oh wow - THANKS!
A couple years ago I stumbled across these pages (I think it was just after KQ2 with audio was put out) and I was pretty excited over the KQ remakes, but then I saw a bit of info that my all time favourite Sierra game was being remade - I was so excited back then... of all the QFG games it was #2 that was the most unrealised and brilliant. Every several months I'd check back and see the progress... forced to forget about it because I so wanted it to happen - and you know how 99.9% of amateur* developments don't get finished. So I finally remembered to look it up... and WOW!!!
It's classic, its new, I'm re-living my past with the passion heightened... not only is this extremely faithful to one of the best adventure/rpg games ever, its actually better.
I'm playing this game with a whole new light, the combat changes make you live your character class - most of the QFG games you had to be a combat wombat if you were a thief or wizard, but now it all works together to differentiate that. I'm only 3 days in with my wizard and already I'm impatient to fight as a fighter, hit paladin status and sneak into those exclusive thief areas.
I've shelved my QFG set for years and years, and this game is really making me want to pull it all out again - at the same time I can't - because the depth of the class-isation isn't as good in the other games (I always thought QFG2 was the best in giving each class their own unique stuff - now its even better).
So rather than continue to be grateful, I'm going to be pushy and insist that you remake QFG5 so it looks/feels/plays just like 1-4 and with all the content that got trashed (and fix up those bits that just didn't quite work as a QFG game, like too many weapons to buy!) that was going to be in the expansion before it was pulled. It was a good game, but it just wasn't quite right for QFG standards.
THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU - and have that copy of QFG5 on my desk by Monday.
* I say amateur to indicate fanbased, non-paid work - for this material is pure gold and not in the slightest big amateurish!
PS - and for all those people who missed out on the original because it was text-based, while I understand - but depending on the character I wanted to grind often I'd actually play the EGA QFG1 because get some of those stats up in the VGA was like pulling teeth - and you can get through the game heaps faster