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The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (Windows)

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Written by  :  mclazyj (28)
Written on  :  Jul 23, 2000
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

The Gabriel Knight Series sets the bar for other adventure games to beat

The Good

The Beast Within has tense, driven story that will captivate and draw you into the adventure. The puzzles are logically placed in the story and are believable for what a normal person would do. But again, it is the story that will keep you playing this game for days, and possibly weeks. I felt that it was a rare sequel that was better than its original.

The Bad

I do have to say that one of the puzzles requires timing, which is not my strong suit. I had to replay that part several times over. Also, this is just a personal preference, but I did not like the full motion video setup of the game, but this was the big technology at the time, and it did not hurt the actual story in any way.

The Bottom Line

A mystery/suspense adventure game that will keep you guessing until the end.