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Title: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: drusain on December 21, 2011, 04:52:00 PM
Hey everyone! I've actually not played many adventure games and (gasp) hadn't heard of Gabriel Knight until recently. I grew up with King's Quest but have just gotten interested in finding out about Gabriel Knight and so I will be doing a LP of it. Apparently it's Jane Jensen's best work so it'll be nice to play it before getting involved in Cognition when that comes out  ;)

It'll be a blind LP which means that if there are opportunities to "miss" something and be stuck forever in the game, I'm likely to run into it! So if you plan to join in and have finished the game before please let me know if I do something that will keep me from finishing the game!

I've set up everything for recording and everything seems to be working so I'll be trying to put out my first video tomorrow. I'm looking forward to playing with you!  :D

EDIT- Also playing The Secret of Monkey Island! It looks so fun!
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: Rosella on December 21, 2011, 08:33:16 PM
Ooh, fantastic. I haven't really gotten into the GK series before either, so I'll be watching. :D
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: Arkillian on December 22, 2011, 12:38:33 AM
It's a fantastic series :) Count me in for watching the LP ^^
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: KatieHal on December 22, 2011, 05:53:28 AM
Fun!
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: drusain on December 22, 2011, 05:14:41 PM
Thanks for the support! I'll stick a playlist here and edit more in as I make them.

Looks to be a neat game! Great voicing too! Hard to avoid commentating much on the pervy stuff though. Between Gabriel's comments and the huge king in my pants in TSL Ep.4 it's hard keeping the channel family-friendly ;)

Part 1- More like Pervert Knight amirite? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAFkFQ-IQCg&feature=channel_video_title)
Part 2- Nobody Likes Talking to Gabriel :( (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKDO4y1ieww)
Part 3- Three Dragons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IM9Enjv0dE)
Part 4- Confusing Ritters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24rHfQtIzXs)
Part 5- Driving Past The Murder Scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCDGlS4ekzg)
Part 6- Most Suspicious Photocopier Ever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69bWX6X8mgs)
Part 7- Most Expensive Hot Dog Ever (http://youtu.be/Mw4JNDUryZY)
Part 8- So Much Talking! (http://youtu.be/dz1qCbtc_7k)
Part 9- I Don't Trust That Dr. John Guy (http://youtu.be/HKrw-jFeMG0)
Part 10- Not a History Lecture! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvgpHs8GC1s&list=UUdPX1FoawyWuPM_UXN4eRHg&index=1&feature=plcp)
Part 11- Backtracking and Romance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBUQqZriczo&list=UUdPX1FoawyWuPM_UXN4eRHg&index=1&feature=plcp)
Part 12- One's Racy, One's Racist (http://youtu.be/ws1LhwZyncI)
Part 13- Throw Items, Progress to Day 4! (http://youtu.be/nsokQdqFXbE)
Part 14- Cough Cough Cough (http://youtu.be/LHGquYwoZno)
Part 15- PEOPLE KEEP DYING AAHHH (http://youtu.be/9JmTkKxIMPI)
Part 16- My First Sierra Game Death in 15 Years (http://youtu.be/zXrNXMTzRDw)
Part 17- I Am Wishing Stumped (http://youtu.be/WaQ-Et1Es2o)
Part 18- She's Got Multiple Personality Disorder (http://youtu.be/0x4MFcy4pRw)
Part 19- Worst Case of Being Stood Up Ever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHxy_8sLna0&list=UUdPX1FoawyWuPM_UXN4eRHg)
Part 20- Al B. Darned: Book Puns! (http://youtu.be/MO85j9jmj-g)
Part 21- Insert Mummy Pun Here (http://youtu.be/Op95hxi7HL0)
Part 22- Welcome to Hell! (http://youtu.be/KsggjLTcBvU)
Part 23- "You Are SOOO Dead" (http://youtu.be/27t2uPVtvfw)
Part Final- Thank You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5ATHc99vgU)

EDIT-

The Secret of Monkey Island:

