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  • Summary: After retiring to the quiet streets of Paris to pursue a life of painting, Gus Macpherson could not escape his true art... The former New York detective finds himself walking the beat once again, when hired by a sensuous woman to investigate the gruesome beheadings of her sister and brother-in-law. In the dark and mysterious streets of Paris, and plagued by his clairvoyant sixth sense: Gus will uncover a conspiracy written in blood, with rituals and artifacts as old as time itself! [DreamCatcher] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. I always appreciate it when a game treats its players as if they were intelligent adults, and Post Mortem does that in spades.
  2. Tells a compelling story in an interesting way, and offers some novel twists on the occult murder theme. Not quite up to the old Gabriel Knight series, but one of the best adventures currently available.
  3. The story is solid, the puzzles well integrated into the plot, and the pace is quick moving enough so that you can finish the game in about the same amount of time as you can finish a good suspense novel.
  4. If you don’t fiddle with the default graphic settings you’ll be working a lot to find the right items, navigate the game world, and discover clues. Searching a blood-soaked hotel room is tough enough without having to stumble through the dark.
  5. The story is interesting, the setting darkly compelling, and it's easy to get drawn into and carried along by the investigation.
  6. 60
    The slow pace works to the game's advantage by building tension over time. Add in the good production values and Post Mortem is a respectable entry in the genre.
  7. Everything just falls all to pieces in the execution, specifically every element of character interaction (which is 80% of the game). It's frustrating to the point of bafflement at times, to want to care so much about the story, but feel so stifled by the atrocious dialogue and unfriendly interaction system.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Sephiroth
    Jun 19, 2003
    10
    Great game.
  2. tdais7
    Mar 18, 2003
    10
    Just Amazing!!!
  3. Feb 24, 2014
    8
    If you are into detective stories and occult, this adventure game is really a good one. It requires a brain and expects quite a lot from the player. It's nice not to be considered an idiot by a game for a change. It has a good atmosphere too. Very, very nice and creepy. The story telling is quite rich and requires to pay attention. On the other hand, the user interface could have been better. Character interaction is also a weakness of this game and it isn't entirely bug free either. Many nice puzzles, one of them excessively frustrating though. Overall, for the money spent I had a hell lot of fun. And I felt like just having finished reading a novel afterwards. Good stuff. Expand

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