Ahh... don't you love another Elderly-style post? Of course you do and especially if it's all about Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within, the first (and evidently only) successful, playable, interesting and almost well-acted horror(ish) FMV adventure of gaming history.
Gabriel Knight 2, lovingly and surprisingly called GK2 by many, was a game that came on 6 (!) CDs filled with low-res video, high quality puzzles, engrossing story and, apparently, was also a game that was advertised via an impressive for the time trailer:
Though not up to par with its jazzy predecessor Gabriel Knight 1 or the magnificent (and my fav adventure of all times) Gabriel Knight 3, GK2 was very well received indeed.
Just Adventure review (A+)
Adventure Gamers review (4.5/5)
Four Fat Chicks review (Golden Star)
Quandary review (4.5/5)
Metacritic score: 89/100
Not bad. Not bad at all.
So... what else? Just one last thing. Before you all go off looking for the MobyGames entry, or start browsing online shops, have a look at a (funny?) Gabriel Knight 2 bloopers video:
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