Quest for Glory I: So You Want to Be a Hero

Made by Sierra, released in 1989/1992

There are certain rules for surviving an adventure game



Current Zar note: I did this LP in 2008! I left my write-up mostly unchanged.




For instance, you can never say "I'll save later" because you won't okay I'll stop now

Haha you know it's weird to me how some of you are like THOSE PORTRAITS ARE HORRIBLE D: because I'm so used to them I barely even register them anymore. It's like if someone pointed at Mario and was like MAN LOOK AT HIS NOSE ITS HUGE it's just something I've known for so long that I barely even think about it. :B

WOOO LET'S GET STARTED AGAIN WOOO

i am king of all i survey

yes

I HAVE TO KNOW

IF YOU SAY SO

wait should i be doing this over and over or not make up your mind

I SAW WHAT YOU DID THERE

AND THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS one time me and Alex were playing a game of this, and he named his hero Jooky, after that annoying commercial that was all

JOOKY

JOOKY

IT'S A PARTY IN A CAN

and the next part of this story won't make sense unless you watch that commercial, so go do that

Okay so Alex had his hero Jooky and he climbed up this tree and fell off it a few time because lol falling out of trees

Then right when his hero hit the ground, he moved up to the icon bar, which automatically pauses everything on screen. It so happened that he timed it right so the THUD sound began repeating furiously without stopping. THUDTHUDTHUDTHUDTHUDTHUD which in itself was amusing, but then Alex goes

"Mine's busted."

and that pretty much sent us into hysterics for a couple minutes. we're easily amused.

OH IT'S YOU.

I hate this man so much. He is the bane of my existence.

AND A HUGE CHEATER

Who'd want to be friends with you anyway

Each class has a specific person and challenge they need to overcome to know that you're really awesome. Thieves challenge the Chief Thief to dagger throwing, Mages challenge Erasmus to Mage's Maze, and Fighters have to beat the Weapon Master.

>(

It's true, the Brigands are total shield hogs, which make it a test of how long can your stamina last before you can land enough hits to kill a brigand. Frigging brigands. So annoying.

"HEY YOU KNOW WHO'S AWESOME

ME"

"YOU'RE HIRED!"

If he wasn't a douche but that's later

>:(

>:(

Despite the fact that he's frigging cheap, this alone is enough to put the Weapon Master on my >:( list forever. SCREW YOU.

FINE TAKE MY GOLD

YOU CHEAP WHORE

The Weapon Master moves like five times faster than you do, and there's practically nothing telling you if anything you're doing is working. He's really irritating to beat, and you pretty much have to have your stats maxed and particularly lucky to do it. God i hate him so much. Alex can ace the dagger throwing contest no problem, since it makes sense but I dunno if the programming is just shoddy for the Weapon Master or what but god I hate him.

Mage's Maze is extremely easy, although I'm pretty sure that was a programming issue.

Hero: D:

Screw you. >:( Even worse is that I know I'll have to pay him again later to try and beat him RRRGH I HATE YOU

He does help your stats a bit though.

anyway INTO THE WOODS

There's a fun little easter egg that pops up on this screen pretty rarely. I'm pretty sure I have a game saved there... I'll see if I can get some caps of it later.

A DEAD END! I knew this would be a dead end. You should go in here anyway though.

Because it triggers this!

Number One Rule of Adventure Games: If someone is in trouble, has lost something, asks for a favor, DO IT. HELP ANYONE AND EVERYONE.

However

You can actually kill the fox if you want.

But you actually lose ten points for it. STOP THAT.

Another staple of Adventure Games. BE NICE. BE NICE OR DIE.

There's a dryad around here really

Bye little foxy.

I think I actually crashed the game here by trying to talk to the goblin right when it tried to initiate combat. HURRAY!

The VGA version is really unstable. I'm just used to it by now. :B

Anyway. That log up there is a good landmark. I've pretty much got the layout of this forest burned into my memory, but it's nice to have real landmarks and not just endless screens of the same thing. COUGH KYRANDIA COUGH.

Heh, a more vertical past.

Fly, eh?

and dingdongs.

HINT HINT

wait what you think to yourself

BUT NO REALLY HINT HINT

Come to think of it, I've always thought this waterfall was really short, since you can kind of see what looks like the top there.

MIRROR LAKE WHEE

Odd thing about Mirror Lake is that you can't run or sneak here for some reason. Okay.

Random things sometimes pop up in Mirror Lake, but they randomly trigger and are hard to catch at times. :O

yuk yuk

BUT SERIOUSLY GUYS I LOVE PUNS

I REALLY DO

carbonated lake water yeah!

There are certain screens that I use as markers to help me along while wandering the woods. This particular screen, to the west of the lake, is one that if you go north, leads to the archery range. This will be important later.

Said archery range! A plotrelated thing happens here. Aside from that, thieves can throw daggers at the target, and magic users can cast flame dart or whatever. Fighters stand around going :B I guess.

Because of this, I was always kind of scared of this tree. even though you never see the hornets and they can't hurt you. But just the thought freaks me out. D:

oh yeah, hot little target

I can never find the graveyard when I want to. >:( But it's to the left and north of the archery range I believe. At night it's a bit easier to find, as you'll see later.

tee hee

Sierra sure loves silly tombstone epitaphs.

