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Thanks for the feedback Ken, alot of interesting facts about Phantasmagoria i never knew right there. I’ve actually had a hard time finding information about the game, and i went out to buy an older computer just to play phantasmagoria (the first one only). I only found one Decent Resource on Phantasmagoria on the web, and in all the older mid 1990 magazines i could find VERY LITTLE information. Oh well i’ll keep working on my idea’s and eventually try to come up with a plan there (may even decide to approach sierra after my credibility rating goes up)

As for sierra re-releasing phantasmagoria, i dont see it happening. They re-released games like kings quest, gabriel knight, larry ect. but i dont see it happening to a game of which is popular among adventure gamers; even today. Sierra seems to be steering away from the BEST period of adventure gaming (quest, knight, larry, police quest, phantasmagoria)

If sierra were to get back into the older 2D/FMV adventure gaming market they would see alot of older players return, and alot of the new game players would also turn back to the genre. Games back then wernt so reliant on the factors that todays games are, police quest was one of the games of which that could really apply to. I’d love to see sierra do some decent adventure games and not these crappy 3d ones, not only are the controls and cameras monsters to work with, but the resolution in the graphics just doesn’t feel right, the old 2D like graphics gave a unique experience to gaming.

When the FMV like games started to arrive, they died out quickly, but if those games made a return these days, they would have better graphics, could be used in a different format, programming language could also help enhance gameplay. Technology would these days give a major ovehaul to that type of adventure gaming we saw in the early to mid 90’s.

Yet, modern day sierra is too busy with these First Person Shooters and crappy adventure types, while although popular has totally steered out of the direction of which sierra was mainly founded on. It would need a major overhaul of the company to bring back the programming part of sierra and the original gaming types of which sierra was the best at (yourself, roberta williams and many other names that should be thanked for setting the standard for those sort of adventure games in a way)

Anyway thanks again for the quick response Ken,

Tim Roberts.