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Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire (Windows)

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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 Title Screen
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire Windows The hero chats with the Oracle in the Rite of Destiny, who finally coins the phrase for the series' name
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire Windows Introduction
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire Windows You and Elsa battle the deadly Hydra in the Rite of Valor.

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! אולג 小奥 (168604) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
So you want to be a hero … again? Jeanne (75625) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
The Best Game of the Year! Laura A. (3) unrated
A great end to the series Horny-Bullant (56) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Good concept, bad implementation Joshua Green (3) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
The GOD of RPG's Nicholas B (3) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Just Adventure 1998 A- 91
RPGamer May 17, 2000 9 out of 10 90
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Adventure Classic Gaming Mar 28, 1999 4 out of 5 80
GameGenie 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 08, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Svenska PC Gamer Apr, 1999 66 out of 100 66
IGN Dec 21, 1998 6.6 out of 10 66
Quandary Jan, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Revolution Jan 01, 1999 D 25

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Trivia

The dance that the hero does in the dryad tree grove is almost identical to the baby dance seen on the TV show Ally McBeal.

The Dead Parrot Inn is resurrected here. A dead parrot was featured in a Monty Python skit known as "The Dead Parrot Sketch". The parrot inside the inn, however, is alive and well this time.

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Eurythmic (2610) added Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire (Windows) on Jul 20, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Cantillon (12930)