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Early solicitation for MOE
« on: October 01, 2005, 10:31:18 AM »
Check out this early preview solicitation that was up on JustAdventure in 1997 for MOE. From the perspective of hindsight, this is actually quite funny, heh...

"In August 1998, the King's Quest world will take on a look and feel that has never before been seen. 3D cards will be utilized, and the technology of Windows 95 and that of Pentium processors will also be used. You will play a brand-new character, a peasant from Daventry named Connor. The land of Daventry has been blighted by an evil spell and you alone can save it. In King's Quest: Mask of Eternity, the most immersive story and breathtaking graphics and sound yet will be combined with adventure gaming, role-playing and action gaming in what will be the greatest Sierra game ever made. The success of Mask of Eternity will determine the fate of future King's Quest games and will tell whether or not a ninth chapter will be written. Only time will tell..."
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Re: Early solicitation for MOE
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2005, 01:40:50 PM »
lol...guess it didn't sell well, since Phoenix is now making the "9th" installment :P
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Re: Early solicitation for MOE
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2005, 02:03:27 PM »
well 6 was definitely the most popular it sold something like 3 million copies. BTW. check this out.  It calls KQ5 and 7 a faliure but it portrays MoE as being 'the best sierra game ever'!
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Re: Early solicitation for MOE
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2005, 03:52:46 PM »
Well, the last paragraph is exactly what Kurdt quoted. And where does it say that KQ5 was a failure?
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Re: Early solicitation for MOE
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2005, 04:00:26 PM »


It doesn't exactly say MoE was the best KQ game ever, just says it could have the potential to be it. But feh, I never cared much for Justadventures opinions.  :P

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Re: Early solicitation for MOE
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2005, 06:30:24 AM »
*Joins Warlock in waving KQ7 flags* well, it doesn't exactly say that KQ5 was a failure but it did say that it wasn't met with a very enthuisiastic response from the fans.
 
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Re: Early solicitation for MOE
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2005, 06:43:36 AM »
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At about the same time, a new trend came into being at Sierra: remaking the classic games, using technology of the early 1990s. King's Quest I suddenly supported VGA graphics, sound cards and mice, but it was a failure. Players compared it to "colorizing a black and white film." This notion was wrong, as it only added a new dimension to the game that didn't exist before.

In late 1990, King Graham undertook a brand-new adventure, his first since King's Quest II. In King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!, the evil wizard Mordack kidnaped Valanice, Rosella and Alexander, leaving only old King Graham behind. Your mission is to travel through different kinds of terrain in search of them. King's Quest V was the first to abandon the typing interface and bring forth an icon-based one. It was also the first to use voice and to appear on CD-ROM. This was the biggest advancement in the King's Quest series since the first game was released.

Is this what you mean? If so, it looks like to me, KQ V did very well...it's the VGA remake of KQI that doesn't look like it went over well.
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Re: Early solicitation for MOE
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2005, 01:01:57 PM »
Sorry. I re-read it and found you were right. Although I don't really see how bad KQ1 VGA was. I mean the easter eggs were the same. The dialogue. Everything.
 
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