Originally Posted by KuroShiro
Dead ends persisted until KQ5, after which were largely phased out (thankfully). Restarting at the same spot after death was *only* present in KQ7 I believe, of the entire Sierra catalog.
If I remember correctly, in GK3 you restart at the same spot after death, too.
That said, I don't mind if this new King's Quest by Telltale has deaths. I don't even care if you don't restart at the same spot or you have to pick a previously saved game (or restart all over if you didn't saved at all). Usually, Telltale's games have several autosave points. I think a good solution would be to go back to the last autosave point if you die.
But please, please, PLEASE: No dead ends!!!