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Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
79
3.5
Windows
76
3.9

Advertising Blurbs

1997 Blizzard/Sierra game catalogue - Windows (Germany):

    Werden Sie dem Feuer des Drachen entkommen?

    Die Insel Silmaria steht Kopf: Der legitime Herrscher ist einem Attentat zum Opfer gefallen, grauenvolle Monster überschwemmen die Insel, und hinter vorgehaltener Hand munkelt man gar von einem gigantischen Drachen, der drauf und dran wäre zu erwachen! Unsere drei Helden werden ihren ganzen Scharfsinn benötigen, um die Feinde des Königreiches zu entlarven und sie der Bestrafung zuzuführen, die Ihnen zukommt. Diese fünfte Folge aus der Reihe Quest for Glory entführt Sie in prächtige 3D-Landschaften, angefangen bei Inseln des Mittelmeers bis zu dem im Meer versunkenen Inselreich Atlantis. Entgehen Sie teuflischen Fallen, und stellen Sie sich Kämpfen, so packend wie nie zuvor.

    NEU - Frühjahr 98

    "Die neue Panorama-Engine erlaubt hitzige Echtzeit-Gefechte..." PC GAMES

    • Figuren und Objekte in revolutionärer 3D-Voxel-Technologie
    • Phantastische Ausstattung in hoher Auflösung mit perspektivisch-plastischen Landschaften und vielfältigen Blickwinkeln
    • Kampf und Action in 3D und Echtzeit
    • Möglichkeit des Imports von Charakteren aus früheren Folgen
    • Per Modem, Internet oder Netz (bis zu 3 Spieler) können Sie sich mit anderen Spielern zusammenschließen oder auch gegen sie antreten
    • Unterstützt MMX und 3D-Beschleunigerkarten


    Action-Rollenspiel in 3D-Echtzeit

    Contributed by MZ per X (2940) on Oct 11, 2010.

Press Release:

    PLAYABLE HYBRID GAME DEMO ALSO ON ENHANCED MUSIC CD

    Oakhurst, CA, December 1997 -- Sierra On-Line, the leading worldwide developer of interactive entertainment software, announces the release of the Quest for Glory V Soundtrack, now available for purchase exclusively via the Sierra Web Store at www.sierra.com. The launch of the soundtrack precedes the release of Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire, the Windows 95/Macintosh hybrid CD-ROM game due for release in spring 1998.

    Award-winning composer Chance Thomas joined the Quest for Glory development team in 1996 with the goal of creating a musical masterpiece unmatched in the entertainment software industry. The resulting soundtrack arguably reaches that ambitious goal, and features a symphonic orchestra, richly layered vocals, classical guitar, harp, several exotic instruments, and the highest quality digital sound available.

    "We are striving to redefine the standard for music that accompanies computer games," Thomas said. "We're talking about a film-quality score performed by a live orchestra and world-class musicians. It's a far cry from the blips and beeps of PacMan!"

    The Quest for Glory V Soundtrack enhanced CD features:
    • 18 original musical cuts from Quest for Glory V:Dragon Fire
    • A playable Windows 95/Macintosh hybrid game demo
    • An innovative art and music kiosk
    • A $5.00 rebate toward the purchase of the game, Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire
    • A 12-page, full-color insert booklet of game art, photographs, and detailed liner notes from game designer Lori Cole and composer Chance Thomas.
    The Quest for Glory series boasts a loyal following of game players who have followed the series since its inception in 1989. QFG's developers were astonished by the feedback of this group of diehard fans who insisted on a sneak peek at the music CD. Thomas even incorporated some of their suggestions into the final version of the soundtrack, in keeping with his philosophy that true interactivity begins by interacting with the customer.

    As an example, consider the Quest For Glory V Overture. "The audience had an idea of how the overture should sound. There's a continuity that we simply had to preserve from the first chapter to the fifth." Thomas said. "We asked some of our users to sample the early tracks and requested their feedback. We were able to incorporate a lot of that input to enhance the musical experience from the gamer's point of view."

    The Quest for Glory V Soundtrack is available for preview and purchase at www.sierra.com/titles/qg5/main/main.html. By following the "Music" and "Soundtrack" links, the curious can sample eight tracks from the album in RealAudio or MP3 formats. Customers may purchase directly from the website or call 1-800-757-7707 to order. Sierra also plans to release the CD to over 2,000 retail channels when the game CD-ROM ships early next year. The estimated street price of the CD is $12.95.

    Set in the magical island kingdom of Silmaria, the latest in the Quest for Glory series is a visually stunning, super high-res 3D world, with scrolling scenes and changing perspectives, complete 3D rendering of all game environments and characters, real-time action combat and multi-player support for up to eight players (via LAN, modem or Internet).

    During the course of the game's six missions, three different heroes must discover who murdered Silmaria's former king, and make certain the culprit is brought to justice, not so easy a task, since monsters - and rumors of same - prowl the countryside. Players will face numerous action-packed confrontations and combat situations as they battle hydras, gargoyles and others in an assortment of hero-busting villains, all in a quest to become Silmaria's rightful new ruler.

    # # #
    Sierra On-Line is one of the original developers and largest worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment, productivity and educational software. The company recently merged with CUC International, a technology-driven, membership-services company that provides access to travel, shopping, auto, dining, home improvement, financial and other services to 70 million consumers worldwide. The company's common stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol CU. Sierra's corporate headquarters are located in Bellevue, WA.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75605) on Mar 21, 2006.

Sierra Entertainment Official Website:
    Legends Never Die.

    Quest for Glory® V: Dragon Fire’ combines the best elements of role-playing with pulse-pounding, real-time action. Set in the amazing 3D realm of Silmaria, Dragon Fire takes you on a journey fraught with peril, mystery and enchantment.

    The Council of Silmaria has set before you the seven deadly Rites of Rulership. If you succeed, youÂ’ll save the kingdom and win the right to rule as king. Are you ready for a mind-bending story full of plot twists, mythological creatures, paranormal opponents, and fire breathing dragons?

    http://www.sierra.com/product.do?gamePlatformId=325

    Contributed by Indra is here (19781) on May 04, 2003.

From the back of the box:

    Legends Never Die.



    Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire combines the best elements of role-playing with pulse-pounding, real-time action. Set in the amazing 3-D realm of Silmaria, Dragon Fire takes you on a journey fraught with peril, mystery and enchantment.

    The Council of Silmaria has set before you the seven deadly Rites of Rulership. If you succeed, you'll save the kingdom and win the right to rule as king. Are you ready for a mind-bending story full of plot twists, mythological creatures, paranormal opponents, and fire breathing dragons?

    CHOOSE YOUR DESTINY...

    The Thief Use stealth and your inherent deviousness to accumulate information, outmaneuver villains and gain the upper-hand in the race for the crown.

    The Warrior Superior strength, strategic thinking and a natural propensity for bloodshed are mighty weapons against those who stand in your way.

    The Wizard With the forces of magic on your side, you have the power to bend the will of others, overpower villains and seize control of the kingdom.

    The Paladin Import your powers from previous QFG journeys to become the mightiest of heroes, the legendary Paladin.

    Contributed by Belboz (6516) on Aug 31, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    Combining the best elements of roleplaying with pulse pounding action in the amazing 3D realm of Silmaria, Dragon Fire is a journey fraught with peril, mystery, and enchantment.

    In your quest to save the kingdom conquer the Seven Rights of Rulership as one of four unique character classes: thief, fighter, wizard, or paladin.

    Contributed by Eurythmic (2584) on Jul 20, 1999.