Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

"I dreamt of blood upon the shore, of eyes that spoke of sin. The lake was smooth and deep and black, as was her scented skin..."

Welcome to New Orleans in the mid 90s, when Hoodoo was still called Voodoo and Marie Laveau was believed to haunt the cemeteries, fueling Voodoo spells with dark energy. Gabriel Knight is hard boiled detective; blonde, good looking and pushing 30. His mysterious past- a deranged artistic father, a curiously absent mother, a well to do grandmother- is intruding on his real life as he begins writing a novel on Voodoo.

Unfortunately the Voodoo Murders begin in the city, and his research takes him along the same path as the local police. They lead him through museums and parks, from jazz bands and the remains of voodoo veve- a part of a complete Loa summoning. They lead him to a dark haired, dark eyed beauty, who may or may not be involved, and is definitely in danger.

A haunting mix of culture, magic, mythology, and 90s misogynistic romance- Knight is a win as an adventure game. Explore the city of New Orleans and talk to well developed characters in an intimate dialogue setting. Educational, curious and enticing- it offers the best of point and click.

For a charming, amusingly subtitled review with the lovely Anne Jindra, link Here.

Love it? Buy it Here.

Want more games, amusement, and excitement? Check out Anne Jindra's YouTube Channel.

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