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Favorite King's Quest Games

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So, which of the classics (and the not so classics) are your favorites, and why? I figure this would be a good way to see where everyone's coming from--and maybe Telltale can use this info to figure out what the people really want in a KQ game.

For me, King's Quest VI is the greatest game of all time. A perfect blend of atmosphere, puzzles, and storytelling. I regularly pull the soundtrack up on my iPod. I love that there are two potential paths, and the attention to detail, like alternate dialogues depending on what order you do things in or what side quests you follow/ignore, is spectacular. I'm invested in the characters, and each time I beat it I just want to go back and explore the Green Isles again (which is one of the reasons I was so excited for TSL).

Every official game has something I enjoy about it, even if some are more frustrating than enjoyable. Even Mask of Eternity did a few interesting things (perhaps not enough, but still...)

And if we include fangames, AGDI's KQII+ deserves an honorable mention for taking so many elements from the original game, but twisting them just enough to make them surprising and exciting.

So what about you?

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  • I enjoyed playing King's Quest V. That's how I got into the King's Quest series. A friend of my dad's gave me the disk version when I still had my old IBM computer. I had fun with it, but I didn't know what to do, so I gave up. Several years later when I was in 12th grade, I went over to my neighbor's house to do a project for school, and I saw that he had the CD version of King's Quest V. I borrowed it, and I really enjoyed it, especially since I had a walkthrough handy to help me out. When I finished it, I got the King's Quest Collection Pack 2 because I wanted to play the other games as well.

    I liked the different characters from King's Quest V. I still think of some of the dialogues. The one that I remember frequently is the part when Graham enters the bakehouse and a woman named Amanda is talking to the baker. I thought the conversation was kinda cute. I especially liked the part where she said,"Austin, please keep your fingers out of that pie!"

    I liked King's Quest VII because it was like a funny cartoon. I like the part where Rosella drinks the potion that makes her do all these funny motions. When I first saw the game at this place called Computer City, which had a big selection of games, I imagined it having a split screen with Rosella on top and Valanice on the bottom, and that you could control them simultaneously.

    What I liked about King's Quest VI was the voice acting. I thought it was really well done. I liked the black widow because she always said the opposite of what she really meant. My favorite part is when Alexander plays the flute for all the plants in the Isle of Wonder. I thought the tune was kinda catchy. The tune that he also plays in the Realm of the Dead was good too. I liked the dancing skeletons. They were good.

    I liked King's Quest IV where I could "slip into the soft slippers of Rosella" (I'm sure I read that somewhere, maybe it was in the manual that came with the King's Quest Collection 2). I liked the idea of controlling a female instead of the more dominant male for a change. One part that I thought was well done was the part where Rosella is inside the dwarves' house, and all you had to do was type in "sweep" or "clean" and she does it at a smooth pace. I also enjoyed her organ playing.

    I think Lolotte was a great villain in this game. She was really evil, and it really shows when she orders Rosella to fetch her Pandora's box. She was also nice in a way when it came to pleasing her "son" Edgar. Whenever she said how fond he was of Rosella, he would always turn red.

    The remakes of the first three games were well done. I enjoyed them all. I think King's Quest II+ did a great job of enhancing the original King's Quest II storyline. I've also enjoyed playing the first three episodes of TSL. I'm looking forward to playing AGDI's King's Quest III Redux as well as IA's King's Quest Kingdom of Sorrow whenever it's released, and Magic Mirror Games' King's Quest IV remake whenever it's released.

  • This may make me the most unpopular man in the room but my choice was VII. *Prepares for oncoming flame attack*

    In my defense I was very young when these games came out (I was seven when The Princeless Bride was released) and it was one of the few KQ games I could play all the way through. In fact I beat it many times and the game makes me feel very nostalgic.

    I'm going to play through the King's Quest games before Telltale brings theirs out and so my opinion will probably change now that I'm older and hopefully wiser.

  • 5, 6 and 7 were my favorites. I loved the colorful fun graphics of 7 which as noted above were good for their day i think and also reading the tombstones in ooga booga land is neat, and also Falderal is cute. Saying that, I always did and still do enjoy watching cartoons lol. But thats just my opinion.

  • @philthethrill said: I enjoyed playing King's Quest V. That's how I got into the King's Quest series. A friend of my dad's gave me the disk version when I still had my old IBM computer. I had fun with it, but I didn't know what to do, so I gave up. Several years later when I was in 12th grade, I went over to my neighbor's house to do a project for school, and I saw that he had the CD version of King's Quest V. I borrowed it, and I really enjoyed it, especially since I had a walkthrough handy to help me out. When I finished it, I got the King's Quest Collection Pack 2 because I wanted to play the other games as well.

