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Flood419
02-11-2003, 12:27 PM
How did you first hear about Grim Fandango?

:)

Darth Eggplant
02-11-2003, 01:20 PM
I said other
(not because it is none of your business)
but because:
a friend had a lucasarts game,
pod racer. I liked that game
and still do
*even though I hear people knocking it*
and while there his room mate had
a copy of GF, well they had all played it
and the room mate guy said I could have GF
as a trade for Age Of Empires Gold edition,
I had 2 of them at the time.
(he however) wanted to keep the OST
that came with GF and I at the time not
knowing the OST was so good said okay.
and then I lost or missplaced GF
and it sat in a desk drawer
for a long time before I remembered
I had it. (actually 2002):eek:
anyway when I finally started playing it
and realised it was the greatest game
in the world, it was way too late
to get the OST. and going to the
lucasarts store, I found the GFOST
was no longer available.
I did finally get a copy of the OST,
(but I would gladdly and willing
buy an actual copy Mr Lucas.
please take note,
I am an eager consumer.)

amadeus
02-11-2003, 10:28 PM
Okay, so I used to be a avid subscriber to PCG. I always read the backspace colum where they interview someone relevant to the gaming world. I forget who they were interviewing, but they asked him what his favorite game was and he said Grim Fandango. You know what? I'm going to find out who that was a I'll find what he said to. I just have to go through my towering stack of PCGs. I'll post it eventually.

GendoTheGreat
02-12-2003, 12:36 AM
Other, and I'm making it your business. I found the GF demo on a PC User CD. I played the GF demo, the C&C Red Alert demo and the Half-Life demo over and over for months on my old 486dx100. Have you ever played Half-Life on a 486 with no 3D graphic support? It makes for an interesting slideshow.

Tall Guy
02-12-2003, 07:10 PM
I played the demo first and came to the conclusion this was a pretty darn good game! :D

Lemon Head
02-12-2003, 07:27 PM
after playing the demo i was practically clawing at my face in anticipation of the full game.

Where the hell did that mysterious tunnel go?! ARGGH!

What a game

ZaXeriaw
02-13-2003, 07:34 AM
It was the first adventure-game I played, and after I played the demo I just loved the characters :)

scabb
02-13-2003, 10:58 AM
I eventually snapped it up after I'd finished CMI and when I finally had a computer that could run it, which was a while after it came out.

I didn't get to play the demo, but I knew that it would be great based on the fact that it's a LucasArts adventure. I'd also seen some excellent reviews in games magazines, and I was quite annoyed that it had little chance of running on my tired old p100 with a wopping 8mb of RAM (Which at the time, I had no idea I could upgrade). Still, good things come to those who wait.

Flood419
02-13-2003, 11:27 AM
I guess it was sort of rude to post the question, but not my excuse. Truth is - it was the wife. She played the demo after hearing how fantastic the game was. I think she got tipped off to the fact from Secret of Monkey Island, but that's another story.

Thanks folks.

Tall Guy
02-13-2003, 11:29 AM
I think 'Played the demo' should definitely be an option on this poll, it seems most people got into it that way.:p

Darth Eggplant
02-13-2003, 12:33 PM
my excuse to finish year 4
well I like to savour a game,
rather than just rush through it
so this weekends to do list
begins and ends with:
play year 4 Grim Fandango

GinnyW
02-16-2003, 10:47 AM
Other.
Actually, I hadn't played many AGs before that one(or maybe none at all I don't remember) but even they weren't real AGs. My mother knew that I liked that type of game though, so when she was out buying stuff she happened upon it.
(I tried asking her where she found it lately, but she doesn't remember).
So I installed it that night, but didn't get to play.
The next day I started it, and really loved it, but I got stuck at the most unbelievable point! I doubt I should even bother putting it in a spoiler.
When we go to the land of the living, with the un-raped soul(Bruno) in it, I couldn't reap him! I think this was because I was sure that I tried to use the scythe, but anyway, I took a break from the game and tried againg every once in a while. I didn't know I could find a walkthrough or post in a forum at that time, so I just tried again sometimes, and only accidentally used the scythe after a month!
Feel free to laugh at me.:rolleyes:
But anyways, what makes me angry at myself
is that I used a walkthrough later in the game, in parts in Rubacava, because I was inexperienced with AGs and puzzles. But there might be a way to fix that.:)
I won't detail the technique here, this post is getting to long anyway.:p

