History Videogame / KingsQuest

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* CatsAreMean: Cats were never portrayed positively in the series.

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* CatsAreMean: Cats were almost never portrayed positively in the series.
13th May '17 6:11:57 AM Baggins
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** ''The Wizard And The Princess'' AKA ''Adventure in Serenia.'' It is known by some fans affectionately as "King's Quest Zero", for while it's not technically a part of the series, it was a precursor in game engine and design. In the fifth ''King's Quest'' game, Graham returns to Serenia as a nod to this game.

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** ''The Wizard And The Princess'' ''VideoGame/TheWizardAndThePrincess'' AKA ''Adventure in Serenia.'' It is known by some fans affectionately as "King's Quest Zero", for while it's not technically a part of the series, it was a precursor in game engine and design. In the fifth ''King's Quest'' game, Graham returns to Serenia as a nod to this game.
13th May '17 6:11:26 AM Baggins
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** ''VideoGame/King'sQuest2¼BreastIntentions'' (aka ''[=KQ2¼=]'')
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The series has also inspired many fan sequels, see ''VideoGame/KingsQuestFanWorks''.

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The series has also inspired many fan sequels, sequels and remake/reimaginings, see ''VideoGame/KingsQuestFanWorks''.



** Arguably, all (only male it is said to be a "brotherhood" canonically after all) of the [=KQ=] villains could, theoretically, have belonged to the society. Not that there's any evidence for that, though. Many fan stories als made it a sisterhood... Dahlia (in the first game) and Hagatha (in the second) shared their MO of TheDarkArts, but no mention is given in the game for their plans, if any. Lolotte and Malicia are more debatable. Williams stated she didn't ''intend'' to tie all the games together, that it was just a one-shot mention. [[{{Fanon}} Given how much sense it makes, though, the fans tend to run with it anyway]].

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** Arguably, all most (only male it is said to be a "brotherhood" canonically after all) of the [=KQ=] villains could, theoretically, have belonged to the society. Not that there's any evidence for that, though. Many fan stories als made it a sisterhood... Dahlia (in the first game) and Hagatha (in the second) shared their MO of TheDarkArts, but no mention is given in the game for their plans, if any. Lolotte and Malicia are more debatable. Williams stated she didn't ''intend'' to tie all the games together, that it was just a one-shot mention. [[{{Fanon}} Given how much sense it makes, though, the fans tend to run with it anyway]].



* FanRemake: The first three games have been remade to give them updated interfaces and graphics (the third even getting two remakes by two different teams), the fourth may or may not be still in progress by yet another team, and the [[http://www.textadventures.co.uk/review.php?game=112 fifth was remade into a text adventure]].
* FanSequel: Several, of varying quality. There are the action-oriented [[http://hydra78.tripod.com/king.htm King's Quest ZZT and ZZT2]]. There's also the highly odd [[http://www.angelfire.com/games5/intermezzosoftware/ King's Quest 2¼: Breast Intentions]]. A much-hyped the "ninth game," titled ''VideoGame/TheSilverLining'', with full voice-acting and 3-D graphics, underwent legal battles for years. Now the Cease and Desist order has been rescinded, meaning that [[http://www.tsl-game.com/ The Silver Lining has been released]]! And then there's SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/ATaleOfTwoKingdoms''.

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* FanRemake: The first three games have been remade to give Several updating their graphics, and sometimes reimagining or enhancing them updated interfaces with new puzzles and graphics (the third even getting two remakes by two different teams), the fourth may or may not be still in progress by yet another team, and the [[http://www.textadventures.co.uk/review.php?game=112 fifth was remade into a text adventure]].
story line details, see ''VideoGame/KingsQuestFanWorks''.
* FanSequel: Several, of varying quality. There are the action-oriented [[http://hydra78.tripod.com/king.htm King's Quest ZZT and ZZT2]]. There's also the highly odd [[http://www.angelfire.com/games5/intermezzosoftware/ King's Quest 2¼: Breast Intentions]]. A much-hyped the "ninth game," titled ''VideoGame/TheSilverLining'', with full voice-acting and 3-D graphics, underwent legal battles for years. Now the Cease and Desist order has been rescinded, meaning that [[http://www.tsl-game.com/ The Silver Lining has been released]]! And then there's SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/ATaleOfTwoKingdoms''.quality see ''VideoGame/KingsQuestFanWorks''.



