Summary: I could not get the hang of this game the first time around. You have to figure out what manipulations you have to do to create a magic trick. I THOUGHT I had it right, but had to keep on using a cheat sheet for the magic. I guess I am just not meant to be a magician.
Summary: It is hard for me to not compare this to a Gabriel Knight game. It was enjoyable, though there were a few parts that were not intuitive. The story was compelling, but not as engrossing as in GK games. I wanted to care about Sam and David, but I never did as much I did with Gabriel and Grace.
Summary: this is a point and click adventure game, no hidden object scenes. I say magical because you have to use magic in order to get what you need in the game. there is a lot of going back and forth, but you have the help of a map to get there, so your not clicking all the time.
Summary: Excellent! Download went perfectly, installation went perfectly. I now have spent over 9 hours playing it and I LOVE it!!! The reason why I did not give this game a 5 star rating is I'm a long time fan of the Myst series games. In the Myst games you need to take copious notes and maps.
Summary: I enjoyed Jensen's legendary Gabriel Knight series. The first is one of the best point-and-click adventures of its generation and the second is probably the best full-motion video adventure ever made, so I was really looking forward to Gray Matter--her first big adventure in many years.