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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Text / Vocal Parser How sophisticated the text/vocal parser is, how appropriate its responses are, etc.. 3.5
Overall User Score (26 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Computer Games (Dec, 1984)
The scenery is illustrated with fine detail and lush colors, and Sir Grahame can walk behind or in front of some of the trees, rocks, houses and other objects. This lends a sense of depth that borders on the three-dimensional. Sound effects accompany many scenes. The only problem is that occasionally your character gets stuck if he gets too close to a rock or other picture element and can't get loose— so that's it for that session . Fortunately, the game can be saved in progress. Even with this slight quirk, King's Quest represents a remarkable achievement. It's like playing an animated cartoon , but requires more than the eye-hand coordination of an arcade game like Space Ace. In fact, this game does more than just point the way for graphic adventures of the future— it opens up a whole new sub-genre.
75 (Jan 17, 2014)
Bien que son histoire soit simpliste, le premier épisode de King’s Quest a marqué l’histoire du jeu d’aventure, et du jeu vidéo tout court, en proposant une quête plus construite et des graphismes exceptionnels pour l’époque. Bien que le gameplay se révèle pour le moins contraignant et ait très mal vieilli, le jeu offre un challenge relevé dans un univers agréable, ancêtre de nombre de titres actuels. Il connaîtra lui-même plusieurs versions et remakes, ainsi que six suites.