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Do you have to play laura bow colonels bequest before dagger of amon ra

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Title says it all really Smile
I’ve noticed that a lot of point and click retro gamers list the dagger of amon ra one of their favourite adventure games. I’ve never played any Laura Bow games and really wanted to jump in to this one but there is a game before called colonels bequest. Can I play amon ra without playing the colonels bequest first or will I miss out on story and character development? The colonels bequest isn’t reviewed as fondly as amon ra
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sure(ly) they are not connected by any means! ..rather than the same protagonist! even the gameplaying is totally different. give DoAR a go man.

     
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I’ve never played Colonel’s Bequest, but thoroughly enjoyed Amon Ra.

     

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You don’t have to do anything (apart from eating and sleeping)  Crazy  - I’m yet to hear about the game series where you can’t jump straight to the sequel - sure, you’ll miss some references here and there, or perhaps a large portion of a back story (in the worst case scenario), but even then, you’ll be enjoying the game. Hell, my favorite games are Gabriel Knight 2 and Monkey Island 2, and I’ve played the first games in the series few years or even a decade after the second.

     

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diego - 07 July 2019 05:36 PM

I’m yet to hear about the game series where you can’t jump straight to the sequel - sure, you’ll miss some references here and there, or perhaps a large portion of a back story (in the worst case scenario)

I think this falls into the category where a game might share a same lineage with another, but the two games are not really related at all. Do you need to play MYST before you can play Riven? Of course not!

     

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rtrooney - 07 July 2019 09:46 PM
diego - 07 July 2019 05:36 PM

I’m yet to hear about the game series where you can’t jump straight to the sequel - sure, you’ll miss some references here and there, or perhaps a large portion of a back story (in the worst case scenario)

I think this falls into the category where a game might share a same lineage with another, but the two games are not really related at all. Do you need to play MYST before you can play Riven? Of course not!

Can you name a game series that you absolutely need to play in order, apart from the episodic games?

     

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diego - 08 July 2019 02:39 AM

Can you name a game series that you absolutely need to play in order, apart from the episodic games?

All of them!
But that’s because I have OCD, not because the series require it… Grin

     

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If you don’t count Laura Bow herself, there’s no overlap between the games. They both are stand-alone murder mysteries.

     
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diego - 08 July 2019 02:39 AM

Can you name a game series that you absolutely need to play in order, apart from the episodic games?

I don’t know about absolutely need, but I’d have thought you’d miss out somewhat if you started with Broken Sword 2 or Dreamfall.

     
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diego - 08 July 2019 02:39 AM

Can you name a game series that you absolutely need to play in order, apart from the episodic games?

Sure. If you didn’t play Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins before you played
Dragon Lore II: The Heart of the Dragon Man
you wouldn’t know that The Hordes from the Land of Nightmares stand ready to attack. The Dragon Prince has dubbed you, Werner von Wallenrod, a Dragon Knight.

     
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Grue22 - 08 July 2019 06:34 AM
diego - 08 July 2019 02:39 AM

Can you name a game series that you absolutely need to play in order, apart from the episodic games?

Sure. If you didn’t play Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins before you played
Dragon Lore II: The Heart of the Dragon Man
you wouldn’t know that The Hordes from the Land of Nightmares stand ready to attack. The Dragon Prince has dubbed you, Werner von Wallenrod, a Dragon Knight.

Well played, Sir. Grin You wouldn’t believe it, but I played The Dragon Lore II without playing the original, and enjoyed it immensely. I was terrified later when I found out that the critics think it’s a shitty game. Bunch of fools. I mean, can you ask for a better haircut from a protagonist than this?

     

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whoa i had no idea there was a dragon lore 2… i love those kind of pre rendered mid dos era graphics

     
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diego - 08 July 2019 06:45 AM

I mean, can you ask for a better haircut from a protagonist than this?

Point taken. But it’s clearly a step down from his haircut in the first game.

     
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Grue22 - 08 July 2019 07:15 AM
diego - 08 July 2019 06:45 AM

I mean, can you ask for a better haircut from a protagonist than this?

Point taken. But it’s clearly a step down from his haircut in the first game.

I take back everything I said about not needing to play games in order. This haircut is frigging brilliant! Missing on a backstory is nothing compared to acknowledging hairstyle development. Still, I wouldn’t wanna play the game where the hero is holding his sword by the blade!

     

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Grin

I propose - nay, demand - a new thread about the best & worst adventure game haircuts.

     
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I’m not sure “absolutely need to” fits the bill, because you can always play a sequel first even if you don’t know the characters’ backstory. But I think it would be somewhat unsatisfying. Two examples would be playing Still Life II without playing Still Life and Post Mortem first. Also, Syberia 2 wouldn’t make much sense without playing Syberia first.

     

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