After a tragic accident, neurobiologist Dr. David Styles has become a recluse, rarely leaving his home, the Dread Hill House. One day, Samantha Everett, a street magician, appears at Dr. Style's doorstep just as he is seeking a new assistant.
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发行日期: 2014年4月1日

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9月8日

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“This is a gorgeous game and certainly among the best looking in the genre. Lots of beautiful locations and well-designed characters.”
7.5/10 – IGN

“Overall, this is an exceptional game that will grab hold of your senses while you play and put you in a state of immersion that few games can match, much like the very best of its spiritual predecessors.”
90% – RPG Fan

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After a tragic accident, neurobiologist Dr. David Styles has become a recluse, rarely leaving his home, the Dread Hill House. One day, Samantha Everett, a street magician, appears at Dr. Style's doorstep just as he is seeking a new assistant.

Samantha's first task is to find six people to form “The Lamb's Club” of human guinea pigs for Dr. Style's tests at Oxford University. The experiment starts off innocently enough, but then a chain of inexplicable incidents begin to occur, one after another.

Are these experiments as innocent as they appear? What is the true aim of Dr. Styles' research? What secrets are waiting to cross over from the other side?

In Gray Matter, legendary game author Jane Jensen (creator of the Gabriel Knight series) tackles questions concerning the nature of reality and the power of the human mind in a mystery adventure that comprises 8 massive chapters. Jensen combines the elements of science and the supernatural, together with her acclaimed emphasis on character and story to create an unprecedented paranormal experience that will keep you riveted until the very end.

Features:


  • From legendary game author, Jane Jensen, GRAY MATTER combines the elements of science and the supernatural, together with character and story to create an unprecedented paranormal experience.
  • A dark story told in the gothic novel style in eight epic chapters
  • Play as Dr. Styles and Samantha
  • Innovative gameplay that combines science and the supernatural

