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Re: The Cedric Fan Club! XD XD
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2004, 06:21:34 AM »
Anywayz Cedrick seemed like a wise old owl and that is why i liked him ;), i even named my Budgie after him ;D

BTW i will not show any affection for Connor :P
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Re: The Cedric Fan Club! XD XD
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2004, 08:04:59 AM »
Cedric never struck me as wise. He's mostly cowardly and stating the obvious  :P
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Re: The Cedric Fan Club! XD XD
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2004, 01:38:23 PM »
I agree with Storm.
"Look Graham, a POISONOUS snake".....that's wise?
Oh, and...
"There's nothing but a hot dry desert to the west of here."
Or...
"I had a bad run in with a dog once."
I think that last one may be the wisest thing he ever said.


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Re: The Cedric Fan Club! XD XD
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2004, 06:49:41 AM »
And again I say....How?
"Is that a new dance? The BUG-a-loo?"  Well, gee, that was witty, almost, but how did it seem wise?  :-\
"Lets turn back!" (at Mordack's Castle) Uhm...did he miss the whole adventure GETTING there?  Why would *ANYONE* say that?
And don't get me started on his directions...when he's paying enough attention to give any...


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Re: The Cedric Fan Club! XD XD
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2004, 08:15:26 AM »
I never said that Cedrick is wise listen to what he says, i just said Cedrick looks and seems wise if you look at a picture of him b4 even playing the game
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Re: The Cedric Fan Club! XD XD
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2004, 06:38:12 AM »
I guess anyone can LOOK wise, if he's an owl and wearing a monocle :P
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Re: The Cedric Fan Club! XD XD
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2004, 08:54:44 AM »
Yeah thats exactly why i thought he was wise ;), but then i played the game :-\ :suffer:
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« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2004, 10:32:06 AM »
I never could figure out whether they made him annoying on purpose or tried to make him appear wise and foul up miserably  :P
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Re: The Cedric Fan Club! XD XD
« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2004, 09:49:42 AM »
(resurrects thread from the depths of cyberspace)

OK... I *finally* got around to finishing KQ5. Laugh all you want... I've been busy. :P

Consider yourself lucky. KQ5 is better without the voices  ;)

I can now say with some certainty that this is true. :P My friend Spikey wasn't kidding when he said they were laughably bad! Especially the narrator.

My other friend also wasn't kidding when she said Alexander's voice actor was poor.

Josh was much better as Graham in KQ2+... most of his lines here fell pretty flat, IMHO.

As for Cedric... 95% of the time I couldn't even figure out what he was saying... of course, 99% of the things he said weren't important, so I guess that works out. Actually, I couldn't figure out what 80% of everyone else was saying, either.

(Note to self: Buy the disk version. You were going to have to anyway.)

The only worthwhile voice bits were the ants' song at the haystack, and the Weeping Willow's song. Of course, the Seiberts sung those, so that probably had something to do with it. OK, the gnome and the toyshop owner were nice voice picks, too... unfortunately it was sort of ruined by the lousy recording quality.

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Re: The Cedric Fan Club! XD XD
« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2004, 10:09:09 AM »
Heh, I'm actually really happy that I had the disk-version that had no voices on it.  This was the first KQ that I played on my own computer, and hearing terrible voices might have ruined the whole experience for me.  :o

Ignoring the horrid voices, the game itself was pretty good.  Of course, when KQ6 came out, it blew this game out of the water, but at the time KQ5 was "totally awesome, dude".  :P
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Re: The Cedric Fan Club! XD XD
« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2004, 10:52:17 AM »
Heh, I'm actually really happy that I had the disk-version that had no voices on it.  This was the first KQ that I played on my own computer, and hearing terrible voices might have ruined the whole experience for me.  :o

What gets me is that Space Quest 4 was mostly "amateur voices" too, but it was actually not bad. I guess they learned a lot in a year. :P Granted, the kookier nature of SQ probably helped, too. (And springing for a wicked good professional narrator... ;) )

Ignoring the horrid voices, the game itself was pretty good.  Of course, when KQ6 came out, it blew this game out of the water, but at the time KQ5 was "totally awesome, dude".  :P

Heh. I could buy that it was great when it first came out, but I could make a lot of nitpicks about the puzzle design now. :P

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« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2004, 11:03:50 PM »
Heh. I could buy that it was great when it first came out, but I could make a lot of nitpicks about the puzzle design now. :P

Haha me too.  I actually thought at the time that dead-ends were the player's fault and not a result of sloppy programming.  ::)
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« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2004, 10:34:35 AM »
Haha me too.  I actually thought at the time that dead-ends were the player's fault and not a result of sloppy programming.  ::)

Heh. Not only those, but also the fact that many of the puzzles you really could only get a clue about by dying first. (I've always had the bias that I want to be able to believe that the character really could have gotten through the game on their own, with enough ingenuity and maybe a *little* luck.) Oh, and a lot of puzzles/items you ended up solving/picking up just because they were there (and didn't find out the motivation for until long afterwards), although you could chalk up some of them to the fact that Graham is just a Nice Guy (TM).

Oh, well. Still not the worst game I've played.

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Re: The Cedric Fan Club! XD XD
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2004, 11:10:27 AM »
That's true.  I don't think it's possible to finish KQ5 without dying at least once by accident.  Also, I don't know anyone that completed it without the use of a hintbook or walkthrough, just because of the abundance of illogical puzzles. :-\
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Re: The Cedric Fan Club! XD XD
« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2004, 02:39:26 PM »
I don't know anyone that completed it without the use of a hintbook or walkthrough, just because of the abundance of illogical puzzles. :-\

Yes you do ;)

(Ok, maybe I did use it once because I didn't know you have to wait in the library for HOURS before Mordak comes in for his nap ;P)
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Re: The Cedric Fan Club! XD XD
« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2004, 12:29:41 AM »
I didn't use a hintbook or walkthrough. I guess you can tell it took me forvever to finish.

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« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2004, 05:00:42 PM »
I like Cedric. I don't see why anyone would have a problem with him.

Have you played KQ5, with the voices turned on? ;)

Rosella might be annoying in KQ3, but she's only annoying for a couple of screens at the end... Cedric is annoying throughout the game :evil:
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« Reply #37 on: August 23, 2004, 05:08:30 PM »
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Have you played KQ5, with the voices turned on?

Yes, I've played it with the voices turned on(and no, I still don't see the problem).

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Rosella might be annoying in KQ3, but she's only annoying for a couple of screens at the end... Cedric is annoying throughout the game :evil:

Maybe so, but how many people have told you they couldn't finish the game, because of Cedric(I've heard it said countless times about Rosella)?

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« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2004, 05:27:30 PM »
Sure, you can fail the game due to Cedric... if you don't rescue him after he gets injured the first time. ;)

Personally, I would love to claim that I couldn't finish the game because I could barely understand what the heck Cedric was saying... except for the fact that Cedric never said anything important, so it doesn't matter. :P

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Re: The Cedric Fan Club! XD XD
« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2004, 11:10:43 PM »
Cedric 4 Life, bizatches.  *makes some kind of gang member hand gesture* 8)

Yes, Cedric is annoying at times, but mostly because he slowed down the game when Graham changed scenes.  

I thought Cedric's reluctance to take risks was refreshing; adventure game characters are often too anxious to do dangerous things.  "Hey!  Let's go into this hot, forbidding desert from which no one returns so we can stumble across an obscure inventory item!"  :P

And don't forget: A lot of things about the KQ universe may be darker or reinterpreted.  Maybe Cedric will have a personality makeover, too.

*envisions q**** Eye visiting Cedric*  Oh dear.
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