Rating LAURA BOW

Feeling like this game could be murder... literally? Well, come on in here for some extra detective work (and clues/hints/etc!) for the Laura Bow games (The Colonel's Bequest and The Dagger of Amon Ra).
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Rating LAURA BOW

Post by Tawmis » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:07 am

Granted, there's only two...

So - if you had to rate the games from best to worse - what order would you put them in?

Maybe say what you liked or disliked, to explain the order, to generate some conversation?

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Post by Collector » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:42 pm

Even though it is the same protagonist, I do not think that they are that comparable. They both do their thing very well. TCB is one of if not THE EGA jewel in Sierra's crown. It showed just how much was possible with the limited technology of the time. Dagger is great in its own way.
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Re: Rating LAURA BOW

Post by Semi-Happy Partygoer » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:19 am

I hold both LB games in equally high esteem. They're incredibly well-designed, evocative and suitably creepy. I never tire of either of them.

That being said, I was introduced to Dagger first, so it will always be a bit more special to me for that reason. The art style is very unique and beautiful to look at. I also think the underlying story is stronger and the characters more original, plus Laura has more personality.

TCB's story may be simpler and the characters more archetypal, but that was intentional. It's a delightful parody of murder mystery tropes that creates an incredibly engaging atmosphere. The EGA artwork is unsurpassed.
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Re: Rating LAURA BOW

Post by Collector » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:08 pm

Semi-Happy Partygoer wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:19 am
I hold both LB games in equally high esteem. They're incredibly well-designed, evocative and suitably creepy. I never tire of either of them.

That being said, I was introduced to Dagger first, so it will always be a bit more special to me for that reason. The art style is very unique and beautiful to look at. I also think the underlying story is stronger and the characters more original, plus Laura has more personality.

TCB's story may be simpler and the characters more archetypal, but that was intentional. It's a delightful parody of murder mystery tropes that creates an incredibly engaging atmosphere.
Agreed, but TBC was the first for me.
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Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:19 am
The EGA artwork is unsurpassed.
I have always said that TCB has the best EGA artwork of any game, bar none. It is Douglas Herring's masterpiece.
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