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

80
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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 (941) unrated
A dream come true. Indra is here (19775) unrated
The best adventure game EVER!! Shawn Michaels (2) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.3
Overall MobyScore (35 votes) 4.1


The Press Says

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Quandary
This title was originally released as Hero's Quest but then re-released with the new title, great VGA graphics and sound card support rather than just using the PC's internal speaker. In the meantime the Quest for Glory saga has continued with three more titles and, a new one, Dragon Fire, that is about to be released due to its overwhelming popularity.
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The DOS Spirit
Quest For Glory I: Quest for Glory står ikke i skyggen av noen og står støtt på egne bein i en jungel av andre spill i lignende klasser (Space Quest, Kings Quest m.m.). Spillet blander humor, action og god historiefortelling på en glimrende måte og sper det hele med en flott grafikk, spenning og stemningsfull musikk. ”Hut of Brown, Now Sit Down”.
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Power Play
Da haben Sierras Designer ganze Arbeit geleistet. Sowohl grafisch, als auch spielerisch überrundet der Fantasy-Veteran aus Quest for Gory seine blutjunge Adventure-Kollegin Laura Bow, die eher hilflos auf der Suche nach dem Dagger of Amon Ra ist. Glücklicherweise hat der Puzzlegehalt Quest for Glorys unter all den kosmetischen Änderungen nicht gelitten. Apropos Kosmetik: Die ungewöhnliche „Claymate“-Technik für die Animationen zahlt such aus. Die verschiedenen Spielfiguren sehen einfach gigantisch aus. Quest for Glory I lohnt sich auch für alte Kämpen, die schon den Oldie durchspielten. Zwar kennen diese den Lösungsweg, aber die Grafik entschädigt.
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Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Gesteuert wird über Maus und/oder Keyboard, wobei Kurz-Kommandos das Eintippen der englischen Befehle erleichtern. Den PC-Helden steht seit kurzem eine komplett überarbeitete Version mit reiner Maus/Icon-Steuerung zur Verfügung, die einen neuen Soundtrack und dramatisch verbesserte VGA-Grafiken enthält. Hinter letzteren steckt die neue „Claymation“-Technik, bei der die Figuren zuerst ans Knetmasse geformt, dann mit einer Spezialkamera aufgenommen und schließlich am Computer coloriert werden.
(page 16/17)
80
Aventura y Cía
El mundo tan rico en detalles que crea, lo variado de los objetivos del juego, y sobre todo la no linealidad de la aventura debida a las influencias de los juegos de rol computerizados, consiguen que te guste jugarlo sin necesidad de cumplir los objetivos. Puedes seguir dando vueltas por Spielburg, matando bichos, practicando, descansando, y cuando quieras, empezar a resolver enigmas. Las pegas las podéis encontrar en eso precisamente: muchas veces tienes que practicar las habilidades a la fuerza antes de conseguir algo útil, y esa práctica puede llegar a resultar algo monótona y pesada. Por no hablar que en los combates donde se puede morir, claro.
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Adventure Classic Gaming
The Quest for Glory series has been one of the least recognized adventure game series made by Sierra On-Line. The series differ from all other series in that it is the only one that incorporates significant role-playing elements. The first game of this series, Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero, begins with the journey of a newly graduated hero in search of fame and glory. Here in Spielburg Valley is where the adventure begins!
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Adventure Gamers
The original EGA version has its own virtues, but the VGA remake has aged much better and should be your game version of choice unless you're playing purely for nostalgic reasons. With its point-and-click interface and the lovely hand-drawn graphics, it can be enjoyed as much as any other VGA classic today.
60
A Force for Good
Overall it's all fairly harmless lightweight fairy-tale stuff. It's much like the series' stablemate King's Quest, just with added sword-waving. So it's a bit twee, never entirely gripping, but mildly entertaining. I would say it's family-friendly material, but then so were Lucasarts adventures despite often having a more anarchic edge. This is no equal of Monkey Island, to be sure, but it earns its place on the shelf of adventuring history, for its worthy attempt to do something a little different with the formula.