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Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
79
3.5
Windows
76
3.9
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Description

After having survived the dangers he encountered on his previous journey, the hero travels with the wizard Erasmus to a Greece-like country called Silmaria. Its king was recently murdered, and, according to the land's traditions, the crown will be given to the one who passes a contest known as the Rites of Rulership. The hero enters the contest, aided by Erasmus, Rakeesh, and other old friends. However, as the competition progresses, contestants are being systematically killed by an unknown assassin. All the victims are murdered near the Dragon Pillars, which keep the Dragon of Silmaria in captivity. The hero must investigate the crimes and save Silmaria from a grave danger.

Dragon Fire is the final game in the Quest for Glory series. Like the previous games in the series, Dragon Fire is a hybrid between puzzle-solving adventure and role-playing game. The player talks to the world's inhabitants, gathering clues and items necessary to acquire in order to complete the quests and advance the story. Unlike all its predecessors, Dragon Fire has no separate battle screens; the action-based battles take place on the exploration screen, utilizing a simple point-and-click interface, similarly to Diablo. The game has heavier weapon and armor management than other Quest for Glory games, strengthening the RPG angle.

Many quests are optional or can be completed in different ways. The hero can also marry one of the several major female characters in the game, provided the player does the right thing to impress the girl.

Screenshots

Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire Windows Side-quest to help Innkeeper Anne by providing the evening's entertainment. You've faced ogre sorceresses, evil wizards, demon lords, and even the Dark One, but this is your greatest challenge ever... dancing in a Harem Outfit!
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire Windows In Hades, the hero is given the choice of resurrecting one of the two women who've fallen in love with him... the good mage Erana or the Dark Master Katrina
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire Windows Game Over
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire Windows A funny beginning: you're floating in the air while Erasmus is talking.

Alternate Titles

  • "英雄傳奇5:火龍試煉" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "영웅의 길 V: 용의 불꽃" -- Korean title
  • "Quest for Glory V: אש הדרקון" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Quest for Glory V: Le Souffle du Dragon" -- French title
  • "Quest for Glory V: Fogo do Dragão" -- Brazilian title
  • "Quest for Glory 5: Drachenfeuer" -- German title
  • "QFG5" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Hero's Quest 5: Dragon Fire" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

Very well, very well! We came to an agreement that we both agree upon! Windows אולג 小奥 (168858)
So you want to be a hero … again? Windows Jeanne (75620)
The Best Game of the Year! Windows Laura A. (3)
A great end to the series Windows Horny-Bullant (56)
Good concept, bad implementation Windows Joshua Green (3)
The GOD of RPG's Windows Nicholas B (3)

The Press Says

Game Over Online Windows Dec 20, 1998 94 out of 100 94
Just Adventure Windows 1998 A- 91
RPGamer Windows May 17, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Level Windows Feb, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Gamesmania Windows 1998 85 out of 100 85
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Mar 28, 1999 4 out of 5 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb, 1999 76 out of 100 76
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Feb 23, 1999 15 out of 20 75
IGN Windows Dec 21, 1998 6.6 out of 10 66
Adventure Gamers Windows Jan 08, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

The dance that the hero does in the dryad tree grove is almost identical to the baby dance seen on the TV show Ally McBeal.

The Dead Parrot Inn is resurrected here. A dead parrot was featured in a Monty Python skit known as "The Dead Parrot Sketch". The parrot inside the inn, however, is alive and well this time.

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