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Roberta Williams' Phantasmagoria (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
66
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3.5
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Written by  :  Alex Misiti (100)
Written on  :  Feb 27, 2007
Platform  :  Windows
Rating  :  4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

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Summary

One of Sierras best and a great FMV!

The Good

Wow! This truly is a great game. It's about a woman named Adrienne Delaney (Victoria Morsell), who has moved into a big mansion, with her husband. What she doesn't know is that it is haunted. The game consists of 7 chapters (7 cd's) of pure horror. The game is very fun to play and the intense plot draws you in and you want to keep switching cd’s till you get to the horrifying 7th cd. Phantasmagoria has some intense scenes, but they are not as bad as some people say. Most of the gore you see is just really quick glimpses, but if that’s still too much for you there is a setting that blurs it all or you can just skip it by pressing ESC. If you are a Video gamer or you just like to watch movies you need to get this game.

The Bad

Well nothing's perfect. First off, the story is about 85% ripped off from Stanley Kubrick’s "The Shining". Also the acting is a bit poor and the puzzles are really easy. You can beat the game without seeing every plot turn, so you should explore everything in the game. Finally, if you just hate FMV games, this game won't change your views. FMV games are my hobby so I just naturally love this game.

The Bottom Line

For the 30 dollars it is going for now, you should definitely buy this game. If you like "The Shining", you should definitely look into this game.