King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)

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Re: King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)

Postby notbobsmith » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:10 pm

It's due to be released next month. Here's hoping. And you are right. It looks like they sprung for an A-list cast, which is encouraging.
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Re: King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)

Postby DeadPoolX » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:56 pm

The new King's Quest was just put up on Steam for pre-purchase! :D
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Re: King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)

Postby MusicallyInspired » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:01 am

Apparently they also pulled the original KQ collection from Steam at the same time....I can only guess as to their reasoning for that. I think it's retarded.
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Re: King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)

Postby DeadPoolX » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:25 am

MusicallyInspired wrote:Apparently they also pulled the original KQ collection from Steam at the same time....I can only guess as to their reasoning for that. I think it's retarded.

Valve's reasoning might be as simple as their ability to sell it on Steam expired. Other games have disappeared from Steam before, not because Valve wanted them gone, but because the publisher ordered it or Valve's access to sell them was up.
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Re: King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)

Postby MusicallyInspired » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:20 am

That's GoG, not Steam. The only time a game was removed from Steam was because a developer went bankrupt or specifically chose to remove it. And the other Quest games are still up so it's doubtful Valve had anything to do with it. Especially seeing as the new KQ is coming. That seems like something ActiVision would be on top of. This is deliberate, I just can't fathom why.
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Re: King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)

Postby adeyke » Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:19 am

There are a lot of games removed from Steam for a variety of reasons. I don't know what the reason is in this particular case.

I must say, I don't like it when a game series gets a new entry that just has the exact same name as the first game. This new game is called King's Quest, without any subtitle. And "King's Quest: The Complete Collection" is just the full version of this new game, not an actual collection of King's Quest games.
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Re: King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)

Postby MusicallyInspired » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:15 pm

That would confuse morons...and there are an awful lot of morons. I also hate this new way of rebooting/sequeling games and just using the same name....Wolfenstein, Doom, King's Quest, Mortal Kombat, etc.
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Re: King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)

Postby Collector » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:26 pm

MusicallyInspired wrote:That would confuse morons...and there are an awful lot of morons.

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Re: King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)

Postby DeadPoolX » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:58 pm

MusicallyInspired wrote:That's GoG, not Steam. The only time a game was removed from Steam was because a developer went bankrupt or specifically chose to remove it. And the other Quest games are still up so it's doubtful Valve had anything to do with it. Especially seeing as the new KQ is coming. That seems like something ActiVision would be on top of. This is deliberate, I just can't fathom why.

You didn't even read what I wrote, did you?

Go back and look at it. Read it carefully this time.

We were talking about Steam, not GOG (although both have had games pulled from them before), and I specifically mentioned that the original KQ games no longer being on Steam may not even be Valve's choice.
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Re: King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)

Postby MusicallyInspired » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:54 pm

I did read it but it was late and I remember reading it differently than what I'm reading it as now. Sorry. Night eyes shouldn't internet.
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Re: King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)

Postby Spikey » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:54 am

Don't know if it was posted already but pre-orders are up everywhere, it grants you bonus content it seems; a playable epilogue.
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Re: King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)

Postby Kat » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:28 am

adeyke wrote:There are a lot of games removed from Steam for a variety of reasons. I don't know what the reason is in this particular case.

I must say, I don't like it when a game series gets a new entry that just has the exact same name as the first game. This new game is called King's Quest, without any subtitle. And "King's Quest: The Complete Collection" is just the full version of this new game, not an actual collection of King's Quest games.


The original game did have a subtitle. King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown.
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Re: King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)

Postby adeyke » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:06 am

KQ1 was originally released as just "King's Quest". The subtitle "Quest for the Crown" was only added in a re-release. And the number 1 was only added with the SCI remake.

But even if we grant that the first game had that subtitle, giving a new entry to a series the same name as the series is still stupid. And while I do see some references to the subtitle "A Knight to Remember", that isn't actually on the store page.
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Re: King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)

Postby DeadPoolX » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:57 pm

Spikey wrote:Don't know if it was posted already but pre-orders are up everywhere, it grants you bonus content it seems; a playable epilogue.

I haven't pre-ordered yet because I'm hoping I can get a free copy to review.

If I can't get a review copy before July 28, I'll just pre-order it.
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Re: King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)

Postby Rath Darkblade » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:21 am

adeyke wrote:KQ1 was originally released as just "King's Quest". The subtitle "Quest for the Crown" was only added in a re-release. And the number 1 was only added with the SCI remake.


While I didn't play KQ1 when it was originally released, adeyke's comment makes a lot of sense. Roberta wouldn't have named it "King's Quest 1", because the future of the franchise was far from certain at the time. Furthermore, adding the number "1" would have fueled rumours among gamers about KQ having a sequel, which was not guaranteed by anyone at the time.

(And we all tied onions to our belts - which was the style at the time.) *G*
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