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    • #26851 Reply
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      Would anyone know if sales of GK3 picked up after the success of ‘The DaVinci Code’ by Dan Browne?

    • #26852 Reply
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      Every now and again I see a copy being sold off somewhere.  Probably just old stock.  Surely it’s not still being manufactured?

    • #26853 Reply
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      I doubt it. However I feel this is kinda unfair, since GK3 is a lot older than Brown’s novel and most people suddenly thought they were reading a completely original story. In fact I often feel annoyed when I listen to people talking about how marvelous The Da Vince Code was, since I think Jensen’s story was a lot more interesting. Probably it’s just a matter of opinion. I’m also sad, since I think Vivendi should have used this moment of sudden interest to resell Gabriel Knight 3. I believe it is a winning card. Most probably  lot of people would have played it, and perhaps they would be interested in producing a Gabriel Knight 4.

      ps. ‘Coming soon by Vivendi: Gabriel Knight 4: The Vampire Slayer,  available for  your  XBOX360, compatible with USB laser guns.’… please NOOOooo …. just joking 😉

    • #26854 Reply
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      In fact I often feel annoyed when I listen to people talking about how marvelous The Da Vince Code was, since I think Jensen’s story was a lot more interesting.


      Jane Jensen didn’t exactly come up with the story… GK3 is heavily based on the book Holy Blood, Holy Grail, which was first published in the early 80s.
    • #26855 Reply
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      Well ,when I read the Da Vinci code recently, it al sounded VERY familiar. I  just knew I read this story before, and then it dawned to me : my all-time favorite Gabriel Knigt-game !! (and, ofcourse, ever since the game was out I own a copy of Holy blood and the Holy Grail).
      Unfortunately my copy of the game was very damaged from overplaying it. So I went in search f a new copy. Available here (Netherlands) in every toy- and CDstore for 3 euro’s !! (about $ 2,50). Immideately bought four copies in case of future damage. So, the Da Vinci Code was repsonsible for at least 4 extra sales !Smiley

    • #26856 Reply
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      Oh, and I started my own little campaign loving the game so much, so at least in Enschede, my hometown, nearly all copies were sold, and most of my friends now have a copy. People who finish the game (and, ofcouse, speak sufficiently english to comprehend the whole story) must admit they like it better thn the book. Wich was nice, but not as good as its best-selling status suggested.

    • #26857 Reply
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      Of course Jensen heavily leaned on the book of the Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, but the way she weaved that with the vampire/bloodline story, the old Annunaki-stories about this stuff you drink to get immortal, the old Unicorn-legend and the historical facts and speculations, made here an infinite better story-teller than Dan Brown. She obviously knowns her classics, and has read a lot, and is historically very accurate. Same as in Sins of the Fathers (where I got most of my Voodoo-knowledge), and The Beast Within (that still makes me want to visit Bayern,Germany some day).
      So I keep hoping she will write more (Gabriel Knight) games, or maybe turn to writing books . She MUST have more stories to tell.

    • #26858 Reply
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      I think I bought GK3 after the Da Vinci code was released, although I didn’t know anything about either story.  I’d finally bought a PC and I bought all of the games I missed out on that I wanted to play.  I liked GK3 despite the quirky camera control, and I probably never would’ve won it without using a walkthrough.  But the ending was a bit too Last Crusades-ish.  I would’ve liked to see the ending done differently starting at the part where that guy reveals his secret and true origin, which took all of the mystery out of the rest of the game and made the last sequence all about navigating traps.

      I didn’t like GK1’s ending sequence much either now that I think about it.  It didn’t fit the voodoo atmosphere.  However, I really like GK2’s ending.  I thought the whole game was excellent and it’s probably the best FMV game ever made, although I’d probably be alone if I made a case for Return to Zork being the best.

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