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Old 03-30-2004, 11:12 AM   #9
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The snake in Gabriel Knight bothered me, because the game is set in modern day, in a real city, in the real world, and is supposed to detail the events of a normal person like you or I, who eventually discovers something supernatural.

What made the mistake so glaringly bad, was that a vital part of the plot of the game hinged on several major inaccuracies about snakes in that real world setting. You actually spend nearly half the game investigating based on this. This was just an example of piss-poor research. Even if it was done on purpose, it is a poor design decision, as it violates the premise of the setting for no good reason.

I did answer "Other" to the poll though, because it depends on the setting of the game and the importance of the objects to the plot as to how far inaccuracy should be tolerated.
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