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Kings Quest Reboot

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I haven't been this excited about a Telltale announcement since Tales of Monkey Island. I figured this game deserves its own thread. Who else has mega nostalgia for this series? I really should go back and get the KQ collection now.... So what do you all hope to see in the game?

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  • I don't like King's Quest, but mostly for its awful design philosophy. I'll give this a go, I think.

    @Rather Dashing said: Until now I've been disappointed in Telltale, but now I'm absolutely livid. How dare they. THEY DON'T F@#$%ING DESERVE IT. THEY HAVEN'T EARNED IT. THEY CAN'T DO IT.

    I can tell you've been disappointed. Over 5000 posts to your username. You either love attention or really don't know what "disappointed" means.

  • I have every right to be wary about something when everything Telltale have done in the past has consistently been lowering the bar as far as game design goes. I hoped Telltale would get better but they're getting worse. Seriously, we're not the defensive fanboys here....you are. Defending everything Telltale does. If you like their snooze-fest style gameplay than I'm sure you'll like their new King's Quest but it's not going to be ANYTHING like the originals if that's the case. And as a longtime fan of King's Quest, that upsets me.

  • @baron_calamity said: If I may be frank (I'm not, I'm Rob) but the only thing Telltale has prove they can't do is a good game of Poker. So long as they don't make an update of Leasure Suit Larry Casino, I think they will be ok.

    Actually Im pretty sure Texas Holdem was pretty decent.

  • @GuybrushWilco said: I wish to try to get this thread back to the way I originally intended it:). What does everyone hope for in this game? I hope they keep deaths in, maybe even allowing a retry as a compromise :)


    I don't mind deaths. I mind the dead ends and all the horrible puzzles. Also, having to restart after death, but that's easily fixable.

  • [quote="Dave Grossman"]“Sure, I’ve played a few old-schoolies. The first adventure game I ever played is the one that the genre is named after, “Adventure”, which I came across in the late 1970′s. Later, while I was working at LucasArts, I played some of the Sierra titles, and others, you know, checking out the competition. I found those games interesting and challenging, but ultimately very frustrating. They tended to punish curiosity with death, and they had all these puzzles where the solutions were amusing but often arbitrary and more or less impossible to figure out. It was like no one was thinking about what it would actually be like to PLAY the game. I claim no personal innocence on this point, by the way; I did write and design some games at that time which, while somewhat friendlier, are decidedly old school with some of their puzzles. I’m still apologizing to random strangers on the street for expecting them to think of hypnotizing a monkey as a rational way to turn him into a monkey wrench.”

    “As for where it’s going now, I see a shift from puzzle games with story to story games with puzzles, if that makes sense? The story and characters, which were probably always the most compelling part of the experience anyway, take center stage, and the challenge offered to the player is whatever best supports the moment and the scene at hand, instead of whatever makes the designer look clever. The games are also often being made less lengthy and more accessible, to fit with the busy lives of modern players.”[/quote]
    -Source

  • I'm really happy about this! <3 I can think of no better company to tackle this. Sure it's going to be different , but if series like TOMI and BTF have shown Telltale can really get to grips with the atmosphere of old series. The % of my gaming budget going Telltale's way is going to be horrendous!

  • I just want to say that I think Tales was an excellent game. The writing was great, it was funny, had great puzzles and introduced one of the series best characters (Morgan Leflay). I just thought the controls were a bit awkward :). I hope we get to use Graham in this new KQ.

  • As much as I think this could be interesting, I feel that King's Quest has never really left the popular conciousness, and I'd be much more interested to see Telltale try to bring the Quest for Glory series back. It's not really their style at all, but it would be a dream come true to see that series back for me. I consider it to be probably one of the most underappreciated franchises that Sierra ever produced. Perhaps next? :P

  • "I can't help but feel that Telltale's reboot of King's Quest to be one step away from treason."
    Ron Gilbert, from his Twitter

  • @GuybrushWilco said: I just want to say that I think Tales was an excellent game. The writing was great, it was funny, had great puzzles and introduced one of the series best characters (Morgan Leflay). I just thought the controls were a bit awkward :). I hope we get to use Graham in this new KQ.

    Outside of the controls, it was my second favorite Monkey Island game.

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