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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2012, 09:28:39 AM »
*cringe* I hadn't thought of it in those terms before, Bludshot. Gah! I hated that, too.

In KQ5, the Weeping Willow is, naturally, weeping.

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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2012, 11:04:09 AM »
In TSL Alexander/Rosella do a lot of napping and there's a crying banshee too.

This really is showing the underlying problem with a fake monarchy: it creates too many situations of napping and crying.

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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #42 on: July 25, 2012, 11:18:18 AM »
This really is showing the underlying problem with a fake monarchy: it creates too many situations of napping and crying.
And herein we stumble upon the Deep Rooted Symbolism of the King's Quest game: monarchies are all corrupt and in the end, will make everyone cry and fall into restless slumber. :P We should like, write books on what we learn about political affairs from Roberta Williams.
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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #43 on: July 25, 2012, 11:36:43 AM »
In TSL Alexander/Rosella do a lot of napping and there's a crying banshee too.

This really is showing the underlying problem with a fake monarchy: it creates too many situations of napping and crying.

I have only played the first two episodes but given the general moodiness of it, I'm sure TSL is (unofficially) dominating the crying and napping contest.
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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #44 on: July 25, 2012, 12:04:47 PM »
Other puzzles that should be mentioned include the gnome being given the spinning wheel for the marionette, and the tailor being given the golden needle. Yes, they both have a sort of logic to them: gnome + spinning wheel is a fairytale trope, and if you find a needle then you might think you could trade it with the tailor, who is presumably a kind of needle expert.
If you talked to the tailor, he mentioned that he'd been at the inn not long ago ("That innkeeper has no scruples at all!") and I think I recall the gnome saying something about the witch too. Those are probably the most solidly given clues in the entirety of KQ5. :P
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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #45 on: July 25, 2012, 12:25:08 PM »
Haha, we've got some napping yes--two comatose kids and one queen who takes a big nap for an episode or two. Hmm...there is the crying banshee, I'm trying to recall if anyone else is actively crying ever...

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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #46 on: July 25, 2012, 12:46:51 PM »
If you talked to the tailor, he mentioned that he'd been at the inn not long ago ("That innkeeper has no scruples at all!") and I think I recall the gnome saying something about the witch too. Those are probably the most solidly given clues in the entirety of KQ5. :P

Well to be fair, for some reason I felt perfectly natural raising that crystal shard He-Man style in front of those Stone Cobras.  I don't know why, it makes no sense, but somehow fantasy games must have rewired my brain into thinking that crystals are OBVIOUSLY for cobra lightning reflection.
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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #47 on: July 25, 2012, 03:41:10 PM »
Let's count the crying, shall we?...

I've never played MoE before, so someone else can fill in that blank.

There is a crying little girl in MoE, although when she starts speaking she sounds less distressed and more like a Charlie Brown character. OTOH, no crying at any other point. No real emotion at any other point, for that matter (unless you count mild annoyance from some of the NPCs if you get bored and walk away from them in mid-conversation).
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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #48 on: July 26, 2012, 09:47:03 AM »
That little girl also takes the everyone you love is a rock and your brother is dead thing pretty well, well enough to give away her family's life savings so Connor can give it to talking trees and buy knock off Sun Tzu statuettes.
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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #49 on: July 26, 2012, 01:26:39 PM »
Well, she DID follow her brother through a portal to Hell, somehow avoided the shadow bane on the other side, bypassed a locked gate, and avoided throngs of heavily-armed skeletons while still retaining a sense of direction accurate enough to find her way back without needing help...I'm telling you, that girl is going places.
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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #50 on: July 26, 2012, 02:04:26 PM »
Damn. Forget Connor, we should be making HER the next ruler of Daventry!

No, that's not a TSL spoiler or anything, just that Conor is often suggested as being a likely heir to Graham's throne.
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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #51 on: July 26, 2012, 02:39:38 PM »
Yeah Graham bumbled his dynasty at least four times.  Losing your heir when he was just an infant and letting a dragon take the other one was bad enough, but then he gets them back and marries them off to far away kingdoms he didn't even know about until his kids told him about them (I guess he met Cassima five minutes before Alexander did but you get the idea).

So yeah, pretty much leaves Connor and that woodcutter from the first game.
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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #52 on: July 26, 2012, 02:48:28 PM »
So yeah, pretty much leaves Connor and that woodcutter from the first game.
He and his wife would get really, really fat if they were monarchs.
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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #53 on: July 26, 2012, 08:43:47 PM »
OMG. The woodcutter would be the WORST ruler.

He's a woodcutter, right? So he works in woods. And yet he couldn't find a magic bowl IN THE WOODS. Lying on the freaking ground! After she got her strength back, you KNOW his wife was like "Yeah, I'm asking the king for a divorce. You are a complete mess."

Anyways...I don't think Gwennie should be the ruler. She's clearly the most epic adventurer of ANY Sierra game. We need a spinoff series starring her.
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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #54 on: July 26, 2012, 08:47:01 PM »
Also doesn't that woodcutter know the royal carrot patch is completely unguarded?  Sure it might get him bad karma points but his wife was dying.

Gwennie could have a spinoff where she challanges Lord Azrael for her brother's soul, doesn't matter where he is, she ALWAYS gets to where she means to go.
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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #55 on: July 27, 2012, 08:36:59 AM »
Haha, what an awesome superpower: always get where you mean to go. It sounds like something from Xanth. :)

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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #56 on: July 27, 2012, 08:53:23 AM »
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If you talked to the tailor, he mentioned that he'd been at the inn not long ago ("That innkeeper has no scruples at all!") and I think I recall the gnome saying something about the witch too. Those are probably the most solidly given clues in the entirety of KQ5.

Actually, no: I replayed the game a few days ago (which is why I remembered those puzzles) and actually the "That inkeeper has no scruples" line and the gnome mentioning the witch line are only possible to hear after you've solved the puzzles. That's precisely my complaint, you see: that the clues to those puzzles are actually in the game, but that they're only accessible after you've already finished the puzzle!

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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #57 on: July 27, 2012, 07:35:56 PM »
OMG. The woodcutter would be the WORST ruler.

He's a woodcutter, right? So he works in woods. And yet he couldn't find a magic bowl IN THE WOODS. Lying on the freaking ground! After she got her strength back, you KNOW his wife was like "Yeah, I'm asking the king for a divorce. You are a complete mess."

Anyways...I don't think Gwennie should be the ruler. She's clearly the most epic adventurer of ANY Sierra game. We need a spinoff series starring her.

Actually, I think according to the original KQ1, the woodcutter is dead.  As I recall, when Graham gives them the bowl of soup, he says something like, "Now we can have one last meal!"  I always imagine Graham thinking, "I wonder if I should tell them they can magically refill that bowl whenever they want?  Nah, they'll figure it out!"  And then leaving them to their fates and going on to continue looting treasure from the people of Daventry.  So yeah.  Woodcutter is definitely dead.

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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #58 on: July 28, 2012, 08:45:54 AM »
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Re: What did you love best about KQ?
« Reply #59 on: July 28, 2012, 08:57:31 AM »
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