The King’s Quest Adventure, Part 1

Well, the nostalgia train continues here at Film Cannon. This time, I’m staying in the Sierra games family, but switching to the kiddie games with The King’s Quest series.

I don’t remember what my first Sierra On-Line game was; the memory’s gotten a bit foggy over the years, but it was most likely “King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder,” which to this day is my favorite of the series (even if I recognize that it’s not a *great* game).

But getting that one game was enough to turn me on to the loveable (not to mention frustrating) world of Sierra games. From there, I played every “Gabriel Knight,” sampled the “Quest for Glory” series, and even convinced my mother to buy me all seven “King’s Quest” games (I got the eighth one later on).

Now, I have played a lot of these games, but it’s been a long time since I delved into this childhood love of mine, mainly because these games are a lot of fun, but they are also unbelievably frustrating (especially if you play the versions that require typing…shudder).

But it’s summertime, and it’s just miserable weather, so what better time to turn on the air conditioning and see just what was behind all the glory.

Let’s get to it.

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