ESH | King’s Quest Ep. 5 ‘The Good Knight’

Wrap­ping up an episodic nar­ra­tive game game be tricky, as we have seen from many Tell­tale sea­sons. King’s Quest has been both a tri­umphant trib­ute to the series of the past and an incred­i­ble story in its own right. Suc­cess­fully tow­ing the line between fan­ci­ful humor and gen­uinely emo­tional moments, King’s Quest has been one of my favorite games of the year thus far. Episode 5, titled “The Good Knight” wraps up the series by tying up any of the loose ends left and recount­ing many moments of your jour­ney. The end result is a final episode that pro­vided some of the best nos­tal­gia, not just for the older games, but even for moments from ear­lier episodes.


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ESH | King’s Quest Ep.4: ‘Snow Place Like Home’

Con­tin­u­ing along its streak as the best episodic adven­ture game going on now, King’s Quest has a stel­lar addi­tion with Snow Place Like Home which is the fourth episode in the sea­son. After a rel­a­tively light third episode, Snow Place Like Home tugs at your heart strings right from the start and doesn’t let up through­out. The stel­lar vari­a­tion of the series also holds up in this lat­est episode offer­ing yet another spin on how the game is played. If you’ve enjoyed King’s Quest thus far, there is a lot to appre­ci­ate in Snow Place Like Home and it left me ready for the final chap­ter to come.


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ESH | Choose Your Own Princess in ‘Once Upon a Climb’

Con­tin­u­ing its tenure as the most diverse episodic adven­ture game cur­rently on the mar­ket, King’s Quest has shaken up the for­mula yet again for episode three. Favor­ing rela­tion­ships over explo­ration, Once Upon a Climb tasks a newly buff King Gra­ham with find­ing a com­pan­ion to help him rule over the king­dom of Dav­en­try. Deci­sions from ear­lier episodes play a fac­tor, new over­ar­ch­ing story details are revealed and hearts are won, mak­ing this an excel­lent con­tin­u­a­tion of this stand­out reboot.


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ESH | Gotta Feed Em All in Episode 2 of ‘King’s Quest’

One of the most com­mon pit­falls when games are episodic is stag­na­tion. Some­times just a new bit of story isn’t quite enough to sep­a­rate it from the other episodes. The Odd Gen­tle­men have pro­vided an excel­lent exam­ple of how to do this right withe sec­ond episode of their reboot of the King’s Quest series. Rub­ble With­out a Cause takes a chance by adjust­ing the for­mula set forth by the first episode and suc­ceeds by cre­at­ing a darker and more intense chapter.


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ESH | ‘A Knight to Remember’ Proves Sierra Is Still King

Legacy can be a dif­fi­cult thing to deal with when a video game series hasn’t been around in a very long time. The Odd Gen­tle­men stepped into the ring with the mon­u­men­tal task of bring­ing the King’s Quest series back after a very long break. I’m pleased to report that they’ve knocked it out of the prover­bial park with King’s Quest: A Knight to Remem­ber. Sport­ing a gor­geous art-style, a lov­able cast of char­ac­ters, stun­ning music and a lot of heart, this game is the return to form that the King’s Quest series deserves.


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