Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned Image

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  • Summary: 2000 years of heresy, betrayal and lies. One frightening truth. Solve a real-life mystery with the third title in the award-winning Gabriel Knight series. Game writer and designer Jane Jensen brings you Gabriel and Grace in their most controversial adventure ever. Enter the small French village pf Rennes-le-Château, and begin the path to your destiny ? unraveling an enigma that may shatter your most closely-held beliefs. Play as both Gabriel Knight and Grace Nakamura as you learn more about what is hidden in the hills of France. But beware your life, your faith and your soul. For once the truth is found, there is no erasing it. [Sierra] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
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  1. GK3 is a long, difficult, immersive game with a strong, adult-oriented plot.
  2. With some of the best graphics and artwork in the field, Blood of the Sacred is a visual feast. With memorable characters and an addicting storyline, it's a world that you won't want to leave and one that you will return and visit for many of your days.
  3. Great story, acting, interface, are all wrapped up to create one of the best adventure games yet.
  4. An incredible, audacious attempt that doesn't quite live up to its goals. Easily one of the most complex stories ever told in a computer game. Highly recommended as both the continuation of a great series and on the strength of its high points.
  5. The gameplay is quite excellent, but Tim Curry is so off-putting that it almost makes this one a tough call. [Mar 2000, p.90]
  6. Those that hate obtuse puzzles will want to steer clear. The real attraction to GKIII is the information about Rennnes-le-Chateau and surrounding environs. It’s the next best thing to actually traveling to the south of France, and a lot cheaper.
  7. There's no easy way to say this, but the game that adventure fans have patiently been waiting for has proved to be one of the biggest disappointments of the year so far, at least as far as this reviewer is concerned.

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  1. Dec 12, 2012
    It's fun exploring Southern France in this third iteration of the Gabriel Knight series but sometimes the puzzles are a little too difficult for my liking. Since this is the first Gabriel Knight to switch to 3D graphics, the game hasn't exactly aged well either and doesn't have the same charm as the original's painted pixels or the second's FMV. Expand

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