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#122563 - 04/26/03 01:34 PM FMV games
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I love FMV games (which is why I'm bumming I can't get Ripper to work). I'm wondering if I've missed any. I've played X-Files, GK 2, Phantas. 1&2 and I'm sure other ones. Is Master Lu FMV? If so anyone know where I can get it? Any new ones coming out? chris

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#122564 - 04/26/03 01:45 PM Re: FMV games
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Star Trek Borg is FMV. Have you played that yet?

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#122565 - 04/26/03 01:51 PM Re: FMV games
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What about the Tex Murphy series? and Black Dahlia in FMV too.
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#122566 - 04/26/03 01:54 PM Re: FMV games
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I think Panic in the Park is FMV & Daedalus Encounter as well. smile

Not sure because I haven't played it but I think I remember FMV screenshots on the box (which is packed away for moving)of the game, Chaos: A Fantasy Adventure Game (not to be confused with C.H.A.O.S.).
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#122567 - 04/26/03 02:15 PM Re: FMV games
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Byzantine, The Dame Was Loaded, Noir-A Shadowy Thriller, Blue Heat and Frankenstein-Through the Eyes of the Monster also.

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#122568 - 04/26/03 02:40 PM Re: FMV games
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Master Lu is not FMV.
If you consider Frankenstein to be FMV, then you also have to consider the Myst games, 7th Guest, 11th Hour, and Zork Nemesis to be FMV.

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#122569 - 04/26/03 02:50 PM Re: FMV games
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OK everyone I've played all mentioned except those mentioned by pythias (excluding Frankenstein).
Becky is ST Borg adventure? It sounds more action.
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#122570 - 04/26/03 03:23 PM Re: FMV games
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Few people have played Blue Heat. Except when it was floating. Call me stupid, but I don't know what Fmv means.

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#122571 - 04/26/03 03:23 PM Re: FMV games
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ST Borg is adventure, but is the shortest game I have ever played.

All the others that have been mentioned plus ...
  • Journeyman 3
  • Dark Side of The Moon
  • The Crystal Skull
  • Flash Traffic
  • Aztek or Sacred Amulet
  • Fork In The Tale
  • Fox Hunt
  • Silent Steel
  • Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Series
  • Dracula Unleashed
  • Point of View
  • Tender Loving Care
  • Both Voyeur 1 and 2
  • The Vampire Diaries (FMV drop-ins on pre-rendered graphics)
  • The new Sydney Mystery
  • Psychic Detective
  • Urban Runner
  • Lost In Time (I think)

and some I have forgotten right now.

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#122572 - 04/26/03 03:24 PM Re: FMV games
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FMV-Full Motion Video

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#122573 - 04/26/03 04:13 PM Re: FMV games
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Temujin is another FMV game no one's mentioned yet.

Laura, I don't remember Aztek/Sacred Amulet having any FMV. Are you thinking of another game?

Also, I think it should be mentioned that Point of View, Tender Loving Care, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, and Dracula Unleashed have a different style of gameplay than most adventure games. And you need software to play DVD movies to be installed on your computer in order to play Consulting Detective and Dracula Unleashed. I'm not sure if this is true for Point of View and TLC.

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#122574 - 04/26/03 04:38 PM Re: FMV games
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Jenny100,

You are right about Aztek - I was thinking of Crstal Skull earlier and then got Aztek jumbled in there.

I also checked my game list and remembered Double Switch and Night Tracks are FMV (though terrible games IMHO) I can't believe I omitted Spycraft ( a personal fave game) I also would think Return To Zork would qualify. It is like the Tex Murphy games. FMV characters dropped into graphic environments. Hell Cab is another game too. It's weird and actiony - but it was a household favorite for quite a while. laugh

As for Dracula Unleashed and Consulting Detective series, the re-mastered DVD versions require the software but not the originals. I have them for the MAC and PC now. The same applies to Silent Steel. There's an older original version and a re-mastered DVD version. All three of these games came out in the early to mid 90's pre-dating DVD technology I would think. POV and TLC either didn't require one or also came with a program on the CDRom. It's been a while since I played them both though - so I can't recall right off hand. I know I just installed and played both of them on my current system. Now I do have a DVD/CDRom so it may already have a compatable program on my PC - so I didn't notice.

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#122575 - 04/26/03 04:45 PM Re: FMV games
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Some others...

1) Dust: A Tale of the Wired West
2) Erevos
3) Flash Traffic: City of Angels << already mentioned
4) Obsidian
5) Sante Fe Mysteries: Sacred Ground
6) Sante Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murders
7) Star Trek: Klingon - The Ultimate Interactive Adventure
8) The Daedalus Encounter: Starring Tia Carrere << already mentioned
9) Zelenhgorm: The Great Ship


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#122576 - 04/26/03 05:41 PM Re: FMV games
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I thought any game that used "real" actors who were filmed, would qualify as an FMV game, whether they were "dropped" over CG backgrounds or not - it's just cheaper and easier (especially if you're doing a futuristic game) to use a blue-screen and put actors over pre-rendered backgrounds.
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#122577 - 04/26/03 05:45 PM Re: FMV games
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"Mummy, Tomb of the Pharaoh" (not to be confused with the "Mystery of the Mummy" or "Egypt,Tomb of the Pharaoh") has some FMV scenes.

