Games News and Reviews | High Def Digest
Film & TV All News Blu-Ray Reviews Release Dates News Pre-orders 4K Ultra HD Reviews Release Dates News Pre-orders Gear Reviews News Home Theater 101 Best Gear Film & TV
Games : Recommended
Release Date: April 26th, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb

Overview -

'Once Upon a Climb' is the third episode in the new King’s Quest reboot, following 'A Knight to Remember' and 'Rubble Without a Cause'.

Rating Breakdown
Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
April 26th, 2016

Video Review


The rotoscoped/cel visuals are as pretty as ever. The characters have a distinct and appealing presence and the environments look better with each episode. There are more instances of clipping here, in clothes and whatnot, but nothing grave.

Audio Review


The cast continues to shine, especially Old Graham. Both of the princesses, as well as Hagatha and the other new characters, put in star performances. The production value of the audio remains high.

Final Thoughts

'Once Upon a Climb' didn’t quite tickle my fancy as much as 'A Knight to Remember', but it’s pretty close. The storytelling gets better with age, even if the puzzles don’t keep up as well. Still, this is an adventure game with a story to tell, and the gameplay is always going to be on the back burner. As usual, 'King’s Quest' is a good time, with jokes appropriate for almost all audiences.