From the forum issue 131 - Favourite FMV game

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From the forum issue 131 - Favourite FMV game

Post by NickThorpe » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:19 am

Hi guys, it's time to get fingers to keyboards and words in magazines again. For the letters page of issue 131, what's your favourite FMV game? To be specific, we're talking about games like Dragon's Lair, Firefox, Mad Dog McCree, Night Trap etc. - anything that used FMV as a core part of the gameplay itself.
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Post by ArchaicKoala » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:25 am

Dragon's Lair 2 for me. I first saw this game on Gamesmaster and was just blown away by how amazing the graphics looked. I realise now that there was barely a game to play but it still looks pretty :lol:

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Post by WoodyCG » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:05 am

I can recall playing Firefox and Dragon's Lair in the arcade, but my most fond memories are of Rebel Assault 1 and 2 on the PC.

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Re: From the forum issue 131 - Favourite FMV game

Post by NorthWay » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:51 am

Dragon's Lair. Simply because when you are first you get the biggest impact. And what an impact! Seeing it for the first time was like being hit with a sledgehammer - it left you speechless and breathless.

Too bad the _game_ sucks, but the experience is unbeatable. What is more sad is that it turned out to be a dead-end gameswise. Instead we see today the enormous power of GPU cards that lets you do similar things, but possibly taking even more manpower to make models and environments.
I still want a proper DL in full 3D with not-cellshading-but-similar that replicates the handdrawn animation film look.

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Post by The Laird » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:12 am

I have to go with Chaos Control on the Philips CD-i and Sega Saturn. It's a great looking shooter that is much more interactive and playable than other FMV games in this genre.

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Post by RodimusPrime » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:57 am

Road Avenger.

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Re: From the forum issue 131 - Favourite FMV game

Post by ncf1 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:06 am

Gabriel Knight II The Beast Within. Just criminal that there weren't more brilliant adventures made like this;
it has this timelessness about it when done right.

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Post by joefish » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:36 am

Galaxian 3 : Attack of the Zolgear [Arcade] - Great multi-player blasting with brilliant multi-projector backdrop scenery, branching attack routes and massive pre-rendered explosions for successful takedowns.

Also Myst 3: Exile [XBox] - where the video inserts, instead of being in little windows or fixed to the full screen, are mapped in real-time into the 360° panoramic views at each location, so that you can look around as characters walk about, lob fireballs past your head, or sit down and chat to you. Myst 4 even manages to stream entire wrap-around panoramic video, so you can look around as you're carried along in a cable-car contraption - though 3 is the better game.

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Post by Matt_B » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:23 am

Would it be a stretch to include Wing Commander 3? I know there's a lot more to the game than the FMV, but there is about three hours of that in total and - ham-acted B-movie sci-fi though it might be for the most part - I did rather enjoy watching it at the time.

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Post by Szczepaniak » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:22 pm

Is this because that issue has an interview with the reclusive Tom Zito?

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Post by 3fruits » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:31 pm

international tennis open cdi
or mad dog
burn cycle was awesome

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Post by Hiro » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:42 pm

The X-Files Game for me. While not flawless and frustrating at times, it's the fmv game that hooked me the most, great tension. And the death scenes were awesome.
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Post by jdanddiet » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:07 pm

Szczepaniak wrote:Is this because that issue has an interview with the reclusive Tom Zito?

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Ground Zero Texas. Cool story about aliens bodysnatching humans, fun cross-hair blasting, and randomised scenarios with multiple outcomes so you can never be certain who the alien is.
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Major coup if so. I tried Tom couple of years ago but he wouldn't go for it. I got the impression he didn't have the greatest opinion of fmv games so am interested to see what he has to say...

Ground zero Texas was appealing for about 30 mins! Loved the music thougv
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Re: From the forum issue 131 - Favourite FMV game

Post by sscott » Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:50 pm

RodimusPrime wrote:Road Avenger.
I thought Road Avenger was absolutely terrible - and I played it on the Saturn on its first week of release at a mates house, told him it was sh1t! :lol:
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