A hero's tale
The original Quest for Glory is a charming little adventure, very much in the light-hearted vein of Space Quest and which makes for an entertaining romp. This version however, is probably the one to go for, as it features vastly improved graphics which make the whole experience much more interesting. This one mixes in RPG elements to the familiar point-and-click gameplay, making it richer and deeper than the likes of Discworld in many ways, and which helps broaden the appeal. The story takes itself less than seriously and tells a nice little tale of a fantasy land troubled by witches, brigands and other such annoyances, and which requires a hero to sort things out. This is where you come in, as a would-be adventurer out to save the day. You start by picking a class, which affects things like combat and certain events and puzzles, before moving on to the game proper. This is a mix of pointing-and-clicking, exploration, puzzle solving, combat and conversation and it's this variety which is core to the game's appeal. This remake features much improved visuals as well as significant improvements to the interface, all of which help to make the game an absolute must play if you want a great fantasy adventure. The humor is broad but genuinely amusing for the most part, with the story having fun with the usual fantasy cliches and which proves highly entertaining. The new graphics are pretty lush, with lots of detail and great use of color, while the interface makes navigation a breeze. Throw in some clever puzzles and lots of variety, and you have a wonderful way to while away a Sunday afternoon.