Kings quest is part of a large series of adventure games designed by Sierra.
The game itself was released in November of 1990 and quickly became the best selling computer game up until that point in time.
In the game you play as King Graham, a knight who was given this position as a reward for services rendered to King Edward in a previous game. (Kinds Quest I)
While King Graham is out on a walk an evil sorcerer named Mordack casts a spell upon King Graham's castle and family within, causing it to disappear.
Cedric, a witness' to the event; brings you to Serenia and with the aid of Crispin (A friendly old wizard) you try to save your family from the evil wizard.
The game was amazing for its time period, but was aimed towards an adult/teen audience due to the nature of many of the riddles/puzzles in the game.
To fully understand the plot you would have to play the former games in the Kings Quest series, but if you simply are seeking a small game to pass the time, don't be afraid to choose this.
On the down side there are an innumerable amount of opportunities for you to screw up so badly in this game that you are forced to load either a past save point,
or restart the game altogether. As well there is the maze, little over halfway through the game you are forced to travel through a maze, with no orientation what so ever. So basically you can either get through it quickly or you can stumble around in it for several hours.
For me, it was the later of those two options and I eventually got to the point where I wanted to rip my hair out. Thankfully, it is possible to get through and that is the only reason why I am not bald today.
Finally there is the Cedric, as mentioned before he was the witness to the disappearance of the castle. Yet he decides that he wants to help you throughout the entire quest and he actually is more of a hindrance to you then a boon.
Giving you annoying and obvious tips, long winded speeches and then there is the fact that you have to rescue him about 20 times. Well, he just was altogether annoying.
I would give this game a 4/5 simply because I love the storyline but it was simply too frustrating to receive a better mark.