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Zork: Grand Inquisitor

by thrawn527

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Original Thread: [SSLP] Magic, Dictators, and Grues! Let's Play Zork: Grand Inquisitor!


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What is Zork?
Zork was one of the first interaction fiction games for the PC. You would type out your instructions the screen, and would get a response saying what then happened. It was entirely text based. See below the threads by Chet Fabulous on the previous entries in the series.

The Zork Series (by Chet Fabulous)
ZORK I | ZORK II | ZORK III | Enchanter | Sorcerer | Spellbreaker | Beyond Zork

So wait, entirely text? I thought you said this was going to be a Screen Shot LP?
Starting with Return to Zork, the Activision starting putting out new Zork games that were graphical, and had live action actors for FMVs. This is one of those Zork games. So this thread will mainly be screen shot, with some videos here and there when I feel they add to the enjoyment. At the end of every post I'll be posting a video that shows everything that was done in the post in video form. Just no commentary for these parts, I have no microphone.

How does the gameplay work for this?
It's a first person point and click adventure puzzle game. Think Myst. Actually the game is rather similar to Myst in a lot of ways, it just adds a sense of humor to the whole approach.

The Zork games are all great, but this is the first one I played, so it will always hold a special place in my heart. It's relatively short, and genuinely funny, which can be hard to come by in games these days.

Also, there are many ways to die in this game. I'm going to try to showcase all of them, and post them in the thread as well as the OP once they occur. But if you guys notice that I've missed one, let me know and I'll head back and show that one too. I want to be complete with this.

So without further delay, let's get this thing started!

The thread is done now! So feel free to check out the complete LP below!

Notable Cast Members

Erick Avari as Mir Yannick, the Grand Inquisitor

Starbuck Dirk Benedict as Antharia Jack

Rip Taylor (right) as Chief Undersecretary Wartle

Michael McKean as Dalboz of Gurth, the Dungeon Master

Table of Contents

Video Chapter Walkthroughs

(These are videos of everything we do in the chapters, and they have no commentary. As such I advise reading the chapters above first, and only watching these if you want to then see the whole chapter in motion.)
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21

Bonus Videos

Television Ad for Zork: Grand Inquisitor
Propaganda on Parade!
Messing with the demon fish
Messing with Jack
Messing with Dolls
Messing with the Door Security System
Listening to all of Dalboz's voice mail messages
Working the phone system in Hades
Skeleton rocking out
Charon Easter Egg
Mike's Pants
Lucy's useless trip in two time tunnels
Dalboz reacting to every inventory item in the game!
Every spell in our spell book being spoken!
All the spells being spoken in reverse!
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