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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 Blowing up a food seller in the marketplace. Unlike previous games you are allowed to murder innocent bystanders, but if you do no one will talk with you and every guard in Silmaria shows up to try and beat you down.
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire Windows Friends and foes from previous games show up to help you battle the Dragon of Doom.
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire Windows On-line manual
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire Windows Fighting

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 (171551)
So you want to be a hero … again? Windows Jeanne (75605)
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

Gamezilla Windows Mar 23, 1999 95 out of 100 95
RPGamer Windows May 17, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania Windows 1998 85 out of 100 85
All Game Guide Windows 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Mar 28, 1999 4 out of 5 80
GameGenie Windows 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electric Playground Macintosh Feb 01, 1999 7.75 out of 10 78
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb, 1999 76 out of 100 76
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Apr, 1999 66 out of 100 66
Quandary Windows Jan, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

If the player drowns they are given the message: "This is the lesson you've been taught — Guybrush Threepwood you are not. When by water you are surrounded -- Get to shore before you're drowned".

This is a reference to ability of the Monkey Island series protagonist's to hold his breath for ten minutes.

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