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King’s Quest: Epilogue Review

King's Quest: Epilogue Review

King’s Quest: Epilogue Review

It is hard to find something to complain about regarding this game


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Genre: Point-and-Click Adventure
Release date: December 21, 2016

The Epilogue of the new King’s Quest has been released. With Graham removed from adventuring, this is a short, entertaining, walk through the shoes of Graham’s granddaughter, Gwendolyn.

The Story

There isn’t a lot of backstory here. The game starts with Gwendolyn walking through the woods. When she finds some animal tracks, you’ll follow them to see where they lead. Gwendolyn will meet various cute animals of Daventry, a brand new dragon, and the relative of one of Graham’s dearest friends.

The Production

The best parts of the new King’s Quest art style are on display here. Everything is beautiful to look at and the watercolor approach makes me smile. There are new wildlife creatures with which Gwendolyn must interact, and each one is a drawn with whimsy. This adds to the excitement and wonder I hope to get out of a King’s Quest game.

 The voice acting is good. Although Christopher Lloyd is missing as Graham, Maggie Smith Jones makes a great Gwendolyn. There is only one other character in this episode, but I don’t want to spoil the reveal for you.

 The puzzles in this game are closer to the traditional adventure game point-and-click puzzle than anything since Chapter 1. Walk around the area to explore, find items to collect and find ways to use them. The logic games that fill Chapter 4 are gone, as are the branching conversation dialogs from Chapter 1 and Chapter 3. However, I didn’t mind their absence.

 It is hard to find something to complain about regarding this game. It is a bit weird that Gwendolyn would go off on an adventure right after her beloved Grandfather dies. But the epilogue is so lighthearted and fun, I didn’t mind.

Final Thoughts

This Epilogue honors the King’s Quest legacy, perhaps more so than some of the earlier episodes. I’d love to play a whole game with Gwendolyn at the helm — maybe she can go to the land of the dead to bring Graham back to life similar to what Alexander did for Cassima’s parents in King’s Quest VI? That’d be something worth coming back to the series for!

Grade: A-
Amazing graphics
+ Traditional point-and-click puzzles
Very short
System Requirements
OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 1.86 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ @ 2.4 GHz
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce 8800 GT or Radeon HD 4770 / 512 MB
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
Storage: 13 GB available space

Jeffry Houser

Jeffry Houser

Jeffry's first memory of gaming was blowing himself up in Zork by walking into the gas room with a torch. Then he tried King's Quest on a PCjr and has been a fan of the genre ever since.Jeffry Houser is a technical entrepreneur that likes to share cool stuff with other people. In his professional career, Jeffry runs an IT Consulting form. He has a Computer Science degree from the days before the business met the Internet and has built a career around using technology to solve business problems. He has written four technical books, over 30 articles and hundreds of podcasts. Jeffry has published a casual game on Android, titled Igor Knots and the Magonda Maze.In his spare time Jeffry is a musician, writer, podcaster, and recording engineer. His first table top game should come to Kickstarter in early 2015. You can read his personal blog at

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