"The 7th Guest" was one of the first games in history to utilize the relatively new FMV technology. It doesn't use animation or in-game graphics. Instead, it uses real-life actors that act out a very decent script and storyline. Something of this magnitude had never been attempted before and it's truly revolutionary. And the FMV quality still stands up and remains decent even when compared to today's standards. This was also one of the first games to use hi-res SVGA graphics. The Stauf mansion is beautifully rendered and the graphics department obviously spent a lot of time devoted to the small details. As you wander the halls and various rooms of the mansion, you actually get a sense of immersion because everything is so real looking."
~allgame.com; Michael L. House