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I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep saying it.  If you aren’t watching The Walking Dead on AMC, you are missing one of the best shows on television.  The 3rd Season just started last night, so get Netflix and get caught up.

 

While your at it.  Get The Walking Dead game.  A finer depiction of survival at the end of the world is hard to come by.

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This is exciting news for me. One of my favorite genres of video games ever since I first saw King’s Quest II on a friend’s computer has been the point-and-click adventure game.  They used to dominate the computer gaming industry until Doom came along in the mid-90’s and shoved them off to the side.  So I was excited to hear that Telltale was reviving one of the classic series from Sierra, my personal favorite computer gaming company.

They’re bringing King’s Quest back.

I love King’s Quest.  Besides watching that friend play King’s Quest II, King’s Quest IV was one of the first adventure games we had for the old Apple ][, and King’s Quest V was one of our first experiences with the glories of VGA graphics.  I can remember staring at pictures of King’s Quest V in magazines, in awe of the beautiful background art, and how realistic it looked.   I remember watching it featured on some television show where they showcased the brand new CD-ROM version complete with full speech!

And, of course, King’s Quest VI is among my favorite computer games of all time.

King’s Quest VII is a fun attempt at a Disney style cartoon game, but it’s weaker than a lot of the others, and I’ve never been able to force myself to play all the way through VIII.  They added a lot of action and it killed a lot of the magic for me.

But Telltale is one of the few major companies actively putting out adventure games still.  They resurrected Sam and Max, and The Secret of Monkey Island (Which reminds me, I have both of those, and haven’t played them yet).  There is some division among adventure game players over how great a job Telltale has done with those franchises, but they tend to get pretty good reviews, and they sell well, so I say more power to them.

Also, you may have noticed that the article mentions games based on The Walking Dead and Fables, the two best monthly comic book series on the stands right now.  That’s exciting too.

But what I think I’m most excited about are the possibilities of other Sierra franchises being brought back.  Activision currently owns the Sierra catalog of games.  If they’ll let Telltale take a stab at King’s Quest, what else will they let them use.  Space Quest?  Quest for Glory?  Or, and I hate to even speak it out loud for fear of jinxing it, Gabriel Knight?   You know Jane Jensen’s first full adventure game since Gabriel Knight 3 just came out today.

Could the stars finally be aligning for Gabriel Knight 4?

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