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Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire

Critic Score User Score
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 Famous Adventurer's Correspondance School
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire Windows Equipment and statistics
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire Windows Looking at objects
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 Cor 13 (172743)
So you want to be a hero … again? Windows Jeanne (75521)
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)

Critic Reviews

macHOME Macintosh 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb, 1999 88 out of 100 88
Level Windows Feb, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Gamesmania Windows 1998 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Electric Games Windows 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mac Addict Macintosh May, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Macintosh Mar, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electric Playground Macintosh Feb 01, 1999 7.75 out of 10 78
Quandary Windows Jan, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

The story of the central character in Quest for Glory reached a definite conclusion in Part 5, Dragon Fire. A group of fans wanted more Quest so they started a project to create an unofficial sequel, Hero 6: The Rite of Passage. For obvious copyright reasons, the sequel could not be titled Quest for Glory. Hero 6 will have an entirely new hero. It will base on many familiar elements from the original series. The official site is here: http://www.hero6.com/

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