Author Topic: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?  (Read 13058 times)

Offline tessspoon

  • Phoenix Groupie
  • **********
  • Posts: 7481
  • Gender: Female
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2010, 10:16:34 PM »
In the ending of KQ7, if you don't take the right actions. You get a much sadder ending, as I found out the first time I ever played. :(

Offline Enchantermon

  • Magical Genie
  • *******
  • Posts: 2461
  • Gender: Male
    • Hit me up on Facebook
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2010, 10:20:13 PM »
Really? Huh. Never knew that.

Oh, wait...you mean if you don't
Spoiler (mouse over to reveal):
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

Offline tessspoon

  • Phoenix Groupie
  • **********
  • Posts: 7481
  • Gender: Female
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2010, 10:22:26 PM »
Exactly. :yes:

Offline Enchantermon

  • Magical Genie
  • *******
  • Posts: 2461
  • Gender: Male
    • Hit me up on Facebook
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2010, 10:26:45 PM »
Ah. I'll have to try that when I get to KQ7 then, thanks.
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

Offline oberonqa

  • Great Oracle
  • *****
  • Posts: 631
  • Gender: Male
  • Go now and claim your destiny....
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2010, 01:11:58 AM »
While TSL does use the long storyline version of KQ6.... keep your eyes and ears open while playing through TSL... the devs are sneaky and tricksy... and the observant adventurer might just find a subtle nod and reference to the short storyline....

 :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer:
 
Chronicling the history of Sierra through the conversion of it's premiere magazine into an easy-to-use, searchable wiki format.

Offline kindofdoon

  • Crystal Dragon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3807
  • Gender: Male
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2010, 01:13:38 AM »
The TSL team never ceases to amaze (and induce suffering). I will definitely be on the lookout for said homage.

Daniel Dichter, Production/PR
daniel.dichter@postudios.com

Offline koko_99_2001

  • Beta Tester
  • Phoenix Legend
  • *************
  • Posts: 21020
  • Gender: Female
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2010, 05:32:52 AM »
While TSL does use the long storyline version of KQ6.... keep your eyes and ears open while playing through TSL... the devs are sneaky and tricksy... and the observant adventurer might just find a subtle nod and reference to the short storyline....

 :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer:

That's true! I had forgotten about that! I know of at least one location where you may hear a nod :P
<3 Happily married to FataliOmega since July 11, 2009 <3

The Unofficial The Silver Lining Official Sarcasm Cleaner Upper :cat:

Catherine DaCosta

Offline KatieHal

  • Designer, Public Relations Director
  • Administrator
  • Phoenix Groupie
  • *****
  • Posts: 6561
  • Gender: Female
  • Snark Advocate
    • Phoenix Online Studios
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2010, 05:35:39 AM »
Yeah, you can complete KQ7 without saving his life, actually.

Katie Hallahan
~Designer, PR Director~

"Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix." Christina Baldwin

I have a blog!

Offline Enchantermon

  • Magical Genie
  • *******
  • Posts: 2461
  • Gender: Male
    • Hit me up on Facebook
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2010, 06:00:58 AM »
Yeah, I didn't realize this until you and tessspoon mentioned it. I'll have to do this when I play through it again.
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

Offline KatieHal

  • Designer, Public Relations Director
  • Administrator
  • Phoenix Groupie
  • *****
  • Posts: 6561
  • Gender: Female
  • Snark Advocate
    • Phoenix Online Studios
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2010, 07:32:23 AM »
There's not a huge difference--no nice final scene on the balcony, obviously--but just don't use the extra life on him in the end there. It does cast a slightly different tone on the denouement. (sp?)

Katie Hallahan
~Designer, PR Director~

"Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix." Christina Baldwin

I have a blog!

Offline Enchantermon

  • Magical Genie
  • *******
  • Posts: 2461
  • Gender: Male
    • Hit me up on Facebook
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2010, 11:12:36 AM »
. . . denouement. (sp?)
Well done. :)
Yeah...that would suck, especially after saving him in KQ4. I'm glad I didn't find that ending when I was younger and playing it for the first time; it would have depressed me.
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

Offline crayauchtin

  • Crystal Dragon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2726
  • Gender: Male
  • He of Many Aliases
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2010, 01:04:02 PM »
Speaking of bad endings, anyone ever forget to get the fruit in KQ4?

