Monday, 7 March 2011

Kings Quest III: To Heir is Human Redux


Kings Quest III: To Heir Is Human Redux is a remake of the 1986 point and click adventure game from developer Sierra. The game is freeware. Originally a dos game, the remake is an overhaul of everything from voice acting, graphics, and puzzles. All changes have been made from fan feedback and have tried to stay faithful to the original.

You are called Gwideon. You play as a servant to the wizard Mannanan. Your aim is to escape from being a servant, as well as discover more about your past.

The gameplay like most point and click adventure games, except easy to die. You can die from falling off ledges or making the tiniest of mistakes.

In this remake redux version from AGDInteractive a lot of the puzzles are slightly different from the original. Overall I found all of the puzzles to be well done and logical.

Spell making in the game is satisfying and there are lots are spells to make by following instructions from the spell book. Collecting spell ingredients is also a big part of the game.

The King's Quest world is a fantasy world with themes from fairy tales.

I don't think you need to have played any other king's quest games to enjoy this although it would help.

The game can be frustrating because it is so easy to die, and early on in the game you have to do everything in-between the wizard Mannanan going on a journey or sleeping.


Overall I enjoyed this remake and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys point and click adventure games. I was impressed with the overall quality of the game and the quality of the voice acting. I plan on playing other games from the King's Quest series.

Score: 7/10

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