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Release Date: July 29th, 2015 Movie Release Year: 2015

King's Quest - A Knight to Remember

Overview -

'King's Quest' was first released for IBM computers in 1983. It was developed by Roberta Williams, a pioneer in the genre of adventure games and founder of Sierra, a publishing house that nearly died when Activision merged with Vivendi in 2008. Adventure gaming hit a steep decline in the early 2000s, but have recently been making a comeback on both console and PC. Sierra has been resurrected, and so has 'King's Quest', although now it is being developed by The Odd Gentlemen studio as a five-episode series. 'King's Quest - A Knight to Remember' is the first episode.

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Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
July 29th, 2015

Video Review


'King’s Quest' has a very distinctive visual style. The characters have an animated look reminiscent of pre-computerized rotoscoping, like 1978’s 'Lord of the Rings' and even some of the mid-20th century Disney stuff. The rotoscoped characters are then superimposed on a more modern background. The environmental textures tend to pixelate up close, almost to a 'Minecraft' level, but the fluid, almost surreal movement of the characters is a success. It gives the game a nostalgic feel, like I’m playing an old fairy tale cartoon.

Audio Review


'A Knight to Remember' has a top-notch voice cast, led by none other than 'Taxi' and 'Back to the Future' actor Christopher Lloyd. Wallace Shawn (the excitable t-rex from 'Toy Story') plays young Graham’s mentor during his knight pageant. Twelve-year-old Maggie Elizabeth Jones does a great job as Gwendolyn. The soundtrack is lovely, and like the video, evocative of the animated epics of yore.

Final Thoughts

The first entry in the new 'King's Quest' has puzzles, a fun visual style, and a lot of laughs. This is a very carefully crafted game - The Odd Gentlemen have managed to carry forward the essence of the 'King’s Quest' series into the modern age without sacrificing any of its charm. 'A Knight to Remember' is a solid first entry in what will hopefully become an excellent series.