What's that game? (Genuinely curious mode)

We've got a couple of threads making a game of identifying… well, games. However, I figure sometimes we actually need a hand identifying an unknown game, so here we are.

For my part, my coworker shared this photo from their youth, & we're trying to figure out what they're playing. I joked that it's _msn messenger_ & _the orb_, but honestly I feel like I should know this one... a _Baldur's Gate_ or a _Diablo_ or something equally obvious that's just escaping us at the moment. Any ideas?

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I assume the game is in a window? Or does it feature the MSN messenger looking thing?

Could it be Space Hulk? I can't find a screenshot that looks like that but that's the first thing that jumped to mind.

I was thinking either a starting menu of some kind (in which case, I'm totally clueless) or an interactive fiction client for something like King of Dragon Pass. Not that I think this is King of Dragon Pass specifically; I just brought it up to give everybody an idea.

@“nickfourtimes”#p85997 Hmm sorry but how do you know that’s a game? Looks more like a scan of an audio CD back cover with the track list on the side.

@“Chopemon”#p86005

space hulk definitely feels similar, i can see the resemblance!

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not exactly the same thing but… yeah it's either some kinda tech-thing with a tech-mask or a demon-thing with a tech-mask.

and indeed, @chazumaru & @Syzygy, i can't be sure this wasn't a browser game, or looking up something in the browser while chatting on MSN, looking at a screenshot of a title menu or an OST or... any number of options!

kind of looks like one of those diegetic menus/scenes when you're on base in Independence War or a wing commander

well somewhere in my searching i found this, & honestly at 1.45MB this is a steal.

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@“nickfourtimes”#p86056 Shin Megami Tensei (1992).

@“nickfourtimes”#p85997 https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0183066/mediaviewer/rm1775436545/?ref_=tt_ov_i Fallout 2?

it kind of looks like an end credits scroll


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the nuclear option if no one here can help is to go to r/tipofmyjoystick

@“treefroggy”#p86221 This game is First Queen: Ornic Senki, and

@"treefroggy"#p86845 this game appears to be a Zelda fangame called _[Lost Isle](https://www.zeldadungeon.net/wiki/Lost_Isle)_!

@“Funbil”#p86851 or reverse image search, haha

Might as well use this opportunity to see if anybody knows about this game I brought up last year.

hmm, that's not a lot to go on. do you know if it was released in the west?

While the intro was probably in English (maybe with Japanese subtitles?), I don't think it was released outside Japan.

Hmmm far future + FMV would have me think of DeathMask maybe? The other details don’t really match, though.

https://youtu.be/nphM4CTRLI0