While grand adventure with a little humor mixed in were expected in the The Odd Gentlemen?s reboot of King?s Quest, side-splitting laughter was a pleasant surprise. Humor plays a major role in the game, made even better by the excellent voice actors heard throughout the demo at E3.
The game features flashbacks of stories that an elder King Graham tells to his granddaughter, Gwendolyn. Choices affect how the game is narrated. Every piece of the dialogue seems to be written for a laugh, from the elder king calling his clumsy fall down a steep cliff a ?graceful rappelling? to a group of knights yelling ?Distress!? whenever they see someone in need. This new King?s Quest is clearly intended to make players smile.
Another belly laugh is found in a scene where the younger Graham is said to have traveled east, yet he kept trying to travel to the west. The elder king?s voice-over, spoken by the brilliant Christopher Lloyd, starts out by explaining this situation with a chuckle, only to get more and more annoyed with each attempt. Finally he mentions a ?major gust of wind? that blew him to the east and knocked down a tree so he couldn?t travel west anymore.
The Odd Gentlemen have clearly done their homework, as the new King?s Quest revival promises one hilarious romp after another through a medieval fantasy world. The first chapter launches on digital platforms in late July.