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Day of the Tentacle: (one of the) Best Ever 18 May, 2004, 18:44 / 11 comments

Gamespot has recently added Day of the Tentacle to their list of Greatest Games of All Time. They love it.
LucasArts pioneered a brand of adventure game in which you could never die--you would just get stuck for a while if you couldn't figure out a puzzle--and Day of the Tentacle is a perfect example of this carefree, frustration-free style of gaming. This is a genuine classic--very few games have matched or exceeded the quality of Day of the Tentacle's production.
Check out the whole writeup as well as some cutscenes and other screenshot type goodies here. They also included Grim in the Best Evar list a few weeks back.

Comments

  • Atalante on 20 May, 2004, 06:53…
    mh... that's actually pretty cool,
    but I only see Grim Fandango on this list:
    http://www.gamespot.com/gamespot/features/all/greatestgames/index.html
  • Zomantic on 19 May, 2004, 10:40…
    I have to say it (and forgive my linguistical madness): Idle Thumbs is a good gaming site, a fresh, intelligent manner to treat the complex commercial-driven landscape of modern gaming industry; but, for me, there are no games like adventures, and no adventures like the good ol' (and, c'mon, even new) lucasarts ones.
    Long life Mixnmojo! You still are my favourite, and you will always be, even if nowaday Lucasarts really DOES SUCK, and even if your news page will keep on being just a nostalgic, melanchonic sight for people who refuse to accept the sadness of some "current market place realities and underlying economic considerations".
  • Jake on 20 May, 2004, 00:42…
    Nobody's going to deny that! Thats why it would be moronic to close Mojo.
  • QueZTone on 20 May, 2004, 06:30…
    Mojo is going to have a little brother soon.. :)
  • Jake on 20 May, 2004, 15:49…
    It is? Why does nobody tell me these things!
  • QueZTone on 20 May, 2004, 16:58…
    i just told you! :)
  • Guyfrench Threepwood on 19 May, 2004, 04:33…
    Another sad opinion : this proves the best of gaming is behind us.
    OH this makes me want to play it again, I want to go back to the mansion, anyone knows where i could find a suitable copy of the game nowadays ? Even Full Throttle ?
  • jp-30 on 18 May, 2004, 23:24…
    So, any hints of a sequel?

    // runs away //

  • Udvarnoky on 18 May, 2004, 20:33…
    Hell yes!

    Oh, and LucasArts can eat me.
  • Scummbuddy on 18 May, 2004, 20:04…
    well deserved. good to hear it.
  • Entity on 18 May, 2004, 20:01…
    Cool. It's a worthy entry. :)