Lucasarts classic Grim Fandango is one of the smartest, funniest video games ever made. It's also a drag to play, thanks to its sluggish controls.
One of the first true 3D adventure games when it was released in 1998, Grim Fandango - like another Lucasarts game, the kinda-forgotten Escape from Monkey Island - thought this meant it needed to employ clunky keyboard movement controls.
They were awful, and made moving hero Manny around the screen about as graceful and enjoyable as parallel parking a garbage truck.
Fifteen years later, we've finally got a fix, though, with fan Tobias Pfaff modding the game to scrap the 3D controls in favour of a more traditional point-and-click interface.
Tobias, you deserve a medal.
If you want to try it out, Redditor Prezombie has the lowdown:
Install residualvm and use it to set up Grim Fandango normally.
Copy the file mouse.lab from dists/engine-data into your game data folder (where data000.lab etc. are located), and overwrite the ResidualVM.exe and the SDL.dll with the files in the zip, then run ResidualVM.exe.
It's a working alpha, it's playable, but expect bugs. Report bugs to the github.
Now all you need to do is track down a copy of the game itself, since it's not really available...anywhere.