This was considered a AAA in 1990

You zoomies don't understand how good you have it.

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Back in my day this is what we had and we loved it. Listen to that voice acting. Look at those 256-bit graphics. A talking-fricking owl is your companion...

You want to b***h and moan about Starfield but our AAA games were walking-simulators back in the day and we loved it.

Grow up.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Arcades were the AAA of the time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you or other a guy here a game dev?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >original Donkey Kong sold 100k cabinets during the "golden age" of arcades

      >kings quest V sold at least 400,000 units

      >mfw

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it's a thinly veiled shitfield cope thread
    Pathetic. If you're old enough to play this when you were young, then you know Bethesda was getting shat on and Todd was called a liar even back in the 90's.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Never played Starfield. Never said Bethesda wasn't getting shit on in the 90s.

      Compare Kings Quest V to the scope and depth of games we have today and learn to appreciate what you have.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >you have to spend 70 dollars on corporate product and be grateful that corporate product exists
        I'll do one or the other but I ain't doing both

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Never said that. There are many excellent games for under $30 that are much better quality then KQ5. Loads in fact. Appreciate them and stop b***hing.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I love adventure games. I have no idea what kind of point you're trying to make.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I do too. I'm saying people need to appreciate the production value the currently have.

          Graham watch out

          A POOOOOOIIIIIISONOUS snake

          This game made me want to kill an owl.

          Heh

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >randomly generated nothing
        >hand crafted environments, puzzles and world

        Yea no ill take King's Quest. Hell, ill take Zork.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GOOD MORNING SIR YOU PLAY STARFIELD TODAY YES

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I enjoyed those games and the Quest for Glory series. 4 had a great soundtrack

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Quest for Glory is amazing even now. I wish more games adopted the pnc/rpg hybrid style. Heroine's Quest is the only other game I know of that copies it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        if you like Lovecraft (and actually based on Lovecraft not 'muh tentacles' 'muh cosmic horror') then play:
        https://store.steampowered.com/app/1902850/Dreams_in_the_Witch_House/

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      QfG was great. 4 also gave me my first boner

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Graham watch out

    A POOOOOOIIIIIISONOUS snake

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This moment has always stuck with me

    https://webmshare.com/play/7R3Mz

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's Leisure Suit Larry 6, Shape Up or Slip Out

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This game made me want to kill an owl.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe it was because I was just a little kid but king's quest games had puzzles which were impossible for me to figure out without buying a guide so I gravitated toward strategy games and no we have nothing today with as much soul as games like master of magic, lords of the realm 2, all the old sid meier's games and many ssi games like panzer general, close combat and silent hunter. PC gaming peaked with rome total war.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    100 anons are transported into King's Quest V. Do they make it to the end? I'm def. dying in the petra treasure room if not earlier.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      homie you dying to the bear or getting lost in the desert

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    King quest my beloved

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >hurr durr king's quest bad because graphics
    Spiritual zoomer who grew up on console shit

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Miss a sandwich in the first room of the game
    >10 hours later
    >In walking dead state because I needed that sandwich to solve a puzzle and I can't go back

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's not even that bullshit. I remember playing text games as a thief where you needed to open a locked door, so I wrote "use lockpick" and my character used the lockpick to pick his nose and died from internal bleeding.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you can actually level lock picking up that way, but when your skill is far too low, you might die from it.
        the game you played was the classic Quest for Glory 1, also known as Hero's Quest.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That looks pretty neat, though

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm using king Quest 2 map to make my weg haha. Man, Roberta Williams was so cute king quest bros?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fricking BASED and when are you releasing this game to the world?
      I'm starved for point and click adventures

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        next month probably, I still have to draw a lot, mostly the girls.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          and where can I look for it when the time comes?
          Steam?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            no, I'll probably shill it on Ganker, the /weg/ threads here or in /aco/ and upload it on newgrounds or something like that. It's my first game with that engine so it's not going to be that good lol.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Wrongpurae was AAA

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  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wasn't this made back in the time when PC players wanted the exact total opposite of what Arcades and consoles were doing?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kind of. PC games were for the thinking man, not the mindless button masher and Sierra catered to that type of mindset.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    IV was my favorite and always will be

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    KQ 5 is easily the best

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How does Ganker feel about Bard's Quest?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty sure I got them from some bundle on HumbleBundle.
      I haven't played them for real but I did try them out a bit and they seemed like pretty good old-school first person "dungeon" crawlers (technically not a dungeon since the games take place inside of the city)

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This game was so hyped back in the day and it also looked amazing. I can clearly also remember the news reporting about this game, because it was a huge hit.

    I only had an NES back then and was quite jealous of PC gays.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    King's Quest has always sucked.
    Prove me wrong. It's the same obtuse, lame, and generic adventure games of the 90s just done a decade earlier.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Has public opinion on 7 changed? I remember boomers being pissed off but looking back it's one of the best ones

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think 7 was the first one I played, the boogieman character or whomever that would randomly show up and chase you in the pseudo-halloween/undead world scared the ever-living shit out of me.
      I also remember a puzzle in the fairytale town that involved getting moon cheese for a mouse or something? I dunno the game was bonkers.
      7 felt a little too Disney, I prefer the more grounded styling of 5 or 6 even though those fricking sensory dwarves can go FRICK themselves.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was the first one I played and so I have the most nostalgia for it and am completely biased, but I love this game.
      It was truly a magical experience for my young, 8 year old self.
      It had way more varieties of biomes and magical settings than any of the other KQ games including an ancient desert, a cursed forest, the realm of the dead (Ooga Booga), an underground troll kingdom, the ethereal land above the clouds (Etherea) ruled by wind spirits and the King and Queen of all faeries, etc.

