History YMMV / QuestForGlory

18th Jun '15 10:21:25 AM Pinokio
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The series was envisioned as [[http://questforglory.wikia.com/wiki/Tetralogy_concept four games]], one for each season/element/direction, ''Shadows of Darkness'' as the third game, the fourth being the finale. The finale could have been completely different without Sierra's [[Main/ExecutiveMeddling buyout]] and financial troubles during the 90's.
* UnwinnableByInsanity: Attacking Tanya or Toby in Quest for Glory IV doesn't immediately kill you; Toby will just force you out of the room. But it makes the game unwinnable, as Tanya will charm and bite you if you go back into her room after that.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The series was envisioned as [[http://questforglory.wikia.com/wiki/Tetralogy_concept four games]], one for each season/element/direction, ''Shadows of Darkness'' as the third game, the fourth being the finale. The finale could have been completely different without Sierra's [[Main/ExecutiveMeddling buyout]] and financial troubles during the 90's.
* UnwinnableByInsanity: Attacking Tanya or Toby in Quest for Glory IV doesn't immediately kill you; Toby will just force you out of the room. But it makes the game unwinnable, as Tanya will charm and bite you if you go back into her room after that.
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9th Jun '15 6:42:31 PM Pinokio
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The series was envisioned as [[http://questforglory.wikia.com/wiki/Tetralogy_concept four games]], one for each season/element/direction, ''Shadows of Darkness'' as the third game, the fourth being the finale. The finale could have been completely different without Sierra's [[Main/ExecutiveMeddling buyout]] and financial troubles during the 90's.
25th Dec '14 4:15:39 PM Anorgil
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* UnwinnableByInsanity: Attacking Tanya or Toby in Quest for Glory IV doesn't immediately kill you; Toby will just force you out of the room. But it makes the game unwinnable, as Tanya will charm and bite you if you go back into her room after that.
14th Sep '14 1:51:13 PM Someoneman
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* {{Fetish}}:
-->'''Katrina''': "I bet you say that to every girl who chains you up and has a whip."



* FanNickname: Often thought to be averted, since the name of the main character is known, among many fans, as Devon Aidendale, a name taken from a strategy guide. WordOfGod says it was just the name of that writer's character and insisted that the hero is supposed to be whoever you want them to be.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The Coles have [[WordOfGod said on record]] that several intended features had to be cut from the series for various reasons, usually time and technical limitations. For example, the first game was supposed to have different races (Gnome thief, Elf wizard, Centaur archer, Human jack-of-all-trades) and a large Goblin warren maze; the former was replaced with the three classes, while the Goblin base remains as TheArtifact of the latter. Similarly, the fifth game lost the ability to use bow and arrow, and to play as Elsa, over the course of its development.
** Other artifacts of the first game: The workshop appeared to be occupied in the original version of the first game (the remake made it more clear that it serves no purpose); it, along with the butcher shop, barber shop, and bakery were probably intended to serve some sort of purpose that was scrapped, and thus are always closed in the final version.
** The second game, ''Trial by Fire'', was meant to be a 256-color VGA game, which would have made it Sierra's first, until [[ExecutiveMeddling Ken Williams decided to reserve the honor]] for their latest flagship game, ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV''. As a result, Trial was relegated to EGA status.
* WordOfGod: The series was originally intended to be four games, but in the design process for ''Shadows of Darkness'' the Coles decided that going from an evil wizard to an EldritchAbomination was too far a jump for the BigBad, and made ''Wages of War'' as a transition. In a 2008 interview, they added that after completing ''Trial by Fire'', they felt that Rakeesh and Uhura were "crying out to have their stories told".
** Additionally, the Coles have said that Glorianna, the games' setting, is an alternate Earth which suffered an explosion of magic, creating the various animaloid races like Liontaurs, as well as making time flow differently in different parts of the world (hence the SchizoTech).

