The era of FMV games was marked by a lot of things: shoddy gameplay, low quality (often interlaced) video, dodgy acting, and constant disk swapping. But there was a time when the gaming industry looked to FMV as the future, and threw an metric shitload of money behind FMV games.
Most didn't pan out. But it did result in some of - at the time - most expensive games ever made. One such effort in Australia was The Dame Was Loaded, which you can buy again today for a schooner.