      I was blown away when I recently learned that the kids singing at one point, in Ooga Booga, are actually giving you a hint on how to safely dig down to find the imprisoned Troll king without awakening the boogie man.

      They chant the following:
      >"When e're the branch shaped like a snake is pointing up, for goodness' sake, Run away! Go and hide! The Boogeyman will be inside!"
      >"When e're the branch is pointing down, the Boogeyman has gone to town."

      For most of my life I was just using trial and error until it worked, getting eaten by the boogie man over and over and over.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can understand why fans of the series didn't like it as much as it was more simple than the other games but, like the other anons, I played it as a kid so I'm very nostalgic for it. For a little kid who'd only played games like Lemmings before, the game was absolutely magical.

      I played when I was 7 with my mum and sister. I remember at the end of the game a character dies but you have an extra life a cat gives you that can save him. If you take too long to use it you get a somber, bad end. A badly timed save meant that we got the bad end and couldn't load with time to use the extra life but my mother wouldn't let me or my sister be traumatised. She searched the internet and tried everything and finally found a way to get the good end. I'm not sure how she did it, she might have downloaded someone else's save and used that.
      My sister and I loved the ending and ended up staying up an hour past our bedtime to see it.

      Thanks Mum

      It was the first one I played and so I have the most nostalgia for it and am completely biased, but I love this game.
      It was truly a magical experience for my young, 8 year old self.
      It had way more varieties of biomes and magical settings than any of the other KQ games including an ancient desert, a cursed forest, the realm of the dead (Ooga Booga), an underground troll kingdom, the ethereal land above the clouds (Etherea) ruled by wind spirits and the King and Queen of all faeries, etc.

      I was blown away when I recently learned that the kids singing at one point, in Ooga Booga, are actually giving you a hint on how to safely dig down to find the imprisoned Troll king without awakening the boogie man.

      They chant the following:
      >"When e're the branch shaped like a snake is pointing up, for goodness' sake, Run away! Go and hide! The Boogeyman will be inside!"
      >"When e're the branch is pointing down, the Boogeyman has gone to town."

      For most of my life I was just using trial and error until it worked, getting eaten by the boogie man over and over and over.

      >"When e're the branch is pointing down, the Boogeyman has gone to town."
      That line is burned into my brain

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Haha that is pretty based of your mom. Kinda weird how into it she was you gotta respect that she got you the good ending.
        Frick Sierra for having such a short timer on giving Edgar the extra life.
        When he dies, you literally see his soul float out of his body and everyone is all sad and shit like damn.

        no, I'll probably shill it on Ganker, the /weg/ threads here or in /aco/ and upload it on newgrounds or something like that. It's my first game with that engine so it's not going to be that good lol.

        Oh alright. I don't know what /weg/ or /aco/ is but I guess I'll just search up point and click adventure games on Newgrounds in a few months, especially if you're not the only person putting point and click games on there.
        I might be missing out here.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There was no such thing as AAA when that came out.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >cd version
    It's a goddamn fact that the floppy disc version of all 90s sierra games were just plain fricking better.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Quest for Glory 4 and Gabriel Knight and King's Quest 6 and Space Quest 4 want to have a word with you

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    beautiful graphics
    well tested
    no microtransactions
    no DLC
    cheap upgrade from floppy to CD (CD had speech)
    took months to complete
    in KQ4 they even implemented code where you could kiss almost everything in the game and get a response

    get fricked, zoomer

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >in KQ4 they even implemented code where you could kiss almost everything in the game and get a response

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >YOU HAVE TO BE LE GRATEFUL!!!
    >GAMING IS LE BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE BECAUSE THE GRAPHICS ARE SHINIER!!!!!
    when is this tired meme dying?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      KQ5 actually had beautiful (hand drawn) graphics.
      Current games suck in comparison

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Look at that beautiful water texture surrounding the logo and art
    God, they don’t make them like they used to.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >AAA games used to include kino point and click adventures
    Take me back.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hate Sedrick so much it’s unreal

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    AAA refers to sales numbers.

    Sales numbers are relative. Graphics are relative. If you have even the slightest knowledge of gamings past both of those should be obvious.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >This was considered a AAA in 1990
    It really isn't, there was no such thing back then. Even the most expensive video games had fractional budgets compared to now, until the late 90s at the earliest. That's when video games became massively more popular thanks to Playstation and we started getting Hollywood blockbuster tier budgeted titles that qualify as what we consider "AAA"

    An AAA title needs to sell several million just to break even. King's Quest V likely profited handsomely just hitting 100k

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This game has more player engagement then starshit.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I thought these had a female protag

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      only like two of them did and there were a total of 7 games.
      (Sshhh don't mention KQ8. It doesn't exist)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      4 and 7 have female protags (The Perils of Rosella and The Princeless Bride)

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