P.s. I'm new here.:)

amadeus
02-16-2003, 01:42 PM
Did anybody actually get through the game without using the walkthrough or help forums at all? I think everybody must have used them for some puzzle or another.

scabb
02-16-2003, 02:15 PM
I must admit, I needed help in quite a few parts; which was at hand as I happened to know someone who had played the game. Even luckier, he was the not the annoying kind of bastard who tells you that Bruce Willis is really a ghost in the Sixth sense, he dispensed only hints, until I was truly stumped, in which case I had to beat the answer out of him ;)

The pigeon egg puzzle was annoying.

I didn't realise that I had to download the patch for the elevator puzzle. Hair was sharply removed from my aching head after I spent hours trying to figure out what the hell to do, and then was informed that I needed a patch the following day.

I actually can't remember most of the puzzles and places I got stuck in Grim Fandango, which is why I want to play it again. Sadly, not possible until I upgrade Operating System; or just system. :(

GinnyW
02-16-2003, 02:26 PM
I'm exactly the opposite, I can't manage to forget anything no matter how mush I try.
I did play it about 10 times when I got it(around 1998-1999), but only played again a month ago, which is enough time to forget, but I can't.

I did find a technique called lucid dreaming, which is not meant for this, but I believe that if it's possible to remember something thanks to this, then it might be possible to forget something aswell.
I hope so.;)

scabb
02-16-2003, 05:44 PM
I only got to play it once, and then it was played in teeny segments over a long period of time :( - Still, it has its advantages - hopefully when I finally fire it up again, I won't remember the puzzles.

Thrik
02-16-2003, 06:32 PM
I bought it blindly. I saw it on the cover of a magazine and I just knew I had to have it. Only after mail ordering it did I look at a trailer for it - not the demo though. :D

QueZTone
02-19-2003, 08:49 AM
when it was released i wasn't as big of a lucasarts fan as I am now, but i had played all the lucasarts adventures up till then..

when i saw it in a store i thought the box art looked so cool, but my oldest brother said the game was probably very bad and that lucasarts had gone downhill. he advised me not to spend my money on such a bad game.. i listened to him

until years later i became the big lec fan i am now and i realised i missed out on grim fandango. i was destined to get a boxed copy, sealed. and i found one from a swedish seller, great! the game is english but the backside of the box has swedish text, but that doesn't matter, the box art is so beautiful! he even had another copy so i bought another to keep one sealed. after playing the game i immediatly bought the original soundtrack from the lec store, luckily it still sold back then. shortly after i got the soundtrack it was taken of the store. wow, i was lucky to be just in time to experience grim fandango to the fullest. yes and now, now im the big man of adventure games in the house


typing capital letters was really too much work

GendoTheGreat
02-19-2003, 11:01 AM
Did you ever manage to convice your brother to come over to the forces of Grim Fandango goodness and light?

Mex
02-23-2003, 01:02 PM
Bought it blindly.

Rubacava
02-27-2003, 12:39 AM
Got my dad Tomb Raider for his birthday once. It wasn't the one he wanted. He took it back to get a new game, and ended up bringing home Grim Fandango, it looked interesting. I thought it just looked weird. He never got to play it the rest of us were hooked.

009
02-27-2003, 05:13 AM
Other... friend raved on and on about it, and eventually loaned me his copy just recently.

Sanspoof
02-28-2003, 03:21 PM
My cousin had it and I thought it was great. A month or so later I bought the game and finished it just over a year or so later. Perfecto Mundo gaming in every way. I also love LucasArts adventures, especially Sam and Max and Day of the tentacle.

QueZTone
03-01-2003, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by GendoTheGreat
Did you ever manage to convice your brother to come over to the forces of Grim Fandango goodness and light?

