No, the story's not going to win any awards for originality. But King's Quest II cast a spell upon gamers of 1985 anyway with its lush graphics, detailed music and sound, and fairy-tale setting. Remember that this was before the days when gaming drove the evolution of PC tech. Less than a decade later, advances in graphics power and speed would allow for huge, obvious improvements in visuals, complexity, and depth year after year. This wasn't the case in the mid-'80s; for evidence you need only compare the look of King's Quest II to that of the original.