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Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero

aka: QFG1
Moby ID: 16075
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Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero is a remake of Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero.

The remake features 256-color VGA graphics. Locations have been re-drawn, and character portraits appear during conversations. This version also has an icon-based interface instead of the text input of the original, very similar to the one used by Sierra for their adventure titles. The player selects dialogue choices from a dialogue menu, as opposed to typing in conversation topics in the earlier release. A few changes have been made to the dialogue, adding (or altering) some of the easter eggs and references to other games.

Combat now features clay models for the enemies and stop-motion animation. The perspective has been switched to an over-the-shoulder view farther away from the player. Battle commands (two types of attacks, parry, and dodge) are displayed as icons on a shield in the corner of the screen. The player can switch to the spell menu at any time, and also click the middle of the screen to escape from combat.

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Average score: 82% (based on 9 ratings)

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Average score: 4.1 out of 5 (based on 52 ratings with 8 reviews)

A fun "light" RPG that will take you an afternoon or two to beat.

The Good
Like most of the adventure games that Sierra made during the time period of 1991-1992, it shares the same sort of graphical style that can be found in RH: Conquests of the Longbow and King's Quest V. Since those games (and this one, as a matter of fact) have a very classic and distinct look, it sort of rubs off here as well and gives the setting of Spielburg Valley a distinctly fairy tale look that is sort of absent from the rest of the series. This is probably a good thing, as I canโ€™t imagine the same look working in QfG 2 and 3. It works here though.

The Bad
It's REALLY short. It took me only a few short hours to complete the game. And I got close to the maximum score (492 pts.) as well. Other than that, I can't really complain.

Well, I could mention that the puzzles are a bit easy and that choosing your class doesn't really affect the plot or what you can do in the game. I played as a Thief/Magic User and I was able to accomplish just about everything that both classes can do in the game with only a minimal amount of fuss. And, as I stated earlier, I wish that there were two separate panels in combat (one focused on conventional combat and one for spell casting), instead of having to switch between the two.

But I shan't hold these problems against the game, as it's far too enjoyable to do so.

The Bottom Line
If you can find a copy of this available somewhere, I would get it. You may need to get a DOS Emulator (like the excellent and free DOSBox program) to run it properly on Windows XP, though.

DOS · by Longwalker (723) · 2007

The best adventure game EVER!!

The Good
The story, character development, replayability, music, graphics (great for its time; still not bad though)

The Bad
This game kept me from dating for years. I'm still trying to recover.

The Bottom Line
A must play for anyone who enjoys and adventure game or rpg. There is no way that you won't enjoy this one.

DOS · by Shawn Michaels (1) · 2005

The village of Spielburg needs a hero

The Good
The Coles did an excellent job remaking Quest for glory 1, but let's talk about the game itself, the combination of RPG and adventure elements it's great, a shame it has been used so much. Some of the music pieces in the game are brilliant, i really like the Erana's Peace theme, it's very emotive and calming. The combat system is real good, very efficient and easy to get used to it.

The Bad
The quests in my opinion are very short and don't give enough sense of adventure, the only one i liked was the Brigand's one, that's a quest in my opinion. Something very silly and atmosphere-killing was the freaky magic-room by the end, i hated it, and if you are running your game in Windows you will hate it even more (you know about those timing problems in most sierra games) Also, being a remake, the Coles could have worked some more in making the game longer and adding some more new elements, it would have done the game a big favour.

The Bottom Line
The birth of a great saga, not my favourite of the 5 sequels but it's ok, if you would like to get into RPG's this game is a great starting point.

DOS · by Depth Lord (934) · 2005

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Trivia

Easter Eggs

  • If you walk right, straight out of Spielburg, then back to the Spielburg gates a few times, you'll meet up with the father from the TV series Dinosaurs
  • When you take a look at the lamp in the Kattas Tail Inn, it says "Lamp for rent. Inquire in Quest for Glory 2: Trial by Fire for information."

References

  • Keep clicking the eye icon on the trees, because you'll eventually get one called a "Daventree". This is a reference to Daventry, the main setting of King's Quest.
  • Every now and then when the Gargoyle above Erasmus's house asks "What is your Quest?" (obvious Monty Python joke) one of the answer choices is "I want to be a pirate!" This is, of course, a reference to The Secret of Monkey Island. If you select it, the Gargoyle says "Boy, have you got the wrong game," and sends you back down the mountain.
  • When the gargoyle above Erasmus's house asks the name of the hero, one of the answer options is "Call me Ishmael." This is a reference to Moby Dick.
  • The most common password to the thieves guild in the game is 'schwertfisch'. Schwertfisch is German for swordfish, which in turn is the password to a speakeasy in the Marx Brothers movie Horse Feathers.
  • The town of Spielburg is, of course, named after Steven Spielberg. Sam the beggar also makes a reference to Amblin, which is Steven Spielberg's production company.
  • In Erasmus' house there is a Sarcophagus tied in with a ribbon, called a Lara Bow (a reference to the character Laura Bow from The Colonel's Bequest and The Dagger of Amon Ra).

Information also contributed by Itay Shahar, Leofan93, OceansDaughter, Timo Takalo, and WizardX

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Game added by Unicorn Lynx.

Macintosh added by Terok Nor.

Additional contributors: PsOmA, Alaka, Pseudo_Intellectual, lee jun ho, Trypticon.

Game added December 27, 2004. Last modified January 20, 2024.