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The Coles have [[WordOfGod said on record]] that several intended features had to be cut from the series for various reasons, usually time and technical limitations. For example, the first game was supposed to have different races (Gnome thief, Elf wizard, Centaur archer, Human jack-of-all-trades) and a large Goblin warren maze; the former was replaced with the three classes, while the Goblin base remains as TheArtifact of the latter. Similarly, the fifth game lost the ability to use bow and arrow, and to play as Elsa, over the course of its development.
** Other artifacts of the first game: The workshop appeared to be occupied in the original version of the first game (the remake made it more clear that it serves no purpose); it, along with the butcher shop, barber shop, and bakery were probably intended to serve some sort of purpose that was scrapped, and thus are always closed in the final version.
** The second game, ''Trial by Fire'', was meant to be a 256-color VGA game, which would have made it Sierra's first, until [[ExecutiveMeddling Ken Williams decided to reserve the honor]] for their latest flagship game, ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV''. As a result, Trial was relegated to EGA status.
* WordOfGod: The series was originally intended to be four games, but in the design process for ''Shadows of Darkness'' the Coles decided that going from an evil wizard to an EldritchAbomination was too far a jump for the BigBad, and made ''Wages of War'' as a transition. In a 2008 interview, they added that after completing ''Trial by Fire'', they felt that Rakeesh and Uhura were "crying out to have their stories told".
** Additionally, the Coles have said that Glorianna, the games' setting, is an alternate Earth which suffered an explosion of magic, creating the various animaloid races like Liontaurs, as well as making time flow differently in different parts of the world (hence the SchizoTech).
13th Apr '14 9:44:31 AM Ambaryerno
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* GameBreaker: The Paladin class as a whole. In ''QuestForGloryIII'', once the Paladin earns the "Heal" ability he's granted the Magic skill. By ''QuestForGloryV'' the Paladin can learn ''every'' spell in the series, except for the handful of that specifically require being the Wizard class to learn (most of which are plot-specific). The Paladin is therefore not only a hybrid [[MagicKnight Fighter/Wizard]], but he ''also'' carries the best sword in the game, ''and'' has his own class abilities on top of that!
28th Mar '14 10:35:37 PM Ghilz
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* ShipToShipCombat: Between fans of the Hero/[[FemmeFatale Katrina]] and the Hero/[[SealedGoodInACan Erana]] in QuestForGloryIV. Then came QuestForGloryV and two more ships came between the Hero/[[LadyOfWar Elsa]] and the Hero/[[HelloNurse Nawar]].

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* FanNickname: Often thought to be averted, since the name of the main character is known, among many fans, as Devon Aidendale, a name taken from a strategy guide. WordOfGod says it was just the name of that writer's character and insisted that the hero is supposed to be whoever you want them to be.
* ShipToShipCombat: Between fans of the Hero/[[FemmeFatale Katrina]] and the Hero/[[SealedGoodInACan Erana]] in QuestForGloryIV. Then came QuestForGloryV and two more ships came between the Hero/[[LadyOfWar Elsa]] and the Hero/[[HelloNurse Nawar]].Nawar]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The Coles have [[WordOfGod said on record]] that several intended features had to be cut from the series for various reasons, usually time and technical limitations. For example, the first game was supposed to have different races (Gnome thief, Elf wizard, Centaur archer, Human jack-of-all-trades) and a large Goblin warren maze; the former was replaced with the three classes, while the Goblin base remains as TheArtifact of the latter. Similarly, the fifth game lost the ability to use bow and arrow, and to play as Elsa, over the course of its development.
** Other artifacts of the first game: The workshop appeared to be occupied in the original version of the first game (the remake made it more clear that it serves no purpose); it, along with the butcher shop, barber shop, and bakery were probably intended to serve some sort of purpose that was scrapped, and thus are always closed in the final version.
** The second game, ''Trial by Fire'', was meant to be a 256-color VGA game, which would have made it Sierra's first, until [[ExecutiveMeddling Ken Williams decided to reserve the honor]] for their latest flagship game, ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV''. As a result, Trial was relegated to EGA status.
* WordOfGod: The series was originally intended to be four games, but in the design process for ''Shadows of Darkness'' the Coles decided that going from an evil wizard to an EldritchAbomination was too far a jump for the BigBad, and made ''Wages of War'' as a transition. In a 2008 interview, they added that after completing ''Trial by Fire'', they felt that Rakeesh and Uhura were "crying out to have their stories told".
** Additionally, the Coles have said that Glorianna, the games' setting, is an alternate Earth which suffered an explosion of magic, creating the various animaloid races like Liontaurs, as well as making time flow differently in different parts of the world (hence the SchizoTech).
21st Sep '13 2:23:54 PM SoulRazorMinion
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* ShipToShipCombat: Between fans of the Hero/Katrina and the Hero/Erana in QuestForGloryIV. Then came QuestForGloryV and two more ships came between the Hero/Elsa and the Hero/Nawar.

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* ShipToShipCombat: Between fans of the Hero/Katrina Hero/[[FemmeFatale Katrina]] and the Hero/Erana Hero/[[SealedGoodInACan Erana]] in QuestForGloryIV. Then came QuestForGloryV and two more ships came between the Hero/Elsa Hero/[[LadyOfWar Elsa]] and the Hero/Nawar.Hero/[[HelloNurse Nawar]].
21st Sep '13 2:20:43 PM SoulRazorMinion
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* ShipToShipCombat: Between fans of the Hero/Katrina and the Hero/Erana in QuestForGloryIV. Then came QuestForGloryV and two more ships came between the Hero/Elsa and the Hero/Nawar.
16th Jul '12 11:14:13 AM CyricZ
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-->'''Katrina''': "I bet you say that to every girl who chains you up and has a whip."* GoddamnedBats: Badders in [=QFG4=]. Baddies and Humunculi in [=QFG5=].

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-->'''Katrina''': "I bet you say that to every girl who chains you up and has a whip."* "
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GoddamnedBats: Badders in [=QFG4=]. Baddies and Humunculi in [=QFG5=].
14th Feb '12 3:49:48 PM MagBas
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* NeutralGood: Paladins in this series do what is right above all.
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