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Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh
24 March 2011
Excerpt: When video games started using FMV footage with live actors and sets, it would forever be video gaming’s awkward high school photo complete with braces and horrible acne. In short, it was a bad genre and even decent FMV games (like Sierra’s second Gabriel Knight game The Beast Within ) fell short due to its trappings. Sierra gave the genre another try with 1996’s Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh , the sequel to the original release a year prior.
Conclusion: Despite its simplicity and other flaws, Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh is still enjoyable and entertaining on a certain level. The story doesn’t distinguish itself for its depth or originality, but the twisted plot will certainly entangle the player from the beginning to the very end (there are actually two ends, and the choice is totally free).
Excerpt: Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh is the second game of a planned horror trilogy from Sierra On-Line. The game is also a departure in both design and production from the original Phantasmagoria. Written by Lorelei Shannon (not Roberta Williams who has written the original Phantasmagoria), this game is not meant to be a true sequel but as a separate adventure with new characters and story.