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Which KQ game is your favorite?

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Haha... never thought I'd see the day where we'd be encouraged to talk about Sierra games on the Telltale forum (without having to be afraid that LucasArts fans would throw tomatoes at us or something).

Ahem, anyway... I'm curious which of the KQ games is everyone's favorite? Mine's King's Quest 6... traveling back and forth between the islands was a nice element and I loved the sappy love story. (I was a 14 year old girl, it's kind of to be expected.) I might have had a crush on Alexander.

My close second would probably be KQ4. I guess I like the ones that have strong emotional elements. King's Quest 5 should have had that kind of story, what with Graham on a quest to save his family and all, but that game just didn't do it for me. (The artwork was gorgeous though.)

How about everyone else?

EDIT: D'oh, this is a duplicate thread. I didn't see the poll before I posted this. Maybe a mod can combine them?

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  • @ATMachine said: I'm not sure I get the love for KQ5, though: that game was just cruel.

    This is one of the best Let's Plays ever. Really good. You can really hear that paw loves this game. But he clearly is annoyed by Cedric.

  • KQ5 isn't that bad. Memory exaggerates.

  • The first one I still find super enchanting.

    As for my favorite? 5, for the fact that the narrator is the Star Wars narrator from Rogue Squadron. :D

  • @Emily said: Haha... never thought I'd see the day where we'd be encouraged to talk about Sierra games on the Telltale forum (without having to be afraid that LucasArts fans would throw tomatoes at us or something).


    I still don't think we'll ever see that day.

  • @Rather Dashing said: I still don't think we'll ever see that day.

    Yea the Sierra/Lucasarts battle was lost long ago, and the perception of Sierra as inferior is going to persist forever now. I still remember the first time I saw somebody with the balls and insanity to say that Lucasarts was the adventure game king. It was somewhere in the mid-late '90s in a PC Gamer or something, where the article mentioned "Lucasarts, always the king of the adventure game genre." I was like, what? Sierra wasn't even dead then, and 1995's Phantasmagoria quite possibly outsold any other 2 Lucasarts adventure games from any year combined. The measly KQ8 outsold Grim Fandango (they were contemporaries) by a 2:1 margin.

    Lucasarts was always Sierra's little brother. They were cute and had some solid games, but Sierra was a f---ing behemoth. Sierra's aggregate adventure game sales were obviously higher than Lucasarts's because of sheer volume of titles. But I'd bet that even if you picked out Lucasarts's biggest title and Sierra's biggest title in any given year, Sierra's killed it. Monkey Island for example? No, King's Quest V came out that year and was definitely bigger sales-wise and culturally, despite what revisionist anti-Sierra history says today.

    I really would like to see sales figures.

  • King's Quest 5! Still remember playing it as a kid. Fun times.

  • KQ7.
    Just love that cartoony look and the characters. :)
    And the not dying and having to start all over thing. That was cool too.

  • I initially played King's Quest 5 without voices, and Cedric didn't bother me. Years later when I played the talkie version I realized why everyone hates him so much. It really makes a difference.

  • @Emily said: I initially played King's Quest 5 without voices, and Cedric didn't bother me. Years later when I played the talkie version I realized why everyone hates him so much. It really makes a difference.

    His voice is sweet and angelic. I love him.

  • What I like about Cedric is that he's a fraidy cat while Graham is always calm. I never thought of his voice as being sweet and angelic. I think it's more cute and funny.

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