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- Gabriel Knight: sins of the fathers -

Sierra made loads of adventure games most of which were part of series like King's quest, space quest and more. The Gabriel Knight series has stood out from the rest because of the mature content and the elaborate story that comes with them. You play the part of Gabriel Knight, a writer who owns a bookstore in New Orleans. Lately Gabriel has had the same nightmare over and over again and he seems to think that they have something to do with recent murders involving voodoo in the area. With the help of his old friend detective Mosley and his friend and researcher Grace Nakamura he tries to get at the bottom of the murders as well as Gabriel's part in all of this.

The story plays a large part in this game and there is much more conversation than most other adventure games. Conversations between two charcters takes place in a seperate interface in which you ask the person questions about certain subjects, sometimes this will yield new information or a new topic which you can ask others. These conversations are a needed to advance the game in many areas so be sure to question everybody. The main interface is pretty standard and it has the standard icons for look, talk, pick up, the usual stuff. It's not a smart one though so you'll have to make sure you use the correct icon on certain objects.

The game starts after Gabriel once again has the same nightmare he has been having for a long time. After reading the paper there has been yet another voodoo murder in the area. Gabriel will have to look for clues not only to the murders but also what his part in all of this is. Travel around the city is done on a map on which interesting places are shown with an icon, once you get more information or clues new locations will be placed on the map. The progression of the game is made on a day by day basis, you do not have to finish every single task in a set day but after certain tasks are finished the game will automatically end the day and go on to the next. This gives a clear way to see your progress altough at times a relatively small task can stop you from completing that day. Tasks range from getting clues by talking to people, getting certain items or gaining access to new locations.

The game was made at the height of the VGA era so there are handdrawn backgrounds which were scanned in with some of the details made by hand so graphically there is little to fault the game with. Musicwise there are many tunes in the background that really fit well with the atmosphere of the actual location, some characters in the game actually have their own score which were used in the later Gabriel Knight games as well.

I always had a thing for Sierra adventures because at the time they were probably the biggest name out there making this type of game. Not all of them were great but the Gabriel Knight series ranks as high as they can go in my opinion. Sins of the father is a great game and the sequel the beast within ranks as one of my alltime favorite games so basically if you haven't got or played this before you should get it now.

Overal rating: 9.5/10

Erde Kaiser


This game was released for one system here are some notes:
DOS Released in 1993.
What can I say, works great in dosbox.
Others This version is not available.
Mac released in 1994.

Date added Dec-19-2008 09:17
Name Gabriel Knight: sins of the fathers
Developer Sierra on-line
Publisher Sierra on-line
First released 1993
Genre Adventure
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