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King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Whosoever plays this game will have to remember their fairy tales *Katakis* (37800) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
great when I played it, but it sure didn't age well Gothicgene (83) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Text Parser How sophisticated the text parser is, how appropriate its responses are, etc. 3.1
Overall MobyScore (52 votes) 3.1


The Press Says

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100
The DOS Spirit
Til slutt tenkte eg at eg kunne nemna nokre tips for dei som skulle likt å prøva ut dette spelet. Det fyrste er at du bør lagre ofte. Sierra er vondskapsfull med utallige feller og leggje dei kvar enn dei følar for det. I tillegg bør du nytta fleire lagringskuffer sidan det er faktisk muleg å gå fram slik at du ikkje emnar å hamna i mål. Då vil det vere svært uheldig om du skulle gjera noko dumt og deretter lagre over din førre og einaste lagringsplass. Vidare kan eg nemna at eg likar best å operere i hastigheita ”rask”, og dette endrar du til ved å berre skrive ”rask” (fast). Og om du skulle vere så uheldig å hamna i noko vatn er det berre å skriva ”symja” (swim) så gjere han det. Og dersom du treng menyen er det berre å trykkja på F1.
79
Adventure-Treff
Wenn man mal von Sound und etwas misslungen Rätseln absieht, ist das Spiel eigentlich ganz gut. Die Grafik ist eben nicht mehr die beste, aber das sollte einem schon klar sein, bevor man ein Spiel von 1985 spielt. King's Quest 2 macht wirklich Spaß, es ist einfach einer DER Klassiker unter den Adventures. Noch ein Wort zur Verfügbarkeit vielleicht. Ich denke mal es ist praktisch unmöglich, das Spiel hier in Deutschland neu zu kaufen, und auch in anderen Ländern dürfte es schwer sein. Es gab zwar einmal eine Sammlung mit allen King's Quest Folgen, doch diese ist inzwischen schon wieder vergriffen. Auf die Frage, ob es denn jetzt moralisch in Ordnung wäre, sich es herunterzuladen, möchte ich hier nicht weiter eingehen. Legal ist es auf jedenfall definitiv nicht, auch wenn sowieso niemand mehr etwas an dem Game vedient.
60
Just Games Retro
King's Quest II is a fairly average game about dead-even with its original. It cements the AGI interpreter and gameplay style as a valid and engaging one, and continues the family-oriented style from the first King's Quest. However, there's still virtually no story, little excitement, and fewer original ideas than there should be. The world of Daventry/Kolyma doesn't yet feel like its own, and the adventures of Graham still feel like a guided tour through classic literature.
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Adventure Classic Gaming
The success of King’s Quest: Quest for the Crown eventually prompts Roberta Williams to make a sequel. Released in May 1985, King’s Quest II: Romancing the Throne continues the adventure of the noble Graham who is the main protagonist in the original title. In this sequel, Sir Graham is now King Graham and his new adventure takes him away from the kingdom of Daventry to the kingdom of Kolyma. Despite these differences, adventure game fans who have helped Graham through his previous quest may experience a strong sense of déjà vu throughout this one.
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Adventure Gamers
The last time we checked in with Graham, the hero of Sierra's first King's Quest game, he'd recovered the three lost treasures and ascended to the throne as Daventry's new king. Accompanied by a verse of Greensleeves on the internal PC speaker, King's Quest II opens to reveal the forlorn king sitting in this very throne, his head nearly engulfed by his massive crown, pondering his lot in life. In the cutscene that follows, we learn that the new king is plagued by an age-old problem: he needs a wife. Graham's lonely, and he wants an heir, but none of the women in Daventry suit his fancy. Just then, he happens to glance into the magic mirror he recovered during his first quest. Through the enchanted glass he sees a beautiful woman trapped in a quartz tower, waiting to be rescued. Inspired by the vision, King Graham removes his heavy crown, dons his trademark feathered cap, and sets out to the neighboring land of Kolyma to get the girl.
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Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Tatsächlich ist die Story hier dermaßen märchen- und rätselhaft, daß trotz der wenig berauschenden Grafik- und (Pieps-) Sounduntermalung sowas wie Spielspaß aufkommt. Vorausgesetzt, man besitzt ausreichende Englischkenntnisse, um den nun etwas anspruchsvolleren Parser zufriedenzustellen, ansonsten wird wie gehabt per Stick oder Cursortasten gesteuert.
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50
Just Adventure
It is very difficult to review a game 14 years after it was released. The graphics, sound, and even gameplay are far inferior to games of the current era. Because of this, I was lenient on the ancient graphics and sound. But a warning to devout Kings Quest fans: you might be angered by this review.