History VideoGame / Phantasmagoria

26th Nov '16 5:34:53 AM Johntoxable
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It is due to Adrienne's actions in the first chapter that [[spoiler: the demon is released and quickly possesses Don.]]
2nd Oct '16 12:50:44 PM nombretomado
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The story, which borrows quite heavily from ''Film/TheShining'' as well as the works of EdgarAllanPoe, is as follows: Famous writer Adrienne Delaney and her photographer husband Don Gordon move into a large, fancy mansion, built and previously owned by an eccentric magician by the name of Zoltan "Carno" Carnovasch. While snooping around her new home, Adrienne discovers a mysterious box in a sealed-off chamber in Carno's study and, to make a short story even shorter, [[CuriosityIsACrapshoot unwittingly unleashes]] [[SealedEvilInACan something mysterious and ominous]] that later [[DemonicPossession turns out to be a demon.]]

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The story, which borrows quite heavily from ''Film/TheShining'' as well as the works of EdgarAllanPoe, Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, is as follows: Famous writer Adrienne Delaney and her photographer husband Don Gordon move into a large, fancy mansion, built and previously owned by an eccentric magician by the name of Zoltan "Carno" Carnovasch. While snooping around her new home, Adrienne discovers a mysterious box in a sealed-off chamber in Carno's study and, to make a short story even shorter, [[CuriosityIsACrapshoot unwittingly unleashes]] [[SealedEvilInACan something mysterious and ominous]] that later [[DemonicPossession turns out to be a demon.]]
19th Sep '16 11:59:15 PM Sabrewing
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* DrugsAreBad: After Don becomes possessed but before Adrienne has discovered this, she finds out that a bottle of absinthe in the foyer's wet bar is starting to decrease in amount day by day; likewise, Carno's cigarette holder is suddenly missing one. This ''could'' also count as MistakenForJunkie, but Adrienne never calls him on any possible drinking or drug problems.

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* DrugsAreBad: After Don becomes possessed but before Adrienne has discovered this, she finds out that a bottle of absinthe in the foyer's wet bar is starting to decrease in amount day by day; likewise, Carno's cigarette holder is suddenly missing one.one, and you can find its remaining stub inside the secret passages. This ''could'' also count as MistakenForJunkie, but Adrienne never calls him on any possible drinking or drug problems.



* HintSystem: The Hintkeeper.

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* HintSystem: The Hintkeeper.Hintkeeper will divulge a hint to you if clicked on, and he'll describe items if you use them on him.



* LimitedWardrobe: Despite the game being seven discs in length and about three days in-game, Adrienne only ever wears that damn orangey-pink sweater and black jeans.

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* LimitedWardrobe: Despite the game being seven discs in length and about three days in-game, Adrienne only ever wears that damn an orangey-pink sweater and black jeans.



* PendulumOfDeath: In the past, Marie conspired with her lover, Gaston, to kill her Bluebeard husband Carno by sabotaging the equipment for his most infamous and dangerous escapology trick, in which Carno dons a burning hood and escapes from bonds on a throne equipped with an overhead pendulous axe. The sabotage leaves Carno horribly burned and disfigured, but he survives and viciously attacks Marie and Gaston. After killing Marie by beheading her with the same pendulous throne, Carno is killed by Gaston just before he succumbs to his own wounds. In the present, Don (who is possessed by a demon) captures Adrienne and straps her into the pendulous throne, but she distracts him long enough to free herself from the throne and trigger the pendulum, which impales and kills Don.

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* PendulumOfDeath: In the past, Marie conspired with her lover, Gaston, to kill her Bluebeard husband Carno by sabotaging the equipment for his most infamous and dangerous escapology trick, in which Carno dons a burning hood and escapes from bonds on a throne equipped with an overhead pendulous axe. The sabotage leaves Carno horribly burned and disfigured, but he survives and viciously attacks Marie and Gaston. After killing Marie by beheading her with the same pendulous throne, Carno is killed by Gaston just before he succumbs to his own wounds. In [[spoiler:In the present, Don (who is possessed by a demon) captures Adrienne and straps her into the pendulous throne, but she distracts him long enough to free herself from the throne and trigger the pendulum, which impales and kills Don. Don.]]



** In a less room-y example, in some chapters, Adrienne can find her laptop opened now and then with insane text littering the screen. In the next-to-last chapter, it's completely destroyed.

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** In a less room-y example, in some chapters, Adrienne can find her laptop opened now and then open with insane text littering the screen. In the next-to-last chapter, it's completely destroyed.