My brother used to be an active adventure gamer. In the past he'd be the one playing and I'd be the one looking. Cause i hardly understood all the english at my 7/8th year anyway :D

But as I learned English I started loving them :D Anyway, he doesnt play any games anymore now. Deus Ex and Hitman 2 are the last games he played I think.

I still want him to play Grim Fandango, CMI, (optionally EMI), GK3. :)

Iro Asenaide
03-03-2003, 06:31 PM
My dad got it for me, since I love everything lucas related, he guessed I wuss gonna like dis one too, and I did ;)


I really liked Sam & Max & Day of the tentacle too, the tentacle was impossible to figure out without walkthru tho O_X

and me being 7 when I played it didn't really help, lol

I used to sit in the basement with my dad and just play it for hours :D

Sanspoof
03-04-2003, 04:31 PM
I got stuck on getting the fire started in the colonial times, and getting into Dwayne's room.

Sam and Max was easier, and had more swearing (If you can call it that)

Grim_comician
04-10-2003, 06:54 AM
Actually, I've never heard Grim Fandango earlier. But meanwhile I was under holiday back to Moscow where my cousins, grandmother, mothers sister etc. One young guy I know was giving me Grim fandango in Rus & Eng version. He didn't need it, so now I own it.;)

James Isaac
04-20-2003, 09:36 AM
My friend told me about it (this was before i knew anything about LucasArts adventure games), so I played the demo, and then bought it (then I played all the other LucasArts games and liked them too).

Hector_Lemans
05-18-2003, 01:24 AM
Other than my absolute love of the fact that you play as the Grim Reaper(well, not THE Grim Reaper but you know what I mean) I also wanted to really get inside that Calavera bastard's head!

-Hector

GendoTheGreat
05-20-2003, 10:15 PM
Anything interesting in there? His head, I mean.

Hector_Lemans
05-26-2003, 05:59 PM
Don't waste your time, Gendo. "Being John Malkovich" is more interesting. His head's just got a load of Mercedes(Colomar that is)-craze and self-righteous smarmy nonsense. I did find the magnet combinations for his roulette table interesting though. I'll have to gamble at that old Casino of his at some point.

-Hector

Jawa Eater
05-27-2003, 03:06 AM
I was a huge Monkey Island fan. I figured if MI advertised it, it must me good! :D

GendoTheGreat
05-29-2003, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by Hector_Lemans
His head's just got a load of Mercedes(Colomar that is)-craze and self-righteous smarmy nonsense.

Huh, I would have guessed the flipside of a bitmapped texture, but there you go.

Don't waste your time, Gendo. "Being John Malkovich" is more interesting.

Saw it years ago, deliciously twisted.

pleto4_ryan
06-09-2003, 09:39 AM
I had seen it in my cousin's place and plaied it till the poisoning and i fall in love with it instantly. From that day(ok from some months later:P ) i needed it like air :)

GendoTheGreat
06-09-2003, 11:48 AM
We feel you, brother. Let's hope and pray there will one day be a GFA (Grim Fandango Anonymous) to give us our lives back. Until then, we must struggle through as best we can.

pleto4_ryan
06-09-2003, 05:24 PM
Grim Fandango 2

*dreaming

Woodstock
06-11-2003, 09:45 PM
Just playing every LucasArts Adventure
that is released ... I somehow knew i would miss
something , when not buying this game ... and well ,
I was right ^^

Berretje
06-16-2003, 06:35 AM
I love LucasArts ;) and :manny: rulez :D

Just waiting and waiting for FT2!!!

Susan
08-10-2003, 09:08 PM
Every time for the past 3-4 years when I walked into the gaming store I saw this game while I browsed over the LA titles. Saw the skeleton [Manny] on the front and thought, "What the hell kind of game is that?" Paid no attention to it and had no interest in it ... I doubt I ever picked up the box to read what was on the back.

Then at the beginning of May, Just Adventure + posted a review about it and gave it a good review. Sure, whatever. But the more I posted on the JA+ forums, the more people kept recommending this game to others and the more it seemed that people had played the game themselves. So I thought, "Well, why not?" picked it up at the store a few weeks ago.

