One of the first computer games I ever played was “King’s Quest: The Princeless Bride”, also called King’s Quest VII.
I got the disc from “Aunt Marion”, who got it again from Rob (if I’m correct).
The game was developed in 1994 (and that was before I was born) and was considered a “high resolution” game by then. For fun, just compare it with newer games like Far Cry 5 or Cyberpunk 2077.
But I still have great memories of that game. Especially when I was playing it with “Aunt Marion” on her, for that time, extremely advanced and powerful computer.
Ginger The story is about Queen Valanice and Princess Rosella, who are both spirited away to the realm of Eldritch, and Rosella is transformed into a troll. They must find a way to return Rosella to normal and find her true love, get rid of a powerful evil force threatening this realm, and get back to their kingdom Daventry.
The game has a lot of small riddles, some even with different solutions. And there are many puzzles that are connected. This game is also, according to me at least, one of the first games with the possibility of different endings.
Ginger I must admit, I almost forgot about this game. Until recently, Rob gifted me with a new game… a new release of King’s Quest. He was browsing on Steam and ran into it. Rob thought I would be interested in the game as I had a great deal of fun playing in the past. And right he was!
Funny thing, this new version of King’s Quest was already published in 2015. That is the first chapter. There are five chapters in the game. The remaining four chapters were released during 2015 and 2016. They are available for a very small price on Steam.
The story tells how Graham, as a knight, recovered the famous magical mirror, which ultimately led him to become king, in a dragon cave.
The second part of the story jumps back in time and tells how a very young Graham tried to become a Knight of Daventry in the first place, by taking place in a Knight Tournament. Graham must defeat various famous knights from all over the country in competitions of strength, speed and wit accomplish this act.
The interface of the game may not be the most intuitive, but perhaps that even adds to the charm of the game. Super fast reflexes are not required, which makes it a very relaxed game to play.
The game makes me giggle and laugh. Isn’t that something really important?
And yes, after I finish this chapter, I will play the other four as well. That’s for sure!