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By Ferry "Sadhonker" Adams on March 21, 2016

Hmm, what can I tell you about Day of the Tentacle? Well, first off, that it is one hell of an adventure game. Secondly, that I already reviewed the original… twice, as part of my Big Red Timemachine experiment. But, most importantly, I can tell you that this monumental game has finally been remastered and is ready for a new generation of gamers, without alienating the "old" fans.

After 23 years, Tim Schafer and his trusted band of jolly developers decided it was high time to see what they could do with this adventure classic. And, let's be honest; who can blame them?! Now it is finally time for us to see if this game still has what it takes, or if it should have stayed in the past. So order a big diamond, get in your Chron-‘o'-John and hold on tight! It might have taken a while, but now I know that we must go... BACK TO THE MANSION!

Oh yeah; for those of you that, for whatever reason, are unfamiliar with Day of the Tentacle, I would like to suggest that you read this review of the original game and then come back and finish reading the rest of this one. But hey, it's just a suggestion!

I'll cut right to the chase; Is Day of the Tentacle Remastered just as good as the original game. Well my friends, the answer is no... Hold your horses! Settle down, settle down everyone. Jeez, let a guy finish his sentence first! What I was going to say was: no doubt about it! And even then, I'm not completely telling the truth. In fact, I personally think the remastered version is even better than the original. Here's the thing with remastered games; often the developers add all sorts of unnecessary crap to a game, cluttering it up with nonsense and useless additions. Not Day of the Tentacle, however. No sir, it's exactly the same game as it was 23 years ago, but with completely redrawn graphics and improved music and voice quality.

I can hear some of you ask: “Why should I bother with this remaster if it's only the visuals and audio that has changed?" Well, to put it bluntly; if you are thinking something along those lines, than you haven't seen the remastered version in action! If you had, you wouldn't be asking me these types of silly questions. The characters and environments look absolutely top-notch, without losing the style that so many of us have come to know and love. The soundtrack quality has improved by leaps and bounds since 1993 without, again, losing its charm. Basically, everything about the game is exactly as wacky and zany as it was all those years ago; it all just looks and sounds a whole lot better!

It would, however, not be true to say that Double Fine didn't add anything to the new rendition of this classic game. Throughout the game, you'll collect a number of original sketches and other pieces of artwork from the original game. Apart from this veritable treasure trove of art, the guys also added a developer's commentary track for your enjoyment. When entering certain areas, you will be prompted to press a certain key or button to listen to audio commentary about the game, provided by the original creators of Day of the Tentacle. As an added bonus when you play the remastered version of Day of the Tentacle, you can freely switch back and forth between the original and the remastered graphics and audio tracks. So if you're in the mood for counting pixels, you can just switch back to the original version and start counting!

So, whether you're that die-hard Day of the Tentacle fan who wants to have this remastered version for his or her collection, or an avid adventure game enthusiast, looking for a new game; Day of the Tentacle Remastered is the game for you! It's a timeless classic that, thanks to Double Fine, looks and sounds better than ever! If all of this sounds awfully boring because you're not into adventure gaming at all, then WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU STILL DOING HERE?! Please, by all means, don't let me keep you from your important date with some bland online multiplayer game. Just remember; if there is ever a time in which an evil purple tentacle tries to take over the world, and you don't know what to do about it, don't come crying to me!

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Double Fine
March 22, 2016