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#1 Paladin Wizard

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 04:24 AM

Reasons I think the EGA version is better than the VGA:

*Debug codes. biggrin.gif
*No errors that I've encountered.
*For me, it has a better feel to it.
*It matches nicely with Trial by Fire.
*Elsa doesn't look like the swiss miss girl.
*Troll cave.

These are all I can think of at the moment. smile.gif


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#2 Almirena

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 05:26 AM

I love the original... I also like the fact that one has to ask questions rather than select questions.

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Posted 01 September 2003 - 03:49 PM

Er... what's the Swiss Miss girl? <confused>

Two more reasons that the EGA version is better... whenever you pass by Heinrich the farmer, it DOESN'T look as if Picasso has suddenly come down with vertigo and splattered paint all over the screen.

Also, after this happens in the VGA version, the stats screen gets fouled up by random flecks of paint, and one has to save, quit, and re-load the game to get a clean stats screen... until you pass by Heinrich again.

Very tedious, it is...
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Posted 01 September 2003 - 04:58 PM

In almost all Sierra games, the original one is better. The only exception is LSL, I really did like the remake better, largely because the phone calling is easier, and the fact that you can make $10,000 at the casino, rather than a pathatic little $255.

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 06:05 PM

The only thing I like better about the VGA is Zara. smile.gif

But I prefer the EGA than the VGA anyways smile.gif

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 07:38 PM

Why is Zara better in the VGA version?

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#7 Orion

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 08:52 PM

The close up adds to her effect smile.gif And the fact of having the pop-up dialogue boxes, it seemed to increase her role in the game, since you could ask here everything possible without her leaving on you biggrin.gif

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 09:16 PM

But her leaving in the middle of conversation... it adds quite the depth of realism to me. wink.gif tongue.gif

EGA is better because you don't have to listen to Erasmus' incessant jokes, plus you can get past the ME maze. biggrin.gif
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Posted 02 September 2003 - 09:30 PM

But I still like the EGA version better, even though it was an early SCI EGA game by Sierra.

It's strange isn't it? That the SCI EGA was so short lived. It was only from 1988 to 1990 that they made games with that engine. While the AGI engine lasted from 1984 to 1988, and the SCI VGA (all versions) lasted from 1990 to 1995, or more.

Why is it that everyone always says that QFG was from 1989. It was released as 'hero quest' in 1988, byt we all know the story why it changed smile.gif

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 09:42 PM

PL, Hero's Quest was released in 1989, I have the box to prove it smile.gif

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#11 Paladinlover

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 09:54 PM

Oh yeah, it did. I just checked out the box Silly me. crazyeye2.gif

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Posted 03 September 2003 - 04:48 AM

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EGA - I love the original EGA game... I agree, Ori, Zara is a LOT better in the VGA version, but that is virtually the only improvement. I speak as one who is still trying to beat that beastly weapons master!

Oh, and getting through Yorick's maze is reasonably easy with CPUKiller. Thank goodness.

However, I'm glad there are 2 versions of the game. It makes me feel contented to know that QfG1 was sufficiently beloved to warrant a remake. And I'm enormously glad that fans are doing remakes and even fangames.

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Posted 03 September 2003 - 03:03 PM

Almirena, just about all of Sierra's adventure games were remade smile.gif QFG isn't that different in terms of importance at that time.

It only makes me wish that the times hadn't changed.

BTW I've been playing Conquest of the Longbow quite a lot, I once thought there was very little easter eggs, and it turned out that the scene where Robin Hood goes to the Fair was just loaded with them!

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Posted 12 September 2003 - 05:36 AM

Defeating the weapon master in the VGA version is the one thing that I have not yet done in that game. It annoys me to much to play it.

It's ironic that there is only one impovement in the game, Zara, while so many things were made worse.


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Posted 15 November 2003 - 03:17 AM

I like the VGA version better. tongue.gif Why?

1) The forests didn't look all the same. I could actually tell where I was all the time, AND they didn't drive me batty just by looking at them - EGA was too darned bright.
2) Easier fighting system. It took me forever to be able to beat anything with EGA.
3) I like my eye candy - Zara, Hilde, Erasmus, Wolfgang, pretty much all of the backgrounds - all were far better with the VGA. I like that. A lot.
4) I don't like the parser system. I am a grade A impatient person, and I really prefer my puzzles in areas other than figuring out the mindest of the people who made the game.
5) It wasn't as BRIGHT... I really, really do not like brightly-colored games - like looking at the sun for an hour straight, for me.
6) Better sound effects.
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