Saturday, August 30, 2014

Quest for the Throne - King's Quest III - Session 4

We brave adventurers return once again to continue the Quest for the Throne with King's Quest III!

When last we left our hero Gwydion, he discovered his true identity as Alexander, the lost prince of Daventry! But he was still firmly in the clutches of the evil sorcerer Manannan, who had kidnapped him as an infant. Using his master's frequent and lengthy absences to accomplish much, he cast a spell from his master's own grimoire and turned him into a cat.

With nothing to hold him in Llewdor any longer, Alexander sought passage back to Daventry with a crew of pirates. They were, of course, not to be trusted, and they locked him up, taking all his possessions, and planning to sell him into slavery. But this wasn't Alexander's first rodeo — he outwitted them and escaped on the wings of an eagle to his long forgotten home, which he found in utter ruin, under the baleful tyranny of a three-headed dragon. With still more of the evil sorcerer's magic up his sleeve, though, he hid himself with a spell of invisibility and brought the dragon low with a conjured thunderstorm, rescuing his sister from being the dragon's next victim.

What awaits Alexander on his return? What will he think of the rest of his family, and they of him? What troubles still lurk on the road to rebuilding Daventry? Tune in tonight at 9pm ET and find out!

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Dungeon Keeper - Session 6

Dungeon Keeper, tonight at 9pm ET on Throne of Games.

At least we have chicken(s).

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Quest for the Throne - King's Quest III - Session 3

The Quest continues with much less delay this time! Return to the land of Llewdor with us as we continue King's Quest III!

Last time on Quest for the Throne, Gwydion was still firmly in the grasp of the wicked Manannan, but his freedom draws ever does his impending demise. Sneaking around the house and the surrounding environs, we've found a spellbook and many of the components necessary for casting its contents — and, indeed, have done so with a few. We may now speak with animals, transform into a fly or an eagle...and maybe some other things, I forget. I'm sure they weren't important...

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue King's Quest III: To Heir is Human on Throne of Games!

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Final Fantasy II - Session 2

Driven from their home by the conquering Paramekian Empire, four orphans are pursued by ruthless soldiers. They stand no chance, and are quickly subdued — a few more casualties in the fall of Phin.

Three of them awake in Altair, under the care of Princess Hilda, leader of the Wild Rose Rebellion. Their fourth friend, though, is nowhere to be found. With no home or family to return to, the three youths pledge themselves to the Rebellion, to seek revenge against the Empire, and, just maybe, find their lost friend.

I didn't intend to return to Final Fantasy II so soon, but that's how it's turned out.

Like I said on the show the last time, I think this is a very underrated game in the series. I first played it immediately after beating the original Final Fantasy for the first time, and as good as that one was, I was absolutely blown away by this one. While Final Fantasy constructed a fascinating world for you to discover, discover was about all you did. The plot advanced very little over the course of the game; the player just unraveled a mystery that had existed for ages. Final Fantasy II, on the other hand, presents a world embroiled in war, gradually falling to an immensely powerful empire. Things happen. The world changes. The characters are more than just blank slates — players and NPCs both have distinct personalities. There are more "Oh $#!^" moments in this game than in most I've played. I was very impressed by what a great step forward this game made in the series.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue this classic, here on Throne of Games!

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Saturday, August 2, 2014