Part 1- I Wanna Be The Pirate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbLBe_jrGmY)
Part 2- Dishonesty is Always the Best Piracy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okQIJDVpLB8)
Part 3- Circuses Offer High Wages! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrIdC2BY4tQ&feature=channel_video_title)
Part 4- Halitosis. n. Having bad breath  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sYXVzBAy5U)
Part 5- Adventuring on Autopilot! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-LJDy-DVZk)
Part 6- Idol and Romance Acquired! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4eKE6C5SH4&feature=channel_video_title[/url)
Part 7- Even Graham Could Insult Better (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X5WYTLxH9Q)
Part 8- Don't Cry Over Spilt Grog (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKii2qfRQsQ)
Part 9- Just Want To Get Off This Island (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz46-PneYSc)
Part 10- Shrewd Negotiations (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch2Wp_ckvUA)
Part 11- Captain's Log: Morale Low (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaMygtMsxqo)
Part 12- Blasted Into Part 3! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4qrjWCpGPc)
Part 13- And That's Why You Always Leave A Note (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feIwjD6IZDM)
Part 14- Fine Young Cannibals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42Js6ls586M)
Part 15- Charity Navigator (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3GWyfx9Jng)
Part 16- Magnets, How Do They Work? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrjJ9f5HLxs)
Part Final- Thanks For Watching! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulyTQ3PZ9o8)

EDIT-

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge

Part 1- Robbed Him Blind (http://"http://youtu.be/h1J-EacM1dc")
Part 2- The Return of Madame Mushka! (http://youtu.be/4QgdCO5DRqA)
Part 3- That's Not Swamp OOZE! (http://youtu.be/w0D1ZkYfogI)
Part 4- I Get People Fired For Fun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytrz6ZxlXLE)
Part 5- Largo's Em-Bra-Go (http://youtu.be/U3mqR1lZr6I)
Part 6. Shopping for Souvenirs (http://youtu.be/SyzqXvqOzag)
Part 7- I Secretly Want That Machine (http://youtu.be/rxJrLqM4nv8)
Part 8- Gambling with Loaded Numbers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60qLoGfuqp8)
Part 9- Pretty in Pink (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4K98jrVGGo&feature=youtu.be)
Part 10- Petnapping (http://youtu.be/yvETNcaxHT4)
Part 11- Guybrush Spits and Blows (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yeljroSIow)
Part 12- Bad Drinker, Good Barterer (http://youtu.be/r1CUaBc-s9I)
Part 13- Just Take a Look, It's in a Book (http://youtu.be/N86jKX4W0Sk)
Part 14- I Blame the Grog for That (http://youtu.be/QVr4yRyql7E)
Part 15- Cliffhanger! (http://youtu.be/AK16wmFczmw)
Part 16- Don't Be Rude, Chester (http://youtu.be/OU9dtNOfayM)
Part 17- No Progress After 18:00 (http://youtu.be/JtzLKnxn4k0)
Part 18- A Shocking Development! (http://youtu.be/1zf0J2-ra84)
Part Final- Thank You! (http://youtu.be/sM_syI_XNgg)

Quest for Glory 1:

Part 1- I Wanna Be The Hero (http://youtu.be/m_VGT9zNj2Q)
Part 2- I Help People then Steal from Them (http://youtu.be/p-_l4Fip_YY)
Part 3- Thief Song and Heroic Dying (http://youtu.be/IJiaWEiFnCI)
Part 4- I Get a Gem and Kobold Death (http://youtu.be/fF6TCvCggFQ)

