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Old 08-19-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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so, been playing gbk1 via dosbox and been loving it, but i have the second too, and i am very excited about it, can i take a break from gbk 1 and play the 2 right away??
second, are there any more good quality FMV games out there

third, i have alpha polaris, is it worth taking a shot at it??

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I played GK2 long before GK1 and didn't have any problems understanding the story. But some of the stuff that happens at the end of GK1 will be spoiled for you.
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:31 PM   #3
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and what about tunguska, my mate had it and i borrowed it from him, is it good, i have read the reviews in AG but i would like to know YOUR opinion
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yes - my personal favs beside Gabriel Knight 2 are Phantasmagoria, Ripper, Spycraft, Toonstruck... These threads will help you also:

http://www.adventuregamers.com/forum...&highlight=fmv

http://www.adventuregamers.com/forum...&highlight=fmv

http://www.adventuregamers.com/forum...&highlight=fmv


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third, i have alpha polaris, is it worth taking a shot at it??
if you already have it, it's probably worth a shot i've played only demo, and it doesn't look bad, but someone else will probably give you more information.
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I just finished Gabriel Knight 1 today for the first time playing it on DOSBox and I would say I enjoyed the story and characters in it but I hated the long load times and all the ways you could die. I'm going to start playing Gabriel Knight 2 for the first time next so I guess I would say I think you should just wait.

In terms of other FMV games I just started playing Under a Killing Moon and I love the cheesy film noir 90's acting. It's awesome and I wish I had played it before.
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tex murphy sure looks pretty interesting, again, i wanna star at under a killing moon, but is there any play order
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tex murphy sure looks pretty interesting, again, i wanna star at under a killing moon, but is there any play order
I don't think it matters. Apparently the first two games aren't very good and Overseer is like a reinterpretation of one of the first two so maybe they are worth playing first. But you can get all the games at gog.com so there's no problem finding them. I have never played any of the others and I don't feel like I am missing out on anything.
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Yoomurjak's Ring is a great FMV.
www.yoomurjak.com
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I don't think it matters. Apparently the first two games aren't very good
Whoa, hold it right there... according to who?
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Whoa, hold it right there... according to who?
http://adventuregamers.com/article/id,50
http://adventuregamers.com/article/id,49
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And since when 3Ĺ stars is bad?

I've played Martian Memorandum only a little bit, but it didn't look bad. But it's probably right that if you play newer games in the series first it's harder to go back to earlier games.
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And since when 3Ĺ stars is bad?

I've played Martian Memorandum only a little bit, but it didn't look bad. But it's probably right that if you play newer games in the series first it's harder to go back to earlier games.

I read that you can mess up the dialogue or miss something so that the game becomes unwinnable in the first two. There's nothing I like less. I refuse to play games that have this feature.
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and what about tunguska, my mate had it and i borrowed it from him, is it good, i have read the reviews in AG but i would like to know YOUR opinion
If you mean Secret Files: Tunguska, it's awesome! One of the best games to be relaesed in the last 10 years imo. If you liked Broken Sword, especially 3 then you'll love SF: Tunguska and best of all it has a sequal and soon to be even 2 sequals! And if you like the Secret Files series try Lost Horizon it's by the same devs and equally good.
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so, been playing gbk1 via dosbox and been loving it, but i have the second too, and i am very excited about it, can i take a break from gbk 1 and play the 2 right away??
second, are there any more good quality FMV games out there

third, i have alpha polaris, is it worth taking a shot at it??

Cheers
1: I would recommend playing through them in order but I suppose it doesn't really matter since they have completely different story lines.

2: I loved all 3 of the FMV Tex Murphy games. Especially cause they have an in-game hint system if you get stuck. I also liked Phantasmagoria 1 (and yes, 2 as well) if you like horror games. I also enjoyed Realms of the Haunting which has some FMV sequences in it but it's almost more of a shooter than an adventure game. All of these can be found on GoG.

3: I haven't played Alpha Polaris but from what I've heard, it's good but pretty short.

4: I love the Secret Files (Tunguska) games but it depends on your taste. My friend finds them pretty boring and never beat them. If you enjoy mystery games, you should like them. And if you like those, I can only strongly recommend Lost Horizon as well, which in my opinion is even better.
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so, been playing gbk1 via dosbox and been loving it, but i have the second too, and i am very excited about it, can i take a break from gbk 1 and play the 2 right away??
second, are there any more good quality FMV games out there

Cheers
FMV games ? Ooooh , my favorite topic.

As mentioned

The Tex Murphy FMV trilogy. Production values got better with each sequel.

Under a killing Moon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rQZHK1shSI

The Pandora Directive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys_1Wy9g4UY

Overseer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdiGcaEAb9o

Then , there's

Phantasmagoria I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW_d04W8QWY

Phantasmagoria II (totally unrelated to the first game)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S6VcyijESQ

The X-files FMV game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5pU6gLmPsA

Noctropolis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZh9t_dbVbw

The old classic Dracula Unleashed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Kn5k1pFxgw
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