GOG release: “Tender Loving Care”

The era of FMV games wasn’t an easy one to live in with terrible acting and almost no gameplay, but thanks to Nightdive Studios, Aftermath Media’s Aftermath Media (directed by David Wheeler) is finally on GOG to show that there are still some original titles to discover.

The story about the married Overton couple that suffers from the death of their child isn’t very new, and hiring a nurse because of their psychiatric doctor Turner’s advice becoming a dangerous love interest is TV soap opera material, even if the doctor is played by renowned actor John Hurt. Seduction and dangerous fantasies as well as dark secrets are expected in the erotic thriller genre, but the interactive medium offers much more than this.

One doesn’t simply watch short movie clips, but one has to reply to the very personal psychological questions of Doctor Turner, becoming a patient oneself. This then shapes how the story turns out and how one’s own personality profile is written. These Q&A sessions break the storytelling wall and involve the player in a way a movie simply can’t. Even if wandering around the house of the Overtons doesn’t provide a lot of interactivity and the graphics haven’t aged that well, this is a unique experience one should play, if one can live with some questionable acting at times and being asked questions one could feel uncomfortable answering.

The original 1998 game (and interactive DVD) is now available on GOG (after being first released on iPad and then later as a PC version on Steam) with a 75% discount that will last until July 6, 1PM UTC.

Buy the game for PC on
GOG

Official website

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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5 Responses to GOG release: “Tender Loving Care”

  1. Kim says:

    I just watched the trailer… it’s so 90s, I love it.

    • nufafitc says:

      Yes, time to grab some popcorn and do an FMV special ;).

      • Kim says:

        You know what: I might just do that

        *digs out The 7th Guest and Gabriel Knight 2*

      • nufafitc says:

        Awesome, already did that and wrote the reviews ;). Don’t forget Tex Murphy and… Toonstruck! Even though it’s a different story with using real actors. Gabriel Knight 2 is one of my favorites :).

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