BADUMCHING

HMMMMM.

THAT SOUNDS LIKE JUST THE SORT OF PLACE I SHOULD BE

pfff lame

HMMMM WHAT COULD IT BEEE

well whatever i'm out of here OMG A BRIGAND

>:[

:B

so yeah i ended up dying my first time, more because I ran out of stamina than anything else. So I loaded and tried again but my stamina continues to ruin things.

I like how straightforward that is.

Well whatever. I ran from the Brigand and ended up here. Okay?

It's hard to capture, but these four plants have a little thing they keep spitting out with PTEW noises to each other. One catches it, then spits it out and another catches it, and so on.

FINE MAYBE I'LL JUST GO THEN

My stealth slowly getting up there.

I WANT ONE AAAGH

WHY DO YOU DEFY ME

Anyway let's see what's to the right of Erana's Peace.

A pig!

I wonder what a cheery ogre would be like.

AGH I DIDN'T WANT TO FIGHT IT I JUST WANTED TO LOOK

Anyway, there are a few ways around the Ogre. Easiest is just to maneuver around him. It moves pretty slowly, so if you're quick you can just scoot right by him to the cave. That's how thieves are supposed to do it. Magic Users put it to sleep, and Fighters are supposed to just take it down. WELL, FAR BE IT FROM ME TO RESIST MY FIGHTERLY DUTY!

Alex always ended up powerleveling his thieves and killing the ogre anyway. We did this with a lot of things that you're not supposed to kill generally. :B

But we'll look at the ogre more when I'm actually ready to fight him.

Another landmarker screen. This one leads to...

A mountain! HMM.

HELLO CLEVELAND

It's visible from one screen.

In the beautiful land of Silmaria right? RIGHT?

:B

yuk yuk

These two signs pop up everytime you're on this screen, and they have a bunch of phrases they'll randomly have.

ANYWAY LET'S MOUNTAIN CLIMB!

THE GAY AGENDA

The castle is kind of unique in that it has a bunch of different things it says when you look at it, as opposed to one general message. So you can click it a bunch of times for fun while you wait for your hero to climb the mountain. :B

Climbing the mountain takes stamina. :<

GUESS WHAT MOVIE THE TEAM ENJOYED

These questions are a lot of fun, since there's a fairly large pool of answers that it randomly selects everytime he asks you. These aren't all the options. :D You'll see the rest later.

I DECIDED THAT TODAY I FELT LIKE THE KING.

And then he poofs you back down to the bottom of the mountain. >:( So if you want to play with the gargoyle I recommend saving a game right when you get up there and just loading that.

I WILL THANKS

Hero: SOB

A hero's work is never done.

KING GRAHAM CRACKER?

That sounds delicious.

hee hee hee

I'LL GET IN THERE YET

but later. This is the sideeffect of sneaking around all the time. Can be useful sometimes but as usual, it's better to kill things and level rather than avoid it.

what

FINE RUN AWAY

YOU ALL DO

As good a time as any to visit the Katta's Tail Inn!

And we have a new friend!

Aww.

Oh Abdulla. I always liked him. He's just kind of melodramatic and ridiculous.

nothing wrong with a coke in the morning, a coke in the evening, a coke at supper time

with coke in a coke can you can have coke anytime what was i talking about

yeah brigands that's rough

woah wait a minute no one said anything about a minotaur.

Sneezing powder then.

NOT AS STRONG AS ME

HMMM

IT'S THE FAILING GUARD ECONOMY

oooo ooo gimme a ride on that

I at this point remembered that you can actually buy Abdulla dinner, but forgot to do it at first. WELL I HAVE TO REMEDY THAT.

Sounds like Godot would approve.

Hahahaha something about Abdulla's constant weeping about how his losses just really amuses me. Also I like the fact that he can cook.

Aww.

comes with the territory really

YOU'LL SEE IT AGAIN

I GUARANTEE IT

There we go.

You'll notice that gave me points. It ALWAYS PAYS TO BE NICE TO PEOPLE. ALWAYS.

Houris or Hours? I always assumed hours and it was a typo.

Sounds like a sequel! I mean, a deal.

anyway i'm done

all the cake i can eat

not a bad lookin room

And we're back on our way!

Goblins are big wussies.

TADAAAAH

really you just have to wait for them to drop their guard once, and then you can usually spam them to death with jabs. they're the easiest enemy to kill.

And they also have a payoff!

Man will I be glad when my vitality goes up high enough to deal with long battle, seriously

Graphical glitching! Man that happens all the time in this.

Anyway go right and hello there random ice giant

GOD I love how Brauggi talks. It's just really unique and rhythmic.

I was fascinated with his speech patterns as a kid. :B

I DON'T KNOW WHY I NEED A GEM YET, BUT HEY WHO DOESN'T NEED A GEM AM I RIGHT

Apples, huh.

NOW I JUST WANT IT MORE

can't say no to that really.

k

Enough of that, off we go! I went here to check my stat screen and noticed that my sleep option is greyed out. That means an enemy is on the screen or about to attack you. This can be somewhat useful in clueing you in to enemies you haven't seen yet.

Theeere it is.

EASY PICKINS

you're goin down gargoyle

NEXT UP - WHAT ARE THE OTHER TWO QUESTIONS??!

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