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3550740 No.3550740 [Reply] [Original]

I finished both Phantasmagoria games recently, and now we're having a thread about them. I enjoyed them both, but I enjoyed Phantasmagoria 2 way more than the first one.
To my surprise Phantasmagoria 2 is generally disliked by the fans and it got thrashed by the reviewers. I thought it was much better than the first one: Real sets, better acting, better/actual puzzles, more dialogue, better music, better plot, etc. and just more deeper game in general.

I think the first Phantasmagoria is really nice experience, but as a point and click adventure it's little bit too bare bones. There really are no puzzles, unless you call using key on door a puzzle. The acting is really cheesy -which is not a bad thing- but the game relies wayyy too much on the FMV and not in the pointing and clicking.

Phantasmagoria 2 started out really slowly, took me about 3 hours to get even started because the camera is so retarded; you just have to guess where you are and where you have to go, because the camera sometimes has angles so tight that you can't even know which parts of the room are clickable and which are just background. Also, fuck the context sensitive cursor. The ending is also really weak.

>> No.3551208

Sorry about the underaged kids not responding, OP.

>> No.3551226

For a second I thought about killer floating chrome spheres. Sorry can't help btw.

>> No.3551249
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>>3550740
I heard that Curtis

>> No.3551629

Sorry OP, I heard of the games but I could never get into the FMV niche. Here' a bump though.

Might want to give Black Dahlia a chance.

>> No.3551632

FMV games have a soft spot in my heart and I think the Phantasmagoria games are some of the best the genre has to offer. Yes they're camp as fuck, but there's something about it that makes you want to keep playing. The 2nd one has so much sex and gore in it I was surprised by that

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>>3551226
Boo.

>> No.3551689

Is Curtis the first bi-sexual character in video games history ?

>> No.3551719

>>3551208
OP I know you're frustrated but there's no need to use another device to get past the poster count and come up with some strawman on why no one wants to contribute to your thread.

>> No.3551724

>>3551689
No. Because Japan. But he's very high profile.

>> No.3551751
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>>3551689
>curtis goes to therapist
>tells how he's attracted to trevor out of fucking nowhere
>mfw

It's no big deal, but goddamn the writers went just all out with the drama and cheese.

>> No.3551807

>>3551751
Trevor had the best actor in the game.

>> No.3551832

>>3551751
A chick wrote it

>> No.3551869

>>3551226
I watched the 4k restoration last month. Fucking amazing.

>> No.3551874

>>3551249
I er...am maniac another killer for murder. I mean meeting another client for dinner! Sorry

>> No.3551885

Phantasmagoria is pure 90's shoved into 5 cd's

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>>3551807
He also had the funniest lines.

>show sexy postcard to Trev
>"ooooOOOOOOOHHH!!!"
>*puts the card in his mouth and does the "flamenco dance pose"*

>> No.3551946
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3551946

>Well, goooooooood morning sleeping beauty!

>> No.3551964

>>3551249
RIP in pieces, Spoony

>> No.3552441

>>3551686
>>3551869
Thanks, now I have to watch it. It's October, after all.

>> No.3552473

>>3550740
I tried beating the first one, but the scene with the two hobos in the ranch was too painful to watch. Does it get any better?

>> No.3552591

>>3552473
Yeah it gets better. I hate those hobos too, I don't know if they're supposed to be funny or creepy.

>> No.3552672

>>3552473
That's like the worst scene in the game

>> No.3552841

>>3552441
The fifth and final installment of the series came out a few days ago on VOD services. Better than most of the sequels have been.

>> No.3553136

>>3551941

Trevor also has the story about the potatoe at the restaraunt that appears to be 100% made up by the actor.

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>>3550740
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skYUbU9SpNQ

>> No.3553267

>>3551632
I though it had far less gore than the first one.

>> No.3553341

>>3553264
I don't know what the fuck this was about

>> No.3553346

Was Roberta Williams on crack when she made all these weird games?

>> No.3553434

>>3553264
What the fuck was the deal with those dancing dudes? Were they just supposed to be some random 90s cool hip hop dudes, or were they just added for the sake of having strange things happen?

>> No.3553436

>>3553434
I would say the later, so it really look like the "Borderline" entrance.

>> No.3553437

Phantasmagoria 2 has awesome soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rITLxmTtRfU

>> No.3553443
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Are there any other FMV games like Phantasmagoria 2 that captures that 90s feeling? The whole game felt like watching one of those weird 90s X-Files inspired/ripoff sci-fi shows like First Wave. Hell, the game itself referenced X-Files at one point by Curtis saying something in the lines of
>Hell, I've been watching too much X-Files

There was just something really comfy with the whole atmosphere. I remember reading some magazine review about Phantasmagoria 2 years ago and it stated that the game itself is not all that impressive, but if you're into cheesy b-movies it's worth checking out.

>> No.3553446

>>3553437
no wonder why those dudes >>3553264 are grooving.

>> No.3553449

>>3553443
Night Trap.
Phantasmagoria 2 remain the magnus opus of 90s FMV cheesyness.

>> No.3553451

>>3553446
I just noticed the same thing. Pretty funny when you sync the music with the webm.

>> No.3553452
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>>3553346
>When people overrate the importance of Roberta Williams just because she's a woman

Women are retards and the Kings Quest series always sucked dick

>> No.3553454

>>3553443
Shivers 2
Harvester

>> No.3553457
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>Benzaie just finished the game
>Suddenly, a thread on /vr/
like a clockwork.

>> No.3553458

>>3553457
I made the thread after beating both Phantasmagorias I got from that sierra humble bundle.

>> No.3553462
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>When some cuckold criticizes 90's FMV games then turns around and defends Kojima games and pretends they're the pinnacle of voice acting and storytelling

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>>3553462
>tfw someone defends pre-rendered 3D animation but trashes FMV with real actors

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>>3553465
>Watching 90's games with low resolution, 3D animated cinematics with tons of compression

>> No.3553512

How tall is Curtis?

>> No.3553570

>>3553443
Tex Murphy Pandora detective, it even has aliens and government conspiracy

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BRUM BRUM BRUMBRUM BRUM BRUM


HE'S GONNA TAKE YOU BACK TO THE PAST

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>it's a Curtis tells he wants to suck dick and murder people episode