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All throughout this morning I went ahead and watched a playthrough of an old (1994) PC game, King’s Quest VII: The Prince-less Bride. (do you see the play on words there? haha) Apparently it’s part of a series revolving around the royal family of Daventry, blah blah blah, stuff that doesn’t matter to the game at hand—
Basically it’s one of those point-and-click adventure games. The graphics for this one in particular were meant to invoke Disney-style animation, which really worked for the subject matter. It also made the graphic death scenes that much more hard-hitting.
Anyway, VII consists of six chapters, switching the player between two characters: Rosella and her mother Valanice. Rosella is a rebellious princess, not really wanting to go with the whole bridal idea that her mother insists on, and jumps into a pool of water when she sees a magical castle inside it. (…Yeah.) While falling through the somehow magical whirlpool inside, a troll arm grabs and kidnaps her. Valanice dives after Rosella straight away. They are both transported to a world revolving around magic and faeries and all that good stuff. Rosella is focused more on escaping her captor, the delightfully bumbling Troll King, and Valanice is going through hell and high water to get her daughter back. As the story progresses you find out more and more about the issues, and it ends up where as both characters, you are trying to save the world from certain destruction.
I love this game because not only is it a thoughtful puzzler, but I actually, like…cared about these two during the gameplay. Valanice in particular—as heartbroken as she is about losing Rosella, she keeps a stern wit about her and fires back on a lot of the madness of the world with dry humor. Rosella is wonderfully mischievous, in a way that doesn’t come off as annoying. Both are strong, capable, and treated with respect everywhere they go—even people who mistrust them at first will politely refer to them with Lady as their title. The voices are awesome, the graphics—for 1994—particularly good, and it’s a nice story. (Titania, Oberon, Queen Mab, the Fates/Weird Sisters…etc….a lot of important old Shakespearean and fairytale characters come to play and it’s great)
tl;dr SO YEAH I DREW FANART OF THE HEROINES

All throughout this morning I went ahead and watched a playthrough of an old (1994) PC game, King’s Quest VII: The Prince-less Bride. (do you see the play on words there? haha) Apparently it’s part of a series revolving around the royal family of Daventry, blah blah blah, stuff that doesn’t matter to the game at hand—

Basically it’s one of those point-and-click adventure games. The graphics for this one in particular were meant to invoke Disney-style animation, which really worked for the subject matter. It also made the graphic death scenes that much more hard-hitting.

Anyway, VII consists of six chapters, switching the player between two characters: Rosella and her mother Valanice. Rosella is a rebellious princess, not really wanting to go with the whole bridal idea that her mother insists on, and jumps into a pool of water when she sees a magical castle inside it. (…Yeah.) While falling through the somehow magical whirlpool inside, a troll arm grabs and kidnaps her. Valanice dives after Rosella straight away. They are both transported to a world revolving around magic and faeries and all that good stuff. Rosella is focused more on escaping her captor, the delightfully bumbling Troll King, and Valanice is going through hell and high water to get her daughter back. As the story progresses you find out more and more about the issues, and it ends up where as both characters, you are trying to save the world from certain destruction.

I love this game because not only is it a thoughtful puzzler, but I actually, like…cared about these two during the gameplay. Valanice in particular—as heartbroken as she is about losing Rosella, she keeps a stern wit about her and fires back on a lot of the madness of the world with dry humor. Rosella is wonderfully mischievous, in a way that doesn’t come off as annoying. Both are strong, capable, and treated with respect everywhere they go—even people who mistrust them at first will politely refer to them with Lady as their title. The voices are awesome, the graphics—for 1994—particularly good, and it’s a nice story. (Titania, Oberon, Queen Mab, the Fates/Weird Sisters…etc….a lot of important old Shakespearean and fairytale characters come to play and it’s great)

tl;dr SO YEAH I DREW FANART OF THE HEROINES

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    OH MY GOD I AM LITERALLY IN TEARS OVER THIS this is a game I lost many many many months of my childhood to, and for the...
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    HOLY SHIT 5 MONTHS AGO? HOW DID I NOT SEE THIS? THIS IS I SHIT YOU NOT MY FAVOURITE GAME THAT MAKES ME...
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    Hyperbali’s fan art depicting two of the baddest ladies in all of Daventry. Also…MY DREAMS, MY LOVE, MY SWEAT, MY TEARS…
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    One time I had a hamster named Rosella. Because of this game. Yeah I went there
  10. jnutoo reblogged this from hyperbali and added:
    OH MY GOD OH MY GOD MY CHILDHOOD MY NIGHTMARES OH MY GOD
  11. jnutoo said: OH MY GOD
  12. mariahgem said: Awww, it warms my heart to see these two. My VERY FIRST computer game was King’s Quest 4, where Rosella was the character lead. I played and loved EVERY King’s Quest game, I remember 7 was the first that I ever had on CD-ROM! OMG!
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