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games using FMV?

Post by jack1974 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:49 pm

Recently I stumbled into a sort of ... "visual novel / CYOA made with FMV" (full motion video):
http://store.steampowered.com/app/584980/Late_Shift/
I played it and the story was nice, even if the impossibility to skip already seen dialogues is a pain so I never played it again (seriously even telltale games have this problem).
Was wondering what people think. It's not art, but it's not manga :lol: so not sure. Personally I like it (of course I'm not planning to make one since would be impossible for me).

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Post by Franka » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:57 pm

Back when I was active in the freeware community, I played some FMV games, and what I remember most clearly was the lack of professional actors. This is generally what's kept me from playing FMV games, though I had a good time with Her Story a couple of years ago, and I'm eyeing #WarGames (both on Steam).

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Re: games using FMV?

Post by jack1974 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:08 pm

Yes I suppose when there's animation/acting involved, if something it's done on amateur level it would stand out very clearly.
With static 2d hand-drawn art is easier :lol:
Though I really miss the possibility to do some animated stuff, but sadly either FMV or 3d characters it's outside my skills/budget :(

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Post by Sylrissa » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:34 am

The only FMV games i've played were old Ted Murphy or wing commander style games.
It's neat to see the style coming back at least

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Post by Franka » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:45 pm

I tried replaying Under a Killing Moon last year.... time has not been kind to that game!

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Post by Jaeger » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:04 am

When it comes to interactive movies, I'm not against them, just I never got around to playing them.

However, I do like FMV sequences sprinkled into games. At the time, FMVs allowed developers to create scenes that wouldn't be possible with in-game graphics. I'm not a fan of the game's mechanics, but did like Final Fantasy 8's presentation, especially the use of FMVs.
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Re: games using FMV?

Post by DarkWolf » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:42 am

Personally..... just no. No, just please no.

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