Now look at me. Posting away at this forum like there's no tomorrow. :)

:manny: :meche:

Dawidos
08-23-2003, 09:58 AM
I played the demo first. I thought - Well , this game is great. After that I read some reviews in polish magazines. Grim Fandango was rated as the best adventure game in year. Becuase I am fan of adventure games , I realised that I have to buy Grim Fandango. I paid 200 PLN ,but I was very enjoyed. And I am still enjoy.

VampireNaomi
08-23-2003, 05:37 PM
My brother bought the game about two years ago, but I didn't even try it. I thought the skeletons looked really crappy and didn't want to know more. My brother can't speak English (if he doesn't improve his studying I doubt he ever will...) so he got stuck in the work order puzzle and forgot about the whole game.

Later when we bought a new computer most of the games that we both liked either didn't work or we had forgotten the annoying codes, so the only game we could still play was Grim Fandango. With nothing better to do I tried to play it too and tadaa, I was hooked.

I am a materialist so even though I could play the game whenever I wanted it wasn't enough - I had to own it. So, this very day I bought my brother's copy of Grim Fandango with 15€! Yay!

kitmit13
08-19-2005, 02:21 PM
mine came free with monkey island

Shuz
08-20-2005, 10:29 AM
No one thing made me buy it, it was a gradual process starting with the "ad" in Curse of Monkey Island, then the magazine ads, then the demo, and finally I saw it in the store and just felt like buying a game that day. Turns out it's the best game I have ever played :D.

King Dando
08-21-2005, 04:31 PM
I played the demo round a mates house, and thought it was cool, I liked the idea not being able to get shot or die like in other games lol, I looked at reviews on the web, and decided to buy it, The End, that was about this time last year, wow!

Tuetonic708
08-22-2005, 03:32 AM
I found it out by watching my sister play when i was just a young lad and then I remembered a lot of the parts she did so I played not caring about the story line or anything like that I just played. Then I stopped playing. 6 years later, I was looking for some some games to install (I was soooo BORED!) then I came across Grim Fandango and looked back all those 6 years and decided to play it. When I tried to install it I didn't have enough disk space (Uh-Oh looks like I have to uninstall Counter-Strike :blast5:,so I did) Then I actually understood the story and realized this is a dam good game so I looked on the internet for Grim Fandango websites and looked around and that is how I found GrimFandango.net and that is how I'm here today. The End! :king1:

Shuz
08-24-2005, 10:08 AM
^^ a better of use of hard drive space if I may say so myself.

neon_git
08-26-2005, 10:23 AM
I first heard about it on a kids TV show called Live and Kicking, they happened to mention it was by the same people as monkey island (which my grandmother randomly bought for me ... i must remember to thank her) and decided i had to have it. I ended up having to get my friends dad to buy it for me and i paid him back over a few months.

supertoe
08-28-2005, 03:42 PM
About a year ago I was searching for nicktoons racing (i'm 22... but loved nicktoons racing) Came across Grim. I figured hey why not. It was under the 9.99 bin. Went to check out... the girl said to me. This is a red dot game. I'm like okay whats that. She said all games with a red dot are 1.99. I said hey cool. Went home started playing it.... i still would have bought it if it were 9.99 29.99 whatever the price... because its a great game

Tuetonic708
09-03-2005, 10:09 PM
About a year ago I was searching for nicktoons racing (i'm 22... but loved nicktoons racing) Came across Grim. I figured hey why not. It was under the 9.99 bin. Went to check out... the girl said to me. This is a red dot game. I'm like okay whats that. She said all games with a red dot are 1.99. I said hey cool. Went home started playing it.... i still would have bought it if it were 9.99 29.99 whatever the price... because its a great game
LOL! nicktoons, $1.99 lol that's cool $1.99 I'll remember that for a long time heh,
1.99.;lol

xGrimx
09-15-2005, 05:32 PM
I picked up a PC Gamer, and just briefed back to the Review section, and saw GF, and it just kinda pulled me in.