The Curse of Monkey Island

Part 1- I Make Wally Cry (http://youtu.be/fxgNHKSuNnQ)
Part 2- The Midas Touch! (http://youtu.be/oCivWjvFjHU)
Part 3- What a Silly Town (http://youtu.be/-4ErTq3HSuk)
Part 4- Barbary Pirates (http://youtu.be/smOfjCmhrOQ)
Part 5- Out of the Snake and into the Quicksand (http://youtu.be/Vve7c_D5l94)
Part 6- Guybrush Manuever (http://youtu.be/1TDmqmYAAiM)
Part 7- Two Pirates Down! (http://youtu.be/aFArNJdhR2A)
Part 8- LeCh-...?! (http://youtu.be/WFXB5eBNKyE)
Part 9- PIRATE SONG (http://youtu.be/NhJZ-9qoEIA)
Part 10- PIRATE BATTLES (http://youtu.be/DfJEosJ6njk)
Part 11-Exploring Blood Island (http://youtu.be/KruXYq25OXY)
Part 12- Volcanoes get Indigestion? (http://youtu.be/BHdamzw6z5Y)
Part 13- Hangover Solution! (http://youtu.be/nk1Q24CcDtQ)
Part 14- If I Could Only Die.. (http://youtu.be/r1_xUb6zPYA)
Part 15- Boneo and Skulliet (http://youtu.be/TU15QtdQqWM)
Part 16- LeChuck Talks a Lot (http://youtu.be/rQsvKba7fXE)
Part 17- Carnival of Fun (http://youtu.be/NZ5eBGGXaiI)
Part Final- Thanks for Watching! (http://youtu.be/B0Mpacpx4xg)
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: DawsonJ on December 24, 2011, 12:54:28 AM
I wish you well, Dru. I've tried watching LPs of GK, but that drunken Madame, or whatever she is, just drives me insane with her narration. It's not like I expect that awesome Bastion narrator, but I'd much prefer one who can speak coherently. :P
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: KatieHal on December 24, 2011, 06:14:04 AM
Yeah...as cool as her drawl and N'awlins accent is, and I can appreciate the appropriateness of that to the game itself, she talks waaaaayyy toooooo slooooowww for my tastes. I turn off the narrator voice on that game any time I play it.
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: drusain on December 24, 2011, 06:42:06 AM
Noted. I had mentioned so in the episode and whether or not people would want me to play it with or without narration (because it is painfully slow), and it looks like I have an answer! I think it's a fun voice, but would be insufferable for a viewer. I'll keep it off and narrate myself.
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: DawsonJ on December 24, 2011, 10:22:00 PM
Perfect. Thanks, Dru! I, personally, don't really care to explore the series, but I like knowing that I can watch someone else playing it. I feel the same way about the new Final Fantasy games.
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: drusain on January 10, 2012, 12:03:01 PM
Does the game become more "adventurey" and less talky-talky? I'm starting to want to close the project since it's less "adventuring" and more "talky-talky with NPCs" which is leaving me no room for commentary. I lost my part 3 recording but it was just talking with 3 more NPCs  :dead: I like the game but it's not easy to commentate for. It's a reason I would never do Laura Bow games.

Thought about LPing the new SQ2 remake but I can't find a way to get it to allow for screen capture.

Probably going to scrap the project and do a new adventure game but don't know if there's any new ones out. The list of 2012 PC adventure games Katie linked on the New Year is intriguing though :)
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: KatieHal on January 10, 2012, 12:11:07 PM
There is a lot getting clues via conversation in Gabriel Knight. The guy's basically a PI, so, it makes sense. There is action and finding clues and more DOING things as you get further into the game.

Even if you scrap the LP, I do encourage you to keep playing the game itself on your own time.
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: Jono on January 13, 2012, 02:24:16 AM
Does the game become more "adventurey" and less talky-talky? I'm starting to want to close the project since it's less "adventuring" and more "talky-talky with NPCs" which is leaving me no room for commentary. I lost my part 3 recording but it was just talking with 3 more NPCs  :dead: I like the game but it's not easy to commentate for. It's a reason I would never do Laura Bow games.

Thought about LPing the new SQ2 remake but I can't find a way to get it to allow for screen capture.

Probably going to scrap the project and do a new adventure game but don't know if there's any new ones out. The list of 2012 PC adventure games Katie linked on the New Year is intriguing though :)

Please don't stop. There's a lot of dialogue in the beginning but there's more puzzle solving later on. Also, if you click on the grey squares on the sides of the map, you'll find there are more places to go to. There's an actual puzzle in Grandma's house when you go into the attic.
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight and The Secret of Monkey Island!
Post by: drusain on January 14, 2012, 05:48:57 PM
I took a short look at the Secret of Monkey Island and wowow it looks like so much fun! I just posted my first video (same post with my Gabriel Knight video list) and geez how could I have never played my dream life as a pirate? So I'll be doing that.

I don't know if I'll stop recording Gabriel Knight but Monkey Island certainly has my interest for the moment  ;D
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: DawsonJ on January 15, 2012, 01:16:14 PM
I took a short look at the Secret of Monkey Island and wowow it looks like so much fun! I just posted my first video (same post with my Gabriel Knight video list) and geez how could I have never played my dream life as a pirate? So I'll be doing that.

