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Name this game please


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Hunter P

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Posted July 22 2003 - 09:23 AM

I am trying to remember the name of a PC game that saw in the stores years ago (maybe 3-5 years?) It was a horror game based on some Edgar Allan Poe story. The setting of this game was some spooky house. I remember the look of the animation to be almost claymation in apperance but I don't know if it actually was.

If you know the name of it could you also tell me if the game was any good. I remember the screenshots on the back of the box being pretty creepy.
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#2 of 12 OFFLINE   Scott Van Dyke

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Posted July 22 2003 - 10:04 AM

Is it "D"?

#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Joel Hurley

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Posted July 22 2003 - 10:23 AM

Grim Fandango?

#4 of 12 OFFLINE   James_Kiang

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Posted July 22 2003 - 11:24 AM

I was thinking Alone in the Dark, but that was more Lovecraft inspired and not claymation looking.

#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Scott Simonian

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Posted July 22 2003 - 11:53 AM

Sounds like the old CD-ROM game "7th Guest". But Im not sure. Dont know if the game was based on a book. The game had a Myst kind of gameplay. Static screens and click to move to another location. Lots of puzzles, I remember.
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#6 of 12 OFFLINE   BrianB

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Posted July 22 2003 - 11:55 AM

If it was first person, it could be Realms of the Haunting... A rather underrated game at the time, but it's garned a cult following since then.
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#7 of 12 OFFLINE   Steve Hunt

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Posted July 22 2003 - 12:34 PM

I think the game your thinking of is The Dark Eye.

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#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Mark Evans

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Posted July 23 2003 - 03:35 AM

I believe Steve has this one correct. The look of Dark Eye is definitely the most claymation-esque of those titles and is, as noted, based on Poe's stories.

Realms of the Haunting doesn't look like that at all, though its cult following is well deserved. The very definition of underrated title, it's one of the spookiest games in the early horror genre.
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#9 of 12 OFFLINE   Hunter P

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Posted July 23 2003 - 04:08 AM

The Dark Eye is definitely the one I'm thinking of. Thanks a lot!Posted Image

Anyone play this one? Is it worth playing?

Also, thanks for the suggestion on other titles. I might have to check them out.
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#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Steven Simon

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Posted July 23 2003 - 11:02 AM

I was also thinking 7Th Guest... Great game!!!! One of the very first CD ROM games, with nice Video sequences.... But it was more than 5 years ago... That game was around 93 messa thinks......
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#11 of 12 OFFLINE   Hunter P

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Posted July 24 2003 - 03:14 AM

Doesn't surprise me. I have a hard time remembering what I ate for breakfast. Anything beyond that gets all muddled together into one big memory pool.:b
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Posted July 24 2003 - 08:30 AM

I've played The Dark Eye. I'd pick it up if you're a Poe fan, but beyond that, it's a bit hard to recommend.

Essentially, you play through a few of Poe's murder stories. It's a little weird because you typically have the option of playing as the murderer or the victim, which sort of kills the narritive if Poe had set the story from the point of view of the killer.

Nevertheless, the visuals are spot-on, and it's enjoyable enough. Pick it up; it can't be that expensive.
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