King's Quest - Chapter 3: Once Upon a Climb
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Once Upon A Climb is a delightful romp that makes me excited for the next installment
King’s Quest: Once Upon a Climb isn't the most enthralling tale I've played, but I'm still very much all-in on the series and was grinning throughout. It's a nice slice of life with a likable cast, and with the goodwill this reboot has gained so far, that's all I need.
Amidst the galavanting and guffawing, King’s Quest has these profound and rather touching moments that can really tug at the heartstrings.
Once Upon a Climb is a strong middle episode that makes us much more hopeful for the next.
King's Quest is the happy ending that we all deserve, and probably one of the greatest adventure games I've played in recent years.
I hope to see chapter 4 and 5 continue the trend and round out the entire Kings Quest experience. It seems they have improved their engine; the loading times have been decreased, the screen tearing barely there. Things are looking up for the King, and now I’m super excited once more for the next two chapters. Don’t let me down!
If you haven’t looked into this new episodic take on a cult classic, you definitely should. King’s Quest is a great way to kill some time if you enjoy a more comedic point-and-click adventure like Monkey’s Island.
Once Upon a Climb surpasses the first two episodes, thanks to a funny screenplay, a couple of stimulating old-school puzzles, and some breath-taking areas. By far the best chapter in the series, with an interesting backstory that finally emerges.
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King’s Quest: Chapter 3 – Once Upon A Climb eliminates many of its predecessor's issues, packs in clever, meaningful mechanics and writing, and is the best part of the reboot so far.
The lack of great puzzles in a game that we know is capable of them is unfortunate, but once you get over what’s missing, you’ll likely enjoy what’s there.