2000 years of heresy, betrayal and lies. One frightening truth!
Welcome to the remote French village of Rennes-le-Chateau where your destiny lies with a dark and sinister mystery, held secret for thousands of years but now ready to be unraveled and solved. You arrive in the villa Béthanie in pursuit of a kidnapped child. But as you guide Gabriel Knight and Grace Nakimura in their chase, a far deeper and more terrifying mystery begins to unfold...
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Animated Blood and Gore, Mature Sexual Themes, Strong Language.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2010-03-11 09:26:05 bytacossmellgood:
Gabriel Knight 3 occupies a lonely chapter in adventure gaming history.
FPS's had taken over, and companies like Sierra began to alienate the hardcore adventure fans by releasing poor 3d engines like this one in an attempt to be "modern."
I think I speak for a great number of adventure fans when I say that we would have rather them stuck to beautifully paintedread more 2d art until they got the kinks ironed out of the 3d stuff.
But that didn't happen, GK3 happened, and simon the sorcerer 3d happened, and monkey island 4 (in 3d) happened. yay.
So, IMHO, this was the dark ages for adventure gaming, and GK3 was no exception. I think the art in this game is clunky and atrocious.
Regardless, GK3 manages to rise above the many problems that plagued it (and other contemporary adventure games) by presenting a truly engrossing story and reasonably difficult puzzles.
I also want to say that this is the first of the 3 games I played. I found it sealed in the box at a salvation army (actually there were 3 copies there) in about 2003, and i played it then.
I didn't have a chance to play 1 and 2 until GOG put them up for sale.
From my experience alone, I would have to say that I had the most fun playing this game out of all of them. True, the art sucks, and the voices are campy and bad, but I really got into it, and had fun anyway.
The first 2 created a great mood, had their own wonderful quirks, and had a really great aesthetic to them, which is were GK3 fails, but they lose in the sheer fun factor in comparison.
Final Verdict; just as essential as the first 2 games, but for different reasons. (the biggest reason is that this game has the most sophisticated story of the series, and the mystery and pseudo-history is awesome, if you like that sort of thing)
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Posted on 2010-03-12 14:04:26 byJerydraic:
For me the third part is the greatest of the series. Despite the not perfectly implemented 3D-graphics, it´s a wonderfull and diversified experience. The story is very well told and the end makes this part of the series something real special. Of course it´s a bit far-fetched, but great nevertheless.
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Posted on 2010-03-11 08:09:20 byKyote33:
It simply didn't have the engine to get away with what it tried so ambitiously to do, and the Grace half is way more interesting than the Gabriel half, but it still has an incredibly unique camera, Tim Curry's awesome voice work, and overall a very, very interesting story and a unique interface. If you love GK1 and 2, it's obviously worth your time.
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