Entries tagged with “Gabriel Knight”.


I stumbled upon one tiny image.

My brain burst into emotions. I remembered getting chewed out by my boss for messing up with a client, being recruited by a secret underground organization, running a smalltime casino in a jazzy little port town, I remembered my good friend who drove me across the land in his madly upgraded company car, exposing corruption, swinging a scythe, and in the end finally getting on a train with the girl I had been chasing all that time. I got chills.

All that came from one single image…

Correct. I remembered Grim Fandango.

What if I could capture that in my art as well?, I started thinking.
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And so the dreaded holiday season is in full bloom again. Which means that… here comes the long awaited second demaskatory report of my Summer 2008 visit to the famous town of mystery and adventure – Rennes-le-Chateau, France. Sorry for having kept you waiting an entire year for this exciting climax. But now you’ll see just how much deeper did Gabriel Knight 3 manage to bury itself in its lies…


Part II: Behind The Fence

…its lies and factual errors. (more…)

Action games’ fans often consider adventure games’ fans an eccentric bunch who likes to think hard during leisure time. Wrong! Adventure games are what you turn to when you need to release all those primal emotions accumulated and suppressed during the rest of the day. A true adventure gaming experience must contain the likes of instant dangers, hidden traps, fist fights, explosions, running away from angry mobs… So what, if many such obstacles require using some basic wits to get past – the wits part is there just to spice up the brutal aspects of the adventuring. (more…)

gabetalkDeep in the Languedoc mountains… shrouded in darkness… lies Rennes-le-Chateau – the city of ancient secrets, hotels and museums in the must-play adventure game Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of The Sacred, Blood of The Damned. And it’s all based on reality… Is it?

Here’s how Gabriel Knight in person (and in Tim Curry‘s voice) described this town sometime in 1998 or 1999:

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