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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 Dialogue choices
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 The five heroes prepare to compete in the Rites of Rulership for the title of King of Silmaria
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire Windows A big battle against the denizens of Atlantis in the Rite of Peace. Based on the title of this rite, the 'kill everything that moves' approach might not be the correct one.

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 (172702)
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

Game Over Online Windows Dec 20, 1998 94 out of 100 94
RPGamer Windows May 17, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Windows Feb, 1999 86 out of 100 86
PC Joker Windows Feb, 1999 82 out of 100 82
GameSpot Windows Dec 28, 1998 7.4 out of 10 74
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb, 1999 69 out of 100 69
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Apr, 1999 66 out of 100 66
IGN Windows Dec 21, 1998 6.6 out of 10 66
Quandary Windows Jan, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Revolution Windows Jan 01, 1999 D 25

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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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