King's Quest - Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember

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Leif Johnson

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8 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2015

Old-school adventure game mechanics make a great return to form in King's Quest: A Knight to Remember. This tale is funny, beautiful, and challenging enough to make up for a few plodding quests and frequent load screens, and it maintains its personality from start to finish, sprinkling the first episode of its story with happy highs and tragic lows.

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71 / 100
Jul 31, 2015

A comfortable adventure on a noble path, but wearing spurs of a squire instead of the crown of a king.

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8 / 10
Jul 29, 2015

A great first chapter and despite a few minor issues easily the most authentic interpretation of the graphic adventure in the modern era.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2015

One of the best examples of an aging formula done right by modern standards. The engaging characters, challenging puzzles, and entertaining story arcs make it easy to recommend

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2015

'A Knight to Remember' is hampered by some significant issues, but shows promise

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9.5 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2015

I wish King's Quest: A Knight to Remember was a bit more taxing, but I loved everything about it. If this series does well I hope we get to see the adventures of other family members like Alexander, and additional areas like the Land of the Green Isles. Right now though, I'm going through withdraws for the second episode already. Move over Telltale, there's a new adventure king in town.

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9 / 10
Aug 3, 2015

Where episodic gaming has usually left me nonplussed, King's Quest has had an enthralling effect, leaving me in eager anticipation of the next chapter.

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Erik Kain

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9 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2015

From exploration to puzzle-solving to the charming story and lovely graphics, King's Quest: A Knight To Remember is a delightful game. It takes some of the Telltale formula, then adds in a lot more action and problem-solving and combines that with a story that isn't grim or terrible, but instead remains fun, funny and engaging. Old fans and new will find something to enjoy here, in a genre that's all but disappeared from gaming. As the saying goes, "The really don't make games like this anymore." But they should. I can't wait for Episode 2.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2015

A warm, witty adventure game that focuses on giving you control, while telling a good story. The return of King's Quest is only let down by some bizarre technical issues.

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5 / 10
Jul 31, 2015

Despite plenty of issues, A Knight to Remember isn't a terrible start to the adventure, just a rather unnecessarily tedious one.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2015

As someone who never played the original games, the reboot must stand purely on its own merits to win me over

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Unscored
Jul 30, 2015

Good performances, some very nice animation (albeit embarrassingly similar to Telltale's look), and a couple of passable puzzles, just aren't enough to compete with some astonishingly dreadful design decisions, the monstrously slow pace, agonising traipsing, unskippable repeated dialogue and laborious cutscenes, violently pisspoor platforming and action sequences, complete lack of introduction or explanation of who anyone is for people new to the long-dead series, ghastly controls, cheap and tacky on-screen prompts, obviously designed for tablet interaction, and god-awful instant deaths.

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Aug 10, 2015
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9.5 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2015

King's Quest Chapter 1: A Knight To Remember is a fantastic start to what I hope will be an amazing series. Though it's not the King's Quest fans will remember, it's an enthusiastic and striking fresh take that's both witty and exciting. It's clear that a lot of love went into this, and the result is a game that easily belongs up there with the modern greats of adventure gaming – lack of pointing and clicking be damned!

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Aug 24, 2015

Although some puzzles are perhaps too simple, the strong storytelling and gorgeous visuals will draw anyone into this particular quest.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2015

I could go on and on about how much I love Kings Quest, so I will. King's Quest is the surprise hit of 2015 so far. Chapter one is filled with so many exciting moments, fun puzzles, hilarious characters, and a unique sense of awe and fantasy. I felt like I was in a wonderfully animated cartoon based on a classic series and I couldn't stop smiling or laughing the entire time.

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76 / 100
Aug 8, 2015

As Chapter One rolled to a close I couldn't help but smile wide. Very likely just as wide as I did as that seven year old playing King's Quest: Quest for the Crown for the very first time. Well played, odd gentlemen

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7 / 10
Aug 4, 2015

As a standalone outing, King's Quest - Chaper I: A Knight to Remember isn't bad at all, even if does fall at some disappointingly low hurdles. With aid from the game's charming cast of characters, alongside its inspired visual and audio design, though, fans of the genre will surely have a pleasant trip – albeit an occasionally arduous one.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2015

A fantastic start to a five-part episodic adventure, King's Quest wins you over with his stunning visuals, brilliant script and fun adventure gameplay.

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Jul 29, 2015

King's Quest: A Knight to Remember is a very promising start to a worthy revival of the classic adventure franchise.

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