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Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« on: March 20, 2011, 08:00:15 PM »
If KQ6 is your favorite KQ game, why is that? What sets it above the rest for you?

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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011, 08:29:56 PM »
Better story, better gameplay, better voice-acting, better graphics, better music...better everything. basically. :)

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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011, 08:40:18 PM »
it's not.  kq5 is.

however, better graphics, better voice acting, better gameplay, and better music are certainly true.  the story is very well developed too.  logically it should be my favorite KQ game.  maybe it's the nostalgia factor.  i enjoy the less developed kq5 though.  there isn't much backstory.  i played it without knowing anything about kings quest or even watching the intro the first time i played it.  i will post again tomorrow after i get some sleep and actually think about it a bit, i'm tired.
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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011, 09:37:34 PM »
I think 6 felt like the most "complete" world to me.  I wasn't wandering in perpetual circles through a grid world looking for things.  Never had to wonder, "would it be shorter for me to go north or south to get to this place?"  And I felt it had more depth to the story than any other game in the series.
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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2011, 10:17:52 PM »
Personally, I loved the melodrama and the wordy dialog.  I only wished Alexander had opened up a little more about his feelings throughout the game.  Oh well...hindsight, I guess.

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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2011, 11:12:16 PM »
The Green Isles. I just wished it was a real place!

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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2011, 11:42:42 PM »
I could mention the excellency of setting, music, dialogue, etc., but the real reason is probably that it was my first KQ.

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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2011, 05:37:18 AM »
it's not.  kq5 is.

however, better graphics, better voice acting, better gameplay, and better music are certainly true.

Disagree with everything but this as it's the only thing that isn't entirely subjective.

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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2011, 06:08:25 AM »
I suppose I should clarify for my post--by better gameplay, I'm really referring to the flow of the game and the puzzle design. Obviously the actual interface was exactly the same as KQ5.

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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2011, 08:19:12 AM »
I liked the fact that KQ6 was (somewhat) nonlinear and had multiple endings depending on what you did.

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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2011, 09:04:17 AM »
I liked the fact that KQ6 was (somewhat) nonlinear and had multiple endings depending on what you did.

Pretty much all the KQ games are non-linear (at least to the degree that KQ6 is), with the exception perhaps of KQ7.  You can solve the puzzles in pretty much any order you please for most of the games.  Of course, certain areas and story elements are closed off to you until you solve a certain puzzle or get certain items, but this is also true for KQ6 so it's really not that different.

I'll give you the multiple endings/paths though.  It was basically a nice way of making the secondary goal of getting full points have a more tangible effect on the story itself.  Though technically, KQ4 did the whole multiple ending thing first.

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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2011, 11:29:24 AM »
That's a good point. I guess what I meant is that it felt more open than some of the other games - though I'm not really sure why. There were probably fewer screens in KQ6 than in some of the previous games. Maybe because of how different the islands were from each other?

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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2011, 12:36:30 PM »
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Hmmm, there's not much more I can say that hasn't already been said, but I really like the storyline of King's Quest 6.  I love that it's based from Alexander's perspective, and that it was an adventure game with a love story at its center.  Plus, it was deep--you can take hours and hours to get through it, and there are different endings depending on which path you choose.  And you can click on almost anything and get a description of some kind, how cool is that?

I also loved the voice acting.  It was more like watching a movie than playing a game--plus the sound of Robby Benson's voice makes me melt into my shoes. ::) Abdul sounded like a bad guy, Jollo sounded like a clown, Shamir sounded like a doofus...etc.  They perfectly matched the voices to fit the characters, and it was actually enjoyable to listen to them instead of wanting to punch through the monitor listening to some guy ramble about POIsonous snakes.

Overall it was just a great game.  The nostalgia factor always plays a role in how much I love it, too.  Playing it just feels like childhood. <3
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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2011, 03:02:22 PM »
KQ6 is the first computer game i ever played and it came with my computer. When my sister and I were kids, we played it together, coming home from school each day trying out something new to progress through the story. I'm not sure how many years later I began to appreciate it for its well told story, and the mythologies of the isles and worlds traveled to greatly added to the appeal.

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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2011, 07:11:19 PM »
Though technically, KQ4 did the whole multiple ending thing first.

I can think of these endings to KQIV:

- You really, really lose. (the wedding)
- You kind of win, but still lose. (no fruit)
- You win.

In contrast, KQVI has:

- You win.
- You really win.
- You really, really win - have a cookie!

Not sure what my point is, though ;)

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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2011, 07:23:04 PM »
- You really, really win - have a cookie!

Not sure what my point is, though ;)
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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2011, 08:23:22 PM »
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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2011, 09:02:11 PM »
...plus the sound of Robby Benson's voice makes me melt into my shoes.

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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2011, 09:17:49 PM »
Do I need to justify why it's my favorite game? It's pre-established that I'm 100% fangirl of Alexander, and Hole in the Wall, I also love Dangling Participle, and also that everyone agrees that Alexander's voice acting is dreamy. I've also mentioned in other threads that I'm a BIG fan of the Green Isles. The cliffs of logic annoy me, but most of the puzzles are great fun to play, and I'm a hopeless romantic. Then there's all the mentioned reasons in this thread

I... I can't see how any of the other games could compete with the first spot against KQ6 for this reason ^^; Second place however is difficult O.o I REALLY don't know which I'd chose, cause I really like the plots of all of them. KQ6 stands out just that much further though


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Re: Why is KQ6 your favorite KQ?
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2011, 10:38:39 PM »
King's Quest VI is not my favorite.

I remember looking forward to KQV much more than VI - V was such an amazing leap..... I had just bought IV, and soon I was seeing pictures from the upcoming V - and man!  Was that artwork beautiful!

I remember playing VI shortly after it came out, and I was kinda underwhelmed by the experience.  I lost interest  shortly thereafter - I never even beat the game until I was much older.  I beat it for the first time during the production of IA's KQ3.


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