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Possibly the best adventure game to leave the Sierra doors since King’s Quest VI or perhaps even Space Quest III, Dragon Fire proves that Sierra’s Oakhurst division (Yosemite Entertainment, the original headquarters of the company, founded by Ken Williams) is more than simply aware of its beginnings. It proves that the division can still make adventure games, and make them with style. Many Mac gamers will agree that we’ve had enough first-person shooters by now, and we are once again ready to step back into the familiar 3D adventure: Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire.
Dragon Fire is a wonderful blend of adventure, puzzle-solving, action, storyline and humor. There are very few (if any) games out there these days which fit all these categories. This is a must-play game for any Quest for Glory fan and is bound to make those new to the series devout followers. It is my pleasure to give this game a score of 95 points. Hats off to Lori Cole and the whole Quest for Glory team for another success.
WindowsGame Over Online
Most games of this genre sometimes do not appeal to certain people. To satisfy these people there is the element of fighting in a Diablo-type style. Since I enjoy games of this type, I found it extremely enjoyable and have already played this game for uncountable hours. The combination of good graphics, sound, gameplay and setting give Quest for Glory a gripping atmosphere. The game is very absorbing and keeps you pushing to find a solution, even when none is in sight.
Is Quest for Glory V a game for novices or for those new to the series? Sure. Yet it can also be even more appreciated by someone who has played the previous games. It is a well-balanced and fitting finale to a beloved series.
This game incorporates almost seamless gameplay and combat, brings back the characters and the humour of the past five games, and does so with the perfect end to the tale of the man who wanted to be an adventurer. Every aspect of this game showed that it was polished. If there was ever an example to show the world of how to end a series, this game would be it. Play the first four, and then play this. It's not gaming perfection, but it's close to it.
The magic is back! Deel 5 combineert een goed uitgewerkte verhaallijn, een enorme diverse gameplay en kleurrijke en fantasievolle graphics. Vooral voor fans van de al wat oudere adventures van Sierra in het algemeen en de Quest For Glory serie in het bijzonder is dit spel als een weerzien met een oude vriend.
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Actie heeft aanzienlijk terrein gewonnen in deze Quest For Glory. Als je het wat rustiger aan wil doen, verlaag dan gewoon de moeilijkheidsgraad. Of beter: simpelweg de Fighter links laten liggen. Er is wel nog steeds heel wat aandacht besteed aan de keuzedialogen, het verhaal en de puzzels, hoewel deze ten opzichte van vroeger toch aanzienlijk zijn afgezwakt. Desalniettemin maken de mooie graphics, de knappe muziek en de hoge herspeelbaarheidsfactor van Dragon Fire een waardige opvolger!
Genremixturen sind doch manchmal
wirklich lohnend: Wahrend im Spannungsfeld zwischen Adventure und Rollenspiel Sierras aktuellste King‘s-Quest-Folge eher in Richtung Rollenspiel tendiert, weist „Quest for Glory V“ noch einen stark puzzleträchtigen Charakter auf. Spaß machen sie beide, und ganz besonders die Glorienquests! Selten durfte ich bei einem Spiel, das eigentlich als durchaus ernsthaftes Abenteuer gedacht ist, ein solches Feuerwerk von göttlichen Gags, kranken Kalauern und locker-flockigem Gameplav erleben wie hier - ganz zu schweigen von der wirklich super gemachten (englischen) Sprachausgabe. Da halten wir doch ganz fest die Daumen, daß die sich in der angekündigten deutschen Fassung vergleichbar gut anhört! Davon abgesehen, ist für die Steuerung wirklich mal das oft strapazierte Wörtchen „intuitiv“ angebracht, umso mehr, als der Spieler vor Beginn der eigentlichen Wettkämpfe in aller Ruhe Gelegenheit hat, sich mit Spiel und Story vertraut zu machen.
Iată că după succesul celor patru predecesori ai săi, Dragon Fire se vrea cel mai bun din această serie.
Pro: Herrliche Atmosphäre weil: Musik grandios virtuos, Tag/Nachtwechsel äußerst romantisch, phantasievolle Geschichte, lustige Zwischenspielchen, zahlreiche Grafik-Details wie rotierende Großaufnahmen der Inventar-Gegenstände, scrollende Panoramagrafiken, viele Waffen und Objekte, Handeln mit Verkäufern möglich, Punkte-Anzeige informiert über Fortschritt, ausgewogenes Verhältnis von Adventure- und Rollenspielanteil, Mac-kompatibel, Import-Möglichkeit für alte QfG-Charaktere, witzig
Contra: NPCs stammeln meist unverständliches Zeug, Stadt-Karte fehlt, manchmal Logikfehler, Gespräche sehr linear
Fazit: Man schaue sich Pro und Contra an - Quest for Glory 5 hat jeden einzelnen seiner 8,5 Punkte verdient. Neulinge der Serie und Kenner: Probespielen unnötig.
