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Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh (DOS)

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Written by  :  Les Nessman (263)
Written on  :  Jul 22, 2006
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Truly horrifying ... horrifying gameplay that is.

The Good

To be honest, there's really nothing much about the game that I can say I truly liked. OK, the video was a bit smoother than the original Phantasmagoria. There ... that's it.

The Bad

Let me list the reasons. The film sequences draw from almost every B-Grade horror movie ever made. The acting ... absolutely awful. Did they have to make the disembodied voices sound like Fozzie Bear? Gameplay that largely consists of inane puzzles that really have little to do with advancing the plot in any meaningful way. I never felt any real horror playing the game, except at the thought that I had wasted so much time with it.

The Bottom Line

Think of the worst horror movie you ever saw. Then remove the humour that you usually find in such flicks, and you have Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh.