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Which King's Quest to start with?

MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 2,316
Hey guys,

I tried a King's Quest game on PC in the 90s and loved it.  I can't remember which one it was...All I remember is that if you wandered the wrong way in a desert, a little scorpion would run out and sting you, killing you.  Anyway, I was thinking of picking up some of the series on GOG.  Does anyone know which one I played?  Or, does anyone have a recommendation as to a good jumping-on point for the series?  I'm afraid the originals from the 80s might be a little too dated to enjoy.

Thanks!

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  • kartoolkartool Member UncommonPosts: 512
    I'd just grab the whole series if you enjoy those types of games. I think you can buy the collection on GOG or Steam. 
  • migthefigmigthefig Member UncommonPosts: 32
    I'm pretty sure your talking about Kings Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder.  If you want to play them now, start with the first.  You can play the older one but if you want  google Kings Quest remake and  the AGD interactive site has the first 3  free for download and they are remastered. A lot more fun to play. 

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  • wesjrwesjr Member UncommonPosts: 488
    I preferred Space and Police Quest but all were a lot of fun back in the 80's  i agree with
    @Migthefig though, try the remakes.
    migthefig
  • migthefigmigthefig Member UncommonPosts: 32
    edited July 31
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8Ktb9qBv2M

    Is this the scorpion your talking about ?
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  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 2,316
    migthefig said:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8Ktb9qBv2M

    Is this the scorpion your talking about ?
    Thanks for the help, guys!  Yeah, that's the little bastard.
    migthefigYukmarc
  • centkincentkin Member UncommonPosts: 1,374
    Hero's Quest (originally so you want to be a hero) was in my opinion a superior series to Kings's Quest.  They were both good though.
    migthefig
  • wandericawanderica Member UncommonPosts: 352
    Hey guys,

    I tried a King's Quest game on PC in the 90s and loved it.  I can't remember which one it was...All I remember is that if you wandered the wrong way in a desert, a little scorpion would run out and sting you, killing you.  Anyway, I was thinking of picking up some of the series on GOG.  Does anyone know which one I played?  Or, does anyone have a recommendation as to a good jumping-on point for the series?  I'm afraid the originals from the 80s might be a little too dated to enjoy.

    Thanks!
    One of my favorite series.  The Roberta Williams Anthology is on Steam, and it includes KQ1 - 7.  8 is worth playing, if you can find it, but its style is way different.  It's full 3D with 3rd person controls, but all of the good puzzles are still there.  The one you're talking about is 5, I think.  1 - 4 had the old text based controls.  walk east, look log, get axe, use axe on log, etc.  5 onwards are mouse based and a lot more modern in feel.

    If you wanted something newer, a reboot was released back in 2015.  https://store.steampowered.com/app/345390/Kings_Quest/  It is amazing.  Christopher Lloyd is the voice of the wise, and old, King Graham recounting his adventures to his granddaughter.  It uses Unreal 4 with hand painted textures, and manages to preserve the beauty of the original games while looking extremely modern in the process.  King's Quest was the first thing I ever played on a PC, and I was hooked on adventure games ever since.  It's a great series, and still worth a play through today if you enjoy a relaxing story that makes you use your brain a bit to solve.


  • DauzqulDauzqul Member RarePosts: 1,873
    centkin said:
    Hero's Quest (originally so you want to be a hero) was in my opinion a superior series to Kings's Quest.  They were both good though.
    Yes! It's because of the Hero's Quest games that I stuck with the PC genre. Best games ever.
  • markost22markost22 Member CommonPosts: 31
    edited October 6
    I played King's Quest a long time ago. A very beautiful adventure, full of twists with endearing characters. The choices are numerous and have quite significant repercussions, several ways to solve the puzzles. A superb adventure.


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  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 5,226
    V
  • SedrynTyrosSedrynTyros Member EpicPosts: 2,894
    I've played them all.  My personal favorites are:

    -King's Quest IV-
    By far the most difficult of the series.  Whenever the game is unpaused, the in-game time progresses.  You have to accomplish certain tasks during the day and certain ones after nightfall.  If you don't get everything done that's required during the day, you're screwed and may as well start over.  Fantastic old school adventure.  The last of the King's Quest games to use the text parser, which I much preferred to the mouse pointer driven games that came after.

    -King's Quest VI-
    Probably what most players consider the best of the King's Quest series.  In some respects, like presentation and story, it was the height of the series.  But it wasn't nearly as challenging and King's Quest IV.

    I enjoyed all the games to one degree or another, but King's Quest V was somewhat .... meh.  The puzzles were exceptionally obtuse compared to other entries.
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  • El-HefeEl-Hefe Member UncommonPosts: 760
    Kings Quest III:  To Heir is Human.  Is by far my favorite.  

    I've got the straight edge.

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