September 5, 2005 at 6:32 pm #23190Unknown,UnknownParticipant
I’ve always wondered about a couple of things in KQ3 and I was hoping that someone might know the answers (maybe even Roberta if she posts around here…)
The Pirates Treasure which you dig up on the beach after escaping the ship, is this just normal treasure or is it in fact the magic chest from kq1? I’m curious on why there doesn’t seem to be any reason to get the treasure (except for the joy of getting a complete point list), KQ’s usually have a reason for every item unlike some other series like LSL and SQ.
Were there time constraints in the release of KQ3? In particular I find the ending of the game to fell rushed in comparison to the Llewdor and pirate ship sections. Maybe that’s just me though.
And finally, was it intentional to make KQ5 so similar to KQ3? (Magic Map, Journey based story, eagle, yeti, evil magician etc) I just realised this the other day.
March 10, 2006 at 4:38 pm #23191Unknown,UnknownParticipant
Its not the chest of gold, as the chest of gold is filled with gold coins. The Pirate chest is filled with gems, pearls and other treasures according to the description for it if you look at it.
‘KQ’s usually have a reason for every item unlike some other series like LSL and SQ.’
Actually the earliest King’s Quests were loaded with ‘Treasure Hunting’, that wasn’t directly related to the story itself.
KQ1, had the golden walnut, the golden egg, etc for its ‘treasure hunt’. While they could be used for alternative way to get past certain puzzles, they were not specific main way to get past the puzzles, and you would lose points for using them. So collecting them was mainly to get perfect ‘score’.
KQ2, had the Sapphire Jewels to collect for its ‘treasure hunt’. They weren’t needed to beat the game, but collecting them gave a perfect score and its assumed they were given to Valanice on her wedding day.
The treasure chest was KQ3’s version of the ‘treasure hunt’ from the previous two games, and it existed in order to get a ‘perfect score’.
There is no magic map in KQ5.