系统需求

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 compatible 256 MB Graphics Card with Shader 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
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13.4 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:11月21日
灰质是大脑中的一处组织,游戏中大卫博士对脑灰质的研究是个贯穿剧情始终的线索。
故事是这样的,女孩山姆前往牛津的途中,摩托车出了故障,停在了一个阴森的深山别墅前,恰逢前来别墅入职的女助手因为害怕返回了,山姆为了修车和找地方过夜,就冒名顶替进了这个大宅子,这里是大卫博士的宅邸。第二天她想脚底抹油的时候,被安排了任务,去找学生来参加博士的人体实验,由于种种原因,山姆继续冒充着助手,前往牛津大学寻找志愿者。在这里她得知,大卫博士在一次车祸后失去了妻子,之后他便变得古怪、孤僻,将家搬到了山中的一栋别墅,整日在家中研究,据说是和亡妻有关的,是一项恐怖的有关大脑的研究,会对人的精神和身体造成创伤,所以不再有人愿意去当志愿者。
这些说法在博士家中也得到了证实,家中到处都是博士妻子的照片,日历也停留在车祸那天,似乎博士想停留在或是追回那一天;博士一半脸戴着面具,从来都面无表情,讲话冷若冰霜,大多数时间都呆在实验室里;阴冷昏暗的地下实验室中有若干个可躺人的试验台,谁也不知道那么多连接的线路和仪器是做什么用的;实验室还有一台接收器,时常收到数据写下难懂的字母,据说这是死者传来的信息;还有各种装置,似乎博士认为能通过引起记忆的事物来刺激脑灰质,将记忆放大、具体化,再通过装置将思维和记忆实体化,借此复生亡妻。
山姆找到了志愿者,但从第一次实验开始,诡异的时间就接连发生,每一次实验的同时,在学校都会发生一起幽灵般奇异事件,传言和说法越来越多,而她在家中时常看到个穿着白婚纱的女人身影,十分像博士的妻子,除此之外,实验者中有人也有问题,有人卧室的照片和本人根本不是一个人,有人是博士死对头的学生,有人在策划着什么剧本,这让事情又多了一层扑朔迷离。围绕着大卫的实验,有太多诡异和未解之谜,到底在这团迷雾后的真相是什么呢?游戏自始至终都笼罩在一种悬疑和惊悚的气氛中。
过场的慢镜头漫画画得很是精致,除了人物很美型外,还将笼罩在整个游戏过程中的惊悚和悬疑气氛表现得淋漓尽致,游戏画面色彩比较丰富,画面非常养眼,有种阴暗中的一缕阳光的感觉。只可惜人物模型做得实在是太一般,大头像简直可以用丑陋来形容......不过人物性格塑造是个亮点。
此外,山姆还是地下魔术师组织的成员,且在魔术界已经小有名望,此次来牛津,也是和同行认识切磋的机会,在游戏中,山姆在解决博士一条线索的同时,同时也要寻找和解决魔术师协会的谜题,并且经常性的,需要拿出魔术手册,在人面前变一个合适的戏法,骗来或窃来物品道具,设计和变好魔术也是游戏的一个重要部分。
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1.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:10月13日
artwork. It seduced me from the very beginning. The videos seem to be a se感觉词汇量虽然大,但都不太深,高中生英语水平应该都可以胜任了。如果你是avg粉,一定不要错过那么精彩的一个大型avg。
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13 人中有 12 人(92%)觉得这篇评测有价值
14.7 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:6月26日
I have played as many adventure / point-and-click games as I could get my hands to in this life and this is definitely one of my favorites. The truth is that it doesn't really have challenging puzzles at all; they are all pretty simple and even I could say lame. However, I loved it, for the following reasons:
- The artwork. It seduced me from the very beginning. The videos seem to be a sequence of oil paintings, beautifully done, starting with the protagonist. The whole atmosphere is a work of art.
- The story. It was cool and original, even though it had a couple of cheesy moments. If I heard Dr. Styles saying "Laura" one more time, I would have snapped, and it is my name!
- The music! I want the soundtrack!
- The lack of illogical "inventory-based puzzles", which is usual in adventure games and forces you to pixel-hunt the entire screen, looking for items that make no sense, until you need to combine a baby rattle with a crystal glass and pepper spray to open a door. Not here. Even though it could have used more challenging puzzles overall, I am glad that the usual nonsense of other games wasn't present here.
- Well, I guess this is kind of a spoiler... Including magic tricks was, for me, very cool.

Now, on the downside, besides the lack of challenging puzzles I could mention that the story, cool as I found it, has a couple of "holes". There were, particularly close to the end, a couple of things that didn't make any sense and that weren't explained. But, in general, I loved this game and I strongly recommend it to anyone who enjoys artistic / story-based adventure games.
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14.6 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:10月10日
Strange things are happening in Oxford, England. Someone appears to be playing dangerous pranks on people but witnesses are baffled as to how they are done and nobody knows who the culprit is. You play as Samantha Everett, a skeptical magician who has decided to get to the bottom of it. Also trying to solve the mystery is Dr. David Styles, a reclusive neuroscientist who is conducting experiments on psychic phenomena.

The story is well-written and I got hooked in early. I managed to complete the game's 8 chapters within a few days, which is quite rare for me when it comes to point-and-click adventure games. Though I'm not surprised since the story was written by Jane Jensen, the same writer for the 90s Gabriel Knight adventure games.

The game features lovely pre-rendered artwork (very wallpaper worthy). In fact I loved discovering new locations just to see what pretty artwork the game's artists had created.

The soundtrack was composed by Robert Holmes, the same composer for the Gabriel Knight games, and it really helped immerse me into the the gothic environments within the game.

I'd recommend this game to fans of point-and-click adventure games, especially those who enjoyed the earlier Gabriel Knight games.