Yeah. Oops. :P
"If your translation is correct, that was 'May a sleepy hippopotamus lie down on your house keys,' but you’re not sure. Unfortunately, your fluency in griffin-speak is too low."

We're roleplaying in the King's Quest world: come join in the fun!

Offline oberonqa

  • Great Oracle
  • *****
  • Posts: 631
  • Gender: Male
  • Go now and claim your destiny....
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2010, 01:05:43 PM »
I never forgot the fruit.... but one time I did intentionally NOT get the fruit... just to see what kind of effect it would have on the ending.  Yea needless to say.... it wasn't a very good ending. 
 
Chronicling the history of Sierra through the conversion of it's premiere magazine into an easy-to-use, searchable wiki format.

Offline crayauchtin

  • Crystal Dragon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2726
  • Gender: Male
  • He of Many Aliases
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2010, 01:07:20 PM »
Yeah.
Nobody even gets the cap!

I woulda taken it. :P
"If your translation is correct, that was 'May a sleepy hippopotamus lie down on your house keys,' but you’re not sure. Unfortunately, your fluency in griffin-speak is too low."

We're roleplaying in the King's Quest world: come join in the fun!

Offline KatieHal

  • Designer, Public Relations Director
  • Administrator
  • Phoenix Groupie
  • *****
  • Posts: 6561
  • Gender: Female
  • Snark Advocate
    • Phoenix Online Studios
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2010, 01:18:03 PM »
Oo, I never saw that! What happens?

I know! No one took the cap. :P

Hehe, so needless to say, we also went with the 'you save Graham's life' ending of KQ4 ;)

Katie Hallahan
~Designer, PR Director~

"Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix." Christina Baldwin

I have a blog!

Offline Enchantermon

  • Magical Genie
  • *******
  • Posts: 2461
  • Gender: Male
    • Hit me up on Facebook
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2010, 01:22:26 PM »
Oo, I never saw that! What happens?
Spoiler (mouse over to reveal):
I think after Genesta mentions it there's a text box that pops up saying something like "You knew you were forgetting something!"

Speaking of the end of KQ4, I always wondered what the code that pops up after the final cutscene was all about. Does anyone know?
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

Offline I_am_so_nifty

  • Royal Heir
  • ****
  • Posts: 404
  • Gender: Male
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2010, 01:29:01 PM »
I don't know anything about this code, but on the subject of the fruit, you can also eat it. Then you feel even guiltier.
This is Nifty, Royal Heir.

I'm like, an adult now or something? Sounds fake, but okay.

Offline Enchantermon

  • Magical Genie
  • *******
  • Posts: 2461
  • Gender: Male
    • Hit me up on Facebook
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2010, 01:29:40 PM »
Oh yeah, I forgot you can do that, too.
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

Offline Baggins

  • Read-Only
  • Magical Genie
  • *
  • Posts: 2554
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #38 on: June 30, 2010, 03:17:29 PM »
Point of note the short path in King's Quest 6 was not the best nor the true ending. To get the full points and the true ending you had to take the long path, through the Realm of the Dead. This is discussed in the official King's Quest hintbook by Lorelei Shannon, The King's Quest Companion, as well as the synopses in the KQ7 strategy guide by Lorelei Shannon and the manual for MOE as well, IIRC.

The TSL team hasn't made an "executive" decision on this issue, LOL, its been around for years.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2010, 03:21:27 PM by Baggins »
Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

Offline MangoMercury

  • Magical Genie
  • *******
  • Posts: 2135
  • Gender: Female
  • Sane Manpurse Weirdo
    • Twitter
Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2010, 11:56:44 AM »
So how come when you make Genesta better, she can't just magic the fruit to you before taking you back home?

What a meanie.
~RESIDENT MANGO~
The sanest forum-dweller of all!


Countess of Tyrol and Maid of Honour to the Queen
 

anything