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Old 04-28-2010, 07:47 AM   #521
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Looks like really ugly cover art. Hope they'll change it. A lot

They really should do a simplistic thing, without any actual pictures or anything. Just the name and maybe a little "logo" like the spade or the mask or both.

Anyways, nice to have something new, and I love the design, even if many parts aren't functioning properly
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:33 AM   #522
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I want a ps3 version , but I guess I have no choice but to get the pc version...

OK, that really is an ugly game cover. Jane Jensen games deserve much better...The GK2 cover, that was awesome, one of the best ever...
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ane Jensen games deserve much better...The GK2 cover, that was awesome, one of the best ever...
That cover is my all-time personal favorite too!

And yes, I agree that Gray Matter's cover leaves much to be desired.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:11 PM   #524
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I also hope the box cover is still "in progress". Sam looks like Mickey Mouse, I'm afraid. Seriously, something more subdued, more understated, would be much more appropriate, IMHO.
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:32 PM   #525
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I'm really liking the visual style. Those new screenshot on the site are beautifull. Now that those fears are gone, i just need to see the characters animations, hope they are not too robotic.

The new website is gorgeous, but it needs more information. Well i'm really hyped now
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:22 PM   #526
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Thanks for the link, Andrea. I've just finished replaying GK3 only moments ago, exceptional as always -- but now I'm ready for a new Jane Jensen mystery. It's good to know there actually is one coming this time. I can't wait. I love the music, especially Sam's version. I can't seem to get the screenshots to open, but the thumbnails look nice enough. The box art doesn't even compete with the iconic GK3 cover, though.
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The GK2 cover, that was awesome, one of the best ever...
I remember being repelled by it in 1996. And it's a vampire box cover, not exactly appropriate for the werewolfery of GK2.
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Off course I have.
Screenshot made 40 seconds ago:
In case this is German, it looks very much like English.
I believe you. I hope you believe me when I tell you that it's impossible for me to access the English version.
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Bah! That box art! Please, whoever is out there that has the power to change it, heed our words and do so! I saw that and cried a little on the inside for Jane . First step towards losing potential sales right there.

That said, good to see something new. Maybe the trailer will actually load up when I'm not downloading 5 other files
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:07 PM   #530
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I stopped following this game's progress quite a while back, mostly because of the awful marketing - or rather, the lack thereof (furthermore that trailer some time ago was really weak). But I just found out that it's coming to the XBox 360. Good! My interest has been resurrected.

The box art is lame, though.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:14 PM   #531
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the cover would look great if sam didnt look like mickey mouse. lol
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I know some people (including myself) have had trouble opening the new screenshots, so I've attached them here:
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I'm impressed with the work Wizarbox has done making this game their own. Comparing some of the new screenshots to the previously released versions makes you appreciate all the effort they've put in.
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Here's the final batch. I hope this is okay. If not I'd be more than happy to remove them.
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"Hi! I'm Mickey Mouse!"

Jane Jensen's Gray Matter confirmed for Xbox 360
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Gray Matter, Jane Jensen's long overdue adventure game, is also making its way to the Xbox 360 when the game finally launches later this year (... allegedly). Originally announced for PC years ago, there had been talk of a console version -- but for the Wii. Publisher dtp entertainment states the controls have been adjusted for Microsoft's console, but "other than that, Gray Matter's PC and Xbox 360 versions are absolutely identical."

Jensen was the mind behind the acclaimed Gabriel Knight adventure series during the 90s. Hopefully, this'll be the year we finally get to wrap our brains around Gray Matter.
I posted this news of Joystiq reporting for a reason. Joystiq is NOT a gaming site dedicated to adventure games only (like AG is). It reports on just about any game, though few adventure games get covered there. That Gray Matter got reportage means that there is an interest in Jane Jensen titles among gamers who normally prefer hardcore action, FPSs, RPGs, strategy games, and arcade titles.

One of them even posted: "Yes, Yes that's nice. But when will Jane be making Gabriel Knight 4?" LOL!

Gotta say that I'm very happy that this game will make it to the XBox 360. It's so necessary to have more adventure games - i.e. non-violent interactive, brain challenging games - on the consoles. It helps put the adventure game out there so that more people will know about it.

I don't know how successful Gray Matter will be, and frankly I don't expect it to be anywhere near a blockbuster. But it's good that it will also be available for non-PC gamers.
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I'm impressed with the work Wizarbox has done making this game their own. Comparing some of the new screenshots to the previously released versions makes you appreciate all the effort they've put in.
Yeah I can see what you mean. Those stills are pretty stunning, brings me back to the Syberia days. I always argue for more 2D, and although this is 2.5D it's titles like this that buy me into the 3D realm of adventures. Looking forward to it even more! Though, until those many months arrive (hell, the world cup will have come and gone by then! ~go Australia ) I'll use Whispered World to get me by
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Cover has to be changed - even if its just the crazy hairdo on the heroine. I want the game to be a raging success and that cover isnt going to help.
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Yeah, the cover isn't that good... there's Mickey Mouse with too much stuff. More simple cover would be better. I'm not a big fan of collages. Gabriel Knight 2 and Phantasmagoria were pure perfection.
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Gotta say that I'm very happy that this game will make it to the XBox 360. It's so necessary to have more adventure games - i.e. non-violent interactive, brain challenging games - on the consoles. It helps put the adventure game out there so that more people will know about it.
Yes definitly! Its a shame it is not also on PS3, the bigger the potencial player base the better. I already convinced a xbox-only friend to buy Gray Matter. I told him its written by the best video game writer ever, so i hope Jane Jensen delivers it
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Gotta say that I'm very happy that this game will make it to the XBox 360. It's so necessary to have more adventure games - i.e. non-violent interactive, brain challenging games - on the consoles. It helps put the adventure game out there so that more people will know about it.

I don't know how successful Gray Matter will be, and frankly I don't expect it to be anywhere near a blockbuster. But it's good that it will also be available for non-PC gamers.
Except anyone who owns a console most probably owns a PC that can run adventure games "the way they're meant to be played" anyway - if he isn't interested in adventure games to begin with, putting Gray Matter on the console won't magically make him want to buy it...

It might help with publicity somewhat, however.

Anyway, the screenshots are beautiful - I'm just wondering whether the backgrounds are static or animated (trees swaying in the wind, clouds moving, lights flickering etc.). I'd prefer the latter obviously, but doubt that is the case...

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