One thing to note is that you need to Restart your PC if you're using Windows 8+ after installing. Otherwise the game will not be installed properly and run very, very slowly!
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10 人中有 9 人(90%)觉得这篇评测有价值
12.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:10月25日
Cerebral challenges with a spunky protagonist

The Good:
* Locations are exquisitely drawn
* Decent but sometimes underwhelming voice acting
* Good inventory system that does take getting used to
* Performing magic is a neat idea
* Story is a slow burn but worth sticking with
* Progress indicators on map really helps
* Characters feel real and act/react realistically

The Bad:
* Pace is really slow, don't expect Monkey Island progress
* The magic & other interfaces are clunky and confusing
* The talking head models are oddly unsettling
* The sheer amount of locations and options can overwhelm
* Characters often don't look like they are in the scene
* Some dialogue is unskipable
* Serious bug in chapter 6, requires you save often
* Conclusion is unsurprising if you've paid attention

Background: Seen it come up in bundles, finally scored a copy. Completed the game (12 hours).

Impressions: An innovative twist on the PnC genre with a compelling character, ideas and a decent paranormal mystery story. Clunky interface choices that make it hard to know how to interact and perform tricks. I enjoyed the game and liked the artwork which reminded me of J.M. Linsner at times. The plot is a slow burn that demands patience but is rewarding as you progress. It's hard to recommend for everyone as it's target audience is somewhat narrow but what it goes for it mostly achieves.

Recommended for: Paranormal fantasy book readers and those with patience and in for the longhaul.

Conclusion: 7/10. A very solid and rewarding effort thats not everyone will love.
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11 人中有 9 人(82%)觉得这篇评测有价值
13.4 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:8月12日
It's hard to explain how this game totally pulls you into its world in the way that only classic adventure games can. Its strengths are beautiful backgrounds and objects, well-developed characters, and a great mystery story that keeps you guessing until the very end. There aren't many puzzles that will stump you; the focus is on exploring this fictional Oxford and discovering the next part of the story. Sam, the protagonist, can use magic tricks to manipulate people, but this mechanic doesn't let you be as creative as I first imagined; you just choose tricks from a book and execute them according to the instructions. Still, it's a nice way to continue the themes of the game--illusion, deception, and magic--into the point-and-click gameplay.

Now that I've finished the game, I find myself really missing the atmosphere and the characters. (FYI, one character is a bit of a "funny Jewish guy" stereotype, and the main romance in the game isn't developed at all, but these are small complaints.) The voice acting is solid; the soundtrack is great; the animations leave a bit to be desired, but the still art is fantastic. The game is broken up into chapters, and two chapters equal one in-game day: first you play in the morning as Sam, then in the afternoon as Dr. Styles, another neat feature.

Overall, Gray Matter is definitely worth purchasing for anyone who likes the sound of adventure-game-meets-graphic-novel. It has some of the best writing of any modern game, and boasts a surprisingly complex plot that takes time to unravel. Lots of buried clues and rewards for an observant player. I was surprised to find that this game hasn't reached a more general audience, because it's fantastic. Both sad and funny at times (sometimes unintentionally funny), it's also a great experience to share with a friend.

P.S. I ran into a bug where cutscenes at the end of the game kept repeating, but was able to choose "skip scene" in options to overcome this.
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22.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:10月20日
It was so nice to have found out about this game and played it through. It's been awhile since the true meaning of "adventure game" came out like this one. I understand why this game has been reciving such high reviews.

I really liked the main character, Sam and her magic. It was really cool to actually perform some magic in the game too.
The game starts off with somewhat unnerving movie, then sure enough, I, Sam had to go into that old looking mansion where creepy Professor Styles resides...

Some of the puzzles were challenging, especially at the "the game of life". It was little confusing to me but I guess one will surely need to put on your thinking cap on here.

If you are true fan of Adventure games, then this is it!
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49.4 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:11月13日
Really solid 3rd person point and click. Great voices. Fairly lengthy. Completely worth it for fans of this genre =)
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5 人中有 4 人(80%)觉得这篇评测有价值
17.9 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:7月13日
From acclaimed adventure writer Jane Jenson of Gabriel Knight fame, comes her first point and click game since her Sierra days. It was worth the wait.

