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  • Summary: The crown jewel of adventure games is back! Written by the co-founder of Sierra Entertainment, Roberta Williams, King's Quest pioneered to evolution of adventure gaming. All the rich storylines, exciting quests, detailed characters and formidable foes of the original seven games are nowThe crown jewel of adventure games is back! Written by the co-founder of Sierra Entertainment, Roberta Williams, King's Quest pioneered to evolution of adventure gaming. All the rich storylines, exciting quests, detailed characters and formidable foes of the original seven games are now available for the first time on Windows® 2000 and Windows XP. Join King Graham and the royal family of Daventry in their thrilling adventures through the fantasy world of King's Quest! Expand
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  1. Sep 29, 2012
    10
    I'm rating this game a 10 for what it was in its time, not what it would be now, as few people would be able to deal with the dated graphicsI'm rating this game a 10 for what it was in its time, not what it would be now, as few people would be able to deal with the dated graphics and having to guess at how to phrase exactly what you're supposed to say to complete your quests (though you weren't officially given quests - you just fumbled your way through and figured it out). This was the first RPG series I ever played, and I played it when I was 12 or 13 (yes, I'm old. LOL!), and I played up to King's Quest 4 (after that it just got silly), but this game is the foundation on which many of our modern-day RPGs founded themselves. If you're not bothered by the graphics or lack of combat - and if you're into straight-RPG/puzzle games that are truly vintage, I highly recommend this game. Though it lacks the complexity of games today, it will always be one of my favourites in terms of story and what it did for the gaming/RPG industry. I played the original 4 of this series that were released in the 80s (I believe). If you're into vintage games, you will love this series. Expand
  2. Sep 27, 2013
    7
    The King's quest series (as a whole) was not my favorite of the Sierra adventure games, however a few of them stand out as works of art. LetThe King's quest series (as a whole) was not my favorite of the Sierra adventure games, however a few of them stand out as works of art. Let me rate each game individually please note I will judge the VGA remake versions as I they are vastly superior to the original versions:

    King's Quest 1= 7;
    King's Quest 2= 7;
    King's Quest 3= 6;
    King's Quest 4= 8;
    King's Quest 5= 9;
    King's Quest 6= 9;
    King's Quest 7= 6;

    King's quest 4 6 were by far the best of the series having some beautiful visuals and interesting puzzles. KQ 1 & 2 were nice but felt a little to simple (especially the original versions.) KQ 3 was just a little odd and felt almost like it didn't belong. KQ 7, while it had some pretty visuals and animations, it just felt like a dumbed down version of the last few games. Trying to do something new, but failing at it.

    Overall:
    A decent series that is fun and enjoyable, and I can not fault the writing, as it is top notch.
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