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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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  • VI, III, and V in that order. I do like I, II, and IV as well, but not as much. #8 is...well, I can't acknowledge that as an genuine King's Quest game.

  • Haven't played it, so I can't honestly judge it.

  • King's Quest V. It was the pinnacle of everything a KQ game should be.

    My favorite KQ games in order:

    1) KQV
    2) KQVII
    3) KQ1SCI
    4) KQIV
    5) KQII
    6) KQVIII
    7) KQVI
    8) KQIII

  • I had never thought the question, because I pretty much enjoy the entire series, but today when I posted to other thread I reached the conclusion that KQ4 is my favourite. It has interesting story and puzzles and I can't think any flaws. So therefore it's now officially my favourite.

    KQ3 is close second, but personally I find the latter half bit boring compared to the first part where you have to defeat Manannan. Compared to him pirates and dragon are easy tasks.

    I also love first two King's Quest games, but as those are mostly just treasure hunts in seemingly random locations, I prefer the ones which have actual story over these two.

    KQ5 is fun and epic adventure, but I always enjoyed prior adventures of King Graham more than this one. One of the reasons for that preference could be that IMO Cedric and some of the talking animals were rather annoying. KQ6 has probably best puzzles of the entire series, but Alexander has become rather annoying do-gooder who refuses to open a gate because he isn't invited to the house. I liked him more in KQ3 where he tresspassed into the house of the Three Bears and stole their stuff.

    KQ7 is cute and funny adventure, but it's way too easy. Even MoE had more challenging puzzles, but it's problem is that puzzles are too few and far between. I liked MoE's darker atmosphere after KQ7, which was almost too Disney, but just running around and killing monsters isn't how I understand adventuring.

  • My list: (I am including AGDI's games--the list would be a little different if it was just the originals.)

    1) KQ5
    2) KQ3(Redux)
    3) KQ6
    4) KQ4
    5) KQ2+
    6) KQ1(VGA)
    7) KQ7
    8) KQ8

  • @Lambonius said: My list: (I am including AGDI's games--the list would be a little different if it was just the originals.)

    1) KQ5
    2) KQ3(Redux)
    3) KQ6
    4) KQ4
    5) KQ2+
    6) KQ1(VGA)
    7) KQ7
    8) KQ8

    Somehow I get the feeling that a certain VGA KQ fangame that's in development will make it's way into the top 3 of my list favorite KQs :p

  • KQ6
    KQ3R
    KQ2+
    KQ7
    KQ1VGA
    KQ4
    KQ5




    MoE doesn't count.

  • @Chyron8472 said: KQ6
    KQ3R
    KQ2+
    KQ7
    KQ1VGA
    KQ4
    KQ5


    MoE doesn't count.

    I find it funny that in your list fan games count, but one of the official games doesn't. :D But let's ignore MoE and endless dispute if it's real KQ game or not and get back to your list. Actually what surprised me was that you excluded original Sierra versions of the first three KQ games, aren't those worthy enough to make into the list or even to get special mention like MoE?

  • @Olaus Petrus said: Actually what surprised me was that you excluded original Sierra versions of the first three KQ games

    I left the originals out because I was having a hard time figuring out a whole list which included the originals and the remakes in the same list, so I just listed the remakes because I like them better.


    Okay, so my list for the originals would be:

    KQ6
    KQ7
    KQ4
    KQ3
    KQ5
    KQ1
    KQ2


    Since my first post said this:

    @Olaus Petrus said:
    KQ6, KQ3R, KQ2+, KQ7, KQ1VGA, KQ4, KQ5

    And I hadn't put IA's KQ3 in there either, If I put them together from both lists and put IA's in, it should say:

    KQ6
    KQ3R
    KQ2+
    KQ7
    KQ3 by IA
    KQ1VGA
    KQ4
    KQ5
    KQ1
    KQ2

    MoE doesn't get honorable mention because it feels like it belongs to a whole different genre.


    Also, KQ5 is hard for me to place. I know it's in my bottom 3, but I'm trying to consider where I would place the floppy version instead of the CD version (as I've played both) since KQ5's animal-voice acting is one of the bigger annoyances for me. But it's been so long since I played KQ5 without voices, it's hard to consider. Would it be lower or higher without voices? I'm not sure.

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