poorwill King's Quest III is the game that really started the preposterously stupid puzzles and unfair bullshit that apexed with V, but it's also probably the best game in the series. There's a decent VGA-style fan remake that ditches the text input for point and click which improves the game a lot.
Scrotum H. Vainglorious If you read her Wikipedia entry it says she's most proud of Phantasmagoria out of all the games she created. How fucked up is that!
Harveyjames I like how his 'wizard death' animation is reused from Space Quest, and his character is just a pallette-swapped Leisure suit Larry
KnowFuture Main way to lose: have the sound turned on. Jesus.
Played at least the first 2 KQ games on the Apple //e and all it had was that crappy little built-in tweeter speaker and I don't think it was even an option to change the volume or turn the sound off and I still don't remember it being this annoying.
duck&cover The game seems to dwell lovingly on your falling and cracking your skull.
Nikon Some of those, like self-pwing due to drinking nightshade juice, didn't seem entirely unfair.
Desidiosus Same with the cat on the stairs. I work with someone who constantly trips over her cat, though she tells me the sound effects are nothing like the game.
Harveyjames At 1:35 he trips over the cat on an occasion where the cat didn't even appear.