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March 12th, 2017

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08:50 pm - Recordkeeping: King's Quest I - Quest For the Crown COMPLETE
Does this really count? I knocked this out in like three hours. How many times in my life have I beaten KQ1? I have honestly lost track. I would say I can play this game from memory, but my memory is pretty bad. I finished four points short of a perfect score. I'm pretty sure I know at least one thing I missed. (The sling in the tree.)

I played the fan remake because nobody should ever have to use the original interface again unless they really want to.

Next I think I'll play their remake of KQ2. I've never played this and it's a massive remix of events and characters. Is it canon? I don't think so. I don't really care. Sierra's sure not gonna put out any more of these.

(Well... there IS a new King's Quest episodic game I haven't played. But that's not by Sierra and sort of oozes AROUND canon and fills in gaps... it's complicated.)

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Date:March 14th, 2017 11:35 pm (UTC)
I've been going through the King's Quest games again too (well... I say that, it was about a year ago when I posted my play of KQ3, wasn't it?) The AGD version of King's Quest 1 was the first game in the series I ever played - going one screen left and moving a rock only for it to roll on you and kill you was a perfect introduction to Sierra's entire philosophy.

But I was very impressed that it had multiple solutions to different puzzles, and that it rewarded clever thinking over obvious violence! That's a really nice feature that I think got left behind later on.
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Date:March 15th, 2017 01:10 am (UTC)
The boyfriend actually got up and walked away from the game when that happened to him. I think he's played the entire King's Quest series for a grand total of like thirteen minutes.

I was solving these things when I was like six or seven, so I have a difficult time relating. (I remember my absolute joyful elation when I figured out I could pre-type the command to show the mirror to Medusa in KQ3 and then hit F3 to repeat it over and over until she was close enough.)

Of course my other clearest memory was not being allowed in the room when my parents and uncle were playing Leisure Suit Larry at first, until I quietly snuck in and suggested a puzzle solution. I was allowed to stay RIGHT UP until I innocently asked "What's a pimp?"

Good memories.

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