Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:21 am
Tawmis wrote:And welcome to the US!
Tawmis wrote:I am one of the folks that's never understood those who disliked KQVII. Yes, it was much "easier" and less "exploring" that the previous games; but it was essentially an interactive cartoon that was utterly amazing to behold and be able to control the characters! It was done absolutely beautifully - especially for it's time.
Now... if we talk Mask of the Betrayer (which I refuse to call a part of the King's Quest franchise, despite taking place in Daventry) - then I'd have some negative things to say!
Tawmis wrote:Ah yes, youth, ... when you got excited about finding dead bodies.
Tawmis wrote:SQ3 is my favorite, followed closely by SQ4.
You mentioned playing KQVII - but have you played I-VI also?
Or Leisure Suit Larry (only I-III, and V-VI... don't worry about finding IV)
Or Police Quest (I, II and III), or Quest for Glory I-V, or Gabriel Knight I-III...
There's more - but that's the core.
Tawmis wrote:Curious - when was the last time you played Legend of Kyrandia? Because I recently replayed it (remember loving it as a kid) - and how I made it through that game (puzzles are insane), I will never know. I am currently (on hiatus) but playing Legend of Kyrandia II, as well as King's Quest IV and Les Manly 1 (and Dragonsphere) - for old school games (and then somehow trying to play an assortment of new games all at the same time... I need to clone myself!)
Tawmis wrote:Best community is right here for Sierra. Collector can provide you all kinds of information about the game structure, I'm sure.
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:37 am
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:27 am
Semi-Happy Partygoer wrote:Thanks for the welcome! Actually, I'm from the US. I moved to Sydney, Australia a few years ago. Sorry for any confusion!
Semi-Happy Partygoer wrote:Mask of Eternity, on the other hand, has never done much for me, either.
Semi-Happy Partygoer wrote:Tawmis wrote:Ah yes, youth, ... when you got excited about finding dead bodies.
Haha! Yeah, those were fun times. I credit that game for instilling me with a love of murder mysteries at a young age. Needless to say I was thrilled to discover The Colonel's Bequest a few years later (after I was old enough to type).
Semi-Happy Partygoer wrote:Oh yes, I've played many of those! I just touched upon my introduction to Sierra in my previous post. I love all the King's Quests...only one I haven't played is the third. Well, that and the original AGI edition of the first game. I'm sorry to say that I struggle a bit with AGI; I have hard time getting into it. EGA I'm fine with, though. King's Quest II is the only AGI game I've played in its entirety. I do intend to give the engine a chance someday, however. I love Quest for Glory as well. LSL and Police Quest I haven't really tried yet, but I bought all of them on GOG when they had a sale a while back. Now that I'm on a kick, I hope to give them a go soon.
Semi-Happy Partygoer wrote:Last time I played Kyrandia was a month or so ago. That's one of my all-time favorites, so I tend to replay it a lot. On average, at least twice a year...sometimes more. I revisit the second one (The Hand of Fate) a lot, too. Malcolm's Revenge I play on occasion, but not as much as I used to. I enjoyed that game more as a kid than I do now. It's got a lot of things I find enjoyable, but it's too different in tone and style to really fit in with the series. It feels more like a parody of the first two games than a direct sequel, let alone the conclusion of a trilogy.
Semi-Happy Partygoer wrote:For the first one, it's not so much the game design as the environment that sucks me in: the art and music. It's very soothing and comforting for me. I fully admit some of the design weaknesses it has, but I've played it so many times now I've got everything long committed to memory, so it doesn't bug me anymore. I've even got the fireberry maze memorized, if you can imagine!
Semi-Happy Partygoer wrote:I've so enjoyed browsing all this site has to offer, along with the SCI programming wikis. I've still a lot to learn but it's fascinating just reading about how it all works.
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:05 am
Rath Darkblade wrote:Welcome to the forums, SHP! (Can I call you that? SHP = Semi-Happy Partygoer, and also Sierra Help Pages!)
JasefWisener wrote:Hey, new blood! Welcome!
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:12 am
Tawmis wrote:I actually like Colonel's Bequest more than Dagger of Amon Ra, myself! Maybe because it's the whole house, thing? Seems like a more ... ideal situation for a crazy murder spree.
(I also think it's because it had the cool secret passage ways where you could see or hear extra bits)
Tawmis wrote:What's weird is the stones you have to place on that table, randomize at the start of the game, apparently? It's never the same stones, right?