History VideoGame / KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow

29th Jun '16 3:22:02 AM eroock
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* FoulFlower: The talking vine on the Isle of Wonder is cute but lethal and strangles Alexander if he comes too close.
29th May '16 8:17:50 PM smithersbigley
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*InsurmountableWaistHighFence: The one surrounding the house of Beauty's stepmother. Justified in that the game says "Alexander doesn't want to intrude onto private property."
29th May '16 7:32:37 PM smithersbigley
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*StepfordSmiler: Jollo. Justified both in that he is a professional entertainer, and that he cannot afford to draw the suspicion of the vizier.
29th May '16 6:13:11 PM Foamer
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* PaintingTheFourthWall: In order to successfully complete the "long path," you have to pick the right lamp from the lamp trader on the street. Finding out what the right lamp would be via a cutscene in-game; Alexander would have no way of knowing himself but thru the player.
29th May '16 4:19:05 PM supergod
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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Subverted consistently throughout the course of the game:
** "Alexander doesn't want to disturb that skeleton. He seems to have all of his bones intact, and it'd be a shame to break up the set." (if you try to take an attached skull in the catacombs)
** "The little creature would hardly appreciate taking a bath in that pond!" (if you use Dangling Participle on the boiling pond)
** "What are you, nuts? Don't put me in that soup bowl of a pond, you crazy human!" (if you use [[JerkAss Rotten Tomato]] on the boiling pond)
** "Alexander may have used the scythe to cut down the rose hedges, but he's not about to hack through the guard dogs in the same manner!" ([[CaptainObvious if you use the scythe to hack through the guard dogs]], [[OverlyLongGag in the same manner as the rose hedges]])
Played straight in some cases:
** If he has it in his possession, Alexander can offer [[spoiler:peppermint leaves to the genie]] when he is [[spoiler:disguised as a gardener on the Isle of the Beast (breaking his facade,)]] or [[spoiler:as an old cloaked man in the Village of the Crown (making him visibly tipsy.)]]
** Although he is forced to do it in the short path, Alexander has the option of [[spoiler:killing the genie with the mint leaves]] in the long path as well. However, this decision [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment leads to a less desirable ending.]]

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: VideoGameCrueltyPotential:
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Subverted consistently throughout the course of the game:
** *** "Alexander doesn't want to disturb that skeleton. He seems to have all of his bones intact, and it'd be a shame to break up the set." (if you try to take an attached skull in the catacombs)
** *** "The little creature would hardly appreciate taking a bath in that pond!" (if you use Dangling Participle on the boiling pond)
** *** "What are you, nuts? Don't put me in that soup bowl of a pond, you crazy human!" (if you use [[JerkAss Rotten Tomato]] on the boiling pond)
** *** "Alexander may have used the scythe to cut down the rose hedges, but he's not about to hack through the guard dogs in the same manner!" ([[CaptainObvious if you use the scythe to hack through the guard dogs]], [[OverlyLongGag in the same manner as the rose hedges]])
** Played straight in some cases:
** *** If he has it in his possession, Alexander can offer [[spoiler:peppermint leaves to the genie]] when he is [[spoiler:disguised as a gardener on the Isle of the Beast (breaking his facade,)]] or [[spoiler:as an old cloaked man in the Village of the Crown (making him visibly tipsy.)]]
** *** Although he is forced to do it in the short path, Alexander has the option of [[spoiler:killing the genie with the mint leaves]] in the long path as well. However, this decision [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment leads to a less desirable ending.]]
29th May '16 4:00:31 PM smithersbigley
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* FridgeLogic: In the short path ending, Alexander can [[ExactEavesdropping overhear two guards discussing Cassima's nightingale.]] During said discussion, one guard mentions that the Cassima reported the nightingale missing. However, the game makes it clear that Cassima has not lost her nightingale, as Alexander communicates with her via this bird several times, after which the princess intentionally sends the bird away.
** FridgeBrilliance: The situation makes sense in hindsight, when the player realizes that Alhazred is already suspicious of the nightingale and would otherwise likely take action to prevent access to the bird (or worse.) It is likely that Cassima claimed the bird to be missing in hopes that the rumors would reach Alhazred, leading him to direct his focus elsewhere and thus leaving her a (relatively) safe channel of communication. Eventually, Cassima sends the bird away after expressing concern that Alexander could be endangered if Alhazred were to discover his gifts.
29th May '16 2:10:36 PM smithersbigley
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**Although he is forced to do it in the short path, Alexander has the option of [[spoiler:killing the genie with the mint leaves]] in the long path as well. However, this decision [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment leads to a less desirable ending.]]
29th May '16 2:06:40 PM smithersbigley
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Played straight in some cases:
** If he has it in his possession, Alexander can offer [[spoiler:peppermint leaves to the genie]] when he is [[spoiler:disguised as a gardener on the Isle of the Beast (breaking his facade,)]] or [[spoiler:as an old cloaked man in the Village of the Crown (making him visibly tipsy.)]]
29th May '16 1:58:10 PM smithersbigley
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** "Alexander may have used the scythe to cut down the rose hedges, but he's not about to hack through the guard dogs in the same manner!" (this one is pretty self-explanatory)

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** "Alexander may have used the scythe to cut down the rose hedges, but he's not about to hack through the guard dogs in the same manner!" (this one is pretty self-explanatory)([[CaptainObvious if you use the scythe to hack through the guard dogs]], [[OverlyLongGag in the same manner as the rose hedges]])
29th May '16 1:53:59 PM smithersbigley
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**"What are you, nuts? Don't put me in that soup bowl of a pond, you crazy human!" (if you use [[JerkAss Rotten Tomato]] on the boiling pond)
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