In a sense we can thank the critical success of TellTale Game’s episodic games for the boom in high quality episodic games coming out , and now other developers and publishers are jumping aboard the train, with titles ranging from Resident Evil Revelations 2 to Life is Strange. And now developer The Odd Gentlemen is teaming up with Sierra to throw another game in the fray with King’s Quest making it’s episodic game debut. King’s Quest Chapter 1: A Knight To Remember is one of the more fluent and better episodic titles I’ve played in recent years, while other episodic games focus heavily on the story and how your choices affect the world as a whole, this game really focuses on the gameplay and gives you various ways to solve issues/puzzles throughout the episode.
King’s Quest Chapter 1: A Knight To Remember plays like your run of the mill point-and-click-esq adventure game but at the same time it’s very open with allowing you to walk around and explore as much as you want, interacting with various items and environments, all while discovering there are many ways you can approach and solve the puzzles thrown at you. Also, this might just be me but the visuals really reminded me of the older cartoons I would watch on VHS as a kid, movies like Pete’s Dragon and Fantasia, etc. and it’s with those visuals that really helped give the game that nostalgia feel to it.
So here’s a quick little synopsis of the story so far, you play as Sir Graham, who is now very old (with a great beard) telling stories to his granddaughter Gwendolyn about his adventures both while and leading up to him becoming a knight. All of this by the way is narrated by the great Christopher Lloyd (that guy from that thing!) and in Chapter 1 we get to relive the classic tail of the time Sir Graham found a magical mirror that was protected by a fierce dragon all the way to the time he had to best various knights throughout the land in a competition of glory. There’s a lot more to the story but honestly go pick this game up and check it out, I’m already impatiently waiting for Chapter Two now.