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Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« on: February 17, 2011, 02:51:19 PM »
The downloads have begun, the Episode is being played, and now it's time for you to express your opinions on it! What did you think? What did you like, love, hate? We welcome constructive criticism as well as positive feedback.

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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 09:22:08 PM »
There's an interesting bug I've noticed on more than one occasion; I'll be in one part of the screen and click to interact with an object on another part and get the crown icon, but Graham doesn't start walking; he just stands and continues to cycle through his idle animations. After a few seconds, he suddenly appears over by the object and interacts with it. I've seen this by the pawn shop on the Isle of the Crown and at the base of the Isle of the Sacred Mountain (and I think in one other spot I can't recall at this time).

I like how the narrator has much nicer comments to give when you try things that don't work. Much better.
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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 09:27:57 PM »
The bug you mention happens when Graham gets stuck - after a certain amount of time, the game teleports him to the destination. It's not great, but at least you're not stuck forever.

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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011, 09:29:52 PM »
The bug you mention happens when Graham gets stuck - after a certain amount of time, the game teleports him to the destination. It's not great, but at least you're not stuck forever.
Odd...this fix doesn't seem to kick in when I get stuck
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Just kidding. Yeah, that is more preferable than him just getting stuck forever.
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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2011, 02:40:53 AM »
Wow, I was blown away by the ending animation. And what you learn, it's like everything is all starting to piece together and King's Quest comes full circle.

The Lieutenant was very funny. Negative!

I do think many players will struggle with episode, not knowing what to do or where to go. It really wasn't made clear. The conversations were fillers and didn't contribute much to the puzzles.

The action sequence was fantastic. This episode definitely improved on the last episode and we learned a bit more about what's going on, but it was still Graham collecting more ingredients which was a bit disappointing even with the uniqueness of the tasks. But that just means that the spell will be ready next episode. I enjoyed the sneak peek. Looking forward to it.

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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2011, 03:56:16 PM »
Just finished.

You guys weren't kidding about any of it, amazing episode! :D

And the ending sequence! :o I don't even know what to think yet, still trying to process everything, but wow...

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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2011, 05:09:33 PM »
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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2011, 05:13:56 PM »
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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2011, 05:14:39 PM »
Daventry, please remember to use spoiler tags for new information from the Episodes. I edited your post to put them in.

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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2011, 05:17:25 PM »
So if theres a Real KQ9 how or what would be needed to be Explained so the Book can be Closed on the KQ Franchise so to speak.

Dont get me wrong, i Love TSL and this is the Closest to Answering Questions as you can get since the Main Plothole in the KQ Series (KQ5/KQ6) is the Black Cloak Soeciety and so far, you guys are doing an Awsome Job in Explaining it.
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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2011, 05:39:29 PM »
Well, TSL is Phoenix's way of trying to bring closure to the series. It's not going to do it for everybody. I think there could be a whole thread of people's opinions of what it would take to bring them closure. (And some people probably don't think there's a need for closure.) Feel free to start one if you want. :)

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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2011, 06:29:41 PM »
Yeah, I'm of the camp that the series had plenty of closure as is, especially after the end of KQ7 when it seemed both of Daventry's royal children had found their significant others.  The only reason people felt like closure was need was because KQ8 was such a flop.

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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2011, 06:58:52 PM »
Finished earlier today!
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Anyway great job! It was worth the wait!

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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2011, 10:54:48 PM »
Not too much to say here; it was as good as the previous episode and I'm looking forward to the rest.  Some of the puzzles were frustrating, but that's not really a new thing in this series.  I really like the extra depth being added to the characters more than anything else about the game, and this episode didn't fail to deliver on that front.

I do think there was a lot of walking back and forth (and waiting on animations/load times) but there's not really too much that can be done given the structure of the game. 

All in all, good work.
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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2011, 11:20:37 PM »
Does anybody else experience a problem when talking to Edgar? I try to talk to him and only one topic springs up. After that, it won't allow me to say 'goodbye' and I have to quit the game and restart to get out of the screen. It also occurs with the genie in the cove.
Anywho, other than that, so far so good.
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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2011, 11:22:26 PM »
Does anybody else experience a problem when talking to Edgar? I try to talk to him and only one topic springs up. After that, it won't allow me to say 'goodbye' and I have to quit the game and restart to get out of the screen. Anywho, other than that, so far so good.

Try over in the tech support forum, I just posted a patch for that very problem.
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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2011, 11:24:08 PM »
Does anybody else experience a problem when talking to Edgar? I try to talk to him and only one topic springs up. After that, it won't allow me to say 'goodbye' and I have to quit the game and restart to get out of the screen. Anywho, other than that, so far so good.

Please look here for the patch. I hope that helps!
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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2011, 11:27:21 PM »
Does anybody else experience a problem when talking to Edgar? I try to talk to him and only one topic springs up. After that, it won't allow me to say 'goodbye' and I have to quit the game and restart to get out of the screen. Anywho, other than that, so far so good.

Please look here for the patch. I hope that helps!

Thanks, I'll give it a try and sorry for not looking around in the correct forum...boy do i feel sheepish.
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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2011, 11:29:53 PM »
Does anybody else experience a problem when talking to Edgar? I try to talk to him and only one topic springs up. After that, it won't allow me to say 'goodbye' and I have to quit the game and restart to get out of the screen. Anywho, other than that, so far so good.

Please look here for the patch. I hope that helps!

Thanks, I'll give it a try

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Re: Feedback and thoughts on Episode 3!
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2011, 11:37:29 PM »


No problem. Just doing what I can to help. There have been a lot of issues with the release, even with all of our extra time to care for it all. Just imagine what would have happened if we released this back in January! That would have been disastrous! But rest assured, any post-release bugs that are found, we're working on fixing as fast as we can. Don't shy away from reporting them though; sometimes we miss things.
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