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The Worst Part of Each King's Quest Game

Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw | 20 Aug 2015 15:00
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King's Quest 2: Romancing the Throne

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This begins the 'incredibly tortured pun' phase of King's Quest subtitles, from which it would never fully recover. Jaundiced sprite knight turned jaundiced sprite king Graham is feeling the pangs of loneliness in his inescapable kingdom with no immediately apparent residents besides himself, and quests to rescue a maiden he's heard vague things about, on the assumption that she'll fall for him if he shows up at her tower with nothing on but his feathery cap hanging off his knob.

Point of Maximum Bullshit: There is a deadly snake blocking the path. We have a sword. Kill the snake and go on our merry way, yeah? WRONG. You were supposed to put a bridle on the snake so it turns into a magic horse. Now you can't do that 'cos it's dead and therefore you can't win the game. Serves you right for employing normal people's logic.

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