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Kings Quest 2015
« on: July 28, 2015, 03:25:47 AM »
Today marks the Release of the KQ2015 Game, based on the Classic Sierra Franchise of King Quest.

You can already start watching the Walkthrough on Youtube or you can just go onto Steam and Buy the Complete 5 Chapters of the Game. I just Purchased the 5 Chapters on Steam, but im not sure if the Game will come to Stores though.

Sadly theres No Forum Board, so forget about Discussions and whatnot in witch you have to Twitter Sierra or TheOddGentlemen about the Game.

Im already giving this Game 10/10

Its a Fantastic Remake with Memories of the Series, plus a certain Chime when finding things plays out.

This Game truly has a Backstory on Everything, including a Town. No more just a Castle with a Forest in witch 1 2 3 all treasures found and your done.
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Re: Kings Quest 2015
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2015, 01:25:26 PM »
Im already giving this Game 10/10

Perhaps you should wait until all the episodes are released before giving it a perfect score. You never know; the last episode might be awful. I know I would've given Cognition more leeway if the last episode had been as good as the first three.
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Re: Kings Quest 2015
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2015, 12:00:05 AM »
I'm 3 hours into chapter 1 so far.  I will say, I was a bit disappointed that there was no introduction to at least give you an idea of what you trying to do.  It just kinda drops you into Graham's story from the original game.  But after that at least, there was a bit of dialogue to give an idea of what I was supposed to do.

Overall though, I am enjoying the game so far.  Once we got to the Squire Graham story, I felt at least like I had an idea of what I was supposed to try to do. 

The game has auto save as well and the look, touch and talk icons appear only when there in something to do.

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Re: Kings Quest 2015
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2015, 12:01:49 AM »
Its great to hear you are 3 Hours or more into Chapter 1 not like TSL Chapter 1 though, even Telltale Games had Longer Chapter 1  ::)

Finally got the $40 Game downloaded, so here is the Beginning of my Review

The Controls
Sadly i cant set the Keys to my liking, hence its forced as it is in witch im starting to get used to it.

Save/Load System
There is none, so the Game saves for you at its choice in witch its really bad if i want to load a previous save to try something else.

Gameplay
The Gameplay is automatic at some of the times in witch the Hand/Look Icon only appears when theres something important and you run/walk/climb automatically.

Theres no Intro to the Game, you just start it.

When theres a Cutscene, you must sit through it, theres no escape button to skip.

Loving the Chime when you find things.

Sadly theres no fast travel, so it gets boring running around when your stuck.
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Re: Kings Quest 2015
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2015, 10:03:51 AM »
See? Definitely not 10/10 material. And while we're on the subject...

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/kings-quest-the-complete-collection

TOG's KQ so far has no reviews from critics, but the audience score is 3.3/10. I totally called that this game was going to suck, but I didn't know it was going to be that bad.
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Re: Kings Quest 2015
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2015, 11:12:53 AM »
Its by far not that bad at all, i give the Game a 9/10

People of today like to hack and slash, they dont have the Patient for a relaxing Quest Game where you have to think for yourself.

How did TSL fare in Score so to speak, even i give the Game a 9/10

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Re: Kings Quest 2015
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2015, 11:23:12 AM »
I'm running it now and so far, the only negative thing I have to say is that I have to wait for a damn update before I can actually play it.  As if the incredibly long download wait wasn't bad enough.

But yeah, the game is barely even out yet.  So of course there's not going to be a wave of people ranting about how wonderful it is already. 

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Re: Kings Quest 2015
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2015, 11:41:44 AM »
People of today like to hack and slash, they dont have the Patient for a relaxing Quest Game where you have to think for yourself.

If you honestly believe that the people rating this game are the same kind of people who play Call of Duty, you are dead wrong. The negative ratings aren't coming from trolls. They're coming from people who anticipated the revival of the adventure game genre and were betrayed with the flawed product they got.

But yeah, the game is barely even out yet.  So of course there's not going to be a wave of people ranting about how wonderful it is already. 

Thing is, it's usually the opposite that happens. People heap praises upon something on the day of its release, and its score slowly dwindles down as time goes by and people start to notice the flaws in it. The fact that there isn't a single positive score for TOG's KQ on Metacritic, and the best that can be said is that one of the ratings is mixed, speaks volumes about how bad it is.

