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Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« on: June 29, 2010, 10:26:24 AM »
The Four Winds newsletter says that (1) Alexander voyaged to the Realm of the Dead and thus (2) saved King Caliphim and Queen Allaria (now alive and well).

However, as I understand it, the voyage to the Realm of the Dead in KQVI is not essential to beating the game. You can beat the game without saving Caliphim and Allaria by sneaking into the Castle of the Crown dressed as a servant rather than using magic (that requires items found in the Realm of the Dead) to enter the castle's basement.

So it appears the TSL team made an executive decision that Alexander did indeed voyage to the Realm of the Dead.

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Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 10:31:02 AM »
It's true that it's not necessary to go there, but if you do then you receive the game's best ending. In any event, making a summary would require that one ending or the other be chosen, and if it were me writing it, I would certainly choose the best ending possible.
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Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010, 10:38:30 AM »
Yep, I believe the team has stated before that they are using the long version of the story.

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Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010, 10:39:19 AM »
On top of which, it also means that all of the Lands of the Green Isles are in harmony once again; since the disputes between all of them were covered in KQVI, it would be unnecessary to spend another game (judging by the timeline) covering this.  On top of which, it would mean that the Royal Family of Daventry wouldn't be able to easily get to the Isle of the Crown, as Shamir would have been killed as opposed to being able to use his powers to fix the ferry and bring the family over easily.
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Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2010, 11:26:15 AM »
TSL does indeed take the 'best possible ending' stance for all previous KQ games--Caliphim and Allaria were saved, the genie is under Alexander's control, Edgar is alive, etc. So, nope, not a mistake, just a choice. :)

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Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2010, 11:31:54 AM »
Speaking of which, that kind of makes you wonder if there will be any such choices in The Silver Lining...
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Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2010, 11:44:30 AM »
Asking questions like that will get you this.....  :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer:

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Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2010, 12:01:18 PM »
Yeah, yeah,  :suffer:'s are inevitable and all. But seriously, it's a cool question to think about.
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Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2010, 12:23:36 PM »
Isn't it though?

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Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2010, 03:23:36 PM »
The long ending is the REAL ending. :yes:
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Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2010, 04:08:41 PM »
its also the one used by tsl time line

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Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2010, 04:52:55 PM »
The long ending is the REAL ending. :yes:

I agree. The alternative, where Alexander sneaks in, is sort of lame and pales in comparison to the scope and awesomeness of the rest of the game.

Besides, The Realm of the Dead is so cool!

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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2010, 05:02:44 PM »
*nods* new ways to die! or ehm, stay dead...
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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2010, 06:33:04 PM »
Besides, The Realm of the Dead is so cool!
The Realm of the Dead is the best part of KQ 6! :yes:
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Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2010, 06:42:24 PM »
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Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2010, 07:50:47 PM »
Besides, The Realm of the Dead is so cool!
The Realm of the Dead is the best part of KQ 6! :yes:
As I recall, it was the Land of the Dead in KQ6. The Realm of the Dead is from MoE. :scholar:

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« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2010, 07:56:39 PM »
no one likes my land of the dead joke

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Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2010, 08:07:07 PM »
As I recall, it was the Land of the Dead in KQ6. The Realm of the Dead is from MoE. :scholar:

No, MoE was the Dimension of Death. KQ6 has the Realm of the Dead.
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« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2010, 08:59:53 PM »
As I recall, it was the Land of the Dead in KQ6. The Realm of the Dead is from MoE. :scholar:

No, MoE was the Dimension of Death. KQ6 has the Realm of the Dead.
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Re: Mistake in King's Quest VI Summary?
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2010, 10:10:24 PM »
. . . Edgar is alive . . .
Edgar can die?
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