Full Throttle Remastered – reissue of the cult adventure game from LucasArts and Tim Schafer, which takes place in the future. Most vehicles changed their wheels to an air cushion, and only Corley Motors continues to produce classic motorcycles. The protagonist of the game is biker Ben, the leader of the Forks motor club. Once at the roadside bar where the gang rested, the founder and president of Corley Motors appears. Malcolm Corley tells Ben about his adventures in his youth, but they are interrupted by Adrian Ripburger – Vice President of the company. He asks the “Ferrets” to escort them to the shareholders’ meeting, but Ben refuses, and after a brief conversation, Adrian invites the biker chief to talk face to face. In the gateway, the main character is attacked on the sly and thrown into a dumpster. Now he has to fix the bike and get revenge.
Full Throttle is a classic quest in which you need to click the cursor on the level to interact with objects in three ways: by foot, hand or mouth (oh, these bikers). Some items can be combined and get things to solve a particular task. The puzzles are not complicated, but in some moments without passing you can get stuck. The game though focuses its attention on the quest gameplay, it contains other mechanics. For example, at a certain moment, having gone onto the track, the player is offered to fight with bikers from enemy clubs. At first, Ben is not armed and can only fight with his hands or feet, but the hero picks up various weapons from fallen opponents. The arsenal is solid: you can stun enemies with a mount or chain, throw chemicals into your eyes and even slap your head with a mace. To defeat some opponents, you need a special approach and a certain weapon. Another mini-game offers the hero sticking a knife between his fingers.
Features and Graphics
Mechanics are intuitive and, despite the age of the original project, the remaster is still able to captivate to the final titles. In many ways, this is the merit of the plot with corporate humor. Dialogues can sometimes make you not only smile but also laugh out loud. Of course, not all jokes are sparkling, but phrases like “A client with a knife is always right” and “Your ears are fine. What worries me is that between them, ”are remembered and then actively quoted. For the remaster, the developers redraw and re-sound the game in such a way as to preserve the style of the original. To do this, the team was invited artist Peter Chen, who worked on the project in the nineties. The authors even provided the opportunity to switch to the original visual range at any time. The new version got rid of huge pixels and became more like cartoons. The updated picture looks good and supports a 16: 9 aspect ratio. Moreover, thanks to the complete redrawing, new special effects appeared, such as highlights from the fire on the main character’s clothes. It is a bit strange that the authors lost the animation of clouds in the new graphics, although if you switch to the original version, you will notice a more lively sky.
Switching between the old and new versions of the game, you can see how much the sound has changed. In the original, artifacts of compression are heard, white noise is present, and voices sound like from a small radio receiver. In the remaster, the soundtrack became clear and without excessive noise. The biggest and qualitative leap occurred in music. Now, instead of midi-sounds, live instruments are heard from the speakers, which makes you feel the entourage of the biker adventure in a new way. As in all previous re-releases from Double Fine, concept art and music are revealed in Full Throttle Remastered as you go along. Also, the game has a special option that includes comments from the developers. In almost every location, you can listen to the history of its creation and learn some interesting facts. However, these comments interrupt the dialogues and follow the plot in this form is simply impossible. Therefore, if you are not familiar with the story or have already forgotten it, we recommend completing the first passage without them.