And if any of you go on there and give it a perfect 10 score to balance things out, then congratulations, you will have cemented your status as a fangirl brainlessly eating anything that gets shoveled into your drooling mouth without regard for the actual quality of it.
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Re: Kings Quest 2015
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2015, 12:30:54 PM »
Oh MetaCritic. I kinda hate that site. It so selectively picks up critic's reviews that, now that I can look at it from the other side, it's a very skewed idea of what a game's rating really is across the board.

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Re: Kings Quest 2015
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2015, 01:13:36 PM »
From what I can tell based on the reviews on Metacritic, the general consensus seems to be "good, not great," which was pretty much my view on it. The visuals are amazing and the character animation is really good, but my problem was mostly with the acting and dialogue.

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Re: Kings Quest 2015
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2015, 01:41:05 PM »
Just finished Chapter 1, yet theres no Loading a previous Save, in witch i have to Restart the Game completely
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Re: Kings Quest 2015
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2015, 02:14:21 PM »
I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed the game. The controls weren't that hard after I took the time to figure them out, the music was heavenly (Caught myself humming along), and there were many parts I was laughing and crying about. It had some downs, I won't spoil it for anyone with my opinion, but I am looking forward to Chapter 2. Gwendolyn and her cousin remind me a lot of my students :) I feel that this game was different but brought King's Quest into the 21st century.

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Re: Kings Quest 2015
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2015, 03:29:01 PM »
See? Definitely not 10/10 material. And while we're on the subject...

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/kings-quest-the-complete-collection

TOG's KQ so far has no reviews from critics, but the audience score is 3.3/10. I totally called that this game was going to suck, but I didn't know it was going to be that bad.

How about linking the actual Meta Critic site for the game:
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/kings-quest-chapter-1-a-knight-to-remember

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Re: Kings Quest 2015
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2015, 05:02:43 PM »
At some point in the writing process, TOG seems to have forgotten they were making a KQ game.  This game feels like Tales of Monkey Island with a fantasy skin.  I like a lot about it, but I think they majorly missed the mark, tonally.

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Re: Kings Quest 2015
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2015, 05:18:18 PM »
I WOULD be bringing up that Graham's age probably has a factor in the tone of the game, but I doubt you'd listen to me.

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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2015, 05:50:48 PM »
I feel like it was a bit too goofy... Not that it should've been a totally serious game, but the lighthearted atmosphere makes a certain part near the middle a little jarring. It ends up resulting in a pretty bad mood whiplash.

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Re: Kings Quest 2015
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2015, 05:52:45 PM »
I WOULD be bringing up that Graham's age probably has a factor in the tone of the game, but I doubt you'd listen to me.

No, we're not listening to you because you're defending an abysmal game.
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Re: Kings Quest 2015
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2015, 06:11:46 PM »
Gameplay-wise it shapes up a bit better.  There are some solid exploration/puzzle moments once the game opens up after the 1-2 hour mark.  The on-rails action sequences are the low point of the game, by far--unfortunately, they decided to not only open the game with one, but then basically make the entire first 2 hours into a corridor run with minimal hotspots.  It does reach a point in the middle where you then have several objectives and can explore and figure things out at your leisure, and there are some decent puzzles here with a few nice little Ah ha! moments.  There's nothing here that will significantly challenge any classic adventure gamer, but it's possible they could improve this element in future episodes.

I can only hope they take all the moronic reviews with a grain of salt.  Most of the "professional" games journalist reviewers are lamenting all the ways this game is not a Telltale game.  These idiots have no clue how to judge a more traditional adventure game.

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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2015, 06:28:06 PM »
What about the game makes it so abysmal to you, Numbers? I don't recall you ever saying you've actually played it. Then again, it is a rather long game and it did just come out yesterday. My first file ended up being 13 hours, though I blame myself for that as I am not as smart at adventure game puzzles than I thought.

But seriously, it seems like you're the only real naysayer here. So please, be honest. I mean, it's not every day I find myself agreeing with Lambonius here. Back when he was more frequent here, we used to butt heads almost as much as you and I do now. So I'm actually kinda curious here.

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Re: Kings Quest 2015
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2015, 07:20:09 PM »
So, now that I've had a chance to play through the first episode, I have to say it was quite an entertaining experience. 

Aside from the incredibly long update wait, the only thing I really didn't like was the lack of a save/load feature.  I haven't spent this much time playing a game in one day, since the endless setlist in Rock Band 2.  (Not literally endless, mind you, just all the songs on the disc.) 

The game certainly had some good comedic moments as well as its share of drama.  The racing event in particular gave me some good laughs, when I figured out what to do at the end of it.  I can't wait to see what the next episode has in store.
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