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Old 08-21-2017, 12:51 PM
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Old 11-26-2017, 04:00 PM
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Been awhile, huh? Life finds a way to keep you busy, I guess.

When last we left Boston had just brought Ludgar back to life. Maggie continues to not care.

In a weak attempt at camaraderie Boston engages Ludgar in some idle chatter:







Catch that last bit there? It's going to become a theme... Well, with Ludgar back but not offering anything new Boston resumes his exploration. He did find a new rod, didn't he? Let's try it out on one of these doors! (It works on the closed one to the right of where Brink's body was.

Boston matches up the symbols on the panel with those on the red rod and:





Another tramway! Boston pushes the call button:



Alright. I suppose we aren't going that way... Back through the door we came and into a dark side tunnel. A cutscene must be something important:





And into an empty room with nothing for me to do. (I didn't take a screencap. I'm sure we'll be back here again though...)

Back to the main hallway. And this time Boston and Company head back to the area where we first found the life crystals:

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Old 11-26-2017, 04:01 PM
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The last time Boston was here he was unable to open this door by himself. Perhaps with Ludgar's help they can?





Those look familiar...





That can't be good.











What if you could just put your text in a box so that didn't take forever to convey the information to your audience?!
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Ludgar and Boston talk on:

















Ludgar might be a pretentious life crystal lover but, he isn't wrong. Let's make sure Boston grabs a few more:



With the two men loaded up on crystals they prepare to exit the room. Boston notices something by the door:



Which he picks up and looks at:



How informative.
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Old 11-26-2017, 04:02 PM
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The two leave the room and head outside. Right near the exit Boston notices something:



A fossil of some sort? It's hard to tell... The continue down toward the water:





As Boston ruminates on just how long he'll have to live. Some sort of turtle like creature comes ashore:









What the hell did we just witness?! And what the hell happened to Ludgar?!

Maybe we'll find out next time?
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:17 PM
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This is as far as tiny baby Solitayre ever made it. Good luck with this next part, God help you if you aren't perfect at it.
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:18 PM
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This is as far as tiny baby Solitayre ever made it. Good luck with this next part, God help you if you aren't perfect at it.
This is a remarkably bad Lucasarts' game.
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:52 PM
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It definitely hasn't aged well.
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:32 AM
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Gee, Captain, these crystals sure are great! Everyone should use a crystal! Why don't you go ahead and get everyone to use a crystal? Nothing could possibly go wrong!
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Gee, Captain, these crystals sure are great! Everyone should use a crystal! Why don't you go ahead and get everyone to use a crystal? Nothing could possibly go wrong!
Great, a crystal meth addict.
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This is a remarkably bad Lucasarts' game.
Aw, I still like it quite a lot.
I specially love the dialogs, the characters have something to say for almost everything they find on the planet, and quite intelligent conversations at that, or so I seem to recall, at least in the first half or so or the game. Everything gets increasingly silly and linear towards the end though, less and less extra conversations.

The turtle puzzle is indeed quite bad, though. And so is the drone programming puzzle to turn on the power near the beginning.

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I even considered doing a video and/or text-heavy LP that showcased all these dialogs 'cause I think they add a whole lot of flavor to the game, but in the end I couldn't be arsed, 'cuz I'm lazy.
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When last we saw our hero he was pretending to be David Attenborough in the middle of a nature documentary. While he was distracted by one large water monster eating a smaller one Brink seems to have wondered off.

I'm sure this is fine, everything is fine.







"A ghost tried to warn us, but Brink was feeling too cocky to listen," is my favorite line in this game by a mile so far. Ghosts never warn me of anything!





Finally, some reflection! Yes, noboday does want to stay with you Boston, because you are awful. That's okay though. They are also awful.



Nope!

Okay, so the puzzle here is a little weird and I don't know how, without a guide, anyone ever figured it out. Remember that fossil we found? Remember that tiny monster we saw get chewed up and spit out? Well, now we're supposed to take all the bones in that pile and arrange them to match the fossil! Yes, that fossil that was barely visible! There really is no way to know whether you got a piece in the right place or not!

Even with a guide and pictures of the completed puzzle it still took me forever to get this done! Apologies, I somehow don't have any pictures of the random bone pile.



This is it mostly correct. This is me thinking it is complete. (I'm very close. The "neck" bone in the upper right needs to be rotated 90 degrees)

So what good does arranging some bones do? Well, we are making a bomb!



See, this cannister? It is a bomb! Yup, how did we know that? Because we used a guide. I'm sure without a guide you'd end up killing yourself somehow with the item in order to discover that. Boston puts the cannister in with the bones:



Okay, so now you've got a nice pile of bones and bomb? So what?

Watch the magic!



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Old 01-07-2018, 10:41 AM
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Boston brought a space turtle back to life with a bomb in its insides. Only, so it could be immediately consumed by a space plesiosaur and explode inside of the larger beast killing both of them.

And, he doesn't understand why no one wants to hang out with him?! And why did he do all that?

How many more lives muse be lost to satisfy you're idle curiosity?!







Another rod, which means another "key" to one of those doors!



And on the weird pedestal?



Maybe, if we find all of them here it will helps us get out of it? Boston takes it.

That's everything in the cave! And everything in this area for now so Boston heads back to the tram and the central hub:





And this door. Which is you squint is orangish, our new rod is orangish too!



Opening the new door leads us to...




Another tram.:



And where that will take us? We'll find out next time!
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:38 AM
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See, this cannister? It is a bomb! Yup, how did we know that? Because we used a guide. I'm sure without a guide you'd end up killing yourself somehow with the item in order to discover that. Boston puts the cannister in with the bones:
I'm afraid you did miss a couple more videos/screens in the museum - one of them is precisely the one that teaches you that the mysterious three-pronged artifact is a bomb... ^_^;;
(don't remember what the fourth is about. Sth very minor, I think)
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