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Old 2011-08-06, 18:48
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superstitions?

Hey guys,

started to replay lba1. How dark is this game? I forgot...It's quite insane really having to run from the system, work your way up untill you can beat the system. I love it so much more now that I'm a bit older :P

Anyway, what is Funfrock claiming when he says he saved people from the "superstitions"?
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Old 2011-08-06, 20:46
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Hey guys,

started to replay lba1. How dark is this game? I forgot...It's quite insane really having to run from the system, work your way up untill you can beat the system. I love it so much more now that I'm a bit older :P
I might give LBA1 another go this summer. :P Think that makes 6 full runs... Not that much for a fan I guess.
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Anyway, what is Funfrock claiming when he says he saved people from the "superstitions"?
The Legend. He made it forbidden to talk about it, and so on.
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Old 2011-08-06, 20:53
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It's quite insane really having to run from the system, work your way up untill you can beat the system. I love it so much more now that I'm a bit older :P
I know right? I fondly remember when I got out of citadel island's prison for the first time, that powerful music played, soldiers and clones were everywhere. I thought to myself "oh god, it's me against the world"
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Old 2011-08-06, 20:58
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Exactly...

just thought about it and when you flat out write the story of both game...lba 2 seems like a filler story before we go on with the real stuff.
Not saying lba2 was not a great game..it is!
but I really think lba1 would be awesome if once remade, with bigger cities, more characters and 3d and stuff
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Old 2011-08-06, 20:58
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ps it works flawless on my windows 7 64 bit

but when chosing a soundcard i think the ol soundblaster is a better choice, the midi files sound very different depending on the soundcard you choose
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Old 2011-08-08, 00:28
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Do you get to play it correctly with Widescreen monitors???

My LBAs look terrible if I play them at full resolution because the proportions aren't right =/

As you've noticed, LBA1 has a more powerful story than LBA2 but in the current state of both games I find LBA2 to be more pleasant to play.

I like the begining of LBA2 a lot more, for example, you feel like you've more freedom to explore the world at your own pace.

Although, in LBA2 you don't feel the pressure and the importance of things until the final arc; LBA1 instead gets that straight from day one.
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Old 2011-08-08, 00:33
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I love both games but the difference in style is staggering. I think for example that the alien invasion did not nearly seem as bad as funfrock's reign. Funfrock made it seem real dark...
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Old 2011-08-08, 03:46
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indeed LBA1 is way darker... I was so shocked when I played LBA1 the first time, after LBA2.
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Old 2011-08-08, 12:45
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just thought about it and when you flat out write the story of both game...lba 2 seems like a filler story before we go on with the real stuff.
Not saying lba2 was not a great game..it is!
What is this, a parrot-spambot?
Someone should ban it.

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Old 2011-08-08, 17:43
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What is this, a parrot-spambot?
Someone should ban it.
Already banned. Please get rid of the links in your quote.
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Old 2011-08-18, 22:34
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Never thought of it from that angle... For me, nearly every game is like "me against the world".
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Old 2011-08-26, 20:25
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Do you get to play it correctly with Widescreen monitors???

My LBAs look terrible if I play them at full resolution because the proportions aren't right =/
You can most likely correct the widescreen issues for 4:3 games in your graphics card settings. I think most of them (if not all) have that possibility.

Recently I finished playing though both LBA 1 and 2 again, and I would not think of LBA 2 story as a filler story. I was again amazed of how the story builds up from a small 'issue' and adds new elements that fit perfectly, slowly increasing the difficulty. When I first played LBA 2 (that was before I played LBA 1) I thought that rescuing Raph would be the end of the game .
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Old 2011-08-26, 20:31
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You can most likely correct the widescreen issues for 4:3 games in your graphics card settings. I think most of them (if not all) have that possibility.

Recently I finished playing though both LBA 1 and 2 again, and I would not think of LBA 2 story as a filler story. I was again amazed of how the story builds up from a small 'issue' and adds new elements that fit perfectly, slowly increasing the difficulty. When I first played LBA 2 (that was before I played LBA 1) I thought that rescuing Raph would be the end of the game .
I actually now see how good a game lba2 really is. The story is better of one, but purely from adventure viewpoint it's better
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Old 2011-08-27, 07:18
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Reminds me of the first time I played LBA 2, exactly 10 years ago. I liked keeping my sisters updated with my progress in the game, so after I told them that I healed Dino-Fly, one of them asked "so, did you finish the game?".
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Old 2011-08-30, 20:59
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i remember that the first time i ever played lba2 it took me weeks to how to heal the dinofly and even more time to find all the fragments :P I thought the game was very long, and I would have never imagined that you could finish it in a few hours.
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Old 2011-08-30, 23:50
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Heh, the first time I played LBA2 I also thought that curing Dino-Fly would be the end. When I got to the fragments, I couldn't believe how much time I'd been playing. (A year and 3 months). Mi niciest experience in videogames .
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Old 2011-08-31, 01:10
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Yeah, the same happened to me. It took me an incredible amount of time to cure dino fly, defeat the Tralu, do the three school of magic tests, etc.
To me, Twinsun felt immense as a kid. Seriously, when I got to Zeelich for the first time my mind was blown.
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i remember that the first time i ever played lba2 it took me weeks to how to heal the dinofly and even more time to find all the fragments
Maybe because you was 10 years old.
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Old 2011-08-31, 11:48
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Maybe because you was 10 years old.
That's... kind of the point I think everyone is trying to make.
Playing this game as a kid magnified the challenge and complexity of it, while now we can complete it easily. It's about looking back at those times nostalgically
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Old 2011-08-31, 11:59
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That's... kind of the point I think everyone is trying to make.
Playing this game as a kid magnified the challenge and complexity of it, while now we can complete it easily. It's about looking back at those times nostalgically
Back then, with LBA1, I literally spend at least one week before I figured out Zoe was meant to be kidnapped. I kinda figured I lost the game letting that happen. Well also because they would kick me back in the cell.

Hehe, and then spend ages finding out just how to get back in the house.
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Old 2011-08-31, 12:45
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Of course, it's possible to get into discreet mode and hide in one of the rooms, and that way you won't be back in jail. I can vaguely remember this part from when my friend showed me the game on his computer, a few years before I played it myself.
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Old 2011-08-31, 13:31
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i still claim that the whole puring the clear water on the runic stone thing was unfair cause there was absolutely no indication anywhere that i was supposed to do that...this resulted in me wasting months of my life in vain
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Old 2011-08-31, 14:09
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Of course, it's possible to get into discreet mode and hide in one of the rooms, and that way you won't be back in jail. I can vaguely remember this part from when my friend showed me the game on his computer, a few years before I played it myself.
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Old 2011-08-31, 15:21
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I actually now see how good a game lba2 really is. The story is better of one, but purely from adventure viewpoint it's better
Yeah, I far prefer the gameplay of LBA 2. I actually prefer the story of 2 as well, but probably because I played that first, so there is some sentimentality there.

I'll never forget giving up on this game for ages because I didn't realize you had to go into discreet mode to hit the buttons for the undergas elevator. I hated the game for a long time because I couldn't figured that out. I thought I had missed some secret entrance or something.
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Old 2011-08-31, 15:25
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i still claim that the whole puring the clear water on the runic stone thing was unfair cause there was absolutely no indication anywhere that i was supposed to do that...this resulted in me wasting months of my life in vain
That is probably the strangest part of the game (yeah I know the whole thing is strange), there were no clues leading up to it, and why would it just blow up the whole fortress around it but remain intact itself?
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