PlayStation indies headlined by Grim Fandango re-master and Devolver Digital

It appears that Sony can work miracles, because the PlayStation 4 is about to give players the opportunity to play some classic adventure games. More specifically, Tim Schafer's classic adventure games!

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It appears that Sony can work miracles, because the PlayStation 4 is about to give players the opportunity to play some classic adventure games. More specifically, Tim Schafer's classic adventure games! Double Fine will be teaming up with Disney Interactive to re-master Grim Fandango for PlayStation 4 and Vita. If that's not enough, Devolver Digital has a large lineup to look out for, as well.

Other indie games on the PlayStation docket include Broforce, Titan Souls, Not A Hero, and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. The brief indie montage concluded with an extended look at Croteam's The Talos Principle, a debut title coming soon to PlayStation 4.

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    June 9, 2014 6:55 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, PlayStation indies headline by Grim Fandango re-master and Devolver Digital.

    It appears that Sony can work miracles, because the PlayStation 4 is about to give players the opportunity to play some classic adventure games. More specifically, Tim Schafer's classic adventure games!

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      June 9, 2014 7:55 PM

      This is AWESOME! I've been wanting to play this game for ages. I can't believe I missed it... I'm so glad I finally get to play it without jumping through hoops. I hope they don't mess it out. Cool stuff.

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      June 9, 2014 8:02 PM

      This will be so much bullshit if Grim Fandango doesn't also appear on PC in GOG (and Steam).

      Remaster is fine on PS4, but give the original version to GOG.

      PC gamers have been waiting for this re-release 16 years already and then they give it some console exclusivity. Wtf? I really hope it only means it's console exclusive on PS4/Vita.

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        June 9, 2014 8:08 PM

        Here's hoping the PC announcement will come during the next three days.

        https://twitter.com/TimOfLegend/status/476179637987315714

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          June 9, 2014 8:19 PM

          Yeah it's Sony's moment right now because they helped make it happen. Just chill there's no way they won't release it on PC, even if 6 months later or something.

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            June 9, 2014 8:23 PM

            The only thing that worries me is that Disney is involved and they are completely anti-steam

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              June 9, 2014 8:42 PM

              How are they anti steam? (Not questioning what you're saying, but just havent heard the details yet)

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                June 10, 2014 3:22 AM

                Disney is often anti-anything they can't control directly. Just look at how they do digital movie, more specifically how they do not participate in UV.

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                June 10, 2014 3:31 AM

                Didn't has not released a single game through Steam ever. if you want their games on the pc via a download, you have to go through amazon or a couple of other sites.

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              June 10, 2014 4:06 AM

              As long as it's not Origin exclusive I don't care.

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      June 9, 2014 8:08 PM

      I'm in the middle of a playthrough right now. Guess I'll quit and wait for this version instead!

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      June 9, 2014 9:19 PM

      Oh shit that's a great line up and yay grim fandango.

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        June 9, 2014 10:52 PM

        That alone made my smile. I fucking love that game.

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      June 9, 2014 11:16 PM

      Also damn I really hope this means that Disney is open to re-release all the old Lucasarts adventure games on PC.

      Even though I own all the games as boxed copies, I would so support this movement and rebuy all from GOG.

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      June 10, 2014 3:26 AM

      Hope it lives up to the hype, when I saw the control scheme for the game back at launch I refused to play it.
      I know some adventure / action games suit that (Alone in the Dark) but I really wasn't in the mood for my LA adventures to be an active (controlled) experience, I just wanted another mouse cursor, lean back in the PC chair and relax adventure game.

      Having never played it, I'm going to GUESS that the good parts of this game is the story / writing / etc - and the control system is not why it was remembered. Assuming I'm right - this is why I was frustrated.

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        June 10, 2014 3:43 AM

        The controls don't matter.

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          June 10, 2014 4:07 AM

          They do, they were terrible. Still a great
          game.

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            June 10, 2014 4:16 AM

            Yup! It's amazing the game was that good despite those clunky controls.

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              June 10, 2014 6:36 AM

              The controls really weren't clunky

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                June 10, 2014 6:50 AM

                There were only a couple places that I can remember where you needed precision movement (or at least, quick movement) and the tank-style controls got a bit cumbersome. It's been ages since then, though, so nostalgia may be tinting my memory with rose-colored glasses a bit.

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        June 10, 2014 6:35 AM

        The controls were great IMO you and a lot of others just wanted point and click. The way it's made gets rid of hunting for pixel patches because Manny looks at things that can be interacted with.

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      June 10, 2014 4:02 AM

      whoa what

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      June 10, 2014 5:18 AM

      Fantastic. I will happily play through it again, now with better graphics and controls.