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Hamster. Gentleman adventurer. ([personal profile] benedict) wrote in [community profile] yuletide2017-09-13 06:02 pm

Praise! Your! Fandoms! Get others interested!

Hey, everyone! It's Praise Your Fandom time!

Get people into your canon! Tell them what's awesome about it!

Tell them where to find it!

Tell them ALL ABOUT IT!

Please use this format:

<b>Fandom/Canon Name:</b>
<b>What's awesome about it:</b>
<b>Where to find:</b>


Thank you and have a great yuletide!


(ALSO: Please feel free to ask for specific recs too! Like post a thread going 'hey I'm looking for canons with bisexual leads' or something!)
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[personal profile] swan_tower 2017-09-14 06:03 am (UTC)(link)
Fandom/Canon Name: Gabriel Knight

What's awesome about it: Urban fantasy mystery point-and-click RPGs from the latter days of Sierra. Gabriel Knight is a mystery novelist who turns out to be from a bloodline tasked with hunting supernatural threats -- only he's the last of that line because they screwed up generations ago and have been cursed ever since. In the later two games his assistant/sidekick Grace Nakimura becomes a playable character and co-protagonist. The character development across the three games is really satisfying. And each game takes a surprisingly deep dive into its subject matter: New Orleans voodoo in the first title, Sins of the Fathers; werewolves and Ludwig II and Richard Wagner in the second, The Beast Within; and vampires, wine-making, Templars, and the whole "Jesus had a child" idea in the third, Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned.

Where to find: GOG sells all three games for $5.99 a pop -- cheaper than a paperback book, these days!
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[personal profile] isis 2017-09-14 05:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I loved the first game. The second, not so much, and I never finished it. But the third sounds intriguing!
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[personal profile] swan_tower 2017-09-14 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
The second had by far the worst gameplay, because of the whole FMV thing. The amount of dead time leading into and out of conversational clips made the entire game feel sluggish, and the amount of resources (money, computing power) they had to devote to the FMV meant that the rest of the gameplay kind of got short shrift. But the second has the best villain, and some really intense emotional stuff with Gabriel and Grace, so if you're in it for the story (as I am), it's fantastic.

The third, FWIW, has some great character development and interesting game play, but also some phenomenally annoying puzzles, and by far the weakest villain of the series.
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[personal profile] swan_tower 2017-09-16 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
You should definitely give the others a try! The graphics have aged rather unfortunately, but the stories are still strong. (I mean, the whole reason I've requested this fandom half a dozen times is because the third game left me on an emotional cliffhanger I still want resolved.)