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Full Throttle: Remastered Review

October 27th, 2017 by

Full Throttle 001Mount up Biker-Mice, LETS RIDE!

Ok… so this has nothing to do with Biker Mice from Mars, I just wanted to crowbar in that tenuous link as I got to review a game about a biker gang.

Not just any game about a biker gang, but Full Throttle!

For those of you who don’t know, Full Throttle was (in my mind anyway) one of the seminal point and click adventures peddled by Lucasarts in the 90′s; not to mention Tim Schafers first game as lead developer / writer / jack of all trades.

It also starred one blonde headed moisture farmer named Mark Hamill.

Full throttle see you playing as Ben, leader of the Polecats as he continually chases a double-crossing and double scheming plot across a ‘near future’ where everything pretty much is as now… but with hover cars.fullthrottle1

The Remaster looks so bloody different and its clear to see it was a labour of love for Tim Schafers Double Fine Productions to bring it up to shiny speed. The thing I always love about these point and click remasters is the ability to hold the two versions up next to each other and really see how far we’ve come graphically, full throttle really shows this off, it looks so slick, but a quick click of the touchpad (PS4) and you’re transported to a blocky world where we can barely see what’s scenery and what’s character!

The sound has been remixed, but none has allegedly been re-recorded, but it still sounds great, the voice performances are strong and the music, by the Gone Jackals, sounds great.

Gameplay-wise, nothing really changes with these games except for the fact that now you can highlight all the things on-screen that you can interact with (my wife calls it cheating, I call it speeding things up!) outside of that this game plays in much the same as any other point and click, only with more hitting… I like that there’s hitting, especially in the very random biker duels.

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It’s always nice to get back to these games and play them re-imagined by the makers, but aside from nostalgia I didn’t get a lot from Full Throttle and I guess that’s what you have to think about, just how nostalgic are you feeling?

Midlife Gamer Rating: 7/10     Format:  PlayStation 4 / Xbox One / PC       Release Date: Out Now

Disclosure: Midlife Gamer were provided with a review copy of  Full Throttle Remastered for review purposes. The title was reviewed over the course of  one week. For more information on what our scores mean, plus details of our reviews policy, click here.

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