I don't know if I'll stop recording Gabriel Knight but Monkey Island certainly has my interest for the moment  ;D

Yay!
Monkey Island is so much fun.... to watch. LOL. I really suck at adventure games, but I've watched Longplays of every Monkey Island game. I can't believe you're just getting into the series, but I'm glad for you.

Interesting voice facts:
Alan Young - "Scrooge McDuck" from DuckTales; "Wilbur Post" from Mr. Ed; Irishman from Monkey Island series (Sorry, I forget the name.).

Jim Cummings - "Winnie the Pooh"/"Tigger"; "Monterey Jack"/"Fat Cat" from Chip'n'Dale Rescue Rangers; Several characters, including police officer who gave you the package, from Gabriel Knight.

It sounds like Rob Paulsen ("Yakko"/"Dr. ScratchinSniff"/"Pinky" from Animaniacs, "Raphael" from the GOOD Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon (1980s)) is the voice of the ghost pirate who spoke with LeChuck in the cut scene.
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: drusain on February 12, 2012, 05:14:31 PM
Well Monkey Island was fun! Thanks to you all who played with me :) Time to get back to Gabriel Knight.

I just get scared about the whole "game screws you over" thing while I'm doing the LP and I don't really know to what degree I should expect this from Gabriel Knight. Is it like Monkey Island where I can't lose no matter what I do? Or more like KQ5 where they punish you at every screen for daring not to buy the hint guide? Somewhere in between?  ;D
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: DawsonJ on February 13, 2012, 12:08:55 AM
Hey Dru, I'll let you know if I notice something you may not have noticed as you play, so as to be supportive.  I want you to keep up your LPs. :) But, honestly, I don't like the darker adventure games.  However, due to the player (http://www.youtube.com/user/drubell06/videos) and to the voice cast (JIM CUMMINGS (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0191906/), yeah!!!!), I'll keep an eye on your releases.  By the way, congrats on the success of Monkey Island. :)
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: drusain on February 18, 2012, 08:40:09 PM
Yeah there's some neat voice acting in this of the games I've been playing, eh? Monkey Island had some great ones too :D Man, Monkey Island was loads of fun; much more than I was hoping for. I hope to keep it fun for you! I'm planning to get the 3rd part up tomorrow and get back into the game.

(Posted on: February 14, 2012, 11:08:45 PM)


Well it's been 2 months since I started and I just finished Day 1, so there we go!
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: DawsonJ on February 18, 2012, 10:56:43 PM
(Posted on: February 14, 2012, 11:08:45 PM)[/size]


Well it's been 2 months since I started and I just finished Day 1, so there we go!

Well, 2 months including a FULL playthrough of MI1.  Not a bad thing. :)
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: drusain on March 27, 2012, 10:02:51 PM
I just died in a Sierra game for the first time in about 15 years, which feels weird.

(Posted on: March 06, 2012, 08:48:42 PM)


You all weren't kidding about Gabriel Knight being good for the story. I've just finished the game and there are just so many story elements that were put into the game that I could definitely tell was written by someone who was passionate about how to weave a cohesive and strong narrative together. It's unfortunate that brilliant writing like what this game had has dissolved into the stories we see in most games now. Having played Gabriel Knight, I'm even more excited to see how Jane Jensen's hand has influenced the narrative of Cognition. Really looking forward to that :)

In one of my master's courses we're discussing whether or not video games can be used as devices for students to develop literacy and my colleagues mostly don't agree but I'm trying to push Gabriel Knight as an example where I can take the first scene of Gabriel Knight (where we see him and Grace for the first time) and that scene alone tells me so much information about setting and character than I see in most books I see nowadays.

I'm starting Monkey Island 2 now so I'll put that game playlist on the post where I have all the other links for those interested in it. :pumpkin:
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: DawsonJ on March 30, 2012, 04:18:20 AM
You know, there are different ways of improving one's vocabulary/grammar/spelling through games. I, for one, enjoy playing games in other languages. In fact, with the European version of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, you can change the language easily. Sometimes I play it in Spanish (which I understand best of the options); other times, like today, I play it in French with a dictionary next to me. Also, there are Word Search games in different languages, which, essentially, force you to learn the proper spelling of a word. For that matter, Crossword Puzzles force you to spell correctly in order for the puzzle to work. And, of course, Scrabble (with a dictionary and a conjugation reference). Many word games are available in video game form.
:)
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: drusain on May 02, 2012, 10:06:01 AM
Just finished with Monkey Island 2. Fantastic game! I can definitely see why many people put it in this top 10 adventure games. The game just had such an open world, the locations were so diverse I never got bored with them, and there were so many puzzles laid around in the second part that I really felt that I could just play any of them in the order I felt like playing them at my own leisure. Fun!
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: DawsonJ on May 02, 2012, 06:00:41 PM
Good work! I watched through the end (Shout Out! :highfive:). I left an explanation about the elevator for you in the comments for the video on YT. :yes:


