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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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  • tomimt;465528 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;465589 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;465593 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;465367 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;465367 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.
  • I'd say it's possible, but only if they let PAW do it.
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