Day of the Tentacle Remastered

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a game by Double Fine Productions
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 9/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 9.0/10 - 2 votes
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Day of the Tentacle Remastered
Day of the Tentacle Remastered
Day of the Tentacle Remastered
Day of the Tentacle Remastered

I remember being so excited when Day of the Tentacle Remastered was announced. It is one of the most beloved adventure games ever made and the fact that they were bringing it back with some fantastic new visuals was all I needed to hear to put my money down for a pre order for this game. The 90s had some amazing point and click adventure games and I would probably put this one here very close to the top and I am pleased to tell you that for the most part, it has aged like a fine wine.

Five Years Later!

One thing to note about Day of the Tentacle Remastered is that this is a sequel to the equally awesome Maniac Mansion, I think that I might prefer the story here, but only just. This game was from the mind of Tim Schafer and if you are familiar with his work you can tell right away.

The plot of the game takes place five years after what went down in Maniac Mansion. The Purple Tentacle ends up drinking some sludge and it makes it evolve so that it is very smart and even has arms. The Purple Tentacle decides that it needs to take over the world!

The Dream Team

In Day of the Tentacle Remastered to try and stop the Purple Tentacle we have a “dream” team of three heroes that will travel through time to try and save the day. Hoagie, Laverne, and my favorite Hoagie are all fantastic characters that thanks to the amazing writing really do come to life. The humor here is some of the best you will encounter in a point and click adventure game. Some of it is really juvenile, potty humor that will make you smile and some of it is quite dark and clever as well. This is the kind of game that always puts a smile on your face.

A Remaster To Remember

The big upgrade that Day of the Tentacle Remastered has gotten is the presentation. The visuals have been given a massive and I mean massive upgrade to the point where it looks like a TV show that would have been on TV in the 90s. I think that the game has a very 90s feel in general about it so having it look like this was great. It is the kind of thing that I could have imagined being on MTV after Beavis and Butthead. It is worth noting that you can switch back to the old school visuals if you like which is a nice touch.

Do You Hear What I Hear

As well as getting a massive upgrade in terms of the visuals, Day of the Tentacle Remastered has also had some very impressive work done on the audio side of things too. Thankfully they have not re-recorded any of the dialogue, but they have cleaned it up a great deal. It is so much crisper and clearer now that it makes you appreciate how good the story is.

Walking The Same Path

One area of the game that has not been changed is the gameplay. This is the same zany and fun point and click adventure game that you played in the early to mid-90s. It features the same puzzles and same way of playing. I know some might not like this, but I do not think there was any need to change the gameplay, to be honest with you.

Still, with that being said, this is a 90s point and click adventure game so some of the puzzles can be a tad obscure in what they want you to do.

9

If you ask me, Day of the Tentacle Remastered is a great example of how you do a remaster! This truly is one of the best games of its genre from its day and now we get to replay this crazy adventure, but with amazing HD graphics! This is so good, that I would probably never go back and play the original as this had made it completely redundant!

Pros:

  • The story here is crazy and just so much fun
  • I love the interaction between the characters
  • The new visuals look like they are taken from a TV show
  • The way they have cleaned up the sound is fantastic

Cons:

  • I really wish that someone would make a physical version of this!
  • Some of the puzzles are a little out there that is for sure

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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