Tuetonic708
09-19-2005, 06:42 PM
I picked up a PC Gamer, and just briefed back to the Review section, and saw GF, and it just kinda pulled me in. (I'm not exactly quoting this i'm just typing this as a way to adress this to you). Don ahh yes such a strange guy misunderstood and lived only a couple hours in that game, dang i want manny's job! What a cool job, similar to a detectives yet more orthadox.

test
09-23-2005, 11:07 PM
Other
I was using stumbleupon for firefox and a site with the ten best adventure games popped up. I read more about Grim and I decided to buy it online. I love this game!

90SK
09-24-2005, 01:08 AM
Isn't it great? Fandango is by far one of the best adventure games LA has produced.

Yeah, my copy came with EMI. I'm not sure if it was a mis-package or what. I was damn lucky, though. Played them and loved them both.

Rei_Nokato
09-25-2005, 07:03 AM
Looked interesting on the shelves, so I bought it. Started playing it...
Have been obsessing/re-obsessing ever since. :D
omg, and the first copy I owned included a limited edition CD case. And someone THREW IT IN THE BIN ACCIDENTALLY! :0 I had a heart attack.
Luckily I still had the limited edition original box and instruction manual, and I bought another one. But it didn't have a limited CD case; just white paper slips. ;-; Wah.

Shuz
09-25-2005, 09:53 AM
What does the limited edition look like?

Rei_Nokato
09-26-2005, 12:29 AM
It was thin cardboard (alike to the original box). On the front it had a small version of the box cover. When you opened it there were two pockets on each side for Disc A and B. On the pockets was a print of the fresco aztec art that you see on the save and load screen (the nifty storyboard that shows your progress.. that thing). And on the back was a pic of... that Manny and Glottis bonewagon one, I think. Or a LucasArts symbol, I'm not sure. It's been so long since I saw it, can't really remember.

But it was so awesome. ; ;

Rei_Nokato
09-26-2005, 12:31 AM
Oh yeah. And originally it was my Dad, my brother and I who played it on the first round. :D But it was mainly my brother and I who solved everything.

But I've played it a hundred times over by myself by now. ^__^

Fuzzy Penguin
10-11-2005, 03:57 AM
I saw it on the shelves and it was on sale. I thought it looked good and i had alot of money to sapre so I just grabbed it and it was one of the best buys i ever made.

sleep20well
11-02-2005, 08:02 AM
I love LucasArts ;) and :manny: rulez :D

Just waiting and waiting for FT2!!!


FT2 is not gonna happen man. i dont know when you first played it, but i played it in 1994. i've stopped waiting long time ago, but i m still havin fun with FT!!

Kald0rei
11-13-2005, 05:56 AM
What made me buy this game? Now THERE's a story to tell! Bear with me, this is gonna be long.
So the game came out in 98 right. I was like 9 years old back then and i was new to gaming. I was with my cousin and we were going out hunting for bargain games (i was 9, how much money would you expect i had) when we came across a software pirate. He had hell of alota games in a basket for like just a few bucks a piece. We grabbed everything that had a good cover illustration on it and i came across the name Grim Fandango. I wanst attravted to it so i didnt buy it.
We were walking home with our goods quite satisfied but somehow i felt like i should have gotten Grim Fandango. I think its it's name... it just keeps ringing in my head... Grim Fandango, grim fandango...
A few years went. I started playing Monkey Island 3 which i absolutely loved! If any of you have ever played this game, you'd remember that there was a nice reference to GF. "Don't ask me about Grim Fandango". Grim fandango.. That rang a bell. And that Skull face looked so very familiar.
Through the following years i kept noticing that skullface pop up everywhere. It was as though it haunts me everywhere i go.
I gave in, I went online and tried to connect the dots and better understand
this game. It seems to have won some highly acclaimed awards and was very highly rated. I started to regret not having bought that game earlier.
I went scouraging looking everywhere for it. Its been so long since its release that no one sells it anymore. None of my friends had it, i couldnt find it online until...
I was window shopping wiht a friend and i saw ... a reflection on the mirror... i thought it was Casablanca.. but Humphrey bogart didnt have a skull face. That was it.. And ever since... This is My Fandango.

This post is best enjoyed while listening to http://www.scummbar.com/mi2/GRIM2-CD1/03%20-%20Mr.%20Frustration%20Man.mp3

Viva La Revolucion!!

