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Harvester by fabio 11/11/2017, 12:05pm PST
Me and this fucking game.

It started in May of 1994 with the cover of the very first issue of PC Gamer.



Holy shit! Look at that skull! A horror game from the creator of Strike Commander? Why not! It's going to be on the new CD ROM format with fully voiced dialog? All included on the CD without the need to by a speech pack? Holy shit! Plus Mortal Kombat fight sequences? It's 1994 and Mortal Kombat 2 is the hot shit! Fuck yeah!

The early issues of PC Gamer came with an insert postcard you could mail for additional promo material on featured titles. I sent it in and eventually got a promotional pamphlet in the mail with more amazing CG screenshots like the skull.

Me and a friend were psyched. We tore out a magazine ad and hung it up on the wall. "Coming summer '94" it promised.

Summer came and the poster was replaced with this:



Eventually it would turn to "summer '95", then "fall '95". Eventually they gave up and just said, "Coming soon".

It seemed to be vaporware at that point. More months passed, and new screenshots came out. The game was now...a FMV title....oh.

....oooooooh


It was now early 1996. Everyone knew what a crock of shit FMV turned out to be. No more CG, just terrible pixelated actors in front of cheap blue screens. The glut of cheap shovelware fighting games had killed any interest in the combat. Fully voiced games were no longer a big thing.

More time passed. Eventually it finally came out in August of 1996, two years late and five months after Resident Evil. At that point I didn't care anymore. Early 3D was in and nobody wanted to touch FMV ever again. A FMV adventure game with fighting game segments in late 1996. It was a perfect storm trifecta of who gives a shit?

It finally showed up on GOG and I finally played it, over 20 years after release.



It's Roger Corman's Twin Peaks. And it's pretty lame. Very few puzzles are satisfying. The fighting is worse than Rise of the Robots. The whole thing feels like one-third of the content was cut. The ending is retarded. The end.
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This week I will be trying several old spooky FMV games NT by fabio 10/30/2017, 4:32am PDT NEW
    The 7th Guest by fabio 10/30/2017, 4:37am PDT NEW
        brain teaser adventure games by fabio 10/30/2017, 4:40am PDT NEW
        how in the world are you playing 7th Guest on a modern machine? by Fullofkittens 10/31/2017, 6:17am PDT NEW
            Each game comes with preconfigured DOSbox settings by fabio 10/31/2017, 4:16pm PDT NEW
            You can get it as abandonware and then play it with ScummVM. NT by Mehphistopheles 11/02/2017, 9:08am PDT NEW
                Thanks, Satan. NT by Ice Cream Jonsey 11/02/2017, 10:52am PDT NEW
                    For a particularly ghoulish Halloween treat, let me recommend Realms of the NT by Haunting. - Mehphistopheles 11/02/2017, 2:28pm PDT NEW
                        I bought that too! by fabio 11/03/2017, 2:04am PDT NEW
                        I got that on...a PC Gamer demo disk? It was amazing by Entropy Stew 11/11/2017, 2:36pm PST NEW
                            I'm trying to work through that now by fabio 11/11/2017, 10:11pm PST NEW
                            It's only 6 bucks on gog, well worth it if you enjoy... by Mehphistopheles 11/12/2017, 12:49am PST NEW
                                Realms of the Haunting ***COMPLETE ENDING SPOILER*** by Mehphistopheles 11/12/2017, 1:15am PST NEW
    Harvester by fabio 11/11/2017, 12:05pm PST NEW
 
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