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King's Quest - Chapter 4: Snow Place Like Home

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

13%

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Game Information

Available on:PCSep 27, 2016

Developer: The Odd Gentlemen

Publisher: Sierra Games

Genre: Adventure

In his latest adventure, King Graham recounts the time he had to rescue Prince Alexander from Queen Icebella's Frozen Castle.
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The fourth chapter adds some interesting character dynamics, but an overreliance on block puzzles drags the whole thing down to a series low

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I think the most understated element of the new King's Quest though is that we get to see Graham grow up before our eyes -- from a young runt to a wise kingly figure on his death bed. It's a scope that we really don't see that often, contrasted with adventure games that typically take place across the span of a few days or weeks. King's Quest: Snow Place Like Home might be influenced too greatly by modern titles that are essentially interactive novels, but I'm more than willing to see this through until the end.

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Beneath its patchwork of puns, King’s Quest has a strong and loving message, galvanised by the presence of two intertwining storylines. Each adventure is being retold by a much older King Graham, recounting every major event in his life as his granddaughter, Gwendolyn, hangs on every word.

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Admittedly, there are a few rooms that could have probably been removed altogether and instead replaced with more story exposition.

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