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Offline Haids1987

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Re: Happy Birthday kindofdoon!
« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2010, 02:07:11 PM »
Yes I did. I bought the 1-7 collection and 8 separately, and I intend to play through the entire series while recreating an 80s/early 90s gaming experience, and that means no internet. Hopefully I'll make it with just the companion.
No worries, the Companion is so thorough there is no chance of you missing something.  There are two different types of walkthroughs--a "novel"-type version with someone (i.e: Valanice, a court chronicler, etc) telling the story play-by-play, and then the general walkthrough that's like, "Go east. Pick up the walnut.  Open it."
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Re: Happy Birthday kindofdoon!
« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2010, 04:52:30 PM »
The novel was an interesting read, but whenever I played the games, I stuck with the basic walkthrough. If I'm looking for the next objective, it's nonsensical to read, "Graham ate a piece of the gingerbread house and noticed there was nobody inside. He then decided to hide inside the house until the residents came back. Blah, blah, blah . . ."

Like I said, it's interesting to read, but if I'm playing the game, then I have no interest in reading a novel to find out where to go next.  :P
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Re: Happy Birthday kindofdoon!
« Reply #42 on: September 12, 2010, 05:01:07 PM »
I did the novel version for KQ 7 (only because it was my first time playing through with the Companion and didn't know there was another version ;]), but for every other game it was definitely the walkthrough.  I absolutely could NOT get through KQII using the "interview" between Alexander and Derek.  Too obscure!  Though, like you said, Diety, it was a good read.  Sometimes I would read through the novel versions before bed. :)
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Re: Happy Birthday kindofdoon!
« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2010, 06:45:11 PM »
What about KQVIII? Obviously the companion doesn't cover it...are there obscure puzzles or parts that necessitate a walkthrough like in KQV?

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Re: Happy Birthday kindofdoon!
« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2010, 07:12:05 PM »
What about KQVIII? Obviously the companion doesn't cover it...are there obscure puzzles or parts that necessitate a walkthrough like in KQV?
oh yes.  KQ8 is really complicated. puzzle wise, there's a lot.  as long as you don't mind the different-ness and combat, you will probably love it!  I don't remember there being anything crazy like throwing the pie at the yetti or the peas at the blue monster thing....but I would say a walk through would be necessary at least a little bit.
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Re: Happy Birthday kindofdoon!
« Reply #45 on: September 12, 2010, 08:33:50 PM »
I didn't know that. I always thought it was a linear action-based game. Never realized there were puzzles - I thought that's why it's looked upon poorly in the community.

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