Full Throttle - Legacy
This is one of those games where I don’t think I can put into words just how much it means to me. That may sound funny, in terms of a videogame that I didn’t have anythign to do with. But this is seriously one of my Dad’s favorite games. This is a game that, even today, seventeen years after it’s release, my Dad still sometimes says “I don’t walk.” in a gruff tone, mimicking Ben. I spent a lot of time helping him and watching him play. Watching him get the same enjoyment out of the game that I did. It’s an amazing experience, and without this game that part of my life would be missing.
I don’t think there is anything I don’t like about this game. From beginning to end, this is my favorite LucasArts game. I don’t say the word “favorite” easily, as my lists are always shifting from day to day. This game, however, never fails to stay at the top of the list containing LucasArts games. Yes, it ranks, for me, above Monkey Island, Rogue Squadron and all the other “greats” in their library.
When I learned of sequels being made, and the issues that were inherent in their development, I was able to share this with dad, and see him just as hopeful as I was about the prospect of another Full Throttle game. However, nothing came out of all of this, and even worse the voice of Ben, Roy Conrad, died of lung cancer. For me, this really sealed the deal, because it wouldn’t be Ben, no matter what anyone said or did, without that voice.
I think it’s time to fire up the ScummVM and go through this game once more, maybe even play Sam & Max while I’m at it.