Help me identify a video game
February 26, 2013 6:16 PM   Subscribe

I remember an RPG... I think it was for DOS or Windows. It was a kind of puzzle/mystery genre game, and it was like all video? Like your character walking around was sort of a mortal kombat video captured sprite walking around realistic (also kind of grainy video-y) backgrounds. The main character was a woman, I think she was asian, pretty sure she had long black hair. Can you identify the game?
posted by signsofrain to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
That sounds like the second Gabriel Knight game, The Beast Within, and specifically Grace Nakimura
posted by lucidium at 6:53 PM on February 26, 2013

Or maybe Phantasmagoria?
posted by infinitywaltz at 6:55 PM on February 26, 2013

From your description (interactive movie adventure/puzzle, old PC, asian woman protagonist with black hair), the Daedalus Encounter maybe ?
posted by phphph at 7:03 PM on February 26, 2013

Maybe not quite what you're thinking of, but when I think of "all video" old-time puzzle/mystery games, I think of Treasure Quest. While Terry Farrell isn't Asian, she's got long dark hair and there were differently-themed segments (rooms) within the game, where she dressed according to the theme. One may have been Asian?

Just a long shot. :)
posted by juliebug at 8:26 PM on February 26, 2013

Mirror's Edge was my first thought.
posted by E3 at 10:44 AM on February 27, 2013

Thanks for finding it lucidium. I saw it on a livestream once and kept thinking back to it for months. I think I'll play it now.

Thanks to the rest of you, too, because now I also want to play Phantasmagoria, Daedalus Encounter, and Mirror's Edge! :)
posted by signsofrain at 1:48 PM on February 27, 2013

I should add Lost in Time and a list of other full motion video games. (And I replayed Beast Within recently -- it holds up!)
posted by asperity at 10:53 PM on February 27, 2013

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