You play as Sam Everett, a struggling yet talented young American magician, who seeks to join the mysterious Daedalus Club, an exclusive magicians’ society. On the way to London, her bike breaks down and she takes refuge in a beautiful gothic mansion, pretending to be an Oxford student sent to assist the mansion’s resident, Dr David Styles, a physically and emotionally scarred neurobiologist who is in deep mourning over the loss of his wife from a tragic accident.
The game has eight chapters in which you will alternate between Sam and Dr Styles perspectives as they try to unravel the mysterious and spooky events that are going on in and around Oxford. The story is, for the most part, really interesting and the core mystery keeps you guessing. Unfortunately, the final chapter, while full of the more interesting puzzles that are on offer throughout the game, offers an unsatisfying and rushed conclusion that leaves several questions unanswered.

The voice acting is well done, especially from the main protagonists Sam and Dr Styles. So too from the supporting characters with the exception of the bit part characters who are laughably bad.

The gameplay is a classic point and click experience. You look for information and clues for the situation at hand and search for items that will later come in handy for solving a puzzle as well as talking to a host of colourful characters. The puzzles, for the most part, are logical and well tuned and, bar a few, overall not too complicated to solve. I felt the difficulty was just right and left me with a sense of satisfaction after having worked them out.

Graphically the game is beautiful. The pre-rendered backgrounds make all the locations in the game gorgeous, the character models are not too shabby either being fairly detailed and the hand drawn animated cutscenes are just as attractive as the in game visuals.
The music too, is beautiful, I cannot stop listening to the soundtrack. It fits in with the game's mysterious and haunting theme perfectly.

Overall this is a wonderful point and click adventure and I highly recommend you play this, especially if you love adventure games.
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9.0 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:11月14日
This was an excellent game! I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Point 'n Click games or just a fan of Jane Jensen (EcoQuest II, Gabriel Knight 1-3).

The locations are well done as are the characters, the story is great and well written. Using "magic" as a tool solve puzzles was also a neat idea and was done fairly well. The voice acting isn't the greatest, but I've definitely heard worse.
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4 人中有 3 人(75%)觉得这篇评测有价值
19.7 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:8月5日
This game was everything games are supposed to be. I was drawn in be the art style, the music, and the pleasant usable interface. Then I began to realize the depth of the story. The characters are all multifaceted and interesting. The painstakingly designed and rendered scenery suggests a deep familiarity with the area and makes me curious about the inspiration for the story. Oxford was never on my list of places to visit but after that glimpse it may well be. The detailed backstory available in the game was interesting and educational.

The puzzles were really good, not being entirely apparent but always with ample clues if you read things. I did find that I wound up using the area hotspots more often than not as i was too interested in the story and the puzzles to worry about playing pixel hunts but a couple of times I was dissapointed that I had as there are some cleverly hidden zones that would have caused me some enjoyable frustration. The idea of Samantha's magic tricks was a really novel presentation and seemed to add some extra dimension to the adventure. In general none of the puzzles weren't overly routine but the fresh feel of it and the great detail helped anytime it was too obvious.

I'd also like to give this game a nod for making some efforts to offer some positive messages through the actions and choices (or refusals) of the protagonist. It's refreshing to see good values and health being given a positive light in gaming. Not to get on a soapbox and wave my cane or anything...

It was a very moving and immersive game with a well written if extensively foreshadowed story.
You probably wouldn't like it. I really did.

Thanks for making this. I'm looking forward to future works.
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6 人中有 4 人(67%)觉得这篇评测有价值
28.2 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:10月9日
One of the best point-and-click adventure games I've ever played.
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13.5 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:12月4日
I love point-and-click adventure games and have played loads, and Gray Matter is now one of my most favorites. That's not to say it's perfect though, but it's defintiely one of the best.

