I finished King’s Quest 2 in one sitting. Seriously. Not because it’s an easy game, but because I couldn’t save my progress. Something with my copy of the game that prevented me from saving. I was 12 years old and I was up until 4 in the morning. I got stuck in the tower, didn’t know how to pass the lion. I believe the command was something like, “Give meat to lion”.
The new King’s Quest is all about nostalgia for me, though quite different. Chapter 1 is out and here’s the trailer for it:
Sierra used to be the king of the adventure-game hill. They essentially took the same model and replicated it into several King’s Quests, Police Quests, Space Quests, and a series about some guy in a white suit.
I’m glad they’re back with King’s Quest, but I do wish it maintained more of that same adventure gameplay rather than focusing on puzzles. In any case, King’s Quest is back and so is Sierra and hope others as well.