When the Royal Family of Daventry is once again threatened by the forces of evil, our beloved hero, King Graham, embarks on a journey across the Green Isles and through a menacing storm in search of the knowledge of the Great Oracle.
Inspired by the King's Quest series of the 1980s and '90s, The Silver Lining is a non-commercial game that follows King Graham of Daventry as he searches for a cure to a terrible curse laid on his children by a sinister cloaked figure, and begins to learn that not everything in their lives and pasts is as it seems. With a truly cinematic storyline, the characters must look beyond the surface, and learn to first overcome obstacles and challenges from within.
The Silver Lining -- Episode I: What Is Decreed Must Be Review
By Trang Ngo
The bottom line is that The Silver Lining: What Is Decreed Must Be is aimed squarely at hardcore King's Quest lovers who want to see the series given a proper send-off. As a loving fan service, there's quite a bit here to like. References to past games abound and seeing Graham don the old red-and-blue and hit the trail once more has an undeniably romantic appeal. But on its own merits as a game, it stumbles rather badly. There's little to see and less to do. To be perfectly frank, I expected a more polished experience from a game that spent a decade in development. I'm hopeful that future chapters will have more to offer, and since it's free there's no reason not to give this one a go if you're curious. But players expecting a rebirth of the great King's Quest series will probably be disappointed. As a paean to Roberta Williams it's admirable, but as a game it just doesn't live up to its billing.
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