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Quest for Glory 1: So You want to be a Hero (remake)

Review 1:

A 1992 remake version of the legendary Quest for Glory with enhanced graphics, sound and game engine. No more textual input! Everything is point and click now! Have you ever wanted to helplessly defend yourself against an ambush of treacherous brigands, or escape the wrath of a hoard of goblins? Yes? Well then today's your lucky day! You've got Quest For Glory! In Quest For Glory you're an average hero who just got out of "Hero School". You come to the land of Speilburg to seek glory and fortune. However, its gonna be a lot tougher than you think. The Baron's daughter and son have mysteriously disappeared, and no one knows what happened. Also, an Evil Ogre named Baba Yaga has put an evil curse on the valley, and all is not safe. On top of that, (yes, Spielburg is screwed up) greedy Brigands are terrorizing anything that moves through the forest and stealing everyone's hard earned dough! If you think plot is the only thing Quest For Glory has, your wrong. Gameplay is extremely good. Instead of your average crappy "One-time play, Sierra adventure game" Quest for Glory is also a RPG. Since its so well made, you will want to be coming back for more, and trying out all the classes again and again. You will get to choose three different Character Classes at the beginning of the game, and you will also get to choose their skills. The characters are: Thief - My personal choice. Extremely stealthy and can deceive anything or anyone, if his skills are high enough. You can also use throwing knifes, which do a lot of damage. However, he is not too good at fighting close to close combat. Note: (You can rob people and houses too!) Also, make sure you join the Thieves guild' right away, as you will need the money from the items you steal. Magic user - Very skilled in far-away combat. Usually tends to weaken a monster with spells before he goes for the kill. Always make sure you buy enough potions from the healer's hut, because Stamina and Mana goes quickly with spells. Spells are also an important thing to buy/learn. Fighter - This is well, the most basic character. Usually no spells, (unless you give him that skill) Very good at combat, can break things down. This is the complete opposite of the thief. Strong, yet weak in acrobatics, stealth, etc... I usually like to make my own characters by mixing up their skills. For example, I usually make a thief, with spell points, and more strength to buff him up. I call him my "Buffed-up thief" and I have been playing with him all through the series, as you can import your character into each QFG game, and work on his skills. Its little things like that, that make Quest For glory and the series what they are. The musical score is also very good, with catchy tunes that you can't stop humming or whistling. And action and serious RPGers will like the battles all together, as they are very detailed and very fast paced. No turned based combat, just realistic fights. If you stop to think what your next move will be, the next 5 seconds you will end up on the ground, dead. The town is extremely good when its the middle of the night, and you have no place to go. Go to the tavern, and drink all night, or try to just get a good night's sleep at the inn. Usually you will want to stay in town at night, as zombies patrol the woods. Quest For Glory responds to your every move. Lets say you didn't sleep last night, the next day your fighting will not be too good, as you are very tired. Or, lets say you ate your last ration 3 days ago, and you are starving. You very well as might die, from starvation, or die because a monster took advantage of you while you were weak. Its kind of like one of those digital animal things, just not as gay as that. Undoubtedly in my opinion the best series made, I have no regret about playing Quest For Glory. The reason? Its original, its addictive, and, well...its just fun! Just download the game!! You won't regret it, whether your an adventure gamer, or a RPGer!

Review 2:

The VGA remake of the first episode from the Quest for Glory series.

The Quest for Glory games feature a great mix of adventure and roleplaying all in one package. So if you find adventure games to be to adventurish and roleplaying games to roleplayerish you might consider this one. ;)

You arrive at the village of Spielburg which has some serious problems to be dealt with. Brigands terrorize the little town and an evil Ogre sorceress is spreading mayhem across the land. They need a hero and, lucky for you, you arrive just in time. Save the Baron's children, defeat the Ogre sorceress and claim the title 'Hero of Spielburg' so everyone will remember you as the greatest hero of all time!

When first starting the game, you can choose whether you want to be a Thief, Fighter or a Mage. Depending on the choice you make, you will have a different gameplay. The main quest will still be the same for all three jobs. But robbing the house of the sheriff as a thief gives great satisfaction.

The overall quality of this game is very high. Great graphics, good storyline, some nifty humor and at least this time you die by your own fault in the battles instead of dying a Sierra death!

Play it, you won't regret it!

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