#58: Deja Vu

Released In: 1990
Developer: Kemco
Under License From: ICOM Simulations
Publisher: Kemco▲Seika

      In Deja Vu, you take on the role of some guy in 1941 Chicago. Maybe he's a doctor. Maybe he's a lawyer. Maybe he's a retired boxer. See, when you start the game, you don't know exactly who your character is, he can't remember, and the game's second-person narrative sure as fuck isn't going to tell you on its own. You awake in a bathroom stall in a darkened bar with nothing but a trenchcoat, a gun, and a wallet with no identification. As you explore the bar further, you find the owner dead in his office, the victim of a gunshot wound. It doesn't take long for you to figure out you're being framed, and then you do the only thing that makes sense in a situation like that: you get the hell out of town and never look back. Oh wait, that'd be no fun. Instead you wander the streets of Chicago and try to solve the murder and regain your memory with the help of a text-based commands. Also, you might get to punch some hookers and muggers.

Syd Lexia: This was a cool game, but I definitely preferred Shadowgate.

Rycona: Another Kemco great.

Dr. Jeebus: I used to play this all the time with Syd and forum member Spanky McCracken over at Spanky's house. We also used to get shot a lot because we would keep punching the mugger in the face.

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