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Hui, ein 2D-Adventure. Oder ist es ein Rollenspiel? Andererseits gibt es auch wieder Echtzeit-Kämpfe. Schwere Frage. Hauptsache, das Ding macht Spaß - und das tut es, selbst wenn man die vier Vorgänger nicht wie seine Westentasche kennt. Eine Zusammenfassung im Handbuch erleuchtet netterweise etwaige fehlende Zusammenhänge. Mich beschlich während der Rites of Rulership sogar eine unbändige Lust, die Helden-Frühwerke auf meine Festplatte zu holen und durchzuexerzieren. Die grandiose Musik versöhnt mich etwas mit den pixeligen Figuren und dem unattraktiven Dialogsystem.
Das Fazit kann nur positiv sein: Stimmungsvolle Atmosphäre, eine ansprechende Präsentation und die intuitiv beherrschbare Steuerung garantieren Helden jeden Alters und Kalibers viele (ent-)spannende Stunden vor dem Monitor. Sierra hat dem Titel also Ehre gemacht und sich mit Ruhm bekleckert.
If you get stuck, SierraFX provides an online forum to ensure you don't become permanently blocked. Beware of spoilers who reveal all the answers, and remember that most of the fun comes from discovering solutions to the side adventures. Quest for Glory V is an awesome epic.
WindowsAll Game Guide
If you're looking for a fun, engrossing adventure, Dragon Fire is your game. If you want an interesting twist on the classic RPG format, it's your game, too. And if you just want some really great bad jokes, then this is definitely for you. What are you waiting for? Pick up Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire and become the hero you always knew you could be.
MacintoshTap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks
Be that as it may, whenever I become bored with the currently available gaming fare and want to be entertained, inevitably I pull out my Quest for Glory V disk … I still get the same sheer pleasure and gaming satisfaction playing today as I did when the game was new. Some might call it timeless—I like to think this particular game fits into the old adage that, "like a fine cask of wine, gentlemen just get better with age." Thank you, Corey and Lori Cole (and Sierra)!
Quest For Glory V: Dragon Fire is a really good, fun game that will intrigue a person's mind as well as provide enough excitement to keep a person from getting bored. The 3D graphics are a nice upgrade, but are not the main points of the game that really make it what it is, it is the huge detail and complexity that really make this game stand apart from every single other game not in the Quest For Glory series. A great story combined with a good soundtrack also help to make this game as fun as it is.
Quest for Glory V is a very good game with a decent story. The plotline is very predictable, which does take away a little of the fun. The game is still quite entertaining and worth checking out. Fans of the series will find more to like than newcomers, since many references are to existing characters and world events. Bottom Line: Quest for Glory V is a role playing game with a strict adventure-style storyline. The graphics are very nicely done, and the sounds are top notch. Importable characters is an excellent idea. The plot is predictable, but fun. The role playing system could use a few tweaks, since certain tasks are difficult to accomplish quickly in the heat of battle.
WindowsAdventure Classic Gaming
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire is a game that exists largely due to its strong fan base. After the disappointing sales of Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness, Sierra On-Line temporarily shelves the series. Eventually, fans convince the company to allow co-creator Lori Cole to finish the epic story. Since its inception, the game has found itself in a position of living up to a great legacy. In early 1999, the new management at Sierra On-Line announces the closure of Yosemite Entertainment, the original Oakhurst facility for the company. Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire is the last game in development by Yosemite Entertainment. As such, this game represents not only the end of a series but the end of an era.
I have a confession to make. Number V, Dragon Fire, is my first Quest for Glory. If Quest for Glory V is any indication, I have missed out on some marvelous gaming. Dragon Fire was written as the concluding chapter to the series. The manual briefly tells the tales of the previous adventures and in the game, there are plenty of characters from and allusions to those earlier games. Meeting these characters and having them greet me as friend and hero pumped me up for success. Veterans of the previous campaigns will surely take even more joy from meeting these old friends.
In erster Linie Grafik-Adventure, in zweiter
Linie Rollenspiel, in dritter Linie Action
– ein Mix, der keine Bauchschmerzen verursacht.
Vielmehr ist es einer der ganz
wenigen Titel, bei denen mehrmaliges
Durchspielen halbwegs Spaß macht. Die
Hauptstory ändert sich nicht, aber je nach
Held müssen Sie andere Lösungswege finden.
