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What was your first KQ game?
« on: July 12, 2010, 03:21:33 PM »
I'm sure this has been asked many time before, but seeing as how I just started an account here I thought i would ask.
Mine was actually the first game, my parents had an old Apple and I remember my dad trying to get out of the witches house.  I never really got to play it because it looked really hard for me, but a few year later, I think I was about 6 or 7, we got King's Quest 5 for the NES.  Yes I never did play many of these games growing up, but the ones I had I enjoyed beyond belief.
So my question is: What was your first King's Quest game, or what was your first adventure game?
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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 03:25:02 PM »
Kings quest 1! my dad brought home a computer from his work for summer vacation and ended up playing that game (along with digger and striker) most of the summer!
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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 03:28:14 PM »
My family got the Roberta Williams anthology about 11 or 12 years ago. And we played them one by one until we completed them all. So I'd say King's Quest 1 as well.
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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 03:30:57 PM »
I know my parents had KQs 5-7 and Laura Bow 2, when I was little. KQVI didn't work, much to my dismay, but I still have the Guidebook and such from it!

If I had to guess, I'd say my first adventure game was KQV. I remember playing it with my dad in the computer room. XD
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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010, 03:42:01 PM »
I think the very first KQ I played was 2.  That was way, way back in the '80s, when I was still a little kid.  That was the only one I completed for a while...

...and then, about ten years later.  I got the King's Quest Collection and played the others.

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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010, 03:51:09 PM »
Watched my parents play a bit of KQV when I was little (though I didn't actually remember that until I went back and played it for myself and thought it looked rather familiar). The first I played myself was 7 as a kid. Wasn't until senior year of high school that I really thought about the fact that said 7 on it and I should look at the previous ones. (Had no idea Alexander and Graham even existed! :o)

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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2010, 04:01:33 PM »
We (my dad, my siblings, and I... my mom is not a computer person) played King's Quest together when I was growing up. I think the first one we were playing together was 4 or 5. Then, when we beat 6 together, I wondered about the others; so with some difficulty just finding the disks and getting things to run, etc., I went back and played through 2-6 on my own. Then, I realized that I hadn't played KQ1: it turns out it was on our oldest computer and required a 5 1/4 floppy to play. :o So, then I beat that grumbling about the awful graphics and the impossibility of seeing what was going on the whole time. :P ...then I redid the others again to be thorough. :P

Then, there was 7 and we beat that together, and then we waited forever for MoE... I was the most hopeful that it wouldn't be too terrible of a departure or that it would do a good job of blending in action elements... I was... ...disappointed... :P ...and now I'm here. ;P So, I guess that turned out nicely. ;)
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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2010, 04:15:14 PM »
Hahaha, 5 1/4 floppy disks ftw!  :P

I remember the first few games playing with a CGA screen, was that 16 colors or so? I can't recall!
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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2010, 04:25:56 PM »
Mine was KQ2 on the Amiga...I think I still have the original with its box somewhere :D

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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2010, 06:26:35 PM »
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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2010, 06:28:34 PM »
My first was KQ1, then I played through the series in order except for some reason I can't remember I couldn't get ahold of 4 until years later after I had played all the way through 7.
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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2010, 03:44:59 AM »
The first one I saw was KQ2, the first one I played was KQ6!
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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2010, 04:01:02 AM »
My first exposure to the series was KQ5 when I saw my uncle playing it.  Because of that, I found out a friend had the whole series (for the time), and first she let me borrow KQ6, then later 1-5.  So 6 was my first time actually playing.

Prior to that I hadn't played adventure games - mostly just multiplayer NES stuff like Double Dragon II, TMNT 1-3, and Gauntlet with my siblings.  But I got into Quest for Glory since I loved KQ so much (I should dig that back out...), and my brother got into Monkey Island.
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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2010, 08:41:43 AM »
KQ1 was the first for me.... WAAAAY back in the day.   :D

Beloved Tandy 1000, where are you no--- oh wait, you're in the next room.

Aside from the KQ series, Police Quest and Space Quest have solidly shared
the position of favorite adventure game series with KQ...  I loved them all for
various reasons...  Nothing quite like bringing a serial killer to justice... stupid
Baines.  Nothing like shoving a ladder down your janitor overalls and being
mocked in hilarious, tongue-in-cheek ways.  The Laura Bow series also has
a soft spot in my heart, though not as prominently as the others do.

Travesty though it may be, I never actually played the GK games.

I wanted to slaughter Cedric through KQ5... and I REALLY want to disable the
voice for him because I don't want to listen, but I want to play the game again
I just can't stand his voice.  *sigh*
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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2010, 12:08:00 PM »
We had both KQ1 and KQ2 for the Amiga when I was a young, young child.  My brother actually terrified me with the wolf screens (doo-doo-doo-do-doo-DOOOOOOOO) to the point that I wouldn't go near the computer and we had to get rid of the games, hahahah.

I refound my love for King's Quest when our first PC came with KQ7, and I ordered the King's Quest collection after that.  So technically, while I watched (and might have played) KQ1 and 2 first, I remember playing KQ7 first more.
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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2010, 12:14:42 PM »
King Quest 1 on an Apple IIc, on many 5"1/2 disks to change or flip. it had a very small monochrome monitor (green and black).

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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2010, 04:29:59 PM »
I can't begin to remember what my first KQ game was, but my absolute favorite of the entire series thus far is without a doubt KQ6. I loved that game as a kid. I would say that 5 is my least favorite for one reason: When I was younger, I always got scared of the blob things in mordack's castle. So it's actually been a very long time since I've played 5... Three was pretty cool, and 7 was hilarious. I LOVED that mocking bird! And I actually kind of liked MoE, just in a different way. In terms of the continuity of KQ, it kind of sucked. But in it's own right it was a good game. And I just loved some of the voice acting in it.
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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2010, 07:26:12 PM »
KQ1 on a Tandy 1000 EX. Still got the disk, manual and box, but not the computer. I was just a kid back then and I loved the game very much. I learn basic English (it's not my first language) and it define my choice of gaming experience for years to come.

I played all games except for 7 and 8.

KQ1 was the first for me.... WAAAAY back in the day.   :D

Beloved Tandy 1000, where are you no--- oh wait, you're in the next room.

Aside from the KQ series, Police Quest and Space Quest have solidly shared
the position of favorite adventure game series with KQ...  I loved them all for
various reasons...  Nothing quite like bringing a serial killer to justice... stupid
Baines.  Nothing like shoving a ladder down your janitor overalls and being
mocked in hilarious, tongue-in-cheek ways.  The Laura Bow series also has
a soft spot in my heart, though not as prominently as the others do.

Travesty though it may be, I never actually played the GK games.

I wanted to slaughter Cedric through KQ5... and I REALLY want to disable the
voice for him because I don't want to listen, but I want to play the game again
I just can't stand his voice.  *sigh*
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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2010, 04:04:26 AM »
King's Quest 6 was my first one.I enjoyed it and it was fun to play it on windows 95. =)

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Re: What was your first KQ game?
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2010, 05:40:45 PM »
Heh... the save system I remember was solely disk-based.  Luckily... and I don't know if it was a stock feature or if my brother/parents forked out extra money for it, but our 1000 had two 5 1/4 drives, so it was as simple as having a dedicated 'SAVE' disc for us.  They also bumped up the RAM in in... I think it had a whopping 64 mb or so.

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