History VideoGame / GabrielKnight

12th Sep '16 6:35:53 AM GreenLady
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* SeriesHiatus: Despite the story for the fourth installment being written in time for teasers to be included in ''Blood of the Sacred'', there hasn't been a new Gabriel Knight game since 1999. However, [[WordOfGod Jane Jensen]] has never stopped expressing her interest in continuing the series when and if she's able to.
12th Sep '16 6:34:43 AM GreenLady
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* SeriesHiatus: Despite the story for the fourth installment being written in time for teasers to be included in ''Blood of the Sacred'', there hasn't been a new Gabriel Knight game since 1999. However, [[WordOfGod Jane Jensen]] has never stopped expressing her interest in continuing the series when and if she's able to.
9th Aug '16 2:13:09 PM Anorgil
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* SinsOfOurFathers: The theme of ancestors having committed crimes that their descendants must answer for pervades ''The Beast Within''; [[spoiler:Von Glower]] inherited the werewolf curse from his father (who gained it through a GypsyCurse after raping a young girl).

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* SinsOfOurFathers: Particularly present in the first game ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as implied by its title]]), but also present in the second game:
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The first game uses the past misdeeds of ancestors haunting their descendants as the primary motivation for the story, as well as a constant theme. Gabriel's family is seemingly cursed to have the father of each generation die when the child reaches eight years of age, and a mistake by one of Gabriel's ancestors is directly responsible for the story. [[spoiler:When Gabriel's ancestor found out that the woman he was romancing happened to be a member of a dangerous cult, he condemned and betrayed her rather than giving her a chance to repent that she might have taken, causing her to steal the powerful Ritter artifact that allowed her cult to flourish into the twentieth century.]]
** Similarly, the
theme of ancestors having committed crimes that their descendants must answer for pervades ''The Beast Within''; [[spoiler:Von Glower]] inherited the werewolf curse from his father (who gained it through a GypsyCurse after raping a young girl).



* SinsOfOurFathers: The game uses the past misdeeds of ancestors haunting their descendants as the primary motivation for the story, as well as a constant theme. Gabriel's family is seemingly cursed to have the father of each generation die when the child reaches eight years of age, and a mistake by one of Gabriel's ancestors is directly responsible for the story. [[spoiler:When Gabriel's ancestor found out that the woman he was romancing happened to be a member of a dangerous cult, he condemned and betrayed her rather than giving her a chance to repent that she might have taken, causing her to steal the powerful Ritter artifact that allowed her cult to flourish into the twentieth century.]]
8th Aug '16 8:18:38 AM Anorgil
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Tetelo's desire for vengeance on the whole Ritter family, generations after she was betrayed by Hans Ritter, ends up spelling her end.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Tetelo's desire for vengeance on the whole Ritter family, generations after she was betrayed by Hans Gunter Ritter, ends up spelling her end.
5th Jun '16 11:45:44 AM eroock
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* RedHerring: [[spoiler:The photo of young Mosely.]]


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* UselessItem: [[spoiler:The photo of young Mosely.]]
5th Jun '16 11:38:08 AM eroock
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* ''Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers'': Gabriel Knight is an author and owner of a bookstore in UsefulNotes/NewOrleans. To overcome a writer's block he tries to use the material from a series of murders his policeman friend investigates. However, afflicted with [[NightmareDreams freaky dreams]] nightly, he comes to learn that he shares a family history with a local Voodoo sect within the city, one that hinges upon being able to free his bloodline from a curse that befell them years earlier. With the help of his assistant, Grace Nakimura, and local police officer (and best friend since childhood) Detective Franklin Mosely, Gabriel discovers his roots, learning that he is [[InTheBlood descended from a German family]], the Ritters, whose men were all ''[[GratuitousGerman Schattenjäger]]''; "[[TheHunter Shadow Hunters]]" tasked with [[WhoYouGonnaCall battling the supernatural evils]] of the world, which he accomplishes in this game by healing the [[WomanScorned bad blood]] between his bloodline and that of Malia Gedde, a N'Awlins resident who hides a [[AristocratsAreEvil dark secret]].
* ''The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery'': A FullMotionVideo entry which managed to buck the well-known trend of FMV games. This time, Gabriel has returned to his family home, Schloss Ritter, to [[WhoYouGonnaCall assist the local citizens]] with what they believe to be a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf attack]]. Grace, feeling snubbed back in New Orleans, books a flight out to join him, and the pair take their respective lines of research, resulting in the revelation that the werewolf in question has a history with King UsefulNotes/LudwigIIOfBavaria, one which nearly takes Gabriel's very soul.
* ''Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned'': Gabriel and Grace are asked to protect a prince's son from [[OurVampiresAreDifferent a new supernatural threat]], and while they pursue the kidnappers, links to UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar and even more incredible things are discovered the deeper they delve. ''Gabriel Knight 3'' was released right in the middle of the adventure game slump of the late 90's and ended up being the final adventure game released by Sierra before their closing and eventual acquisition by Vivendi.

