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Quest For Glory

3 months ago

Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption sneaks into stores today

As a kid who grew up playing Sierra adventure games, today's release of Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption from Quest for Glory creators Lori & Corey Cole fills me with complex feelings, including (but not limited to) nostalgia, curiosity and soul-chilling dread. While the Quest for Glory series was always one of Sierra's more accessible series of adventures, blending point and click adventuring with RPG stats and a steady…

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1 year ago

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The RPG Scrollbars: Quests Done Quick II

It's Summer Games Done Quick time again! You know what that means. The final seal has been broken, the rivers are turning to blood, and High Dread Azagorath is free to destroy the land. But while people wait, they're doing speed-runs. And in celebration of that, I thought I'd take a dig through the archives for a few particularly impressive and interesting ones that take…

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2 years ago

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The RPG Scrollbars: A Heretical Quest For Glory

Now, as long-time readers of this column will know, there's a few games I like to go back to on a regular basis. Ultima VII, of course, as one of the finest RPGs ever brought to our plane of existence by carol-singing angels who admittedly suck at QA. Quest For Glory IV, as pretty much the perfect fusion of adventure, RPG and, once again, crazy…

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3 years ago

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The RPG Scrollbars: A Quest For Heroes

Heroism is at the core of most fantasy stories, but there's a difference between being a hero and simply a weapon to be pointed at the world's biggest threat. When heroes happily loot peasants' houses and murder their way through problems, do they really deserve their title? If there's any developer duo that should know a thing about heroes, it's Lori and Corey Cole, creators…

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4 years ago

Freeware Garden: Heroine’s Quest

In our year of Quest for Glory (a.k.a. Sierra's Hero Quest)  revivals, re-imaginings, revisits and remakes, Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok is the adventure-RPG I have unashamedly fallen in love with. A beautiful game about selfless, old-fashioned heroism that brilliantly captures the spirit of Quest for Glory. An adventure, that unlike the saga's very own final installment, proudly stands up to its progenitors' lofty standards.

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Quest For Infamy review

Isn't it just typical? You wait sixteen years for a new game that picks up where the Quest for Glory series left off, and suddenly four of them come along at once... or close enough, anyway. Hot on the trails of Heroine's Quest, with Mage's Initiation and the original creators' Hero-U: Rogue To Redemption still to come, Quest for Infamy wants to take a rather…

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6 years ago

Hero-U Graduates From The Kickstarter Academy

Retro-revival Kickstarters are no longer the sure-fire success they seemed to be a few months ago, it seems. Elite: Dangerous trails a long way behind Star Citizen's incredible haul, Old-School RPG was cancelled, massively promising Bullfroggy god game Maia sadly may not reach its (frankly too high) target and Quest For Glory creators Corey and Lori Cole went right down to the wire for their…

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Interv-U: Lori and Corey Cole On Going Rogue

Rhyming Quest For Glory designers Lori and Corey Cole are back, bringing one of the Kickstarters that have been demanded ever since the world remembered that adventure gamers have a wonderful mix of nostalgia and money. Their new project is Hero-U: Rogue To Redemption, and while it's definitely not QFG6, it does share the same family tree. We sent Richard on a quest to interview…

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School For Scoundrels: Quest For Glory Devs’ Hero-U

2012: most definitely the year that's all about 30-something gamers having large numbers of their long-held, long-frustrated dreams and fancies fulfilled at last. All these genre and developer resurrections on Kickstarter, XCOM and Half-Life remade, and a bunch of other similar things I could probably put in comma-based list form if only I could concentrate for than twelve seconds. Latest on the neo-nostalgia train are…

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So I Want To Be A Hero! Quest For Glory I to V On GOG

Twas only yesterday I was letting everyone down by wishing for more Space Quest instead of more Quest For Glory. But as if the mighty Horace felt the need to restore balance to the universe, GOG.com have just announced they've released all five of the classic Sierra adventure/RPGs for ten bucks. Sure, it's not a new one, but you try getting the original versions working.

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