Well this is disappointing. Not the contents of this Moebius trailer, which, for the first time since the reveal of Jane Jenson's Kickstarted adventure, has me looking forward to the game's release. Instead, it's disappointing because here the actors clearly say "Rector", as opposed to in previous trailers where... well, let's just say that the pronunciation was open to interpretation.
We were given our first glimpse of Moebius a couple of months back, but now we get a better, sleeker and more dramatic trailer for E3, albeit using some of the same footage. Gabriel Knight creator Jane Jensen's Kickstarted adventure is a big old-fashioned conspiracy mystery, which of course means it will contain ninjas, attempted hangings, and some manner of stargate.
Look, the next season of Dexter is just too far off. I want my annual dose of serial killer thoughts and blood spatterings now. Good thing May 16 will see in the third chapter of episodic adventure gaming series Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller. The titular heroine, an FBI agent, is homing in on the killer that's stalked her for two entire episodes. Just why does this guy want her dead, anyway? We'll find out next week, because we get to play both as Erica and the killer. Suspenseful!
Moebius, Jane Jensen's Kickstarted adventure game, has released its first trailer, along with a new website to track the development of the game. It's only an early alpha trailer, but already it's full of mystery. Mysteries like: Why is that backpacker striding with such purpose? Why are those ninjas doing a sideline in night-time photography? And why is the main character called Malachi Rect... Oh, it's Rector. That makes more sense. To watch it, Use Mouse on Video.
The main reason everyone’s been looking forward to Gray Matter is that its creator, Jane Jensen, was the designer behind the Gabriel Knight series – two of the most beloved non-comic graphic adventures ever, and also Gabriel Knight 3. Let’s get this out of the way right now. Gray Matter is not Gabriel Knight 4. In any way. Frankly, if you didn’t know Jensen and co were behind it when you started playing, you’d be tipped off more by the music than anything else.
Luckily, it’s a game that more than stands alone. It’s easily the best serious adventure in ages. It looks gorgeous, the music is terrific, and the story – while very slow – is interesting. And it’s formed around a smart and engaging theme. It pits spirituality vs rationalism, as represented by Dr Stiles, a cranky neurobiologist desperate to contact his dead wife, and Sam, a street magician who scams her way into becoming his assistant, convinced the weirdness surrounding him is down to a fellow performer playing cruel pranks.