Just a short and sweet review this time for The Phantom of the Opera Pinball from FarSight Studios! For those of you who have seen the pictures floating around of the vintage Phantom-based pinball game, this is a video game version of it with all the art and gameplay faithfully recreated. It's a lot of fun, whether you're good at it or just shooting the manager's in the face over and over for fun! It's a new Hall of Famer and worth a try if you're into arcade games at all.
Next up is Syberia, a 2002 adventure game that people have been asking me questions about for approximately five million years. The day has finally come. Until then!
I'm excited to debut the longest-ever review I have posted for DTP Entertainment's Gray Matter, by celebrated game designer Jane Jensen, because I could not apparently shut up about this game. Please note that it's image-heavy and absolutely spoileriffic.
Next time, I'll be reviewing some Phantom of the Opera Pinball, which I fervently hope will give me flashbacks to early 1990s bowling alleys.
After a long delay due to technical difficulties, we have another review: the 1996 adventure game Opera Fatal, an educational entertainment spectacle featuring fabulous music puzzles, an entirely wrecked plot, and the worst UI known to humanity.
We're staying in the adventure game genre for the next game - as voted on the poll, I'll be playing Jane Jensen's Gray Matter next, a 2010 adventure game in which I get to play a street magician solving mysteries. I don't know how anyone could not be into that description.
Time for another review! This time it's Temple Software's 1982 text adventure The Phantom's Revenge, which is exactly as fiendish as you remember every single text adventure from the 1980s being and also defeated me in embarrassing single combat. It's available free to play online from the Internet Archive, so try it out if you're interested in a slice of game history!
We had a three-way tie for the next review on the poll, so I'll be going with them in chronological order, meaning that next up is Ruske & Puhretmeier's 1996 German adventure game Opera Fatal. Join me as my college German and I try to navigate the mid-1990s with less crying than last time.
For the next round of reviews, I'll be focusing on the video games on the site, partly motivated by the fact that the last game I reviewed was incomplete because I waited too long and its parent company stopped supporting it. The usual poll is still up in the sidebar, but here's a new one to be more specific about the next review!
The next review will be Black Hound Studios' 777 Phantom of the Opera Slots, but after that...
A review spotted in its natural habitat! Here's a quick little look at a now sadly lost to the winds of time game. Since my appeals to the studio have fallen on deaf ears, that's probably all we're going to hear about it.
As we move on to (hopefully) more new reviews in the future, if you have something specific you want to vote to come up next, jump on over to the Tumblr poll and let me know!
I'm happy to sneak in after this long break to post a new review! While it's not the novel I'm (still) in the middle of working on, the chance to jump through a game and put up a review quickly was too good to pass up.
I hope everyone enjoys! Now it's back to the editing and transferring mines for me!