A remastered classic
Since “Grim Fandango” was released in 1998, the consensus is that it’s a classic. “Grim Fandango Remastered” (Double Fine) features hi-res assets, revamped lighting and music by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. With its director’s commentary, dialogue script and cut-scene gallery, “Remastered” exults in its cinephilia, and progressing through the game feels like passing through meticulously storyboarded camera shots. Charming as the characters are, the gameplay is intermittently grating. Some puzzles are so idiosyncratic that they seem predicated less on practical reasoning than on achieving a mystical mind-meld with the game’s developers.