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Old 2008-07-13, 18:14
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I played LBA1 first then LBA2, yet I think I prefer LBA2.

Come to think about it, I perhaps should play LBA1 now...
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Old 2008-07-13, 18:15
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Then play it again and again and then play LBA2 again and tell me what you think.
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Old 2008-07-13, 18:25
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Aha, I see now. You like LBA1 and thus feel the need to impart this preference upon others. Everyone should stick to his own game, and it shouldn't necessarily be LBA1... okay?
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Old 2008-07-13, 19:36
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I'm not impart the preference to anyone, I'm just telling a fact I've seen here for years.
Few are those who play LBA1 first prefer LBA2 and that's a fact.

Anyway, I don't blame you not like LBA1.
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Old 2008-07-13, 21:18
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It's true, there's a general trend that people prefer whichever of the two games they played first.
You'll have to make up your own mind though.
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Old 2008-07-13, 21:22
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Well I must not be part of the trend then, because I played LBA2 first and prefer LBA1. Typical of me to be different, isn't it?
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Old 2008-07-14, 01:16
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I didn't say "this is true every time" so you haven't really proved anything...
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Old 2008-07-14, 05:33
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lba1 has challenge and lba2 has humor...

is that enough...
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Old 2008-07-14, 13:02
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No I didn't think I'd proved anything, just that I'm different.
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Old 2008-07-14, 14:07
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but you got your lba1 copy in the mail
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Old 2008-07-14, 15:21
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The LBA world is unique.
I played LBA 2 first and prefer it, but I definitely would recommend to anyone to play LBA 1 first.

I'm currently trying to find a good PSX emulator for either Mac OS X or Windows so I can play LBA 1 while I'm at Tafe waiting for my next class to start.
But for now I'll just be playing LBA 2. :P
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Old 2008-07-14, 15:48
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LBA 1 is darker than LBA 2? I mostly disagree.

First of all, instead of starting out in a shiny outside environment (except for the prison), you in LBA2 are starting a rainy dark weather.

The whole underground, rainy weather and emerald moon makes LBA2 more dark and creepy.

And how could I forget the dome of the slate.

LBA1 has darker sewers, and more of the temple of bu.
When we say that LBA1 is darker, we don't mean that there is less light. We mean it in the same way as people who say that Star Trek 2: The Wrath Of Khan is darker than Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home. We mean it in the same way that The Exorcist is darker than Shrek. LBA1 is darker than LBA2 in the same way that The Wizard Of Oz (the book) is darker than the 1939 Judy Garland movie of the same name.

We mean that LBA1 is less cheerful, less comic and more serious. While LBA2 boils down to "Save the world from the evil mad scientist", LBA1 has a plot and a setting which in some ways is reminiscient of stories like 1984, and the totalitarian nature of Twinsun in LBA1, right down to the way the NPCs move speaks of a world that is oppressed, a world where people are imprisoned for thinking something the state doesn't want them to, a world where thoughtcrime is a crime and can get you "Disected". If anything the sheer cuteness of the world just makes this more jarring.

Thats far darker than anything a night time rain storm.
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Old 2008-07-14, 15:51
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well said.

Very few games are truely dark.
Most games that think they are, are just chessy B-movie style horror.
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We mean that LBA1 is less cheerful, less comic and more serious. While LBA2 boils down to "Save the world from the evil mad scientist", LBA1 has a plot and a setting which in some ways is reminiscient of stories like 1984, and the totalitarian nature of Twinsun in LBA1, right down to the way the NPCs move speaks of a world that is oppressed, a world where people are imprisoned for thinking something the state doesn't want them to, a world where thoughtcrime is a crime and can get you "Disected". If anything the sheer cuteness of the world just makes this more jarring.
Well put, it's darker in that way. Though it could be having an even darker feel if it instead of cheerful shiny environments had more of the grim fandango style atmosphere, which I think is a very dark game, in both senses of darkness (which I think are connected).

On the other hand, LBA1 wouldn't caught me as a child if it didn't have it's shiny environment, which would result in I would never had understood LBA1, since as a child I wouldn't understand any English or anything of the story.
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Old 2008-07-14, 23:27
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Well put, it's darker in that way. Though it could be having an even darker feel if it instead of cheerful shiny environments had more of the grim fandango style atmosphere, which I think is a very dark game, in both senses of darkness (which I think are connected).

On the other hand, LBA1 wouldn't caught me as a child if it didn't have it's shiny environment, which would result in I would never had understood LBA1, since as a child I wouldn't understand any English or anything of the story.

I disagree. I found the whole mix of 'very dark' and 'child like glee' to be quite alarming. I think if the game looked like a darker setting, it would only serve to make the dark aspects of it more expected and thus less effective.
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Old 2008-07-14, 23:33
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Ok, can you support your opinion with arguments?

Do you figure like: The oppression is 'covered up' up by the government by cleaning the cities, so the people forget and don't fight against the oppression?
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Old 2008-07-15, 00:16
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This is pretty much the difference between LBA1 and LBA2.
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Also Baldino makes you a "SUPER JETPACK" on an "ALIEN PLANET" with a"BOX OF SCRAPS".
In other words, I think they're both great games.
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That you said about LBA2 is only true while you're at Twinsun.

Also, when I come to think about it, why had both LBA1 and LBA2 themes of oppression in it?

edit: hmmmz... can you really call the government of zeelich like oppressive? Seems like in the LBA2 case the people was supporting the government, while in LBA1 it was more of that people were aware of being opressed.
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in answer to your original question it is alwayz worth playing lba1!
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Old 2008-07-15, 00:50
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That you said about LBA2 is only true while you're at Twinsun.

Also, when I come to think about it, why had both LBA1 and LBA2 themes of oppression in it?

edit: hmmmz... can you really call the government of zeelich like oppressive? Seems like in the LBA2 case the people was supporting the government, while in LBA1 it was more of that people were aware of being opressed.
I think it was a dictatorship, but there was no civil war (no rebellion) so people clearly didn't have much of an issue with it.
The real problem was the state the gods had left their planet in!
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lba2 keeps you hooked for longer as in lba1 gets you bored if you dont know what to do.

(like me stuck on white leaf desert).
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