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Another Sierra remake, but not in the same vein as later ones. Katakis | カタキス (39490) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
A fun game slammed for all the wrong reasons anton treuenfels (37) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
An experiment that failed in terms of gameplay. Trixter (9125) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars
Better graphics, better sounds... better game? Qlberts (60) unrated

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Text / Vocal Parser How sophisticated the text/vocal parser is, how appropriate its responses are, etc.. 3.5
Overall User Score (41 votes) 3.5

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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 The old version is clearly outdated, and a remake is surely necessary.
GameZebo (Aug 06, 2009)
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.
Adventure Gamers (Aug 25, 2005)
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.
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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