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Revisiting the series?

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I realized something. King's Quest has been MIA for a long time, and this new game will probably be a lot of people's first encounter with the series. I think once this game draws closer, Telltale should do something to help familiarize any newbies with the world of KQ. Two thoughts...

1. They could sell the King's Quest Collection on the Telltale Store, just like how they sell Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition. Maybe even give it free/discounted when you pre-order the new game. I know they sell the Collection on Steam too, so maybe a "King's Quest Bundle" is possible?

2. This is a bit of a stretch, but maybe actually include the older games with the episodes? I doubt they'd take up too much memory.

What do you think?

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  • The more games the better. I always assumed that part of it was carried over from the Roberta Williams Anthology. They were games that she made. It'd be nice if Phantasmagoria was also there too, actually.

  • @BagginsKQ said: Worst edition, really!

    Seriously, the best option is to own the three (for access to the various artwork/maps) + the KQ7 Authorized Guide (for the KQ7 material).

    I have copies of every edition of the King's Quest Companion. The first copy we got of it was the 3rd edition, sometime around 1995-1996. But that one wore out over the years from use and eventually the spine broke and so I needed a new copy. I have like 3 copies of each edition LOL for different reasons.

    I still have my 1994 KQ Collection manual, as well as the original manuals for each KQ game and the Guidebook to the Land of the Green Isles. My mother however threw away my CD cases (I had KQ5, KQ6, KQ7, KQ8, the '94 Collection on CD with the glass cases from when i was a kid).

    One time I bought off Ebay mint condition (shrink wrapped) KQs 1-5, diskettes and all. I still have them on a book shelf, and the version of KQ4 is the AGI version, and the version of KQ5 is the original cover.

  • Does the KQ Collection come with the individual game manuals for each KQ game?

    Those would be cool to have.


    edit: Gah... apparently not. (I just looked at KQC on Steam.)

    I wish it did.

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    I remember that KQ4 manual from years past. (It was my family's first ever adventure game.) God knows where it is now. When I got KQ3 from my brother in law, he only had a photocopy of the manual.

  • The KQC I have came with a big thick manual with all (most?) of the contents from each game's manual included. All the text, anyway. I think some of the images made it in from KQ6. The KQ5 copy protection is even included even though it's not needed. It also contains manual information for LB1, LB2, and MUMG Deluxe. Oh, and the four included Apple hi-res games.

    I still also have my KQ3 and KQ4 manuals, though. In fact, I think I even have KQ2. I don't have KQ1, though. Very nice parchment-like manuals.

  • I think I bought my KQ Collection from Steam.


    Yup there it is. Ah, good stuff.

    Though I'm skipping part 3 in favor of AGDI's right now since I'm playing through the games again.

  • @Chyron8472 said: Does the KQ Collection come with the individual game manuals for each KQ game?

    Those would be cool to have.


    edit: Gah... apparently not. (I just looked at KQC on Steam.)

    I wish it did.

    TC4uF.pngHiQtm.png


    I remember that KQ4 manual from years past. (It was my family's first ever adventure game.) God knows where it is now. When I got KQ3 from my brother in law, he only had a photocopy of the manual.

    Search Ebay. Sometimes really interesting stuff comes up. I remember once--this was years ago--A collection of Sierra background paintings came up, I think from KQV. I couldn't afford it at the time sadly. I know I also once saw a poster of KQVII--Like a movie style poster, same size different from the cover art of KQVII.

  • @Chyron8472 said: Does the KQ Collection come with the individual game manuals for each KQ game?

    Those would be cool to have.


    edit: Gah... apparently not. (I just looked at KQC on Steam.)

    I wish it did.

    TC4uF.pngHiQtm.png


    I remember that KQ4 manual from years past. (It was my family's first ever adventure game.) God knows where it is now. When I got KQ3 from my brother in law, he only had a photocopy of the manual.

    Odd. I believe the Space Quest Collection had every manual with it. (Or at least the SQ1 manual, since it was necessary to get around that pesky copy protection.)

  • The Space Quest Collection (at least the one I have, the Collector's Edition, two discs with SQs 1-6, 6 demo, SQ1 remake and original, bonus arcade game, etc) comes with one manual and all the necessary information and copy protection included in it.

  • @MusicallyInspired said: The KQC I have came with a big thick manual with all (most?) of the contents from each game's manual included. All the text, anyway. I think some of the images made it in from KQ6. The KQ5 copy protection is even included even though it's not needed. It also contains manual information for LB1, LB2, and MUMG Deluxe. Oh, and the four included Apple hi-res games.

    I still also have my KQ3 and KQ4 manuals, though. In fact, I think I even have KQ2. I don't have KQ1, though. Very nice parchment-like manuals.

    I wonder if that is the same manual that came with Roberta Williams Anthology. That package included all the RW games to that point in time. So it didn't have KQ8 or Phantasmagoria in any but demo form. And it also has all the Apple II games she designed, like Mission Asteroid.

  • The Roberta Williams Anthology manual and KQ Collection II manual are different, but have some similiarties...

    The RWA manual is even thicker, because of the extra games the collection came with.

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