My Phantasmagoria 2 playthrough

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Re: My Phantasmagoria 2 playthrough

Post by notbobsmith » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:34 pm

I'm working through my second playthrough and I think I missed this video from my first time playing. There's this one video in Chapter 1 that is in black and white. There doesn't seem to be any artistic reason for it. It's just Curtis calling Trevor. I thought it was kind of odd. The video is called "Call Trevor from Curtis' Cubicle: Second Time After Being Harassed".
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Re: My Phantasmagoria 2 playthrough

Post by Collector » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:04 am

Perhaps to mimic a security camera video from the '90s?
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Re: My Phantasmagoria 2 playthrough

Post by BBP » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:31 pm

I'll check my game files but I don't recall that happening... and I sure did browse those game files...
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Re: My Phantasmagoria 2 playthrough

Post by notbobsmith » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:09 pm

Collector wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:04 am
Perhaps to mimic a security camera video from the '90s?
Possible. If so, they forgot to include other visual cues to make that apparent. It looks like all the other videos of Curtis talking on the phone, just in black in white.

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Re: My Phantasmagoria 2 playthrough

Post by notbobsmith » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:22 pm

Just finished my second playthrough. Not too much to add. I think the story had potential at first, but the final payoff was just wacky. The game itself was barely an adventure game. I did manage to find all of the Easter Eggs though, so that's something.
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Curtis is really lucky with the ladies. He has a girlfriend and another woman who practically throws herself at him. Not bad for a technical writer.
Evil research labs are not the best location for a "Take Your Child to Work Day". Find a sitter.

I've attached more saves which should have any missing videos from my first time through.
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Re: My Phantasmagoria 2 playthrough

Post by notbobsmith » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:13 pm

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Another thought: Are the aliens in the end evil? Sure they mutilate people, but that may be out of ignorance as to how our physiology works. They may not fully understand that we consider what they are doing is horrific. They expressed concern over the Curtis doppelganger. They are also polite by saying things like "please". So I am leaning towards not necessarily evil.

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