Originally released in 1995, Full Throttle is perhaps best known for being the first game where Tim Schafer took the lead. This is a classic 90s point-and-click style adventure game and many people consider it to be one of the best. Just like the first two Monkey Island games, Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions gave this the remastered treatment.
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The Game Review
The story of the game is awesome and like something out of a movie. The main character is a badass biker called Ben who ends up in a lot of trouble and needs to clear his name. The story is about biker gangs, murder, mayhem, and betrayal. Despite all the serious themes, Full Throttle Remastered has a wicked sense of humor that is sure to make you laugh the majority of the time you play it.
The Monkey Island games that came before this lasted a very, very long time. With Full Throttle, they went for a much, much shorter game. It feels more like an interactive movie and while at the time some did not like the shorter length of the game. I do feel that over time people have appreciated how much more focused it has made the story.
One of the things that blew people away when the game was original released was the voice acting. They hired professional actors for the job such as Ray Conrad as Ben who is now a pretty iconic character and Mark Hamill as the villain, Adrian Ripburger. The voice acting is just top-quality stuff and at the time of release was arguably the best around.
As far as the gameplay of Full Throttle Remastered goes it is what you would expect from a LucasArts point and click adventure game. You move Ben around each screen where you need to talk to people, solve puzzles, find objects, and the usual stuff. The game is a bit more streamlined than those that came before it and it is also a lot easier to figure out with very few puzzles that will cause you problems.
So, what exactly makes Full Throttle Remastered the best version of this game. Well to start with it looks phenomenal. The game already looked great, but they went over all of the graphics and animations and now they look even better. You can switch back to the old graphics any time you like.
The sound quality has also been improved with much clearer voices and music. You can actually have the newer better-quality sound with the older presentation which is a nice touch. The game also includes some interesting concept art to check out and a very fun directors commentary track that is well worth listening to.
Full Throttle has aged like a fine wine and Full Throttle Remastered is by far the best way to play this game. It is a fantastic and funny story that is very well told and it is just so much fun to play. I for one, like the much shorter length of the game and I, think that it is really the perfect length for the story they wanted to tell.
- The game looks like a million bucks
- The voices are much clearer now
- It is impossible not to have a fun time with this game
- There is no padding in this game at all
- The extras such as the commentary track are a lot of fun
- None of the puzzles are that difficult
- The length may still be an issue for some people