History VideoGame / LauraBow

12th Aug '17 10:34:41 PM Argon2
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The second and last in the series, ''The Dagger of Amon Ra'' (1992), used VGA graphics and a point-and-click interface. It takes place a year after the first game, in New York, where Laura, now a newspaper reporter, is charged to write a story about the disappearance of an antique dagger from a local museum. Attending a benefit at the museum, she meets the various suspects, who quickly begin to die off one by one. This game had a similar time system but involved more straight-forward, item-based puzzles than the previous game. Like its predecessor, it also required the player to make their own conclusions in order to solve the murders. The identity of the murderer is not revealed at the end of the game, and instead the player is asked a series of questions in order to determine who the culprit is based on evidence collected.

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The second and last in the series, ''The Dagger of Amon Ra'' (1992), used VGA graphics and a point-and-click interface. It takes place a year after the first game, in New York, where Laura, now a newspaper reporter, is charged to write a story about the disappearance of an antique dagger from a local museum. Attending a benefit at the museum, she meets the various suspects, who quickly begin to die off one by one. This game had a similar time system but involved more straight-forward, item-based puzzles than the previous game. Like its predecessor, it also required the player to make their own conclusions in order to solve the murders. The identity of the murderer is not revealed at the end of the game, and instead the player is asked a series of questions in order to determine who the culprit is based on evidence collected.
collected. Both entries in the series have been [[https://www.gog.com/game/the_colonels_bequest released on GOG]].



* ArsonMurderandJaywalking: In the second game O'reiley says he has to deal with murder, speakeasies, muggings, arson and grapes being stolen.

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* ArsonMurderandJaywalking: ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In the second game O'reiley says he has to deal with murder, speakeasies, muggings, arson and grapes being stolen.
8th Aug '17 8:27:38 AM justme13
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*ChekovsGun: The derringer in the first game.
7th Aug '17 8:35:29 PM justme13
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** There are 2 references to Mr Ed in the first game:
*** If you ask Rudy about Blaze he will say "A horse is a horse"
*** A subtler reference is Wilbur who says he loves horses, Wilbur was Mr Ed's owners name.
7th Aug '17 8:27:29 PM justme13
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* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: Gloria's stage name is Swansong, which means last performance ]]
7th Aug '17 8:23:29 PM justme13
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* MoodWhiplash: The first game is pretty dark and serious, the second game has a lot of humor in it.
7th Aug '17 8:21:03 PM justme13
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* ArsonMurderandJaywalking: In the second game O'reiley says he has to deal with murder, speakeasies, muggings, arson and grapes being stolen.
7th Aug '17 8:14:36 PM justme13
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** In the second game, Rube refers to Laura as Bains, the antagonist in the first two Police Quest games.
3rd Aug '17 7:03:59 AM justme13
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* ForeShadowing: [[spoiler:In the first game during the opening dinner scene, Gloria starts saying what she plans on doing with her cut of the Colonel's money, Ethel interrupts her and says that the Colonel will probably outlive her.]]
31st Jul '17 7:55:48 PM justme13
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** There's a rowboat in the first game called the Minnow.
** The chandelier falling is a reference to the Phantom of the Opera
** Just take a shower in the first game.
10th Apr '17 9:44:00 AM Anorgil
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** Some of the characters from the first game are references to [[Film/{{Cluedo}}]], most notably Colonel Dijon (Mustard).
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