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Wading through the backlog - a back-to-front video game journey
What the hell is this all about?
Sweet, can't wait to see what it is.
Radd
King's Quest 1: Cavorting 'round Daventry (part 1)
Good luck with this one, and try to save frequently. The Kings Quest series is notorious among adventure games for its absurd degree of player-targeted cruelty, so you'll be seeing the Game Over screen a lot.
Fluid
Oh, habeeb me, I'm no stranger to the numerous ways that Sierra games in general can dick you over - after all, I've beaten all the Leisure Suit Larry games before, so I know what to expect.
goodtimesfreegrog
I'm looking forward to this! Keep up the good work, and use back up saves just in case.
AttObl
King's Quest 1: Medieval Cartography (part 2)
The "sometimes it's wise to think backwards" thing is in fact a clue for one of the puzzles, but successfully using this clue requires such Bat Deduction that the puzzle was changed in later versions of the game for being borderline impossible.
Fluid
This is one of the few things I know about this game, Fluid. I've got an inkling about said puzzle, though, but we'll cover that in a later update.
goodtimesfreegrog
Oh yes, I know the puzzle you're referring to from reading it on, I think, our Guide Dang It page. It's a nasty one.

I'm liking this so far.
Idler20
Anyway, the goat and the bucket do seem important. Perhaps you have to take the bucket somehow, or put something in it.
Fluid
The bucket is fastened by a rope, I'll have to find something to cut it to make any use of it.
goodtimesfreegrog
Cut it with the carrots.
Ralphrius
You could try giving the cheese to the woodcutter's wife, but it's probably meant for you to lure a mouse later or something.
Idler20
Given that this is a Sierra game, we ought to start taking bets on how long before you render the game Unwinnable somehow (assuming you haven't already).
Idler20
He already has, considering giving carrots to the sick woman deducts points.
Ralphrius
Wait, do you need maximum points to complete the game?
Idler20
No, but point deduction may be an indicator you're doing something wrong. Don't worry about the carrots, actually, you can get new ones.
Fluid
I'd prefer to keep maximum points through this playthrough. Thankfully, you can go back to the carrot patch to get as many carrots as you want.

And I'm pretty sure I've already done something to make this game unwinnable, time will tell what exactly that is.
goodtimesfreegrog
King's Quest 1: Spelunky (part 3)
Maybe you can give the beans to the sick woman?
Ralphrius
Tried that in another savegame. The man grudgingly accepts the beans, but says it's not enough to heal her. I'm really sure there's a Jack and the Beanstalk-like solution to this though.
goodtimesfreegrog
King's Quest 1: The Hall of the Mountain King (part 6)
>nearly three times as many comments as entries

I hate to keep harping on about this, but is it just the fact that you're doing video games or something? Seriously, how can I compete with that?
EponymousKid
You could read the entries themselves to see if you can guess where those comments are coming from.
goodtimesfreegrog
It's mostly stuff like OOH TRY THIS TRY THIS
Ralphrius
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