Full Throttle: Remastered
Full Throttle Remastered is essentially the perfect rework of a classic. Barring a couple of minor issues, LucasArts' old title has been brought up to modern standards by Double Fine, boasting a brand new look that gives a lot of vibrant detail while maintaining the things that earned Full Throttle its reputation in the first place. It's clear that Double Fine put a lot of effort into this project, not least because of how important the game is to Tim Schafer, but it's a great game regardless. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or an adventure game newcomer, if you're looking for a game that provides a fun experience with a well executed story then you should get Full Throttle Remastered.
Minor quibbles aside, Full Throttle hits all the right notes as deftly in 2017 as it did in 1995. Not only do its story, voice acting, puzzles, and audiovisual accoutrements hold up, younger fans weaned on Telltale's interactive movies might take to it due to its balance of puzzles and plot.
You'll still enjoy this graphic adventure 22 years after its release, but if compared to other LucasArts games Full Throttle is aged less well.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Replaying Full Throttle is still fun and the fantastic work in this re-edition makes it look like a modern graphic adventure. It is true that it is very short and that it is not the best adventures of Lucas Arts, but Ben and The Polecats are still very great 22 years later.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Full Throttle Remastered is a fantastic point and click heavy metal adventure that is an essential for fans of the genre.
In the end, this is Full Throttle made playable once again, and that's something to be celebrated. It's a really fantastic game, with a lovely story, and brilliant performances. And out of its original timeline it's free to just be itself, not compared to the last or the next LucasArts adventure to hit the shelves. If you loved the original, this is worth buying for the improved sound alone. If you never played it, then oh my goodness, hurry up!
Full Throttle Remastered is a no-nonsense package that does exactly what it sets out to do by updating the audiovisual experience whilst retaining the original game. It has its faults, borne of its age and shift towards what would become the modern adventure game style, but it remains a fine game, and an important part of the history of point n' click adventures.
Whether you're looking to revisit a title from the heyday of the point-and-click adventure or coming to Full Throttle for the first time to see just why gamers of a certain age keep banging on about it, Full Throttle Remastered is the LucasArts adventure that feels most comfortable in the present day. With a focus on characters and story over complex puzzles, it feels like a premonition of the direction adventure games were to take over the next two decades, and it's a pleasure to see it get a new coat of paint and take to the road for one last ride.
Full Throttle Remastered is the perfect opportunity for gamers who missed out on the original to play this piece of gaming history.
Tim Schafer and his team did a great job on updating the story of biker Ben. Despite some flaws, the game has become much more beautiful and enjoyable. Additional materials, as well as the ability to switch between an old and new versions of the project will delight Full Throttle' fans.
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