Full Throttle Remastered

Game review by David Wolinsky, Common Sense Media
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age 12+

Classic adventure gets new paint job, keeps old issues.

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Let the Throttle Out and Fly - Game History Returns

First released in 1995, Full Throttle tells the story of Ben, a tough, stoic, leather jacket-wearing biker. Framed for a crime he didn't commit by a sinister businessman Adrian Ripburger, Ben must clear his and his gang's name and stop the machinations of Ripburger before he takes over the last motorcycle manufacturer in the country and starts producing - *gasp* - minivans! What distinguishes Full Throttle today is to some extent different from what made it stand out when it was new, and while the fresh coat of paint on the graphics and gloriously remastered sound makes closes some of that distance (though not all), the game's well-executed story, unique atmosphere, and memorable characters are what really make this worth experiencing again (or sharing with someone for the first time). In the interest of fairness, let me momentarily doff the rose-tinted goggles of nostalgia and point out a few caveats to the experience. For those unfamiliar with this game, I will say: It's fairly short, it's quite linear in structure, and the action portion in the middle is annoying. For those revisiting, the new HD artwork is a mixed blessing - at its best it is a loving restoration, and at its worst it looks like a crude imitation. Also, the action portion isn't less annoying (but it does look better). Finally, it's worth mentioning that in creating this remastered version, the good folks at DoubleFine have also lovingly encapsulated the original version of the game within, and you can even mix and match your graphics, music, audio, and interface experience. There are also commentaries for those interested in the behind-the-scenes of the game's development. This is definitely worth playing if you're into gaming history or want to share it with someone who is.

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Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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