In King’s Quest: Quest for the Crown, become Sir Graham, bravest of knights. Locate and return to King Edward the three great lost treasures of the Kingdom of Daventry in order to inherit the throne. Continue your adventures as (now) King Graham in King’s Quest II: Romancing the Throne as you travel to the land of Kolyma in search of your bride. In King’s Quest III: To Heir is Human, you find yourself a servant of an evil wizard. As Gwydion, you must master spells and overcome numerous perils to escape from slavery and save a kingdom. As with all King’s Quest titles, you must be prepared. The journey will surely prove long and treacherous. You may choose among many paths open to you. The more clever and resourceful you prove yourself, the greater your reward.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Mild Animated Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2010-08-24 06:38:49 byLeftHandedMatt:
The original King's Quest games set the framework for what every adventure game that came afterwards would follow. For that, they deserve a lot of respect, even if they are flawed games. While they are charming, the difficulty level is quite ridiculous! You can die instantly and unexpectedly, and can end up in a situation where late in the game you need to restart because thereread more is something you didn't realise you had to do earlier on. It's important to save your game VERY often.
Completing these games without using a walkthrough is an impressive task, and I tip my hat to anybody who has managed it. I personally own a fantastic book called 'The King's Quest Companion' which contains walkthroughs for each game presented as novelisations, and is a fantastic read.
From a narrative point of view, the first two games aren't particularly noteworthy and reference a lot of fairytales. The third game, however, presents a story much more intricate and interesting. It's also worth taking note of that fact that these games really pushed the envelope in terms of technology for the time when they were released.
These original games are certainly worth experiencing for their place in games history, as without them many of my favourite games would probably have never been created. I would, however, recommend also playing the fan remakes that exist for these 3 games, as they are of a professional quality and add a lot to the gameplay experience.
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Posted on 2010-08-24 18:11:41 byRamis-Samis:
Man, I loved playing these games when I was younger. Love the Sierra Quest pack.
King's Quest being one of my fav's. I made it a goal to beat the series.
The first and second games were difficult enough, but because of the known fairy tale references, I was able to play through.
The 3rd installment of the game I found was the toughest one. Sadly, I have not beaten it, but thatread more won't mean that one day I will try again. As said from other reviews, the puzzles are pretty difficult, yet satisfying if completed.
I suggest this challenging first 3 installments to any game lovers.
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Posted on 2010-08-24 11:49:44 byDMorrone:
The harbinger of adventure games to come, the King's Quest Series provided unique puzzles, mythical settings and out of the box thinking to solve certain puzzles. I would consider these the "Mother Goose Tales of Video Games," as this is where many of us older games cut our teeth, and there's a surprising amount of fairy tale and legends embedded into each.
Whyread more not revisit your gaming childhood or introduce those in your family that are just starting?
King's Quest 3 was one of the first games I got for the Tandy 1000SX, and I spent countless hours working under the oppression of Mannanan. I still have box on my bookshelf, even though I no longer had the PC slow enough to run it on. One touch, one whiff of the manual, and I'm back in 1986 again on a wintry Sunday afternoon.
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