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Old 04-13-2011, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default Gray Matter/Gabriel Knight connections and non-connections [spoilers]

(First off, I just want to say that this isn’t a thread for arguing whether GK/GM was better! Just about links between the two series)

I’ve just finished playing Gray Matter and had a good read through the lengthy reactions thread!
I saw that someone one there noticed the same thing I did, this being that from the SIDNEY searches in GK3, we know that GK4 was originally planned out to be about ghosts and, presumably, Gray Matter ended up being the ghost story Jane Jensen decided to tell.

Question: do you think Jane Jensen lost interest in telling GK4 as a ghost story, and found herself developing the story of Styles/Sam as a better fit for this idea?
Do you think JJ came up with an idea she liked even more for GK4, and came up with GM as a side-project to keep the ghost ideas?

Just something I’ve been pondering, curious about your opinions!
(essentially these are two pretty similar things but I guess what I'm wondering is.... now we've had ghosts does JJ still have something up her sleeve for GK4??)

As another point, did anyone else find GM played like a very similar replay of GK3?
Exploring the town > Assimilating into a group > Puzzles around the local area > Searching the group members’ rooms > Everyone has ‘one secret’ > Semi-supernatural puzzle with trials at the end?

Not that this is a bad thing, I was just surprised at how much they had in common! I wonder if this was the game designers, or if JJ has found that this kind of game is the best fit to her writing style?

Also, I was very happy to spot the obligatory GK references in GM on the student noticeboard! Anyone spot any others?
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