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Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok
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Graphics: 320x200, 32-bit color
|Can be completed within 30 minutes
|Medium Length Game
|Takes at least 30 mins to finish
|Full Length Game
|As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
|Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
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About this gameHeroine's Quest is an adventure / RPG hybrid. Like in many adventure games, you have a world to save, and must use your wit, guile and inventory to puzzle your way through. Like in many roleplaying games, you can customize your character with various classes and skills, and must train yourself in combat to stand a chance against the fierce monsters in your way.
In desperation, the jarl of Jarnvidr has called for a Heroine, to stand against the forces of frost and put an end to the lasting winter. Her might, sorcery, and cunning may be humanity's last resort. Are you up to the task, or will you die trying?
The game is designed in the spirit and atmosphere of the classics, and strives to have the same high quality of art, music, and plot. With multiple character classes and several solutions to many puzzles, the game has excellent replayability.
This is v1.2.4, updated as of june 2017. Available on Steam (main download link) and IndieDB (mirror).
AGS Awards Wins
Won, Best Game Created with AGS for 2013 2013
Won, Best Original Story 2013
Won, Best Dialogue Writing 2013
Won, Best Gameplay 2013
Won, Best Puzzles 2013
Won, Best Background Art 2013
Won, Best Character Art 2013
Won, Best Animation 2013
Won, Best Music 2013
Won, Best Sound Effects 2013
Won, Best Voice Work 2013
AGS Awards Nominations
Nominated, Best Player Character 2013
Nominated, Best Non Player Character 2013
Nominated, Best Programming 2013
AGS Panel Review
"Exceptional quality & depth, just look at the number of AGS awards it scooped and for good reason - Heroine's Quest is a fine addition to any collection and a stalwart game of good design, mechanics and fun gameplay."
19 people commented on this game (newest first):
I'm definitely going to buy their other games.
Although developers continue to push the boundries of AGS, I really felt like this game was everything AGS originally set out to achieve.
It has every fantasy adventure staple and more, for example, day & night cycle, weather, rpg style stats etc.
It's quite an achievement and well worth a play... oh, and its free!
Do I have to register to that ridiculous junk site to download?
Do I have to INSTALL Steam to play???????
It is very engaging, thanks to some great game design and writing.
The assets, particularly the backgrounds, sprites and animations are beautiful and very detailed.
The music and sound effects are great too. It wasn't a game where I felt the need to turn the music off. There's some very good voice acting, though it's a bit of a mix.
The complexity of making a hybrid RPG/adventure boggles the mind, but they pulled it off well, simultaneously eliminating many of the annoyances of the original games which inspired it (e.g. few/no dead-end situations, a map navigation system and an enjoyable combat system).
This is certainly commercial quality. If Quest for Infamy and Mage's Initiation are even nearly as good when they are done, they will be bargains.
Also I found the combat system to be much less frustrating than in Heroe's quest.
I finally got a chance to play it over the last few days, and it was amazing. I completed the game as a Rogue, which was quite a bit of fun. After looking at some hints, it seems I missed a few things here and there, and I'll be trying to get closer to 500 points next time (I got 426 this time).
The story was great, and kept me interested throughout the game. The art and animation were fantastic. The scenery is just beautiful, I really enjoyed wandering around the landscape. I loved the characters and dialogue, and most of the voice work was wonderful and drew me in. I loved the music, it was always appropriate and it stayed in my head over the days I was playing. The enemies were all great. I didn't change the difficulty level at all, so combat wasn't too hard, but some enemies were still somewhat challenging. Also, I'm glad you chose to replicate this combat system, as it was the most fun version of combat from the Quest for Glory series. Leveling up was a lot of fun, and I spent a few days of gameplay working on increasing my skills and stats. I ended up with every skill I had maxed out. I'd also like to point out how good the programming was in this game.
There were a lot of great references in this game. The ending reminded me of the final scene of Trial By Fire, which I thought was a great touch. Although, I don't think I was able to help enough people! I'll definitely be trying a little harder next time, and this is certainly a game that can be played through multiple times.
Overall, this was a tremendously satisfying gaming experience. It feels like a love letter to the Coles, definitely comparable to the Quest for Glory games. Great job to everyone involved, and thank you all so much for sharing this wonderful gift with us!
Praising HQ properly would take me five times the time it takes you to download it. So do that. You won't regret it.