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#122578 - 04/26/03 06:15 PM Re: FMV games
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Quote:
Originally posted by TheDerman:
I thought any game that used "real" actors who were filmed, would qualify as an FMV game, whether they were "dropped" over CG backgrounds or not - it's just cheaper and easier (especially if you're doing a futuristic game) to use a blue-screen and put actors over pre-rendered backgrounds.
Most FMV/Interactive Movie games have real actors on such backgrounds. I'd say yes; real actors and anything else doesn't matter. That is my take on it; it's an opinion call.


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#122579 - 04/26/03 06:58 PM Re: FMV games
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Sorry to be a pain, but I don't understand what FMV really means! I see the "full motion video", but what does that mean? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="confused.gif" />
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#122580 - 04/26/03 07:11 PM Re: FMV games
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looney, It's where the people are filmed and not animated. bill

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#122581 - 04/26/03 07:15 PM Re: FMV games
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Morpheus, Bad Mojo, Schizm, Congo, Rama, Wrath of the Gods, Zork Grand Inquisitor, Shivers, Titanic...
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#122582 - 04/26/03 07:27 PM Re: FMV games
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Hey! I think I get it! Like in Black Dahlia? Where the characters are really film instead of computer generated! Thanks!!!! wave
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#122583 - 04/26/03 08:03 PM Re: FMV games
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Some more titles...

10) A Fork In The Tale << already mentioned
11) Blown Away
12) Clive Barker's Nightbreed: The Interactive Movie
13) Critical Path << Same company that made The Daedalus Encounter
14) In the 1st Degree
15) Latex: The Game
16) Lost in Time << already mentioned
17) Paparazzi!: Tales of Tinseltown
18) Pursuit of Justice
19) Terror TRAX: Track of the Vampire
20) Toonstruck
21) Zorro: A Cinematic Action Adventure

I know nothing about the Zorro game, but I saw a link about it here .


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#122584 - 04/26/03 09:10 PM Re: FMV games
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Did someone already mention The Sydney Mystery???
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#122585 - 04/26/03 10:50 PM Re: FMV games
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chrisdist -- yes, Star Trek Borg is definitely adventure. You can buy it on Amazon for $9.99. Yes, it is a bit short but it is a lot of fun.

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#122586 - 04/28/03 12:33 PM Re: FMV games
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This topic is dead apparently, but if anyone is still interested...

22) Mode


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#122587 - 04/28/03 12:44 PM Re: FMV games
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Frantic,

I don't think Dust was FMV. The characters did look realistic, but I belive they are animated.

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#122588 - 04/28/03 01:03 PM Re: FMV games
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Frantic? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />

I didn't play much of it when I did play it. I recall the first guy you came across on the street and the asian guy in the store on the right. I could have sworn they were real people. The game didn't appeal to me, so I uninstalled it.

Anyone else play this one recently?

The person in this screenshot doesn't look rendered to me. Rendered hair (among other things) wouldn't look like that.

From an online review ...

"The biggest problem I had with the graphics was repetitive talking heads. When a character is clicked on, the view moves in, and the player is treated to the head of a live actor and conversation strings to choose from."


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#122589 - 04/28/03 01:09 PM Re: FMV games
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There are a few small FMV parts in "Harvest". smile
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#122590 - 04/28/03 03:20 PM Re: FMV games
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And don't forget one of the very, very best, Gabriel Knight: The Best Within!! Also, the new game, The Omega Stone, has some FMV in it, as well.
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#122591 - 04/28/03 03:21 PM Re: FMV games
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Hold on a sec, I'm now not sure if The Beast Within counts, as it is 3rd person. Does that make a difference? I think Phantasmagoria was the same way.
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#122592 - 04/28/03 05:11 PM Re: FMV games
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beth -- the beast within definitely counts! i don't think the perspective matters, as long as live actors were filmed for the game.

BUT, this always brings up a question for me -- in animated games, movie sequences are often referred to as FMV sequences. the final fantasy games, for example. how does one differentiate between animated FMV sequences, and live action FMV?

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#122593 - 04/29/03 08:10 AM Re: FMV games
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BUT, this always brings up a question for me -- in animated games, movie sequences are often referred to as FMV sequences. the final fantasy games, for example. how does one differentiate between animated FMV sequences, and live action FMV?
To me, this would be referred to as a "cut-scene". smile
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