Hero of Shapier "So you want to be a hero?", Amazon
23 January 2014
Summary: I bought these games for a bit of nostalgia. I must admit, they were not what I remembered from my childhood - especially in that they are all short games, with the first few installments being extremely short (hours, maybe). The sixth game is a disaster in terms of continuity with the previous installments. Some of the puzzles are Sierra level difficult throughout various games. With all that said, why five stars? I still had a great deal of fun playing these.
Summary: The ol Space Quest series started with the Amega and Apple computers and PC versions came out later. This is a collection of their previous releases in their original format, in other words they were too lazy to upgrade the graphics to at least XP standards. The last releases are in that SVGA format. Basically the games are all parities on science fiction movies and TV serials. The puzzles are loony and require out of the box thinking or screwing around.
Summary: I grew up playing these old Sierra games (King's Quest, Police Quest, Leisure Suit Larry etc.) and this one was probably my favorite between all of them because it was the first Sierra series I had played and I had never seen anything like it at the time! A must for those of us who had an IBM in the 80's! You'll relive some funny moments!
Summary: I'm enjoying replaying these games. However, I encountered problems with #2 & #3. Number 2 played the intro; but when it was done, it looped back to the beginning again. Number 3's graphics were so poor, it was unplayable. I played #4 and I'm playing #5 with no problems. Once I've completed the series, I plan to delete and reload the disc to see it that might help.
Summary: I played all the space quests. Space Quest I & II were produced well for it's time during the late 1980's. Challenging, but you can figure out the game without a clue book. SQ I&II I give 5 stars. Fun, Funny and Freaky, but also challenging. Here is the problem with the later series of SQ and many gammers get angry when I say this about a game. It's more than the graphics that make a game! The problem with the later series are these: 1) You have to use the exact grammer.