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

Made by Sierra, released in 1989/1992

Erasmus and Fenrus



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




I love these doofy signs.

yuk yuk yuk

hero: sob

YEAH!

Oh yeah, I forgot this last time. Erasmus' Castle plays when you talk to the Gargoyle. OMINOUS AND FRIGHTENING OOOOOO

Gunga Din you say.

And down the mountain we go! Let's keep trying.

Hee :D

Okay okay let's do this

SO MANY OPTIONS

Who doesn't want to be a pirate man

CALL GUYBRUSH THREEPWOOD

I love how the options keep changing. YOU CAN HAVE A LOT OF FUN WITH THE GARGOYLE

Why not, could make a few bucks with it

CURSES

YEAH wait no

This always struck me as an odd response. WHERE'S MY TREK REFERENCE? I KNOW THERE WERE TREKKIES ON THE SIERRA TEAM

You can actually get away with both a hero and a wizard as a response to this question. Either one doesn't matter.

HMM.

CAN WE FLOAT DOWN THE STREAM?

The third question changes randomly, depending. And the answers to each question can also change randomly. FUN TIMES! :D

Mmm, chocolate.

Wow, I didn't think that would work. :O BUT WE HAVE MORE QUESTIONS TO CHECK!

DO YOU GUYS REMEMBER? POP QUIZ!

For the full experience.

Missed the question for this one but you know what it was. :B

BADUM CHING

Hehehe.

I LOVE PUNS GUYS

SERIOUSLY

UNIRONICALLY

I REALLY LOVE PUNS

and i think these games may be partly why

I'm not quite sure I get this one. :O

Heh.

That actually IS the Thieves' Password. :O But that also implies that since you know it, you're a thief. ERASMUS DOES NOT COTTON TO THIEVES.

Mmm, purple.

Heh.

THANK YOU TIP YOUR WAITER

Still going.

I LOVE FENRUS

But that one works. :O

Perhaps the Peculiar Purple Pieman?

Pizza plays a bigger part in these games than you know.

There we go.

OUR LOVE IS LIKE RAIN

GO FOR IT

Well there you go. :D

And no death involved with that one.

The only answer.

Hee. :D

Alright let's actually go inside now.

AS WE'LL SOON FIND OUT

I'LL SHOW YOU BEDRAGGLED

I want a dunking bird. :< They're my spirit animal.

HMMM.

THANK YOU THANK YOU

man stool hate goin on all of a sudden

Our theory was that this was the other dragon that flew away after the Baron killed the first one. Remember that story back in the Adventurer's guild?

this is serious business LOL SUIT PUNS

Hahahaha. Sierra actually had another series, the Laura Bow things. I never really played those though, I could never get them to work.

I SEE HOW THIS WORKS

zap

THAT DRAGON'S ALIVE

AND TRYIN TO OWN ME

YOU DON'T OWN ME

And it poofs you back to the bottom of the mountain. SCREW THAT. I'm restoring.

Put it in second.

No matter how many times you do this, the hand will always move the stick back. Heh.

PET DRAGON

Same thing happens when you touch the rat. Boo.

Hee.

WHAT'S IN THE STANDING ROOM

FINE I'LL GO UP THE STAIRS THEN

:O

Erasmus and Fenrus. :D I love them both. They show up in... I think all the games in some capacity. They're great.

Their little theme is pretty silly sounding. The main theme with a goofy little backbeat. :D Hee hee. This wasn't included with my files so I just ripped it real quick with DOSbox. :B

Ha ha. Erasmus loves jokes. Every now and then, he'll tell you a joke. You may remember how I mentioned timer issues with the Space Quest I thing? They come into play here again. These games were never intended to run on computers as fast as ours are now. This is back in the days of DOS, before Windows, before CD-Rom drives. They were programmed to be as fast as possible on the hardware we currently had, but when things upgraded, this caused problems.

Notably, Erasmus has two timer based actions. He tells you jokes, and he drinks from his teacup. You can't talk to him while he's drinking, and you can't talk to him when he tells you a joke. What the timer problems did was make it so Erasmus would rapidfire tell you jokes, so fast you couldn't actually talk to him, then drink from his teacup before you could ask him anything. You can ruin his jokes if you want (by saying you already know the answer) but he gets really annoyed after a while and kicks you out. Basically the timer issues made talking to Erasmus a nightmare and nearly impossible.

Thankfully, DOSbox fixes all that. :D

ARCHITECANNIBALISM

Hee hee.

SO MANY PUNS AND PLAYS ON WORDS :D

Ha ha typo.

Trying to play this on a modern computer without DOSbox would make this line HAUNT YOU.

Let's talk to Fenrus first. :D

Hee hee hee.

CAN YOU GUESS GUYS

CAN YOU

CAN YOU

Anyway let's talk

Terrible jokes, yes

SERIOUSLY

Hahahaha I caught him blinking here, but I love how he just looks so irritated.

And you can't have any ham.

LIES!

Hahahaha this joke went completely over my head when I was younger.

I get the impression that Erasmus still loses. Heh.

You don't say.

SOUNDS GOOD

That certainly sounds important.

BADUM CHING

REFLECTS SPELLS? THAT SOUNDS VERY IMPORTANT INDEED! there's no way I can't use that.

eats what

I still don't know what that is. A NONSENSE WORD? SOMETHING IN GERMAN?

I would SO buy Erasmus's Razzle Dazzle Rootbeer. As a kid whenever I drank rootbeer, I'd pretend I was drinking Razzle Dazzle Rootbeer. I was terminally dorky.

That just seems like a semantic difference to me.

I'M SO DOING THAT

aren't you a fighter

YOU CAN'T STOP ME FROM DOING IT

Hahahahaha i love this game so much

Then I was clicking on him to ask another question and I accidentally clicked through the first part of his joke. :O I wonder what it was?

Heh, I have an idea.

Although that's not a hard thing to accomplish really.

HMMMM.

Tee hee.

THANK YOU!

yes.

I like Fenrus's better. :B

HMMMM.

Anyway, to leave, just click the walk icon anywhere.

And down the mountain we go!

We'll be seeing Erasmus again later, so I didn't wait for all his jokes. YOU'LL SEE THEM EVENTUALLY.

It's really hard for me to imagine Erasmus ever really hurting you. OR anyone, really.

ANYWAY ENOUGH OF THAT, WE'RE OUTTA HERE

Will we break this curse? STAY TUNED AND FIND OUT!

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