One of the more exciting premiers to come out of the 2014 Game Awards was King’s Quest: Your Legacy Awaits. Activision announced that it was returning earlier this year as part of their re-launch of the Sierra brand as an indie publisher. It is being developed by a company called The Odd Gentlemen, a small company whose previous work includes the quirky puzzle game called The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom.
They have taken on a huge responsibility with this project as the King’s Quest series is one of the most iconic franchises in he history of gaming. This is similar to the pressure on Christopher Nolan when he took on directing the Batman series. Failure is just not an option with so many fans waiting.
The good news is that it appears they are up to the challenge. The game looks amazing so far. All of the art and animation assets we have seen so far look as though they were pulled directly from the pages of a storybook.
They plan to maintain the adventure game roots, but have changed up the controls. Historically, games in the franchise have been point and click adventure games. This entry will be a puzzle based platforming game. It is an odd choice when you consider the recent resurgence of point and click adventure games like Broken Age chapter 1 and the Telltale games series. I am willing to reserve judgment because it looks so beautiful, but I am hoping that the platforming doesn’t get in the way of anything.
I’m looking forward to being able to share this game with my children. What do you think? Sound off in the comments.