||(Win98/Me/2000/XP) (Mini Retail) (POSTMORTPR)
- Blood, gore, mature sexual themes and
B from Just Adventure
Paris in the 20's
A retired American private detective, MacPherson, is hired
by a mysterious yet sensuous lady, Sophia Blake, to find out who murdered her
sister and her brother-in-law, the Whytes. The beheaded couple were killed in a
mysterious ritual way in one of Paris most luxurious hotel.
In this rich and intriguing adventure, MacPherson will soon
discover a world where bloody murders are committed according to ancestral
mystic beliefs. It will be his most mysterious case yet.
Rich and mysterious scenario
- A script worthy of a real thriller
- 20 different characters each with individual
personalities, all involved with the investigation
A film noir atmosphere
- Dark, moody and paranormal atmosphere faithfully
reproducing Paris during the 20's (café's, bistros, hotels, abandoned
metro stations, houses and flats).
- True to its film noir roots, the mood of the game is
filled with nuances, enigmatic characters, bloody murders, and the entire
action-taking place at night.
Increased realism for non-linear gameplay
- A flexible dialogue engine allowing the player to vary
the emotional content of a question affecting the story and how the player
interacts with the characters.
- This system, combined with a lip-synch sub-system and cut
scenes, will bring an unprecedented level of realism to the game.
An American expatriate who now lives in Paris. MacPherson
used to be a private detective in New York, where he specialized in strange and
unusual cases. Plagued by strange visions which assailed him when when he was
close to violent events, he has put his past as a detective behind him to
devote himselt to art... Until Sophia Blake shows herself...
A mysterious and sensuous lady who
hires MacPherson to find out who murdered her sister and brother-in-law, the
Whytes. But she seems to hide many secrets.
superintendent, LeBruen fears the Whyte's case could bring trouble to his
district. He will do whatever it takes to bury the case.
Dr. Franck Kaufner
A failed psychoanalyst now
acting as a police coroner in the murder of the Whytes. MacPherson will
encounter him throughout his investigation. He will discover that Kaufner knew
the Whytes before the murder...
To resolve the murder you will visit many places in Paris to
interrogate all the people implicated in the murder of the Whytes.
Trendy cafe where all the
artists of the 20s meet.
Dr. Franck Kaufner's Office
on the Whyte's murder.
8th District Police Station
Chic hotel of the 8th arrondissement,
this is where the murder was commited...
The adventure's starting
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP: Pentium II 350 MHz, 64 Mb RAM,
3D card 16Mb, DirectX compatible sound card.
Recommended: Pentium III 500 MHz, 128 Mb RAM, 3D card
32 Mb, DirectX compatible sound card.
Adventure by Ray Ivey
"Microids newest adventure, Post Mortem, is a dark, moody
tale of conspiracy and ritualistic murder set in the exotic art world of Paris
in the 1920s. The bad news is not surprising: Its no
Syberia. The good news is: Its still pretty
"The worst problem with the dialog, however, is that
the voiceover performance by the actor playing the games lead character
is absolutely dreadful. Most of the characters around him are perfectly fine,
but McPherson is the most deadly-sounding character since Faust in
Jazz and Faust. Okay, hes not quite that bad
its almost impossible to be that bad but it seriously hurts
the game. Im baffled that Microids would have signed off on such a lame,
game-damaging flaw. It would be a relatively easy element to correct, and I
heartily recommend they do so before the games North American
"Fortunately for the player, however, this flaw, significant
as it is, does not ruin the experience. Post Mortem is a creepy, challenging,
intelligent and atmospheric thriller that will be a welcome end-of-the-year
treat for adventure game lovers everywhere. Lets keep our eyes on
Microids, kids theyre really watching our back."
ActionTrip by Dusan "Lynx"
"Post Mortem is substantially different from the multitude
of totally linear adventure games which come down to clicking all possible
options and reaching the one final conclusion. The unexpected twists and
findings will help you really get into this title and see it as a worthy
challenge, ideal for long winter nights. The Non-linear storyline offers
different paths for completion, and the game has multiple endings.
"I wholeheartedly recommend Post Mortem to all true fans of
suspenseful horror stories; the game is beautifully conceived and just as well
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