Full-motion video (FMV) once seemed like the peak of gaming technology in the early CD-rom days on systems like Sega CD. What could be more realistic than actual video of real actors? Sadly, compression and poor acting made most of these games more campy than good. But the genre isn’t completely dead.
The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is a new FMV game that is coming out this spring. You play as a psychiatrist trying to solve a Lovecraftian murder. The game randomly generates the guilty person, so you can play it more than once. It launched in May for PC, but coming to consoles can open it up to larger audience.
Doctor Dekker could find eager players on the Switch. Nintendo’s new portable/home console hybrid has become a hot destination for digital and indie games. Developers have noted that their games, like Thimbleweed Park and Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, have sold best on Switch.
The PC version was all text-based, but the console releases will suggest questions that you can ask. Systems that support keyboards, like the PS4, can still use the text-based system.
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