Top Ten AGI Sierra Entertainment Video GamesSierra Entertainment were one of the best video game companies. They used to create classic point and click adventure games in the 80s and 90s and I've been introduced to them by my parents as late as 2015 and I sure love them. The first games were created with Adventure Game Interpreter, a really old video game program. They haven't aged the best, but they sure are fun. Here's a ranking of the AGI Sierra games.
The Top Ten
The first Space Quest game, and an awesome beggining to the first Space Quest trilogy is my favourite Sierra game created for the AGI engine by far. It's really awesome. Just as you start the game you realize you've woken up in a janitors room during an invasion of the spaceship Arcadia, you're the only one who has survived, and must escape the ship and gets to know about a quest, the star generator, a device when in the wrong hands can destroy entire galaxies on Arcada had been stolen by evil aliens known as the sariens, and Roger Wilco, must destroy the star generator so that millions of galaxies will be safe, and it's quite good plot. I really liked the settings in the game. Kerona was a cool desert planet, the Sarien ship was awesome, and so on.
The King's Quest series was the first video game series Sierra Entertainment made, and it usually considered the weakest one as well, and I can understand, however this is viewed as the worst of the series. I honestly think it was the best. Overall it was the most fun, the puzzles weren't too annoying and the backgrounds were gorgeous! Especially towards the end, which gave me hyper-nostalgic feelings. I'll admit it feels a bit similar to the original in a few ways, but overall I like it the most of the series.
I do think this game has some flaws and problems which places this below Space Quest I and King's Quest II. But there sure are some awesome things about this game too. For one, I really like the setting. Laibon is a very lush and beautiful forest planet overall and the plot was quite good. We get to meet Sludge Vohaul, mastermind behind the plan in the first entry, and it's quite exciting. Although it was boring sometimes, you gotta admit it was quite good for a video game made on the AGI
The first Sierra Entertainment video game ever made deserves a spot on the list. While looking back at it, while it may not have aged the absolute best, it's still very playable and nostalgic in a few ways. It's the definition of a classic adventure game! You've got a fun little story, fairy tale characters, a nice but basic setting in the forest and a nostalgic intro soundtrack. It's definitely a great game! One flaw is some of the puzzles are very frustrating though. Like guessing the name of that gnome. It's Rumpelstilskin, but each letter was the third letter before the letters. Like..., what? Well this game did start it all though so there's that.
This game has both its excellent things, but on another hand it has some seriously annoying things as well. Let's talk about the great stuff first. It's a huge improvment over the first two games when looking objectively. The story is much deeper and more interesting than in the previous two entries, the setting is very interesting and we actually get a very intimidating villain. This one is about the child of King Graham and his wife (don't remember the name) whose son, Alexander got kidnapped as baby by the evil wizard Manannan, as he has brainwashed him into thinking he has a much better life than everyone else and is a slave of him. It's quite an interesting plot and Alexander must find out about his true self and who he is, and get back to the land of Daventry, his actual home country. However some serious flaws this game has, is that is was just way too hard and complicated at times. At some points of the game you will need to use magic formulas and stuff, and you must gather ...more
The Police Quest trilogy is a lot more reallistic compared to other Sierra Entertainment games, as they focus more on the job of being a police and fighting drug dealers. I think the third entry was the best one, but that was VGA, out of the first two games I think the original was the best. It was very interesting and exciting and there was almost never a boring moment. Definitely a pretty good game. I don't think this is one of the GOAT sierra, simply because I prefer the more fantasy settings the King's and Space Quest games have.
A lot of people know and have seen the Disney movie Black Cauldron and most people think it's pretty bad. One thing that infuriates me a bit is how they have no clue there's a video game to the same movie, by Sierra Entertainment. It's so much better in my opinion. It's a lot shorter and lacks climax and stuff, but..., it's still better. The setting and graphics look awesome here! The pixelated art really works well and it really feels like a trip back in time, both in setting and in graphics. Really good In my opinion.
This is one of the longest and hardest AGI (or EGA games as well) in my opinion, in general honestly. It's about this guy who has gotten a message from his brother Jake / James who is digging for gold in Califonia and he is now going to meet him there. You can either get there by horse and wagon, a boat 'round Cape Horn or through the Panama Canal. I don't remember much else. I remember not liking it very much. For one, it's very difficult and the trip to Califonia takes ages to make. Hard, and long are they. I don't remember much else but it's alright. as the backgrounds are decent.
Leisure Suit Larry is one of those games just created for arousing perverted males as it's about this perverted freak called Larry Laffer who goes around pleasing girls and performing in those fertility rituals (you know what I mean). And there's 6 of these games! Now the 2nd one is alright because it has an actual story but the others..., not so much. Especially not this one. All you do is fertilize life in three random woman you meet in some minutes and bam. Larry even gets kidnapped by one of them because he doesn't care about getting to know women before marrying them. Crappy game. The only good thing are the backgrounds, but that's obvious coming from an early Sierra game.