* LegionOfDoom: The Black Cloak Society wasn't designed as a way to link all of the series' villains together... but at least two antagonists (Shadrack and Alhazred) are explicitly stated to be members, and Mordack is associated to them (and Manannan is linked by being Mordack's brother), and it's entirely possible that ''all'' of the series' antagonists could have been members or allies. Note that this is based on a single throwaway line in the sixth game, that none of the antagonists other than these are ever stated to be related, and that WordOfGod denies this. Still, it's a popular fan theory. Though actually WordOfGod, while denying it as canon, admits they did consider it (at least to include Manannan).
--> Roberta Williams: The "Black Cloak Society" was never an actual term that I instigated or thought up. I'm not actually sure where that came from. The closest thought that I have on that subject is that: when I was working with Jane Jensen on King's Quest 6, and we thought up the evil vizier, we talked loosely about the possibility of putting Mannanan, Mordack, and the vizier together as group possibly in a future King's Quest. There was loose reference to the possibility in King's Quest 6, although nothing was set in stone at that time. I think that it's possible that Jane Jensen might have mentioned the possibility (perhaps) in subsequent interviews on the subject, although, I'm not sure about that. Later on, I heard about the Black Cloak Society and kind of wondered where that phrase came from, but, I never refuted it as I thought it was kind of cool and, probably, would have gone on with the idea in future King's Quests had I had the chance. And, one final thing: Hagatha was never part in any discussion of a Black Cloak Society.



** ''[=KQII=]'', [[spoiler:Graham kills the lion.]] Not necessary alternate solution, leads to less points. [[spoiler:Graham kills the snake/Pegasus.]] Not necessary alternate solution, and will lead to less points (but many players fell for this solution, as the solution to the better option is 'obscure'). Graham can kill the fish, and can do it over and over again. Not necessary, and serves no purpose (no point loss/gain). [[spoiler:Graham kills Dracula]], which is not necessary either, except for full points. (In the FanRemake, this gets a twist:[[spoiler:the vampire turns out to be an ally. It's the werewolves at the church you have to worry about! And by "ally", we mean he will kill you if you don't fetch such-and-such item for him.]])
*** If you kill the monk, you get an instant game over with this message: "Anyone who would kill a man of the cloth doesn't deserve to play this game. Therefore, we will end it." [[spoiler:(Again, this is turned on its head in the FanRemake, what with the werewolves being based at the church and all.)]]
** ''[=KQIII=]'', [[spoiler:Gwydion/Alexander kills Medusa and the dragon]], the latter of which is necessary, and the former for full points (technically, the former is very difficult to do without killing her, as looking in her direction will cause the character to die, and she does chase after the character very quickly, and there are things in the desert that the player must pick up; to get to them, the player would have to 'face' her). (The AGD FanRemake offers a peaceful solution to the former. [[spoiler:If you can prove to Smaude that you are a good man with a pure heart, her look will not turn you into stone, but rather lift the thousand-year-old curse that was put upon her, and revert her to her human form]].)

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** ''[=KQII=]'', [[spoiler:Graham kills the lion.]] Not necessary alternate solution, leads to less points. [[spoiler:Graham kills the snake/Pegasus.]] Not necessary alternate solution, and will lead to less points (but many players fell for this solution, as the solution to the better option is 'obscure'). Graham can kill the fish, and can do it over and over again. Not necessary, and serves no purpose (no point loss/gain). [[spoiler:Graham kills Dracula]], which is not necessary either, except for full points. (In the FanRemake, this gets a twist:[[spoiler:the vampire turns out to be an ally. It's the werewolves at the church you have to worry about! And by "ally", we mean he will kill you if you don't fetch such-and-such item for him.]])\n
*** If you kill the monk, you get an instant game over with this message: "Anyone who would kill a man of the cloth doesn't deserve to play this game. Therefore, we will end it." [[spoiler:(Again, this is turned on its head in the FanRemake, what with the werewolves being based at the church and all.)]]
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** ''[=KQIII=]'', [[spoiler:Gwydion/Alexander kills Medusa and the dragon]], the latter of which is necessary, and the former for full points (technically, the former is very difficult to do without killing her, as looking in her direction will cause the character to die, and she does chase after the character very quickly, and there are things in the desert that the player must pick up; to get to them, the player would have to 'face' her). (The AGD FanRemake offers a peaceful solution to the former. [[spoiler:If you can prove to Smaude that you are a good man with a pure heart, her look will not turn you into stone, but rather lift the thousand-year-old curse that was put upon her, and revert her to her human form]].)



