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Post by KostaAndreadis @ 05:47pm 30/04/15 | 5 Comments
This week we take a look at the first point-and-click King's Quest from Sierra, 1990s King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! Before the release of this game each entry in the King's Quest series utilised a text-parser interface and 16-colour EGA presentation. But even with the new VGA graphics and CD-ROM enhanced voices we find out that King's Quest V still retains that old Sierra charm. And cruelty.

From this weeks entry:
Which is a roundabout way of saying that even though King’s Quest V is definitely a more advanced game than the original, it’s still quite cruel. You could even call it overly cruel, perhaps randomly. There’s one section in particular where you come across a cat chasing a rat, which lasts about three or four seconds of screen time. A seemingly random occurrence that turns out to be a crucial part of completing the game. Turns out you need to save the rat by throwing an old shoe from your inventory at the cat. You need to do this because the rat will end up saving King Graham from being tied up and left to die later on in the game.


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rrrocket
Posted 06:08pm 30/4/15
Great game.

I wish you could kill Crispin the owl.
Khel
Posted 06:13pm 30/4/15
That f*****g rat! I got all the way to the end of the game before realising I needed that. And it only ever ran accross that screen once too! No matter how many times you left and came back it wouldn't happen again.

Was they very first game I played on cdrom, it came bundled with my pc at the time I think. Full speech from all the characters, blew my mind.
KostaAndreadis
Posted 01:17pm 01/5/15
That's right this was one of the first CD-ROM fully voiced games. So the voices were done by Sierra staff, which is why they're so crummy. And explains Crispin the Owl. But doesn't excuse.
dais
Posted 01:25pm 01/5/15
How about doing a classic Aussie game, namely Powerslide. You can get it on GOG and it works well (on Windows 7 at least).

http://www.gog.com/game/powerslide

It's an awesome little game, I've really been enjoying it lately.
I run it with the included Glide wrapper at 1280x960 and it plays perfectly.
rrrocket
Posted 06:23pm 01/5/15
I wish ALL the Sierra games were on steam.
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