The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (1996)

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Shortly after moving to Rittersburg to take over duties as the lone "Schattenjager", Gabriel Knight is called by the townsfolk to investigate the killing of a child believed to be caused by... See full summary »

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Dean Erickson ...
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Russell Mitchell ...
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Baron Garr Von Zell
Wolf Muser ...
Doktor Klingmann
Clabe Hartley ...
Preiss
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Von Aigner
Edmund L. Shaff ...
Hennemann
Andrea Helene ...
Gerde (as Andrea Martin)
Kay E. Kuter ...
Werner Huber
Nicholas Worth ...
Kriminal-Kommissar Leber
Fredrich Solms ...
Harald Übergrau
Etan Boritzer ...
Xaver
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Shortly after moving to Rittersburg to take over duties as the lone "Schattenjager", Gabriel Knight is called by the townsfolk to investigate the killing of a child believed to be caused by a werewolf. While Gabriel is away on the case, Grace Nakimura leaves New Orleans for Rittersburgh to conduct research and keep an eye on him. Grace soon learns that Gabriel's case goes back centuries and involves King Ludwig II. Meanwhile, Gabriel's investigation leads him to a small private hunting club, where he believes the culprit may be hiding. The two are pulled deeper into the horrific events, leading Grace out to stop the unrelenting nightmare and Gabriel in a fight for his very own soul. Written by Andrew Kasch <akasch@darkvortex.com>

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Although all the in-game video sequences were shot in front of a blue screen and none of the actors actually went to Germany, the German game package still had a sticker on it, saying: "Exclusively filmed in Germany!" to attract more buyers. See more »

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In the previous game, Malia/Tetelo injured Gabriel's left hand while he was trying to save her. In the introduction of this game, Gabriel's right hand is scarred. See more »

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Baron Friederich Von Glower: What separates man from every other species on the planet? Civilization! Oh, its not a bad thing, human society, but it has come at a terrible price. Through civilization we have lost our physical self, our sensory perception, our instinct if you will. We became fat and lazy, a dull rusted blade.
Gabriel Knight: And those on the good days.
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Magnificent: Gets better as the story progresses
6 February 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I'll admit...when I first saw the opening movie with Dean Erickson behind the typewriter, I chuckled to myself and thought "who the hell is this joker?" Indeed, as the game began, Erickson did little to change this sentiment. But then something happened: he got better and better as the game went on. Don't get me wrong, he's not exactly the same Gabe that was written for Tim Curry, but Erickson has a personality all his own. In the hunting lodge, Erickson reaches the apex of his character. He just seemed so cool and natural, a regular guy (albeit a schattenjager) caught up in an extremely horrendous situation.

But the rest of the acting is also superb. I've played a few FMV games and they were TERRIBLE. God, even the one with Christopher Walken was a disaster. But this game, filled with unknowns, delivers the best acting that I have ever seen in a video game. Kudos to all involved.

The oscar goes to: Peter Lucas. A 200 year old werewolf with homo-erotic tendencies. This guy was great. Funny, charming, likeable, and very cool. You never know exactly what he's thinking.

Also, the girl that played Grace was excellent, which is good because you control her for half the game. In fact, nobody really stunk. Wait a minute, this is a game we're talking about right?

Oh yeah. Great story, great puzzles, great sound/music/video/everything. Jane Jensen is GOD.


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