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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2010, 09:42:42 AM »
It might...I don't know for sure though. I'm too lazy to wait until night to try to do things. XD
I do know that if you let night fall before getting the scarab, the zombies around the haunted house will be able to kill you, and you probably won't be able to dig up all of the ghosts items...
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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2010, 09:47:50 AM »
Yes, I remember them (parents) having that problem. I could never figure out why they hadn't had the scarab in the first place.

I remember them running a lot.  :o

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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2010, 09:49:03 AM »
Well, old KQ games were infamous for having unwinnable conditions.

I do think, though, that nighttime was also hurried along/triggered if you had everything you needed for it--once you did, bam! It was nighttime :) (or maybe it was triggered even if you didn't and you'd just hit whatever said trigger was)

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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2010, 09:59:37 AM »
I had no idea KQ4 had a time limit either. I'm getting an urge play one of the old ones all of a sudden :P
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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2010, 10:08:50 AM »
If only they would release the KQ4 remake!  :-\

(Though they're probably saying "If only they would release the rest of TSL!")

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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2010, 10:18:22 AM »
Well, old KQ games were infamous for having unwinnable conditions.

I do think, though, that nighttime was also hurried along/triggered if you had everything you needed for it--once you did, bam! It was nighttime :) (or maybe it was triggered even if you didn't and you'd just hit whatever said trigger was)

And not just mildly unwinnable like you'd have to back up a bit and fix things, but literally you'd find yourself in a situation where you needed to start the entire game over from scratch because you didn't have a save game from before you missed whatever item you needed or used it in the wrong way.
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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #46 on: August 04, 2010, 02:22:08 PM »
I once spent half a day replaying KQV so that I could get one singular item I missed...

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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2010, 02:34:28 PM »
I wish I could play MoE. I should move it further up on my list. I think action-adventure should've been the direction KQ went in.

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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2010, 09:15:23 PM »
It was?! When? I never noticed!
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« Reply #49 on: August 04, 2010, 09:23:25 PM »
I wish I could play MoE. I should move it further up on my list. I think action-adventure should've been the direction KQ went in.

Really? I can't really debate that, seeing as it's an issue of taste and personal preference, but you're the first person I've heard to say that.

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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2010, 10:18:11 AM »
Gee Whiz. Like many others, I'll have to factor in the remakes as well as the canonical ones. Lowest to highest:

 Romancing the Throne (KQ2 original): Some puzzles were a little too easy and silly. Some of them were plain illogical, and loose ends galore. It probably looked better on the developer's table than in practice.

 Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder: Cedric, surprisingly, isn't much of a factor here. The pointless ways to die, the notorious amounts of dead ends, and the creaky audio are more grating. Still has to be thanked for the graphical interface.  

 Quest for the Crown (original): Seems a little unfair to rank it so low, as it started the whole thing, but it had more than a few hair-pulling Guide Dang Its and the others were able to build a story from the roots of it. Still, the puzzles made more sense in the first than the second.

To Heir is to Human (original): OK, it's not a King's Quest unless there's a pointless way to fall to your death. They seemed to be getting on their feet story-wise, and the puzzles made sense. The only issue here is the waiting...and more waiting. NICE Easter Egg about the...ahem...proof of identity Alex ends up providing...(and how many fangirls here wouldn't mind the view?  ;D)

To Heir is to Human  (Remake): Nicer interface, and GREAT additions like Mordak's cameo and Rosella's farewell to Graham (along with Josh Mandel officially voicing Graham in more fan games than canon ones!), but still the issues with waiting and waiting are there.

Perils of Rosella: A little more strength on the story, the interface is smoother. Still a few really harsh Guide Dang Its (the bridle is VERY tricky), but the strengths make up for it.

Quest for the Crown (AGD remake): It's a faithful adaptation, smooths out the wrinkles, adds an couple Easter eggs, and is generally nice to play, but it's still the first game without some of the awesome the later games get.

The Princeless Bride: The upsides are no dead-ends, logical puzzles, a great sense of humor, solid voice acting, and Valanice finally getting to step up to the plate. The downside is a really garish art style that looked better on Space Quest 6. Odd as this sounds, it also was just a hair too easy, like it was made for younger players than KQ6 was.

Romancing the Stones (AGD Remake KQ2): This is what fanfic SHOULD be in every way, shape, and form. My hats off to them. It takes the one I thought was the most annoying entry and actually arranges it to make sense! Wicked twists with the Werewolf vs Vampire plotline, marvelous nods and tie-ins to the other entries. The Air Gem tests were AMAZING. The Lewendowskis' music was worth downloading all on its own merits. Everyone gets fleshing out, the loose ends get explained, and the curse at end...*shudder*

Heir Today: Gone Tomorrow: Holy Crap! Is that Robbie "The Beast" Benson voicing the lead? There's a reason the dude's typecast...he's just too good at playing that type. And...That's Tony Jay and Don Messick! SWEET! The music is excellent, the artwork top-notch, the interface smooth, the sense of humor and the heavy-weight stuff blend instead of grate on one another. Cassima kicks butt and...Did Alex just make Death cry? Oh, this is AWESOME!

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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #51 on: August 05, 2010, 03:03:14 PM »
I really like Robby Benson's voice, especially as Alexander.

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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #52 on: August 05, 2010, 10:47:36 PM »
Me too. :) I love how soft-spoken he is, even when he's getting loud and excited about something.  Robby Benson was the perfect choice for Alexander.
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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #53 on: August 05, 2010, 10:52:43 PM »
The narrator of KQVI combined with Benson = perfection.

Hopefully the new TSL Alexander is on par with Benson.

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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #54 on: August 05, 2010, 10:54:10 PM »
He's not an exact match, if I remember correctly, but he's great in his own way.  I think we'll be happy. :)
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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #55 on: August 05, 2010, 10:56:43 PM »
I know so.

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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #56 on: August 06, 2010, 05:10:59 PM »
Allronix, are you sure *we're* not twins?? :P
My list is almost exactly the same as yours, although I'd rank KQ3 (original and remake) a bit higher because the waiting didn't bother me unless I forgot to get everything ready for the cookie during his first journey, and I'd include MoE (very low) on the list.
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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #57 on: August 06, 2010, 05:32:04 PM »
He's not an exact match, if I remember correctly, but he's great in his own way.  I think we'll be happy. :)

Lol...if by "not an exact match," you mean, "not even the remotest bit close," then yes.  And the second part remains to be seen.  To be fair though, Robbie Benson's performance is an impossibly tough act to follow.  ;)

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« Reply #58 on: August 06, 2010, 05:38:09 PM »
It certainly is. And you can't hope for the new actor to sound anything like him either.

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Re: Your Favorite KQ games?
« Reply #59 on: August 07, 2010, 04:04:56 AM »
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It might...I don't know for sure though. I'm too lazy to wait until night to try to do things.
I do know that if you let night fall before getting the scarab, the zombies around the haunted house will be able to kill you, and you probably won't be able to dig up all of the ghosts items...

In most versions, if you don't have the scarab there is a zombie guarding the front door to the mansion, that will kill you. So without the Scarab you can't even enter the house.

Now if you use cheat code to get the crypt key, you can get into the crypt without the scarab, and there is an easter egg death notice, where the mummy can kill you. Then it asks how the hell you got in there without the scarab.
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