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* SecretUndergroundPassage: The Carnovasch Estate is riddled with hidden passageways accessible through depressable panels in the walls, but they don't start working until Carno's specter informs Adrienne about them. They're the only way to reach some locations, like the family crypt, and the final chapter can involve a merry chase throughout nearly all of them depending on your decisions.
10th Aug '16 1:39:33 AM foxley
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* PendulumOfDeath: In the past, Marie conspired with her lover, Gaston, to kill her Bluebeard husband Carno by sabotaging the equipment for his most infamous and dangerous escapology trick, in which Carno dons a burning hood and escapes from bonds on a throne equipped with an overhead pendulous axe. The sabotage leaves Carno horribly burned and disfigured, but he survives and viciously attacks Marie and Gaston. After killing Marie by beheading her with the same pendulous throne, Carno is killed by Gaston just before he succumbs to his own wounds. In the present, Don (who is possessed by a demon) captures Adrienne and straps her into the pendulous throne, but she distracts him long enough to free herself from the throne and trigger the pendulum, which impales and kills Don.
21st Jun '16 12:43:26 AM Mikeyfan93
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* {{Gorn}}: One of Phantasmagoria's main selling points, and a cause of controversy back when it was first released.
** The french website jeuxvideo.com recently voted ''Phantasmagoria'' the goriest video game ever.

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* {{Gorn}}: One of Phantasmagoria's main selling points, and a cause of controversy back when it was first released.
** The french website jeuxvideo.com recently voted ''Phantasmagoria''
released. It's up there with the ''VideoGame/{{Manhunter}}'' series as one of Sierra's most goriest video game games ever.
7th Jun '16 7:52:20 PM DarkLordJadow
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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: [[spoiler:Given that there are multiple paths to take, especially in Chapter 7, players might naturally assume there's a way to save Don. There isn't.]]

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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: [[spoiler:Given that there are [[spoiler:There is no way to save Don; you ''must'' kill him to finish the game. Given the multiple paths to take, especially in Chapter 7, the final level players might naturally assume there's assumed for a long time there was some way to save Don. There isn't.him for a better ending- even calling Sierra only to be told the DownerEnding is the only ending.]]
3rd May '16 2:39:00 AM Sabrewing
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* HolyBurnsEvil: A blessed object is required in the final ritual. This can either be a platinum crucifix or a set of rosary beads, depending on your actions.

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* HolyBurnsEvil: A blessed object is required in the final ritual. This can either be a platinum titanium crucifix or a set of rosary beads, depending on your actions.
3rd May '16 2:38:17 AM Sabrewing
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* BloodMagic: Adrienne needs to spill some drops of her blood on Carno's talisman to enact the ritual to exorcise the Demon.


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* HolyBurnsEvil: A blessed object is required in the final ritual. This can either be a platinum crucifix or a set of rosary beads, depending on your actions.


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* SideQuest: Lou the antiques dealer in town has an interest in cameo brooches which Adrienne can help her indulge in, but it's not required to complete the game.
24th Feb '16 10:29:34 AM Morgenthaler
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An InNameOnly sequel, ''[[{{Phantasmagoria2}} Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh]]'', was released in 1996. Aside from the full motion video and gruesome death scenes, the games have little in common in terms of setting and atmosphere, and the storylines have only a very loose connection.

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An InNameOnly sequel, ''[[{{Phantasmagoria2}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria 2}} Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh]]'', was released in 1996. Aside from the full motion video and gruesome death scenes, the games have little in common in terms of setting and atmosphere, and the storylines have only a very loose connection.
6th Feb '16 3:05:40 PM Freshmeat
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''Phantasmagoria'' is a 1995 horror-themed adventure game developed by Creator/{{Sierra}} and written by Roberta Williams, better known for the ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' and ''VideoGame/LauraBow'' series. Made at the height of the FullMotionVideo boom in gaming, the game utilizes bluescreen technology to combine real actors with computer-rendered backgrounds. To this day Roberta claims this to be her MagnumOpus, and it shows, given the long development period.

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''Phantasmagoria'' is a 1995 horror-themed adventure game developed by Creator/{{Sierra}} and written by Roberta Williams, better known for the ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' and ''VideoGame/LauraBow'' series. Made at the height of the FullMotionVideo boom in gaming, the game utilizes bluescreen technology to combine real actors with computer-rendered backgrounds. To this day Roberta claims this to be her MagnumOpus, best work, and it shows, given the long development period.
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