Game Review: Day of the Tentacle! Remastered

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About:

Dr. Fred’s mutated purple tentacle is about to take over the world, and only you can stop him!
Originally released by LucasArts in 1993 as a sequel to Ron Gilbert’s ground breaking Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is a mind-bending, time travel, cartoon puzzle adventure game in which three unlikely friends work together to prevent an evil mutated purple tentacle from taking over the world!

Now, over twenty years later, Day of the Tentacle is back in a remastered edition that features all new hand-drawn, high resolution artwork, with remastered audio, music and sound effects (which the original 90s marketing blurb described as ‘zany!’).

Players are able to switch back and forth between classic and remastered modes, and mix and match audio, graphics and user interface to their heart’s desire. We’ve also included a concept art browser, and recorded a commentary track with the game’s original creators Tim Schafer, Dave Grossman, Larry Ahern, Peter Chan, Peter McConnell and Clint Bajakian.

Day of the Tentacle was Tim Schafer’s first game as co-project lead, and a much beloved cult classic! This special edition has been lovingly restored and remade with the care and attention that can only come from involving the game’s original creators. It’s out now on Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita!

General Information:

Genre: Adventure
Developer: LucasArts, Double Fine Productions
Publisher: LucasArts, Double Fine Productions
Platform: Windows, OS X, PS4, PS Vita
ESRB: T – Teen
Release Date: March 22, 2016

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Review:

Day of the Tentacle! was free for PS Plus users back in January which is when I got the game and tried it. I like side scroller games and I was determined to finish a game each month starting 2017. Day of the Tentacle! was as good start as any. In the begining, the game was fun because of its unique story and good graphics in terms of side scroller game. In the game, you need to come up with solutions to the problems the characters face. However the downside to the game is that there are no clues what so ever. I couldn’t have finished the game if I didn’t use the game guide. I mean there should at least be clues in the dialogs but there weren’t. Nevertheless, the game did have a unique story which was somewhat enjoyable.

Overall Rate: 2/5


One thought on “Game Review: Day of the Tentacle! Remastered

  1. I love DOTT. It’s one of my fave point n click adventures. The puzzles are tricky to decipher, but the same can be said of most titles in the genre from that time.

    Shame that it wasn’t your cup of tea. Oh well. At least you got it for free so nothing lost.

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