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Grim Fandango NOT A SEQUAL

posted by dazz1286 on - last edited - Viewed by 277 users

I was looking at some of the forums on here about Grim Fandango and how a lot of people are opposed to a sequal because the story of the first was so good. which it was!!!

However I wanted to engage the idea of having a Grim Fandango game but with a different character in the lead thus not having to back track or tread on the toes of the previous story line.

Maybe one with Glottis or something. Following this idea, what are peoples thoughts and possible story ideas?

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  • @Masquerade said: Ico


    Never played it, but isn't Shadow of the Colossus tied to it in some way? Prequel?

    Anyway, no, I don't want to see a sequel to Grim Fandango. It feels like the original storyline was solid enough; the four-year travel (three-year, actually, but still), the enormous corruption in the land of the dead and the fate of Manny was enough for one storyline. Also, the way we didn't find out about the world thereafter, since nobody in the Netherworld knows of it.

    No sequel or prequel could top it, and a spin-off would just make it stand out as a sell-out to me. : S

  • @Sir Pantalones said: Never played it, but isn't Shadow of the Colossus tied to it in some way? Prequel?


    Ostensibly set in the same universe, but no more a sequel than, say, Mallrats is to Clerks.

  • Brutal Legend... so awesome....

    I have noticed forum activity has dropped...

    I wonder why.....

  • Sometimes it's better to leave the classics alone. Grim Fandango wrapped up it's story perfectly, and does not need a sequel.

  • A lot of people here are possibly missing the point of the title, but I am not talking about a sequal. The mechanics of the game, its game play, its inginuity and its characters are all what made Grim Fandango such an amazing game. I am asking what if we keep most of it in, except Manny. Granted he is a pretty awesome character to lose, but as has already been said, his story is over.

    Also people parading the idea the sequals and spin-offs are rubbish to the originals is rubbish itself. Fraser was better (arguably by some) and ran for longer than Cheers. But both we're great shows.

    Story and character are the two things that make a good piece of entertainment, CGI a close third. So long as they can make a good story and have some good characters, a sequal or spin-off to grim fandango, I don't think, would be detrimental to the reputation of the original.

  • @dazz1286 said: A lot of people here are possibly missing the point of the title, but I am not talking about a sequal

    Maybe because it is spelt "sequel"?

    Sorry, very pedantic.

  • Pronounce it with me.
    "We will QUELL the rebellion!"
    NOT
    "We will QUALL the rebellion!"

    If there were a sequel, the only way I'd support it is with the removal of Manny. That said, I'm not sure if things can/should be pulled off in the same way. Maybe a spiritual sequel, but reusing the world seems a bit wasteful.

  • @dazz1286 said: Also people parading the idea the sequals and spin-offs are rubbish to the originals is rubbish itself. Fraser was better (arguably by some) and ran for longer than Cheers. But both we're great shows.

    I didn't say spin-offs in general. Comparing Grim Fandango to Cheers is like comparing Titanic to Simpsons, or something.

    I'm usually open to this kind of thing, but GF is not as light-hearted as other games.
    Generally, though, I'd want new IP's over anything else.

  • I can see a Grim Fandango sequel, but not with Manny. I wrote down a bunch of ideas for another story that takes place in the same universe.

    Well...I could see it with Manny too, but it'd be very hard to pull off.

    @Frogacuda said: Ostensibly set in the same universe, but no more a sequel than, say, Mallrats is to Clerks.

    Actually, the ending of Shadow of the Colossus sets-up Ico, but Ico takes place around a thousand years later. And you can see the castle in Shadow (when running up on the platform to Colossus 3, stop and look around after you jump out of the water).

  • @JedExodus said: Manny goes to the beach

    Now accepting offers for the script

    Manny Calavera: The College Years

    Now accepting offers for the script!

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