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Old 2008-03-27, 13:19
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Some possible visual inspiration for LBA2 (many images)

I've been looking quite a lot at the engravings of Gustave Doré (9th Century illustrator, most popular illustrations of all time) as inspiration for the look of a few of the environments in the LBA Prequel, and I think there's a similarity between the Zeelichian Undergas in LBA2 and Doré's depictions of Hell in Danté's Inferno. Doré's illustrations, particularly for Danté, are very far reaching and influential - could they have been the inspiration for the Undergas environment?















With the possible exception of the sinister hooded figures in the second-to-last image, the figures are obviously completely different. But I think there are definite similarities in the rocky, barren landscape and smoke filled 'sky'. The ferryman crops up here too, but he's in most images of Hell.

Any thoughts? Or am I looking for something that simply isn't there?
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Old 2008-03-27, 13:22
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I expect something like LBA contains influence from a lot of different areas.
I don't even see why you should exclude the hooded figures, remember the wannies?!
I can see why you would think that, but I doubt anyone here knows the answer.
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Old 2008-03-27, 16:18
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Who knows?

Why we don't asking the old Adeline team next time??

The landscape looks similar indeed.
And remember that Vachey was inspired by classical music, the rest of the team probably went on the same way.

They are french people, very instructed one.
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Old 2008-03-27, 16:30
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that does look a bit like zeelich and the other way around! cool
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Old 2008-03-27, 18:18
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that resembles like a lot of places from LBA2, not only Zeelich ... from Citadel's mountains, to the Dome, Otringal's crash site, Undergas, Mosquibee Island, etc.
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Old 2008-03-27, 19:36
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Hmm. I don't see the similarity... Except the hooded guys which, like kit said, the wannies.
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Old 2008-03-27, 20:00
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Great, i think you are right somehow

I also loved that the islands shapes on Twinsun are based on countrys. This one is far more subtle but great find, i think. Even if its just "inspired" by it.
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Undergas was more or less based on the Christian post Dante's Inferno concept of hell. The whole fairy man crossing a river of fire, I think, was from Dante. Greek Mythology also has an underworld fairy man, but Dante had the lake of fire so my bet is with Dante's Inferno.
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Old 2008-03-28, 01:56
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Undergas was more or less based on the Christian post Dante's Inferno concept of hell. The whole fairy man crossing a river of fire, I think, was from Dante. Greek Mythology also has an underworld fairy man, but Dante had the lake of fire so my bet is with Dante's Inferno.
Actually, one of the five rivers around Hades (Phlegethon) is a river of fire.

It's also mentioned in Dantes inferno, but only as a river of blood that burns soul, as opposed to an actual river or lake of fire. I think this is as close Dante comes to mentioning any form of river or lake of fire though.

So, I'd be going with the River Phlegethon from Greek Mythology, as opposed to the River Phlegethon from Dante's inferno.
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So, I'd be going with the River Phlegethon from Greek Mythology, as opposed to the River Phlegethon from Dante's inferno.
The river is called Styx I thought, the Wikipedia article even shows one of the images from above...
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Old 2008-03-28, 02:05
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I'll always be impressed by how rich the LBA universe is.
As time goes we keep finding more and more sources of inspiration they used, and they are all very different, yet the result is coherent. I'm sure this game wouldn't be so rich if they didn't work like they did: each person in the team giving ideas, participating in building the universe.
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Old 2008-03-28, 02:22
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That looks A LOT like a scene from "What dreams may come", I guess now I know the source of the inspiration for that movie scene.
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Old 2008-03-28, 05:17
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I'll always be impressed by how rich the LBA universe is.
As time goes we keep finding more and more sources of inspiration they used, and they are all very different, yet the result is coherent. I'm sure this game wouldn't be so rich if they didn't work like they did: each person in the team giving ideas, participating in building the universe.
Isn't one of the greatest games of all time just by casuality. Adeline was an incredible team like Rockstar Games is today, even greater
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Old 2008-03-29, 03:07
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The river is called Styx I thought, the Wikipedia article even shows one of the images from above...
There were (as I said) 5 rivers in Hades, Styx was one of them. The complete list is: Styx (River of Hate), Acheron (River of Sorrow), Cocytus (River of Lamentation/Wailing), Phlegethon (River of Fire) and Lethe (River of Forgetfulness).

Styx is the most famous one, as it's name is easier to pronounce. And spell.
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Old 2008-04-01, 13:47
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Woww! The picture with the monks is absolutely LBA style.
The Island of the Wannies exactly looks like that stuff, with all the monks and the father priest who asks you about the wannies keyfragment.
So as the ferryman's boat.
It is possible that these paintings are used as inspiration.
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