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Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero (DOS)

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Description

Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero is a remake of Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero.

The remake features 256-color VGA graphics. Locations have been re-drawn, and character portraits appear during conversations. This version also has an icon-based interface instead of the text input of the original, very similar to the one used by Sierra for their adventure titles. The player selects dialogue choices from a dialogue menu, as opposed to typing in conversation topics in the earlier release. A few changes have been made to the dialogue, adding (or altering) some of the easter eggs and references to other games.

Combat now features clay models for the enemies and stop-motion animation. The perspective has been switched to an over-the-shoulder view farther away from the player. Battle commands (two types of attacks, parry, and dodge) are displayed as icons on a shield in the corner of the screen. The player can switch to the spell menu at any time, and also click the middle of the screen to escape from combat.

Screenshots

Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Dryad's request
Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Fenrus likes to Fetch him some cheese
Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Playing the dag-nab-it game for money at the thieves' guild
Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Learning the rhyme from Baba Yaga's gatekeeper

Alternate Titles

  • "QFG1" -- Fan abbreviation
  • "영웅의 길 I: 당신도 영웅이 되고 싶은가" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

The glory belongs to the creators of this masterpiece אולג 小奥 (168653) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Almost completely superior... almost Terry Callahan (67) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
The start of an great adventure series Aaron Cole (5) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A fun "light" RPG that will take you an afternoon or two to beat. Jeremy Johnson (638) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
The village of Spielburg needs a hero Depth Lord (943) unrated
The best adventure game EVER!! Shawn Michaels (2) unrated
A dream come true. Indra is here (19699) unrated

The Press Says

Quandary Nov, 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The DOS Spirit Dec 17, 2009 5 out of 6 83
Power Play Aug, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Aventura y Cía Mar 16, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 80 out of 100 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Oct 21, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Gamers Sep 20, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
A Force for Good Apr, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

In Erasmus' house there is a Sarcophagus tied in with a ribbon, called a Lara Bow (from Colonel's Bequest and The Dagger of Amon Ra)
אולג 小奥 (168653) added Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero (DOS) on Dec 26, 2004
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