In Deja Vu, you take on the role of some guy in 1941 Chicago. Maybe hes a doctor. Maybe hes a lawyer. Maybe hes a retired boxer.
When you start the game, you dont know exactly who your character is, he cant remember, and the games second-person narrative sure as fuck isnt 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 doesnt take long for you to figure out youre 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 bac …
Oh wait, thatd 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.
Deja Vu is a great game, but I think Shadowgate is a much better.