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Author: zippdementia
Posted: May 14, 2010 (09:44 PM)
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Hey, you're really finding your voice, DE! The last two reviews have been similarly funny and instructive!

I do think this one could've used a couple more examples from within the game. I was hoping that you would critique one of the FMVs or give us more examples of HOW those stupid characters are so stupid.


Note to gamers: when someone shoots you in the face, they aren't "gay." They are "psychopathic."


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Author: darketernal
Posted: May 15, 2010 (07:38 AM)
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Time constraints will do that when you want to get the review done in time. It will probably be edited at some time in the future.


Idemo do dna....tugo ti i ja.


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Author: sashanan
Posted: May 18, 2010 (01:45 PM)
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I was going through the review wondering if you'd at least give a mention to the considerably better final sequence compared to the game as a whole, but thankfully you did. And on top of it, you recommended the time Sierra *did* get this game format right, so it's all good.

Phantasmagoria was pretty creepy to me at the time, but this is nostalgia's brush. It was the first game I got to play on a PC majorly upgraded from the last family PC we had, so in gaming terms a completely new experience.

Mention of the music might have been good. The theme song (in which the Latin is actually authentic, and in fact a demon summoning) is among the creepiest VG music I know, and at least one person stops me immediately if I even hum it.


''Yes, yes...but apart from all that, Mrs Lincoln, how was the play?''


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Author: darketernal
Posted: May 19, 2010 (02:55 AM)
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The music was actually mentioned, but my editor(read: EmP) cut it out for some reason or other. So all blames on that account go to him.


Though to be fair, I did play this game back in 1996 or 1997 so this review, like a lot of retro reviews was written mainly on the basis of memory and the gameplay experience. I for one completely forgot about the latin music(though it makes perfect sense considering the setting), but do remember how it changed to fit the mood pretty well.


Idemo do dna....tugo ti i ja.


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