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The Legend of Grim Fandango

Grim Fandango is an adventure game, it is often mistakenly labeled as a point and click. Anyway, this game should be in everyone's top 10 lists, this game is amazing, this game is a Legend. This is my story

My first memories of this epic, was on a PC demo disc many, many years ago. I was young so it didn't really click. Fast forward about 8 years and I had just completed The Longest Journey, I had a sudden urge to try and get into adventure games once more. One game was praised, but I unfortunately hardly noticed.

Behold, my subconscious secretly absorbing all info Grim Fandango. There was a familiarity to the preview screenshots, every picture installed a certain sense of deja vu. The reviews made it stand out like a lighthouse in the dead of night. Every other picture somehow related itself to Grim Fandango; what was this game screaming out to me? Grim Fandango. So I finally took the plunge and got myself a copy. Luckily, I had no troubles getting it to work.

I instantly fell in love with the setting, characters and story. How had I gone this long as a gamer without playing this through? I got up hours earlier than I should have and played as much as I could before college. This happened for weeks. I couldn't really complain about being tired, but it was worth it.

Get up
Grim Fandango
Get back
Grim Fandango

My routine was solid. Then comes the evening when I finally completed it. I was almost in tears, I felt like the game had changed me for the better.

Grim Fandango has left a legacy, it made me buy Psychonauts just because it said "From the creator of Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango". It is one game which has gathered a huge fanbase and made me a willing fan of it forever.

It made me Cosplay as Manny Calavera earlier this year. I really connected myself with the character; Manny helped me understand the finer points of Life (Er...Death).

Grim Fandango (Roughly translated as Dance of the Dead) has left an impact of my life, I'd be a different Gamer if I had not played it. And that goes to anyone, chances are, that if you're reading this, than you have already played it, but if you haven't, Play. It. Now.
I was genuinely surprised to find out just how many people had played it, yet its sales were extremely disappointing, the game was way ahead of its time, and it would take years before it would be recognized for the greatness that it is. Yet the majority of people will recognize that Stylized dead face.

My heart will always be in Rubacava, finding out dirty deeds in the land of the dead, trying to talk sense into a drunk Glottis.

To Quote Manny Calavera: No one knows what is going to happen at the end of the line, So you might as well enjoy the trip.

I will Manny... I will.
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About Freefallone of us since 4:54 AM on 10.10.2008


I'm Freefall, a 20 year old gamer from the UK.
Currently at University and balancing my time.
I'm an avid Video Gamer, I'm into every kind of game there is, games are a part of my life.
Destuctoid is the Best and Most Random Community there is, that's why I'm here.

It's a beautiful day, the sun is shining, and I'm out on a journey to save the world... Man, I love video games.

I might just drop in a few Opinions here and there, So
Don't mind me.

May your life be like toilet paper... Long, and useful

Some of my stuff:

Why we don't get any good Star Wars Sequels

Top 10 Things in Games which make me feel good

My Gaming Confessions

You've seen me before?

Who Am I?
I once went to the cinema and watched a 3D movie. As I was walking out, a guy with his 3D glasses still on yelled, "Woah, everything is 3D!" I was one of the 10 people that put their glasses back on to check.

I was looking at my to-do list on my laptop. Near the bottom of the list, already crossed out, was written "time travel" I have no recollection of writing that.

Once, there were only two brownies left. I decided I should eat them both so that they wouldn't be lonely. I am completely satisfied with my decision.

That's who I am.

Most Games Completed In a Year= 2009:

Tomb Raider Legend
Gears of war 2
Professor Layton
Knights of the Old Republic

Oddworld: Strangers Wrath
Knights of the Old Republic II
Left 4 Dead
Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force

Prince of Persia
Drawn To Life
World of Goo
Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines
Jet Set Radio Future

Dead Space
Resident Evil 5
Homeworld 2

Star Trek: Elite Force II
Tomb Raider: Underworld
Jade Empire
Plants vs Zombies
Pokemon Platinum
Dead Rising

Perfect Dark Zero
Second Sight
Tomb Raider Anniversary
Secret Files: Tunguska

Grim Fandango
Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Freespace 2
The Secret of Monkey Island: SE
Half-Life 2
Ninja Gaiden 2

No One Lives Forever
Earth Defense Force 2017
Splosion Man
Half-Life 2: Episode 1
Gears of War
Fable II

No One Lives Forever 2
Beyond Good & Evil
Star Trek: Shattered Universe
Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis
Castle Crashers
Left 4 Dead
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

Pokemon Yellow
Timesplitters 2
Max Payne 2
Mirror's Edge
Timesplitters: Future Perfect
Star Wars: Republic Commando

Brute Force
Halo 3
Half-Life 2: Episode 2
Starcraft: Brood War
Valkyria Chronicles

System Shock 2
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Shadow of Destiny
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Burnout Paradise
Assassin's Creed 2
Amped 3
Batman: Arkham Asylum

"Skills for kills agent, skills for kills"

"Try to get your combat multiplier even higher!"


No One Lives Forever 2
The Longest Journey
Grim Fandango
Valkyria Chronicles
Halo. Yes you heard me.

You are now converted to my cause.
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