Grim_comician
11-13-2005, 11:39 AM
What a nice story, Kald0rei! :)

Kald0rei
11-13-2005, 12:25 PM
What a nice story, Kald0rei! :)
Thank you. yea... i can never thank that manuel skull enough for haunting me, GF is the best game ever, Even better than Monkey Island series? YES.
Any of you who has a myspace, come leave a comment or suggestion. I'm doing a Memorial of Sanspoof week on my profile. Thnx

Guybrush17
11-15-2005, 01:32 PM
I asked for more information in Curse of Monkey Island. I wish I had a real button that said that...

Viva Limones!
12-23-2005, 10:21 AM
I just happend to wonder into my local game-aery (a place where games are sold and traded) on the day they recived the first shipmentof GrimFandango...

I saw the shop man puting them up on the shelves... I asked about it and he said he had no idea... i looked at the box and i was sold...

I got the first one on the shelf and it was the first one out the door...

and here i am...

TheCrimsonClown
12-30-2005, 07:59 PM
Played a demo of it, in a magazine. Haven't looked back since. :)

Katrina Li
09-26-2006, 01:02 PM
I got it for a Christmas present when I was 8 and had no idea what it was! Lol! But now I'm glad I was given it cos it's an uber game and I've comleted it about 4 times now (I know that's probably a lot,lot less than most of you but meh, I'm about to play it again now anyway!). Just wondering, and I know this has nothing to do with what you're excuse is but, what is the shortest amount of time it take for you to play the game? It would be great if people would reply to this as I haven't had anyone reply to any of my comments! I'll shut up now.

coat check girl
09-27-2006, 06:39 PM
Heh Heh.... I gave it to my dad as a Chistmas presant! I got hooked~!

Nick Virago
09-28-2006, 11:42 AM
I was watching my brother playing it and I loved it :D

Chris]#
09-28-2006, 12:01 PM
Played the demo, loved it, dad bought it, we played it through as a team, and I've played it through myseld many times since and never got bored of it

Quoththeraven
09-28-2006, 01:37 PM
I stumbled across it on amazon (don't ask me how) at a time when I was trying to become more spontainious. (sorry, I can't spell for all the glowing coral in the sea of lament) It was so cheap, I bought it, and have never looked back. Man, I love that game.

Frenkieee
10-01-2006, 05:31 PM
My dad gave me the demo when it was pretty new. Loved it, went to the library in my town were they also had some games... they had GF! I borrowed it, copied it in my cd-burner... but bought it anyway several months after that.

Smon
10-02-2006, 06:59 PM
Picked up Monkey Island 2 and a bizarre chain of events led me to GF, Full Throttle, DOTT and so much more.

Mazh
11-05-2006, 02:43 PM
Read about it in some magazine, they said it was the best game ever so I thought I had to check it out. Turned out they were right.

Hi btw :)

SuperTash!
11-05-2006, 07:32 PM
It was thin cardboard (alike to the original box). On the front it had a small version of the box cover. When you opened it there were two pockets on each side for Disc A and B. On the pockets was a print of the fresco aztec art that you see on the save and load screen (the nifty storyboard that shows your progress.. that thing). And on the back was a pic of... that Manny and Glottis bonewagon one, I think. Or a LucasArts symbol, I'm not sure. It's been so long since I saw it, can't really remember.

But it was so awesome. ; ;

Isn't that the CD case for all the Grim Fandango editions? :) That's what mine came in anyway and it's completely battered now. But yes the pic on the back is the bonewagon one! :D

I found out about Grim Fandango because my older brother had borrowed it off a friend. I watched him play part of it and got it for myself when I was a little older and have been obSESSED with it ever since - that was 7 glorious years ago...

Thrik
11-05-2006, 07:58 PM
Welcome, you two. :)

There was an edition released in a DVD case, and I think it was in fact an actual DVD too so you got one disc instead of two. I never had this version though, instead owning the launch cardboard thingy.

Sallim
11-06-2006, 05:59 PM
Welcome, you two. :)

There was an edition released in a DVD case, and I think it was in fact an actual DVD too so you got one disc instead of two. I never had this version though, instead owning the launch cardboard thingy.

