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 Post subject: Which Quest for Glory I game is more "canon?" EGA or VGA
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:13 am 
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I am just thinkin which ver of the original Hero's quest is canon or, fits better with the later ver of QFG? Personally, I believe the VGA version is the one considered "canon" for the reasons below:

Baba Yaga's skin color
The hut is a hut and not a house in Shadows of Darkness
The hair color of Elsa's
Erasmus is wearing a hat

I left out the hero's outfit since that can be debatable especially because one can say his gotty purple and blue garments were his only garments he had and the events in the 2nd title, changed his close to one that fits with Shapier; Maybe before goin to Tarna, he decided to go for the brown and blue/green for camo in the jungle.

l am also curious which one you guys think is canon and if there is anything in the old EGA version that is more consistant with GFQ3,4, and Dragon Fire than the old QFG1 game.


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 Post subject: Re: Which Quest for Glory I game is more "canon?" EGA or VGA
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:27 pm 
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They are technically both canon; I don't think I've ever read about one being more true than the other.

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 Post subject: Re: Which Quest for Glory I game is more "canon?" EGA or VGA
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:32 pm 
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I think stylistic choices (like hair color) are not directly tied to the storyline. After all, in QFG1EGA, Fenrus was grey, in QFG1VGA, he was brown, in QFG4 he was brown as well and in QFG5, he was grey again. It shouldn't say anything about whether a game is canon or not.

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 Post subject: Re: Which Quest for Glory I game is more "canon?" EGA or VGA
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Fenrus is also grey in the qfg2 remake. BUt how it flows, qfg1 vga goes with the remake quite well. In the choice of attire, it would probab;y be hard to get new "eastern" clothes in the land of shapier. Plus its more fitting, to well; fit in.


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 Post subject: Re: Which Quest for Glory I game is more "canon?" EGA or VGA
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:03 am 
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I personally prefer the VGA version (once all the speed-related bugs have been patched); however, in the readme file on the Quest for Glory Anthology CD, Corey Cole stated that he felt that the VGA version was disappointing and that the EGA version was closer to the experience he wanted players to have; however, it's obvious that later games borrowed stylistic elements from both games.

Anyway, my two cents is, they're both so close play wise that deciding which one is the preferred game should be left to the player's personal preference.

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 Post subject: Re: Which Quest for Glory I game is more "canon?" EGA or VGA
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:40 pm 
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Erpy wrote:
I think stylistic choices (like hair color) are not directly tied to the storyline. After all, in QFG1EGA, Fenrus was grey, in QFG1VGA, he was brown, in QFG4 he was brown as well and in QFG5, he was grey again. It shouldn't say anything about whether a game is canon or not.

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Then again, is the term canon only related to the storyline? Perhaps that was the case for the Bible, but for fiction canon is anything that can be considered officially released / acknowledged by the creators, including stylistic choices.
So (possible) stylistic choices raise canonic inconsistency questions such as "Was Erasmus wearing a hat during Qfg1?" or "Is Fenrus grey or brown?"

We'll just have to ask the Coles those questions, while they're still alive. ;)

EDIT: I'm not suggesting that the Bible is non-fiction btw, I was speaking in terms of literary categories.

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 Post subject: Re: Which Quest for Glory I game is more "canon?" EGA or VGA
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Spikey wrote:
EDIT: I'm not suggesting that the Bible is non-fiction btw, I was speaking in terms of literary categories.


So you're saying it isn't non-fiction then?

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 Post subject: Re: Which Quest for Glory I game is more "canon?" EGA or VGA
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Let's not get into that, especially not here.

It's pretty obvious to me that VGA is the 'more canonical' one, not that it's saying much, VGA isn't all that much different. Most of the changed stuff in VGA, with the exception of the stuff that's never constant, is corroborated in one of the other games.


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 Post subject: Re: Which Quest for Glory I game is more "canon?" EGA or VGA
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Technically, the answer is the EGA version. Since it was the first it is the game all the others are based on. If any of them contradict the first game, they are technically going against canon.

At least that is the way I feel having started with Hero's Quest.


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 Post subject: Re: Which Quest for Glory I game is more "canon?" EGA or VGA
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You could also say that the VGA one is overruling the EGA canon-wise, because it is newer / the most up-to-date.

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Spikey wrote:
You could also say that the VGA one is overruling the EGA canon-wise, because it is newer / the most up-to-date.

Not necessarily. Some other series known for remaking games (Castlevania, for instance) have officially stated that the original titles are the canonical versions.

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 Post subject: Re: Which Quest for Glory I game is more "canon?" EGA or VGA
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That's why I said "could", in terms of devil's advocacy as a reaction to 'the original hq is canon because it was first'. Until the Coles say anything about this, we come back to my original conclusion that both games are canon at this point.

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 Post subject: Re: Which Quest for Glory I game is more "canon?" EGA or VGA
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Anybody can put on/take off a hat. ;)

Just my 2 cents.

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 Post subject: Re: Which Quest for Glory I game is more "canon?" EGA or VGA
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Someone should just ask the Coles


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