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Post Mortem is a gritty and grim murder mystery set in the first half of 20th century Paris. Players take the first-person perspective role of New York detective Gus McPherson, hired by Sophia Blake to investigate the grisly deaths of Ruby and Regis Whyte, her sister and brother-in-law who have been beheaded in their hotel room. With a fee of 500 dollars down and 500 dollars a day, McPherson enters a world of rituals, puzzles, artifacts, enigma, and deception as he uses his camera, sixth sense, and sketchbook as tools to unravel a mysterious conspiracy.
The manual contains helpful hints for the first five minutes of gameplay. The interface utilizes a number of "smart cursors" that change depending on the action possible in each location and McPherson selects conversational responses from a series of tabs when he encounters other characters. The dialogue chosen can affect the path of discovery and lead to multiple endings in the game, which offers more than 15 hours of play and interaction with nearly two dozen non-player characters. ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide