User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown

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MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
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3.8
DOS
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3.6

User Reviews

Another Sierra remake, but not in the same vein as later ones. DOS *Katakis* (37840)
A fun game slammed for all the wrong reasons DOS anton treuenfels (37)
An experiment that failed in terms of gameplay. DOS Trixter (8734)
Better graphics, better sounds... better game? DOS Qlberts (57)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 5 3.8
DOS 38 3.6
Combined MobyScore 43 3.6


The Press Says

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100
DOSAdventure Classic Gaming
In 1990, Sierra On-Line decides to remake the game and rename it King’s Quest 1: Quest for the Crown. At the time, new standards in graphics and sounds have been adopted. As a result, the new graphics are greatly enhanced and the new music is much improved. Details that are previously hidden can finally be seen in this remake. The updated version also mixes in limited mouse support with a text parser interface. Unfortunately, the remake flops. Many fans criticize the updated version and even compare the effort to the coloring of a classic black and white film. Personally I disagree with this opinion. The old version is clearly outdated, and a remake is surely necessary.
67
AmigaAmiga Computing
If you're a real RPG fan then it's worth a look. The game isn't too bad, but at the moment there are far more original and impressive adventure games around, and it can't compete with today's high standards.
60
DOSGameZebo
A light-weight adventure that makes up for with charm what it lacks in substance. If you're interested in the history of adventure games, this should be on your list of "games to play in my life at some point." Maybe it doesn't deserve to be at the top of that list anymore, but it's still a nice little chunk of history.
60
DOSAdventure Gamers
The SCI remake even has the early trappings of a point & click interface, allowing the player to control Sir Graham with the mouse as well as the arrow keys. This makes some of the more precarious trips up magic beanstalks and down rickety staircases a bit easier to master, not to mention being a pretty exciting innovation back in the day. Even if you don't play both versions of the game all the way through, moving from the AGI original to the SCI remake is a fun trip for those curious to see how modern adventures evolved.
55
DOSJoker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Das hört sich zwar nahezu unlösbar an, erweist sich dann aber im Spielverlauf als ziemlich leichte Übung: Im Prinzip genügt es, die unauffällig herumstehenden Baumstümpfe etc. sorgfältig nach nützlichen Gegenständen abzusuchen und hin und wieder mal zwei englische Worte mit den Einheimischen zu wechseln — dann ist bald alles in Butter und der königliche Haushalt komplett eingerichtet. Wie all seine Sierra-Kollegen stapfte Sir Graham ursprünglich recht grob gepixelt und nur träge manövrierbar durch pseudodreidimensionale Landschaften. Landschaften. Zumindest die PC-Abenteurer dürfen sich mittlerweile aber an einer grafisch und soundmäßig wesentlich feudaleren Version erfreuen, die zudem eine zusätzliche Maussteuerung anbietet. Die Menüleiste ist allerdings auch bei der Neuauflage recht sparsam mit Optionen bestückt, und der Parser versteht nach wie vor nur englische Tastatureingaben. Wenn er sie versteht...
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