    I liked the different characters from King's Quest V. I still think of some of the dialogues. The one that I remember frequently is the part when Graham enters the bakehouse and a woman named Amanda is talking to the baker. I thought the conversation was kinda cute. I especially liked the part where she said,"Austin, please keep your fingers out of that pie!"

    I liked King's Quest VII because it was like a funny cartoon. I like the part where Rosella drinks the potion that makes her do all these funny motions. When I first saw the game at this place called Computer City, which had a big selection of games, I imagined it having a split screen with Rosella on top and Valanice on the bottom, and that you could control them simultaneously.

    What I liked about King's Quest VI was the voice acting. I thought it was really well done. I liked the black widow because she always said the opposite of what she really meant. My favorite part is when Alexander plays the flute for all the plants in the Isle of Wonder. I thought the tune was kinda catchy. The tune that he also plays in the Realm of the Dead was good too. I liked the dancing skeletons. They were good.

    I liked King's Quest IV where I could "slip into the soft slippers of Rosella" (I'm sure I read that somewhere, maybe it was in the manual that came with the King's Quest Collection 2). I liked the idea of controlling a female instead of the more dominant male for a change. One part that I thought was well done was the part where Rosella is inside the dwarves' house, and all you had to do was type in "sweep" or "clean" and she does it at a smooth pace. I also enjoyed her organ playing.

    I think Lolotte was a great villain in this game. She was really evil, and it really shows when she orders Rosella to fetch her Pandora's box. She was also nice in a way when it came to pleasing her "son" Edgar. Whenever she said how fond he was of Rosella, he would always turn red.

    The remakes of the first three games were well done. I enjoyed them all. I think King's Quest II+ did a great job of enhancing the original King's Quest II storyline. I've also enjoyed playing the first three episodes of TSL. I'm looking forward to playing AGDI's King's Quest III Redux as well as IA's King's Quest Kingdom of Sorrow whenever it's released, and Magic Mirror Games' King's Quest IV remake whenever it's released.


    I've been told that the mother and child in the bakehouse in KQ5 were actually the winners of a contest in Sierra's official magazine, InterAction. The grand prize was to appear in a cameo in KQ5. This is the logic behind those two otherwise pointless characters.

  • Sorry to revive an old topic, but I just had to get my two cents in. Granted, King's Quest 8 wasn't very good. But 7 is so overly praised. I don't understand why 7 is getting so many votes as best King's Quest game. 15 votes for best KQ game! You gotta be joking! What made King's Quest 1-6 so good was that, yes, they had their cutesy elements, but it didn't detract from their darker tones either. I'll talk about about this on a separate post.

    As for my favorite King's Quest game, that would be IV: Perils of Rosella. It's beautiful on so many different levels. The soundtrack is beautiful, the landscape is pleasing to the eyes, along with it's colors, the story of a young princess, Rosella, trying to save her father is touching and beautiful. It's just an all around great game. My second favorite is VI, followed by V. Then I like 1-3 equally.

  • I've said it before and I'll say it again:

    KQ6 IS TEH 5UXX0RZ!!11@

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    KQ7 is an interesting beast. When it came out I was fairly turned off by its disney-esque approach. Opening music number? Check! Princess story? Check! Cute woodland creatures everywhere you look? Check!

    But, I played the game all the way through because it was a king's quest game.

    Now I look back on it as a decent game. Frankly the puzzles are fairly interesting, the story (while not exceptional) is still better than some of the others, and even though the graphics aren't my favorite style - they have held up remarkably well over time. Put KQ7 up against any other KQ game and it has aged the best graphically. Also, for a voice game of that generation, the acting is decent. It was fairly difficult to find a well voiced game back then.

  • When it came out I was fairly turned off by its disney-esque approach



    I was the same way... It was so very different than KQ5 and KQ6... Which I felt were cinematic achievement at the time... I don't know if KQ7 was remade in an art style mimicing KQ6 (albeit with enhanced SVGA graphics), perhaps I might have felt differently...

    Take realistic approach... instead of the disneyfied approach.

    That was pretty much many of the professional reviewers thoughts as well at the time..

  • That would be interesting to see. Someone should do it. I mean just a composite screenshot in that style from a certain section in the game in KQ5/6's style.

  • Well what might also be interesting is looking at KQ5 or KQ6 boosted up to SVGA or modern HD graphics!

    Sorta like what they are doing with the new LSL remakes, or the Monkey Island Special Editions! But please no 'cartoonifying' them...

    Also it might be interesting to see a 3D remake of KQ1, as that is the game that I think feels closest to KQ8 as far as style, exploration, story, and 'encounters'.... A lowly 'knight' saving the king...

    BTW, is it just me, or is this topic seem redundant... Since this idea must have come up at least a dozen times before! Usually by Anakin :p...

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