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- Quest for glory -

Sierra released plenty of graphic adventure and Quest for glory was an odd one out of the pack because it incorperated RPG elements like improving skills and letting you choose out of three characters namely a mage, fighter or a thief. Each of the three classes changes the way puzzles have to be solved and combat as well.

You start the game by choosing a character and deviding statistic points for things like luck, weapons use and dodge among others. In your home town there were pamflets asking for a hero in Spielburg valley and the fact that no experience was necessary was a big plus for you. After being welcomed by the sheriff you can visit various places in town as well as the guilds where you can see about job offers. You also need to talk with various town folk to find out why exactly a hero is required as that is something that is not clear to you yet but in your travels you will meet a lot of weird and wonderfull characters.

After hanging around town you should buy some equipment that will help you in your adventures and you can go outside of town to start battling some creatures to increase your skill. There are random encounters with various creatures like goblins apart from the rogues and brigands hiding in the forest. Fighting is usually seen in a 3rd person view and you can control your character with the keypad or type in spells to cast. This is a necessity as you will need to improve your skills to solve the puzzles and complete tasks if you are to be named hero of Spielberg. One other thing that you have to keep track of is time as the game has several different time periods and at night for instance the town closes it's gates and more monsters pop out of the forest. You will need to rest to fill up lost health but unless you find a safe place you might lose your belongings or even worse your life!

Quest for glory, originally named hero's quest, stands out from the other Sierra adventures because of the RPG elements included. This also gives the game some real replayability because although each of the three characters have the same goal the manner in which they reach it is quite different. The thief in particular is a favorite among many as you can do stuff that a hero is not supposed to do like burglary and pickpocketing. Technically the game uses the same engine as other Sierra adventure with a text based interface, EGA graphics and support for various soundcards. As it stands this series is definately among the best that Sierra had to offer and it has a fair following to this day so if you haven't seen the game yet I suggest you check it out.

Overal rating: 8/10

Erde Kaiser



This game was released for two different systems here are some notes:
DOS Released in 1990.
Game has been tested but not completed on a DOS PC.
The game didn't work on my windows machine and DOSBOX locked up. As you can see from the title screen this is the original Hero's quest before it was renamed quest for glory.
Others This version is not available.
Amiga released in 1990, like most other sierra adventures the amiga is similar to the DOS version but coming on a load of disks and thus loading times.

Date added Apr-03-2005 14:18
Name Quest for glory
Developer Sierra on-line
Publisher Sierra on-line
First released 1990
Genre Adventure
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Download MS-DOS, filesize: 2448 Kb
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Manual No manual available
Solve / Docs No solve available
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