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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 7: The Princeless Bride

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Of all the games, this is the one I know the least about. It came out in the CD era when Sierra was putting much more elaborate Disney-style animation into their games (see also Torin's Passage and Leisure Suit Larry 7), but that's about all I know, for the reason stated below.

Point of Maximum Bullshit: Probably the point at the very start when the animated intro begins and Princess Rosella opens her mouth and starts singing. At which point I immediately shut the game down and went to bed. Staring with bloodshot eyes at my darkened ceiling long into the early hours of the morning.

Now, the very last game in the series was King's Quest 8: Mask of Eternity, which didn't have a pun and I haven't played much of, since this was the point at which Sierra was very much aware of the writing on the wall and decided to turn its beloved series into a 3D action game. And while it's fun to piddle all over King's Quest 1-7 because they're so twee and make such easy targets, from what I've seen of KQ8, taking the piss wouldn't feel fun anymore. It'd be like having to look after an aged Tom Cruise after he finally gains self-awareness.

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