Is that you, Alexan­der

King’s Quest – Chap­ter IV: Snow Place Like Home

GAX (Malaysia) - - GAX / REVIEW -

Dad jokes abound

It’s been ve months since the pre­vi­ous chap­ter’s re­lease, and Snow Place Like

Home is one chap­ter you do not want to miss. It picks up swiftly af­ter the courtship and what we as­sumed to be a pun­filled, o -screen hon­ey­moon between Gra­ham and Valan­ice, with a short but en­dear­ing puz­zle se­quence that leads to the events of King’s Quest III: To

Heir is Hu­man. An 18-year time jump en­sures, and the chap­ter be­gins proper with the re­turn of (30-year-old spoiler alert!) Prince Alexan­der. What fol­lows is a fam­ily va­ca­tion gone wrong, as the Gra­ham clan gets sep­a­rated shortly upon their ar­rival at the Ice Palace. rid­dle and es­cape room va­ri­ety. The in­ter­ac­tions between Gra­ham and Alexan­der are deftly han­dled, in­cor­po­rat­ing a cu­ri­ous de­gree of sub­tlety and hu­mor that works re­ally well here. De­spite its puz­zle-heavy na­ture, they are rarely dif­fi­cult to gure out – es­pe­cially if you’re a sea­soned King’s Quest player. There’s also a fair bit of de­vel­op­ment in the wise old Gra­ham seg­ment, which should cul­mi­nate in a tear-jerk­ing con­clu­sion when Chap­ter V (and epi­logue) comes along, hope­fully be­fore the end of the year.

A penul­ti­mate chap­ter that de­liv­ers.

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