Releasing tomorrow (and the day after that on consoles in Europe), Dying Light is Techland's latest foray into the totally lacking field of zombie games. We're listing all the deals we've found thus far, including some for th...

Dealzon

5:30 PM on 01.26.2015

Heh, Lucius II *would* release on Friday the 13th

  I liked the idea of Lucius. Not enough games place children in the leading role, much less children who happen to be the devil's offspring. But good games aren't built on potential alone. In his review for Destructoid,...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 01.26.2015

Ghost Song is an unsettling Metroid-like adventure

Nintendo may not be working on a new 2D Metroid, but we've got creators like Matt White and Tom Happ out there filling that void with Ghost Song and Axiom Verge, respectively. I come away feeling like we're in good hands eve...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 01.26.2015

A Five Nights at Freddy's 3 trailer to ensure you don't sleep at night

Not sleeping's kind of the point of Five Nights at Freddy's. After all, a conked-out security guard defeats the whole purpose. But, at least other night-time employees have the underrated luxury of not being murdered by the ...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 01.26.2015

We may not have Dying Light yet, but you can have a Dying Light trailer

Chris already briefed you on the Dying Light review situation. It's grim, bleak, and kind of desperate -- a lot like a real zombie apocalypse, I guess. Good job, Techland; you've achieved perfect thematic #synergy. Even thou...

Brett Makedonski

2:15 PM on 01.26.2015

Ubisoft kills copies of Far Cry 4 sold through third parties (Update)

[Update: Marek Zimny of G2A recently got in touch with Destructoid regarding this story. According to his comment, the company is not responsible for "any of these procedures" and is working towards obtaining refunds for affe...

Mike Cosimano

1:30 PM on 01.26.2015

Where is our Dying Light review?

Dying Light comes out tomorrow. So, where is our review? Well, we don't have a code yet. Neither do a lot of other outlets. In fact, many reviewers just got their codes today, so if you see reviews out tomorrow, it'...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 01.26.2015

Gunsport's idea of a dystopian future is cyberpunk volleyball

In the future, two teams of two people will face one another in small arenas. Guns at the ready, they will prepare their trigger fingers, take aim, and fire... at a volleyball. At least, that is what Gunsport predicts the fu...

Darren Nakamura

11:30 AM on 01.26.2015

Project Scissors coming to PC pending Kickstarter

NightCry (Project Scissors, if you're nasty), has taken to Kickstarter with new ambitions. The point-and-click horror title was originally planned for just Vita and mobile devices, but Nudemaker has now set its sights on...

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 AM on 01.26.2015

It looks like Indigo Prophecy is getting the remastered treatment

Indigo Prophecy is the only David Cage game I really liked. While it got ridiculous with the zombie-sex and Dragon Ball Z third act, I loved it all the same, and the tension of that first bathroom scene was palpable. Eve...

Chris Carter







My first four hours with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt photo
My first four hours with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Alessandro Fillari

It's an exciting time to be into role-playing games. With the release of heavy hitters such as Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dark Souls II, Divinity: Original Sin, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Wasteland 2 in recent years, the genre has had a healthy supply of deep and involving games. But one such series, based on Polish fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, got a major foothold into the hearts of fans.

Originally released in 2007 for PC, The Witcher placed players in the shoes of Geralt, a monster hunter for hire, and became a sleeper hit for Polish developer CD Projekt Red. The studio released its follow-up in 2011 and has since become a juggernaut in the PC gaming community. Now, the company is readying for the conclusion to its wildly popular RPG series. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, its most ambitious title yet, ventures into vast open game gameplay while offering a rousing finish to the central character's story.

Though for the last two years, we've only gotten plenty of trailers and other bits of media on the game. The developers have been shy with allowing anyone hands-on time, but at a recent exclusive event held for retailers and members of the press, the folks at CD Projekt Red invited Destructoid out to play The Witcher 3. During my four-hour session, I dove head first into this open-world action-RPG, and saw just how Geralt of Rivia made the transition. So relax, clear your schedule, and let me tell about my experience with one of 2015's most anticipated titles.

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1:00 PM on 01.25.2015

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's new downloadable character is out this Tuesday

The inaugural PAX South is wrapping up today, and Gearbox's panel just ended. We heard about the plans with Homeworld earlier, but the studio's cash cow for the past several years has been the Borderlands series, so of course...

Darren Nakamura