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. If you can find this for <$10 and like Jensen's games, I would hesitatingly recommend this.
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. you must read your notes in order to know what you need to do. it is a very long game which I love. I did need help of a walkthrough though. gameboomers has a very good walkthrough.
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. In the Myst games there are frustrating puzzles to work out.
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. I was not disappointed. Gray Matter revolves around two playable characters, Samantha Everett and Dr. David Styles.