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What Series do you think was the best one? I would say series 6 because it was a good one.  What is your favourite series out of the 8?
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I would say that Series 6 or 3 would be my favourite. The quests where excellent in series 6 while the atmosphere of series 3 was awesome. :D I would say that series 5 would be my least favourite as the rooms where pretty poor and i think the ideas where lazy :(
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S6...though I actually thought 5 was pretty good too character wise :)
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I'll opt for Series 3 as my favourite. Hardly an original choice, but it really is very well done. I'd better save other comments for the Series 3 thread.  

I usually opt for Series 7 as my least favourite, but I still like it a lot. Some nice new introductions, but as I've mentioned before, I don't like all the silly "The Opposition try to trick Hordriss" storylines. One would be fair enough, but it's used as a story device far too often this series for my taste.
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My fave is Series 3, for all the reasons in the Series 3 thread and more.

Least favourite is Series 8. The Level 1 was pretty bland and all the same, and we'd thoroughly explored Level 2 in Series 7.
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Series 1 is rather repetitive but when it got going it really built up the tension. Series 2 is by far the most fast-paced series but tended to be too easy (clue objects that weren't needed, easy riddles etc.)

The thing that stops series 3 from being a perfect series is the absence of a winning team. Also, I think it could have benefited from the kind of final conflicts in series 4. As it was, all the level 3 deaths were massive anti-climaxes and as a result rather frustrating - especially as the next dungeoneer would have to start way back at the beginning.

I never liked the graphics from series 4 onwards but those series did have their good points. The final conflicts in series 4 were perhaps the best (that scream from Malice is the best). Series 5 was a little slow but the end of the winning quest where life force was running out was very tense. Series 6 has loads of tension which I think makes it second only to series 3. Series 7 only got really good towards the end - only the last two quests I would rank as absolute classics. Series 8 is quite good - it has just about the best level 3 of the lot. What stopped it from being a classic was the lack of a large range of different rooms and puzzles in level 1, and an already familiar level 2.

So, after all that, I would say series 3 is perhaps the best series, followed by 6 and 2.
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I'd say Series 6. The atmosphere was great, all the teams have quests of decent length, superb graphics, and those fantastically haunting causeways as well....  ;)
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I think the 3rd was the best, all the classic elements of the first 2 series combined with the new improved characters and rooms added in the 3rd.
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My two favourites were series 7 and 8.

Firstly- these are the ones that I remember from the first time round and so to me these are what Knightmare is all about.

I thinkl the mix of characters were best: Motley, Stiletta and Snapper Jack from 8, with Greystagg and Grimaldene from 7 and Treguard, Majida, Hordriss, Sidriss, Lord Fear, Lissard and Sly Hands from both.

Also the game play was room to room but had a good mix of puzzles, having to guide the dungeoneer and character interactions whilst always being exciting.

To be honest, I preferred the anti chamber from series 7 but the series 8 game rooms are better.

If pressed I'd probably say 8 (if only it was longer!)
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for me the early days capture the originality of the concept. By the 7th and 8th series the ideas became old and the format tired. for me the first 4 years outclass the second 4
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The gameplay in season 7 was frequently dull as most locations didn't have any puzzles or obstacles in them at all.

The best season was the third one, although my favourite was the second.
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there's just a better feel about those early days
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Most people are gonna say series 3 coz they are so purest and the series was totally unforgiving had a unfair death probably a couple actually. No let offs like in other series and No eye shield. Oh and the fact no one won :P.
My fave series be 4 & 6 anyway.
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Series 6 - Just seems most genuine, not too unforgiving, but tough enough?
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Favourite series usually stem from nostalgia. Series 2-4 hold most nostalgic value for me, although I love them all. Favourite has to be series 2 - it's pure back-to-basics classic stuff.

Least favourite is series 7. I thought some of the plots were a bit predictable, and the same sequence of rooms kept cropping up. Still Knightmare though, and still class.
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