If you're looking for freeware games, check out Toegoff's Free March (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCEFD4DB7FD783D7A&feature=plcp).  They're good stuff, all legit.
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: drusain on May 02, 2012, 07:42:12 PM
Good work! I watched through the end (Shout Out! :highfive:). I left an explanation about the elevator for you in the comments for the video on YT. :yes:

I've been wondering which YT account was yours!  ;D
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: DawsonJ on May 04, 2012, 01:01:11 AM
Good work! I watched through the end (Shout Out! :highfive:). I left an explanation about the elevator for you in the comments for the video on YT. :yes:

I've been wondering which YT account was yours!  ;D

Why? So you can block me? :P
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: Bludshot on May 18, 2012, 08:27:11 PM
I wish you well, Dru. I've tried watching LPs of GK, but that drunken Madame, or whatever she is, just drives me insane with her narration. It's not like I expect that awesome Bastion narrator, but I'd much prefer one who can speak coherently. :P

My new life goal is to hire the Bastion narrator to re-narrate every single game I ever played.

I think he could've done great with KQV

"Listen, all this takes a lot of getting used to, and you do get used to it, after awhile.  Theres three things I'll always miss though.

1. Not having a talking owl follow me all the time

2. Wellll forget about 2.

And three, I miss the text parsers, folks in Daventry knew how to type a command.  Sure we have some convenience with the ol point and click interface, but imagine hundreds of different commands, and only about ten of them actually worked.  Those were the days."
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: drusain on May 18, 2012, 08:43:15 PM
I wish you well, Dru. I've tried watching LPs of GK, but that drunken Madame, or whatever she is, just drives me insane with her narration. It's not like I expect that awesome Bastion narrator, but I'd much prefer one who can speak coherently. :P

My new life goal is to hire the Bastion narrator to re-narrate every single game I ever played.

I think he could've done great with KQV

"Listen, all this takes a lot of getting used to, and you do get used to it, after awhile.  Theres three things I'll always miss though.

1. Not having a talking owl follow me all the time

2. Wellll forget about 2.

And three, I miss the text parsers, folks in Daventry knew how to type a command.  Sure we have some convenience with the ol point and click interface, but imagine hundreds of different commands, and only about ten of them actually worked.  Those were the days."

There isn't a thumbsup emote big enough for this comment :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: Bludshot on May 18, 2012, 11:21:14 PM
No need for praise, anything sounds cool if you read it in the narrator's voice.  In fact if he had voiced Cedric he'd probably be everyones' favorite KQ character.
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: DawsonJ on May 19, 2012, 11:41:06 PM
No need for praise, anything sounds cool if you read it in the narrator's voice.  In fact if he had voiced Cedric he'd probably be everyones' favorite KQ character.

Sorry, but that reminds me of a phrase: "You can't polish a turd; You can only roll it in glitter." Cedric is a turd of a character no matter how you try to sugarcoat it.
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: drusain on May 23, 2012, 03:09:17 PM
Beginning a blind Quest for Glory 1 game! I'll be playing as a thief hybrid and do my best to troll and grief if possible. Should be fun! I'll have new parts loaded on the 1st page where I have my other video links
Title: Re: Let's Play Gabriel Knight!
Post by: DawsonJ on May 24, 2012, 04:30:49 AM
I saw the first video. I'm glad that time recorded. :highfive: I know Toegoff has had his fair share of difficult recordings, so it seems to go with the territory (since screen capture programs have never been great).

QfG / HQ EGA. Now there's a purest. I'm sure you'll make plenty of fans here by playing that version.


6/22/12 Edit: Here are some videos for direct comparison, Dru:
Scrooge McDuck:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79c5JKjAQFg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=8cE5RLcwBPM#t=99s

Monkey Island Vocal Version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vve7c_D5l94&feature=player_detailpage#t=221s