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Interactive Movies

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The Interactive Movie is a subgenre of games which was popularized in the early-mid 1990s with games like Phantasmagoria and Gabriel Knight II, and many other non-Sierra Interactive Movies. The genre has seen quite a bit of a resurgance with the popularity of games like Heavy Rain.

Would you support KQ taking an Interactive Movie route?

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  • Biggest problem with older interactive games was mostly poorly done casting. Like the dude, who played Gabriel in GK 2 was pretty bad. But on the contrast the man who played the baddie in it is pretty damn good. Phantasmagoria was full of bad acting.

    I think the best IAM game I've played is Black Dahlia. The plot is solid and the actors are pretty good. It even has Dennis Hopper in it.

  • @tomimt said: But on the contrast the man who played the baddie in it is pretty damn good.

    And he's got the moves too!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw6-F1QxWok

  • That was an amazing sight for this long-time Gabriel Knight fan! Thanks so much for linking to this, Radogol!

    :guybrush: :winslow:

  • @Simo Sakari Aaltonen said: That was an amazing sight for this long-time Gabriel Knight fan! Thanks so much for linking to this, Radogol

    In case you were wondering, Von Glower actually won that season of Dancing with the Stars :)

  • Great to hear! Yes, I had totally missed this whole thing. I watch very little television. Have to look for more clips. :)

  • @Simo Sakari Aaltonen said: Great to hear! Yes, I had totally missed this whole thing. I watch very little television. Have to look for more clips. :)

    Oh boy, I'm sorry, my memory played a trick on me. He reached the finale but lost :(

  • Well, the main thing is there is lots of new Peter Lucas FMV out there! :p

  • @der_ketzer said: The puzzles in the second game were rare and stupid. The hardest thing in the first hours was finding out how to use your keycard properly or how to open this stupid toolchest properly just because the controls were horrible and worked kind of different every time.

    And if you are blind and stupid you will never work out some of the passwords for the computers.

    Oh and once you are "getting places" at the end they throw in one of the most confusing puzzles I have ever seen in any game. And that thing really made me grab a walkthrough.

    I find it funny that game, which has practically no puzzles at all, has quite difficult final puzzle, which gives very little hints what you have to do to solve it.

    Another thing which I find interesting was how almost everyone in the office was sexually attracted to main character, who in my opinion was probably the most uncharismatic adventure hero I have ever seen.

  • @der_ketzer said: Oh and once you are "getting places" at the end they throw in one of the most confusing puzzles I have ever seen in any game. And that thing really made me grab a walkthrough.

    That puzzle was just like, developers saying "you say I don't have puzzles in my game? well, FUCK YOU, here's your puzzle". It didn't even fit the environment with all those flashy colors and everything, and was just indecipherable.

    That's one lousy, broken game in overall. Noone should show that game as a frame of reference for, well, anything.

  • phantasmagoria 2 was one of those games that hurt to play. Everything about it gave me a headache. It also had this skinemax vibe lol.

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