9/10

Pros:
- beautiful art
- great music
- a well-done and interesting story, if a bit cliche and cheesy (in an addictive I-have-to-know-what-happens-next sort of way)
- a unique and fun gameplay mechanic with magic tricks, which had me wishing I could do more with it (hoping that if there's a sequel they expand and enhance this feature! it was a lot of fun). I've never played, or heard of, a game featuring a magician (as in, a stage magician, where the magic isn't really magic) and it felt different and exciting and was a lot more fun than I expected!
- the puzzles feel intuitive and fun but still provide a challenge. I really, really like the implementation of highlighting locations depending on what can/has been completed there. The progress list was also very helpful for the once or twice when I would get stuck and not know what to do, and be able to suss it out based on what my progress list said was only partially completed.

Cons:
- the quality of the voice acting varies, and took me out of the game a few times when it made me go "huh?". Occasionally a character said something in an odd inflection or with no emotion. It reminded me a lot of Cole Phelps interviewing people in LA Noire, where his reactions didn't always fit the technique choices of 'truth', 'doubt', and 'lie'.
- the animations surprised me by being lower quality than expected. I've recently replayed The Longest Journey, a game that came out in 1999, and Gray Matter's animations reminded me a lot of TLJ. I guess the screen shots made my expectations higher? Certainly not awful, but not what I expected from a game in 2014.
- I experience no bugs/glitches EXCEPT one that effectively prevented me from continuing the game, forcing me to reload a save from hours earlier. I recommend making at 2-3 saves per chapter and keeping them, just in case. This was the only time I was forced to consult walkthroughs, in order to try to figure out what went wrong. Eventually determined it was not necessarily due to me but something just went wrong in the game... I suspect I did something in an odd/unexpected order and messed something, a la King's Quest. Don't expect this to be something that happens often though, as when I looked into it it seemed like a rare problem (but it's still a problem that exists, and a big one at that).


I got the game on sale for ~$3 and felt like I got way more than my monies worth, honestly. Even with what I consider to be 'cons', I'd have happily paid the full price for the game and am recommending it to my friends. I really hope there's a sequel someday!
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3 人中有 2 人(67%)觉得这篇评测有价值
17.2 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:10月24日
A solid point and click adventure from Jane Jensen. It's no "Gabriel Knight", but "Gray Matter" has a unique story with good pacing. Jane Jensen's story telling as well as the introduction of a magic system help the game stand out. Good voice acting and a good looking art style help to round out the game.
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17.0 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:8月6日
I really really enjoyed this game. Sure the characters movements were annnoying at times. However I really loved the story and also really liked David and Samantha. The puzzles were okay, not very easy but not too hard either. I would recommend this game. I had a few very enjoyable hours with this game and was actually sad when it ended.
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17.5 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:8月6日
This was a wonderful game for me. I recommend this to anyone who likes puzzle and or visual novels.
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13.8 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:9月1日
Gray Matter manages to be a brilliant breath of fresh air while remaining a traditional point & click adventure with old-school appeal. Little to be said here that every other reviewer hasn't allready said: an original, modern story, fantastic writing, beautiful art, interesting and original puzzles, great music, great voice acting, this game does everything right. Jane Jensen knows her craft, it's great to have her back at it. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
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17.3 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:9月28日
Great game with a good story, gorgeous and detailed locations, strong and interesting (and very likable) characters. Nice and logical puzzles. Great 12 hours gameplay (according to savegame slot). Recommend to every fan of adventures or fan of Jane Jensen.
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6.2 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:10月13日
fans of gabriel knight should check this out
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3.3 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:5月11日
灰质猛犸有汉化版,据说因为汉化结构分散,还有很多视频处理,所以没有单独的补丁。

玩了下开头,感觉词汇量虽然大,但都不太深,高中生英语水平应该都可以胜任了。如果你是avg粉,一定不要错过那么精彩的一个大型avg。入了bs的包,我就是为了这一个游戏而买包的。这个游戏的确太棒了,强烈推荐!!!

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