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King's Quest

Developer: Sierra Entertainment Publisher: IBM
10 May 1984
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Young knight Sir Graham travel the Kingdom of Daventry to seek out three magical treasures, needed to a) save the kingdom and b) gain the crown.
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In a surprising twist, the puzzles in here are nowhere near as obtuse as the ones that would happen in later Sierra adventures, in part because of the WIDE range of solutions you can come up with, that reward you with varying amount of points. You will still get stumped at one or two if you're playing the old PCjr version(chiefly the Rumpelstiltskin one). Although I am certain most people see the joy in King's Quest in discovering the many ways you can die rather than seeking ways to finish it, and it's a strange misstep that a genre-defining game would become more known than that than for puzzle-solving. It doesn't make for as an impressive legacy as LucasArts games would later on.

You know the drill; Grab a walkthrough, very enjoyable to beat it then.
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elijahjbell King's Quest 2022-09-30T15:40:19Z
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Sanagami King's Quest 2022-06-30T15:54:55Z
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Calyk King's Quest 2022-06-18T07:59:40Z
2022-06-18T07:59:40Z
2.0
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Avirumque King's Quest 2022-06-12T22:54:04Z
2022-06-12T22:54:04Z
3.0
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domal King's Quest 2022-05-31T18:01:33Z
2022-05-31T18:01:33Z
2.5
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Nagual King's Quest 2022-05-17T04:46:13Z
2022-05-17T04:46:13Z
4.0
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benz97 King's Quest 2022-04-24T23:33:18Z
2022-04-24T23:33:18Z
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megadave83 King's Quest 2022-04-20T13:42:34Z
2022-04-20T13:42:34Z
2.5
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grizzlbewear King's Quest 2022-03-22T08:23:51Z
2022-03-22T08:23:51Z
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bulletluckcharm King's Quest 2022-02-08T03:35:14Z
2022-02-08T03:35:14Z
1.5
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edvern King's Quest: Quest for the Crown 2022-02-08T00:18:40Z
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tullyallen King's Quest 2022-02-04T11:46:07Z
2022-02-04T11:46:07Z
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  • Garjo 2021-08-12 21:30:18.67748+00
    That Beanstalk can suck a fuck.
    Charming enough game, if somewhat archaic by today's standards. Played both the original and the AGD fan remake.
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  • MisTurHappy 2022-02-24 03:38:31.888699+00
    The points system in this game may have been carried into loads of later Sierra games and wound up being a fine way to indicate progress, but I actually think this game specifically would be way better off without it. The fact that there are multiple solutions to most puzzles should be a huge plus, and while I'm fine with adventure games being linear, it could have been a unique redeeming trait for this first entry to have a more open-ended structure. Instead, the fact that the game declares certain solutions to be more objectively valuable than others ruins a lot of the freedom this structure could have provided. Like sure, you can just ignore the points value entirely and solve things however you want, but it's still a weird clash in design mentalities, and it's always dissatisfying to get to the end screen and then have the game tell you that you didn't do it properly.
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