[[http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/gabriel_knight_sins_of_the_fathers The entire series is available for digital purchase from GOG.com.]] Also [[http://www.gabrielknight20th.com/ the first game in the series]] got a 20th Anniversary remake with Jane Jensen and Robert Holmes' input, released on October 15th, 2014. The possibility of a ''Gabriel Knight 4'' getting made has also been confirmed, but whether or not it will actually be realized is currently up in the air.

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* ''Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers'': Fathers'' (1993): Gabriel Knight is an author and owner of a bookstore in UsefulNotes/NewOrleans. To overcome a writer's block he tries to use the material from a series of murders his policeman friend investigates. However, afflicted with [[NightmareDreams freaky dreams]] nightly, he comes to learn that he shares a family history with a local Voodoo sect within the city, one that hinges upon being able to free his bloodline from a curse that befell them years earlier. With the help of his assistant, Grace Nakimura, and local police officer (and best friend since childhood) Detective Franklin Mosely, Gabriel discovers his roots, learning that he is [[InTheBlood descended from a German family]], the Ritters, whose men were all ''[[GratuitousGerman Schattenjäger]]''; "[[TheHunter Shadow Hunters]]" tasked with [[WhoYouGonnaCall battling the supernatural evils]] of the world, which he accomplishes in this game by healing the [[WomanScorned bad blood]] between his bloodline and that of Malia Gedde, a N'Awlins resident who hides a [[AristocratsAreEvil dark secret]].
* ''The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery'': Mystery'' (1996): A FullMotionVideo entry which managed to buck the well-known trend of FMV games. This time, Gabriel has returned to his family home, Schloss Ritter, to [[WhoYouGonnaCall assist the local citizens]] with what they believe to be a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf attack]]. Grace, feeling snubbed back in New Orleans, books a flight out to join him, and the pair take their respective lines of research, resulting in the revelation that the werewolf in question has a history with King UsefulNotes/LudwigIIOfBavaria, one which nearly takes Gabriel's very soul.
* ''Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned'': Damned'' (1999): Gabriel and Grace are asked to protect a prince's son from [[OurVampiresAreDifferent a new supernatural threat]], and while they pursue the kidnappers, links to UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar and even more incredible things are discovered the deeper they delve. ''Gabriel Knight 3'' was released right in the middle of the adventure game slump of the late 90's and ended up being the final adventure game released by Sierra before their closing and eventual acquisition by Vivendi.

[[http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/gabriel_knight_sins_of_the_fathers The entire series is available for digital purchase from GOG.com.]] Also [[http://www.gabrielknight20th.com/ the first game in the series]] series got a [[http://www.postudios.com/company/games/gabrielknight20th/index.php 20th Anniversary remake remake]] with Jane Jensen and Robert Holmes' input, released on October 15th, input in 2014. The possibility of a ''Gabriel Knight 4'' getting made has also been confirmed, but whether or not it will actually be realized is currently up in the air.
2nd Jun '16 10:53:35 AM eroock
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* RecurringDreams: Gabriel has the same BadDream over and over.
30th May '16 3:52:07 PM eroock
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** In [=GK3=], there's one to Dune when Gabriel asks Wilkes whether he's trying to call a SandWorm with a thumping device.
** Attempting to pick up a mop in a supply closet in [=GK3=] will cause Gabriel to say "You must be confusin' me with [[VideoGame/SpaceQuest Roger Wilco]]."
** The Rennes-le-Chateaux bookstore in [=GK3=] has Jane Jensen's picture and the novelization of the first game in the window.

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** In [=GK3=], there's There's one to Dune when Gabriel asks Wilkes whether he's trying to call a SandWorm with a thumping device.
** Attempting to pick up a mop in a supply closet in [=GK3=] will cause Gabriel to say "You must be confusin' me with [[VideoGame/SpaceQuest Roger Wilco]]."
** The Rennes-le-Chateaux bookstore in [=GK3=] has Jane Jensen's picture and the novelization of the first game in the window.
29th May '16 5:32:18 PM eroock
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* JourneyToFindOneself: Grace at the end.

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* JourneyToFindOneself: At the end, Grace at the end.is PutOnABus, leaving Gabriel to travel to India.



* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Grace leaves Gabriel to travel to India at the end of ''[=GK3=]''.]]
29th May '16 5:29:52 PM eroock
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* LongTitle: ''Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned]]''.

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* LongTitle: ''Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned]]''.Damned''.
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