A Grim Sequal
Ok guys here it is
I've solved the mystery of how the sequal should go
I've read the comments and some very good points have been brought up. I like a lot of them.
Maybe best to save string theory for another series but i like your style, you got imagination
The key to a good lucasarts point and click is absurdism, and it's gotta be about Manny if it's Grim Fandango 2, he's just so iconic for the game, like Guybrush
The problem is how to draw Manny out of his happy ending.
Indeed it it should maintain Mexican folklore and film noir as a basis
& I like the question from the train scenario "What was your life like"
Hmmm what was Manny's life like?
We know that he was serving time to the powers that be
Why?...Maybe he had a shady past
Let's leave his past a relative mystery...but lets bring a peice of his life into the Land of the dead.
An old friend perhaps, or even better an old ENEMY who dies
Now we have a new character (Villian) who must make the 4 year journey, who concerns Manny
Especially...if he steals Manny's identity
The opening scene could be a new reaper with an unfamiliar Manny Calavera client
The second part could have Manny and Meche and the Kids in the Ninth Heaven living in bliss
Then suddenly the authorities arrest Manny for identity fraud and he goes to heaven incarceration
A new Mystery...WHO is the real MANNY CALAVERA
Manny (probably starting in prison clothes) must break out of jail, reenter the land of the dead to find the imposter and clear his name
It's not going to be easy, it's going to have twists and turns and it's going to take 4 years
P.S. Glottis will be in it to supe up Manny's rides,
A facially scared olivia,
and my favorite The Florist