Manches Rätsel ist dabei ein wenig zu
rätselhaft, die Grafik bietet Mitte-90er-Jahre-Niveau. Das unpräzise Kampfgehacke
irritiert Actionfans, das Abtippeln
der langen Wege in Silmaria gestaltet sich
etwas mühsam. Trotz alledem ist Quest for
Glory 5 ein rundes spielerisches Gesamterlebnis
mit nicht-linearen Freiheiten. Eine
feine Sache für alle, die unter dem Adventure-
Bref, dommage que la réalisation graphique donne l'impression d'avoir été un peu négligée. Mais grâce à son ambiance merveilleuse et à son intrigue, Quest For Glory V ne décevra sûrement pas, ni les fans de la série, ni les amateurs de jeux d'aventure.
I really enjoyed my first ten hours of Quest for Glory V, but as the game wore on, I became more frustrated by the pace of the game and the pixel-hunting instances of gameplay. A better interface, a quest log that showed you what you had to do, and better handling of combat would have alleviated some of my concerns. I did finish the game, and I enjoyed it overall, but the ending was definitely disappointing. As the final farewell to Hero, this game should have at least included an epilogue of some sort that let you know what happened to Hero and all his companions. Quest for Glory V has a few quirks and problems that will try your patience, but series fans will want to play this game to see old friends and follow Hero's last adventure.
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
I’ve had a blast playing this game, and plan to keep playing it until I beat it with each character. As an individual gamer I have a lot of positive things to say about this title. As a responsible game reviewer I have the obligation to inform you, however, that there are better games out there. If you’ve played the previous Glory games pick this one up; you won’t regret it. And if you’re looking for a solid adventure game and have beaten the likes of Grim Fandango and Redguard, then by all means you’ll want to add this to your collection. The rest of you, however, should be mindful that Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire misfires in numerous places, and lacks the overall polish that would have made it a classic.
WindowsComputer Games Magazine
Despite the game's shortcomings, its high-quality story, characters, puzzles and dialogue make DragonFire an excellent, and most delectable game to play—especially for fans of adventure games.
In the end, Quest for Glory V is a good looking adventure game with an excellent storyline and laudable replay value that suffers a great deal due to a few really annoying play features. If you're a big fan of the series, you may want to brave the game's quirks and just save every few seconds in order to find out what happens to your old friends in this installment of the game. If you're new to the genre though, you may find that Quest for Glory's negatives make the game a little bit closer to work than fun.
WindowsSvenska PC Gamer
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire är ett spel som drar skam över genren med sina tokusla karaktärer och miljöer. Sierra måste sluta ge ut dussinprodukter om de vill behålla sitt goda namn, Half-Life till trots. Och för sista gången - Död åt Sierra Utilities!
The characters may lack depth, but that won't stop you from laughing with them. The setting might not seem fully developed, but still provides a diverse world filled with various creatures and locations. And the plot may lack originality, but it nevertheless conveys an amusing tale of betrayal, adventure and heroism. With Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire, then, the dreams of a revived series came true in perhaps an unexpected way, but it's certainly worth one last adventure to properly say goodbye.
I wouldn't dare to say Quest for Glory V is a bad game. There are too many people playing it and loving it to justify such a statement, and there were moments when I thought it was really fun. It is not a game for everyone, though. The plot does not move the game along, frequently dragging along when followed, and the interface can be both engaging and irritating. Music and scenery make for a very pleasing experience, and frequent interaction with characters provides a good degree of variety; but too much time is spent travelling and searching from scene to scene for needed items. Both gaming platforms have had considerable bug reports of the game as well as mixed reviews. Mac gamers in particular will feel a strong sense of "catch up" with the storyline. Despite the bugs and problems with the gameplay, though, it is a very substantial gaming experience that delivers a good deal of entertainment for your money.
Dragon Fire is an entertaining game, but it's lost some of the old spark in this episode. Also, it's plagued by a sprinkling of continuity problems as well as by some dreaded bugs. The interface is simple point and click although the lack of a separate action cursor can have your character dancing around sometimes when you attempt to manipulate something and end up just walking in that direction instead. You can navigate by mouse or keyboard and the inventory layout works well with a handy 'belt' or display at the bottom of the screen where you can store a limited number of items and spells that you might need in a hurry.
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
I really enjoyed the first 10 hours of QUEST FOR GLORY V, but as the game wore on, I became more frustrated by the pacing of the game and the pixel-hunting. A better interface, a quest log that showed you what you had to do, and better handling of combat would have alleviated some of my concerns. The ending was a letdown. As the final farewell to our Hero, this game should have at least included an epilogue of some sort that let you know what happened to Hero and all his companions. As it was, once I finished the game, felt very disappointed. As a fan of the series, I want another game—one that fixes the problems and bugs of this one. Let’s hope Sierra can be convinced to make another “farewell” to the series so that we can retire Hero with no regrets.
Considering how innovative and fun the previous Quest for Glory games have been, Dragon Fire is a huge disappointment. From the bland story to the horrible graphics, everything that could go wrong has. It is almost as if they tried to make a bad game. Don't waste your money on this stinker.