(re: Make KQ9 in AGI? Also about autographs)
I share the feeling about old AGI, also SQ I and II are great, and LSL !!! I have all the AGI games in my collection but KQIV AGI version (but don’t care too much since it is not a real AGI I would say).
I think they were great because being the first ones deadlines were more loose and less time devoted to tech was more devoted to plot.
Even being a great fan of AGI (thus sharing your feeling) though, I must vote in favour of Ken and Roberta decision of moving always forward in tech. It prooved the only way to keep Sierra alive and kicking in an environment were others failed remaining at the starting pole (great companies, but remaining there becoming mere niche and not being able to compete, earn money and therefore produce new games).
I also think advancements for Sierra were harder hitting on KQ, since KQ was always the first using the new technologies….