I played the demo long time ago, aswell the german version... but my point is..

I was just ONCE in London like 4 years ago, and then my dream came true. I saw a Grim fandango copy for 15 pounds :D I fall so in love with the original voice acting in the demo so I had to buy it.

It was packed in a dvd case but holding two cd game discīs.

Nice blog btw Thrik.
long live Nintendo hoooooooo! :D

SuperTash!
11-08-2006, 03:37 PM
I especially love the manual that came with it - the Greetings from Grim Fandango pic, for a start, and one other full page one of Manny saying something like "Meet Manny Calavera. He's sauve, he's debonaire...he's dead. And he's your travel agent" which I had printed onto a t-shirt in the height of my infatuation!

Achrono
04-16-2007, 05:20 PM
Umm... I actually sort of forget how I found out about this game although it only happened last year. I had ordered the Curse of Monkey Island from the LucasArts store and I was looking for some other games by them. Its sort of weird, I went onto Gamespot and looked at the CMI page and one of the first reviews had had a picture of skull, which I later figured out was Manny. The images name was Grim Fandango. So I searched that up and it got great reviews up and down. I looked into it, finished the demo, and..... well I knew then I HAD to own this game. First oppurtunity I bought it off eBay. Since then I haven't played a game that I've liked more.

Achrono
04-16-2007, 05:24 PM
What made me buy this game? Now THERE's a story to tell! Bear with me, this is gonna be long.
So the game came out in 98 right. I was like 9 years old back then and i was new to gaming. I was with my cousin and we were going out hunting for bargain games (i was 9, how much money would you expect i had) when we came across a software pirate. He had hell of alota games in a basket for like just a few bucks a piece. We grabbed everything that had a good cover illustration on it and i came across the name Grim Fandango. I wanst attravted to it so i didnt buy it.
We were walking home with our goods quite satisfied but somehow i felt like i should have gotten Grim Fandango. I think its it's name... it just keeps ringing in my head... Grim Fandango, grim fandango...
A few years went. I started playing Monkey Island 3 which i absolutely loved! If any of you have ever played this game, you'd remember that there was a nice reference to GF. "Don't ask me about Grim Fandango". Grim fandango.. That rang a bell. And that Skull face looked so very familiar.
Through the following years i kept noticing that skullface pop up everywhere. It was as though it haunts me everywhere i go.
I gave in, I went online and tried to connect the dots and better understand
this game. It seems to have won some highly acclaimed awards and was very highly rated. I started to regret not having bought that game earlier.
I went scouraging looking everywhere for it. Its been so long since its release that no one sells it anymore. None of my friends had it, i couldnt find it online until...
I was window shopping wiht a friend and i saw ... a reflection on the mirror... i thought it was Casablanca.. but Humphrey bogart didnt have a skull face. That was it.. And ever since... This is My Fandango.

This post is best enjoyed while listening to http://www.scummbar.com/mi2/GRIM2-CD1/03%20-%20Mr.%20Frustration%20Man.mp3

Viva La Revolucion!!

Heh, for some reason when I listen to that song and read your story I picture some random person smoking a cigarette and talking into a microphone in some jazz bar, like the Blue Casket. Weird...

stewlil
04-17-2007, 05:00 PM
i played the pc gamer demo about 200 times with my neighbor. And bought it for "my dad" as a christmas Present from electronics boutique. Which came free with Toonstruck i dont know how many people have heard of this but its a good old point and click adventure game

Brandicus
04-19-2007, 12:39 PM
I fell in love with tim schaffers latest game psychonauts, after playing through it several times I researched some of his earlier work and GF came up. Im currently in school and a animation and special effects major and Im definetley going to be hitting up tim when im out, I recently discovered this game and Im only on the beginning of disc 2 so I cant post more till ive finished it! :)

Thrik
04-19-2007, 04:30 PM
Good to hear you decided to give it a go. It's a magnificent game, and I'm sure you'll want to talk about it once you've experienced the whole thing. You've got loads of gameplay ahead of you though and I'm sure you'll fall in love with the game even more as you go on. :)