* VideoGameLongRunners: Eight official games from 1983 to 1998, various {{fan sequel}}s and [[FanRemake remakes]], plus it [[VideoGame/KingsQuest2015 came back officially in 2015]].
* VideoGameRemake: In addition to the {{Fan Remake}}s listed above, Sierra gave the first game an official remake of its own. Although, unlike Sierra's later "Quest 1" remakes, [=KQ1=] was only upgraded to slightly-better-but-still-EGA graphics and an improved interpreter/text parser, not to full VGA and [[PointAndClickGame point-and-click]].

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* VideoGameLongRunners: Eight official games from 1983 to 1998, various {{fan sequel}}s and [[FanRemake remakes]], plus it the [[VideoGame/KingsQuest2015 came back officially in 2015]].
2015]], running into 2016.
* VideoGameRemake: In addition to the {{Fan Remake}}s listed above, Sierra gave the first game an official remake of its own. Although, unlike Sierra's later "Quest 1" remakes, [=KQ1=] was only upgraded to slightly-better-but-still-EGA graphics and an improved interpreter/text parser, not to full VGA and [[PointAndClickGame point-and-click]]. There are also other remakes/ports of KQ1 and KQ5. KQ1 to Sega Master System, and KQ5 to the NES... KQ6 port for the Amiga was a complete remake of the game using a new engine.
13th May '17 5:45:50 AM Baggins
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* SiblingYinYang: At least according to the fan games and fan fiction: Rosella is a blonde, fair-skinned, extroverted {{Genki|Girl}} ActionGirl, while Alexander is black-haired and medium-skinned, and is more self-depreciating, soft-spoken and reserved, and bookish. Also a case of RedOniBlueOni.
** This is subverted in the games and spinoff material in which Alexander is generally said to be much like his father in personality, and Rosella is said to take more after her mom in personality. In [=KQ6=], Alexander is far from soft-spoken (but certainly shows manners), and he is more 'self-taught', only having learned how to read from Manannan. He self-taught himself magic, but shares a propensity for magic like his father (Graham has had no practice or training, but shown ability to cast a number of spells in his time). In [=KQ4=], Rosella is the soft-spoken protagonist, but is the reverse in [=KQVII=]. As for 'bookishness', Rosella leans towards 'Shakespeare' and music ability (but Alexander is not without his musical ability as well). Rosella is also the one who has been taught all the royal graces, and had a well-rounded and proper education.
13th May '17 5:42:56 AM Baggins
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** The {{Fan Remake}}s then get in on the act with "When I Saw You" (AGD's [=KQ2+=]), "Coming Home" ([=AGD=]'s [=KQ3 Redux=]), and "My Way Home" (Infamous Adventures' [=KQ3=] VGA).
13th May '17 5:36:32 AM Baggins
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** ''VideoGame/King'sQuest2¼BreastIntentions'' (aka ''[=KQ2¼=]'')



Has a work-in-progress [[Characters/KingsQuest Original Series Character Sheet]], [[Characters/KingsQuest2015 New Series Character Sheet]], and [[Characters/KingsQuestFanGames Fan Games Character Sheet]].

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Has a work-in-progress [[Characters/KingsQuest Original Series Character Sheet]], [[Characters/KingsQuest2015 New Series Character Sheet]], and [[Characters/KingsQuestFanGames Fan Games Character Sheet]].
13th May '17 5:24:21 AM Baggins
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** The AGD remake of VideoGame/KingsQuestIII and The Silver Lining include Lolotte (and pretty much every villain in their Black Cloak lists).
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** Averted in ''VideoGame/TheSilverLining'', wherein the Land of the Green Isles is almost completely identical to its incarnation in ''VI'', but with some expansion.
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The series has also inspired many fan sequels, see VideoGame/Kings Quest Fan Works.

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The series has also inspired many fan sequels, see VideoGame/Kings Quest Fan Works.
''VideoGame/KingsQuestFanWorks''.
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