Jonathon Howard, our resident PC fan, gardener, and policy wonk takes on a classic in his latest entry.
(trigger warning for our sensitive readers)
I can remember wanting Roberta Williams’ Phantasmagoria. Wanting it very badly. One of the many, many Sierra On-line games my brother and I had purchased came with a quicktime preview of the game on its CD. For a naive and sheltered fourteen year old Mormon the game seemed to promise all that my life and upbringing had forbidden me. I watched that little video over and over but I never bothered to mention the game to my parent’s. They were never going to approve a purchase of the game. It wasn’t that the game was violent and I don’t know if they ever would have found out about the rape scene (I wasn’t going to tell them!)but the fact that the game centered around demonic possession and had filmed depictions of grisly deaths meant that the game wouldn’t even get a fair trial.