Dagger of Amon Ra play! - Tawmis

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Postby Collector » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:03 am

Or NRS.
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Postby Tawmis » Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:30 am

Okay - this is a pretty tough game... and I am in Act III - and I think I have found about six different ways to die so far. :o
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Postby Collector » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:11 am

You could do a YouTube "Let's Die" with Laura Bow. :lol:
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Postby Tawmis » Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:47 pm

Collector wrote:You could do a YouTube "Let's Die" with Laura Bow. :lol:


Seriously. Act I and Act II - if there was a way to die, I didn't find it. Act III - I think I found three more ways to die, since that post. (And I keep getting wrapped up in the game, and forgetting to save, :roll: because Act III is where everyone starts dying left and right!) :shock:
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Postby adeyke » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:12 pm

Collector wrote:You could do a YouTube "Let's Die" with Laura Bow. :lol:


Like this one?
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Postby Tawmis » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:52 pm

I had to stop watching the video - it was too graphic!

I kid, I kid! I stopped because it was showing something I hadn't got to yet.
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Postby Tawmis » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:55 pm

Side note, I finally passed Act III and am now in Act IV.

Let me say, this game has some silly puzzles... for example (since I don't remember much of Dagger of Amon Ra, I was doing random things for example) - and one of the things I did (having just used it on the mouse trap) - was smash the bone against the mirror just outside that room... Which okay, might have made sense to do (to get maybe a piece of glass!) - but to discover that there's a hidden lamp behind the mirror? How does that even make sense? I knew what the lamp was for, because I had died previously in the dark hallway. Although, admittedly, I died again with the lamp in that hallway, because I didn't turn it on first. Figured I'd have time in the hallway to do so.
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Postby BBP » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:06 pm

Oomph the hallway bugged me. When I played it, this one secret passage I found myself and I was so proud, thinking "PROGRESS!"... and then you die.
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Postby Tawmis » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:31 am

BBP wrote:Oomph the hallway bugged me. When I played it, this one secret passage I found myself and I was so proud, thinking "PROGRESS!"... and then you die.


I know. I thought it'd be like Space Quest "put gem in mouth" :lol:
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Postby Tawmis » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:03 am

After discovering like another 10 to 15 ways to die :lol: I finally beat this game.

There's a couple of puzzles in this game that are pretty out there (like the one I mentioned above), and some that are painful (for example, using the snake oil on the snake in the office three times to catch it - then, not knowing you'd need it again, and failing to refill it later, and dying in the secret passage with the snakes!) Also, it was random clicking on a specific body that allowed me to find the Smelling Salts - otherwise, I would have never known they were there. But early on, I just began clicking all over the bodies, to see if there was anything hidden. Also, if you get this stuff before doing the refilling of the snake oil - it automatically kicks in Act V, which means you will dead end at that tunnel, because you won't have snake oil! And Laura pulls a move straight from LSL2, by putting an entire mummy inside her purse (Larry had put the super sized, giant, Goliath sized soda in his pocket! - Ouch! -)

I do wonder about something - in the game, there's two segments where it's using actual "speaking" audio - when the woman is singing in the Speakeasy, and then later when the followers of Ra are chanting "Amon Ra" repeatedly. Curious why more of this game wasn't made into a talkie version? And how they got those two audio files to play in what's technically not a "talkie" game?
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Postby Tawmis » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:06 am

Here's the save games, broken down by acts (each folder is an Act, labelled as such: ActI, ActII, ActIII, ActIV, ActV, and ActVI)

The end, I had made several attempts to guess who did what (I knew who the main murderer was) - but the reasons, I wasn't always sure of (a lot of "Covering up another crime") so I kept getting fumbled success... finally used my hint book to get the answers as to who (most of which I knew), but most of the why's I had wrong.
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Postby Collector » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:56 am

What game is next?
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Postby BBP » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:11 am

Tawmis wrote:After discovering like another 10 to 15 ways to die :lol: I finally beat this game.

I do wonder about something - in the game, there's two segments where it's using actual "speaking" audio - when the woman is singing in the Speakeasy, and then later when the followers of Ra are chanting "Amon Ra" repeatedly. Curious why more of this game wasn't made into a talkie version? And how they got those two audio files to play in what's technically not a "talkie" game?


Congratulations on beating it - I failed miserably.

Laura Bow 2 is a talkie - a highly annoying talkie with the staff doing the voices. IIRC Jane Jensen voices the flapper in the women's lounge. Didn't you know that version?
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Postby Tawmis » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:52 am

Collector wrote:What game is next?


Not sure. Going to have to see what I have installed - and what I don't remember (perhaps one of the Conquest games? I think I played both of those games once and beat them, never repeated on those...)

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Tawmis wrote:After discovering like another 10 to 15 ways to die :lol: I finally beat this game.
I do wonder about something - in the game, there's two segments where it's using actual "speaking" audio - when the woman is singing in the Speakeasy, and then later when the followers of Ra are chanting "Amon Ra" repeatedly. Curious why more of this game wasn't made into a talkie version? And how they got those two audio files to play in what's technically not a "talkie" game?

Congratulations on beating it - I failed miserably.


It is, definitely not an easy game! It's misleading too, because the first two acts (well, okay other than crossing the street without looking) - I didn't die. So it kind of gives a false sense of security. Act III rolls around and I felt like I died at every turn somehow!

BBP wrote:Laura Bow 2 is a talkie - a highly annoying talkie with the staff doing the voices. IIRC Jane Jensen voices the flapper in the women's lounge. Didn't you know that version?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M75v9RSVXjE&list=PL5C97D337BCFB259C&index=16


Weird. Because mine wasn't a talkie - nor do I have an option anywhere to say I want Text over Speech.
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Postby adeyke » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:03 pm

There's both a talkie version and a non-talkie version.
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