Quest for Glory is a series that stands apart. Part Adventure game, in the same vein as King’s Quest or Space Quest, but also part RPG, with combat and stats, the Quest for Glory series was a pivotal game, with a weird and wonderful Story Line, a dry sense of humor (that could kill you if you ignored the narrator), and wonderful manuals that explained some stuff.
For the sake of this forum, I’m not limiting myself or anyone else to any individual Quest for Glory Game, but invite people to play through all 4 games (and possible Quest for Glory 5, if you really want). Whether you want to get stuck in the beginning with “Quest for Glory: So You Want to be a Hero” or jump in near the end with “Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness” , it truly is up to you. Heck, you might even plan “Quest of Glory V” Dragon Fire" but I wouldn’t recommend it.
The game takes the ideas of King’s Quest, with it’s pop culture reference, puns and narrator, and marries it to a fun combat system, and class system that not only impacts how you fight, but also how you solve the many puzzles. The 3 classic classes are Thief, Magic User and Fighter although you are free to add magic to your thief or the ability to parry to your mage when you start a game. If you do well in the QfG series, you might end up being the Hero that the world needs. If you do poorly, you might end up dead, or worse, and Accountant (actually, I not sure it’s possible to become an accountant, but the manual assures me that it’s an option if you play as a thief). After you beat one of the games in the series, you can carry over your character to the next one without any trouble!
You can get the complete series for $9.99 on GOG, although you can find a stunning remake of> Quest for Glory 2 here.
So, join me rescuing damsel (some of which are actually in distress) fighting monsters, solving riddles, and cracking wise with Quest for Glory. Can you save the the Barony of Spielburg from Baba Yaga, or the land of Shapeir from evil, or any of the other varied places across the world? Will you be the Hero?
I will be starting over with the classic “Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire” having beating QfG 1 several years prior (and losing my saved game!). Hopefully you’ll join me!