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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (DOS)

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Written by  :  Shayne Bates (13)
Written on  :  Apr 23, 2001
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

One of the best from sierra. Like Angel Heart , only in game form.

The Good

The atmosphere of New Orleans is incredible. Many movies have attempted and failed at creating that evil atmosphere. (Angel Heart is perhaps the only exception i can think of) A mixture of beautiful french style, but the feeling of evil in every scene.

The plot is quite good (for the first few days). I got to the point where i couldnt stop playing cause i was so keen to find out what happened next. Whereas on other games (Kings quest ) there was no real plot other than to do unusal things to find the princess.

In fact , the only sierra game which comes close GK is police quest 4.(in my opinion)

The Bad

When you go to germany and see a dragon. Europe can be the most atmospheric place for a game , but the designers blew it by placing more childish elements in the europe segment.(The dragon - The idea that Gabriel's family comes from a wierd order who attack evil. Gabriel should have had evil ancestors who had been damned) Finally , the last day , when gabe goes to the underground lair. Destroys the entire fel of the game.

The Bottom Line

Worth buying two copies , one to play and one to set upon an altar and worship.