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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1993)

Gabriel Knight, the owner of a New Orleans bookstore, gets tangled up in the investigation of a series of VooDoo related murders currently plaguing the city.

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Jane Jensen

Writer:

Jane Jensen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Curry ... Gabriel Knight / Gedde Butler (voice)
Mark Hamill ... Det. Mosely / Jeep Driver (voice)
Leah Remini ... Grace Nakimura (voice)
Virginia Capers ... Narrator (voice)
Michael Dorn ... Dr. John (voice)
Leilani Jones Leilani Jones ... Malia Gedde (voice)
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Wolfgang (voice)
Susan Silo ... Madame Cazanoux (voice)
Christopher Lytton ... Crash (voice) (as Chris Lytton)
Jim Cummings ... Desk Sgt. Frick / Blues Band Leader / Cajun Band Leader / Jazz Band Leader / Muscle Man Pedestrian / Dragon / Gunther (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ... Gerde / Little boy / Old Lady / Operator (voice)
Monte Markham ... Prof. Hartridge / Bartender Stonewall King / Markus (voice)
Nancy Lenehan ... Magentia Moonbeam (voice)
Dorian Harewood ... Watchman Toussaint Gervais (voice)
Rocky Carroll ... Willy Walker (voice)
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Storyline

Gabriel Knight is the owner of a New Orleans bookstore which specializes in rare books. He's also an aspiring writer, and a series of VooDoo related murders currently plaguing the city may be just the subject for his new book. In the course of researching these murders, he gets tangled up in the investigation... Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sierra Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The first PC game to use the words "Fuck" and "Shit" uncensored in that same year in 1993 that was in the PC game Police Quest: Open Season which also used those words. This was one year before the ESRB rating came out in 1994. See more »

Goofs

At one point, Gabriel attends a college lecture which he also records with his tape recorder. At the end he gets drowsy and falls asleep. As he does so the lecturers statement become garbled indicating Gabriel's loss of focus. When the tape is played back, one would expect the end of the lecture to not be garbled, since the tape recorder itself doesn't fall asleep, but the end of the recording repeats the same garbled ending. See more »

Quotes

Gabriel Knight: I saw you talking to that drummer. What did you tell him?
Crash: You saw me with the drummer? Nobody's supposed to see! Shit! I blew it again! Promise you won't say nothing to no one! It'll get back to 'em. Everything does! Promise me you won't tell anyone you saw me!
Gabriel Knight: Okay. Buy you have to tell me everything I want to know.
Crash: Okay, okay. I was sending a message, man. They have these Rada drummers posted around the Quarter. They see everything, and they report.
Gabriel Knight: Report? How?
Crash: The drums, man! It's some ...
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Alternate Versions

There are two versions of the movie. The first one came on 11 floppy disks, had no voice acting at all and thinned "cutscenes". The second version was released on CD, featured an excellent voice acting and better (smoother) cutscenes. Additionally the CD version had (very) few improvements on the in-game icon graphics. See more »

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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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Absolutely fantastic!
25 June 2004 | by Delosario-2See all my reviews

I bought the game years ago when it was released on 11 floppy disks, now, years later, I bought the CD talkie version and I still play it over and over again, probably every half a year. I keep asking myself "Why?" I know all solutions to all the riddles and quests, I know all the dialogue - and still I can't stop putting that CD in my driver over and over again. This game is absolutely magnificent and probably the best adventure game ever! Although I liked the second part "The Beast Within" too (and totally disliked the third one!) I wish they'd make a fourth part... in 2D, without FMV and without 3D graphics! What wonderful 2D(!) games must be possible these days when you look at todays (mainly 3D) games?

But let's get back to GK:SOTF. Years ago I was so amazed by the beautiful animations, the complex story and the score. Sierra put a lot of effort in this and I hope so dearly that we see such beautiful 2D games again in future... when we all got sick of hi-realistic 3D rendering. That would be my biggest game-related dream: Gabriel Knight 4 in 2D just like part one... with the same voice cast :-)

Parents please keep in mind, that GK is definitely no game for children. Sometimes it becomes pretty gory and bloody. But everybody who's no afraid of a few litres of pixelblood will have a wonderful time.

If you've never played this game, GO AND DO IT!!!


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