I will play every level in Marathon 2, and comment on them.

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Re: I will play every level in Marathon 2, and comment on th

Post Feb 11th '19, 04:09

Hey no problem. It was something I had thought about doing for awhile, and I finally got to it.
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Sharkie Lino
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Post Feb 11th '19, 17:37

But now the trilogy is incomplete. As far as I know there's now a playthrough thread for Marathon 1, and now Marathon 2, but no Infinity.
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Flowers

Post Feb 11th '19, 18:27

Ryoko did the Infinity thread many years ago. I have to go to work in a moment and can't find a link, but if you go to the levels at lhowon.org, each level should have a link to his comments.
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Post Feb 11th '19, 18:34

What I liked about Infinity wasn't the unintended sequel story or the quality map designs. What I liked about Infinity was the additional content and tools included. It's not that I don't appreciate the quality that Infinity was. Maybe by that time I had outgrown the same interests which kept me from seeing it in the same way that I did when growing up with the other two. Playing through Infinity felt more like a chore than enjoyment and I personally could care less about a walkthrough or commentary. I just don't have any emotional connection to Infinity like I do with M1 and M2.
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RadBurn

Post Feb 11th '19, 18:39

Flowers wrote:But now the trilogy is incomplete. As far as I know there's now a playthrough thread for Marathon 1, and now Marathon 2, but no Infinity.


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Sharkie Lino
Connecticut

Post Feb 11th '19, 19:04

Neat. I found his Tempus Irae playthrough incidentally a week ago while not even browsing the pfhorums, I think it was on Lhowon as well. Thought he was a bit too harsh on TI, but I didn't know he had reviewed Infinity. Thanks for the heads up, I'll give it a read through.

Playing through Infinity felt more like a chore than enjoyment and I personally could care less about a walkthrough or commentary. I just don't have any emotional connection to Infinity like I do with M1 and M2.

I liked Infinity more than the other games on my first playthrough but I think the other games have a better replay factor. Infinity has a lot of levels that impressed me initially but some levels feel like props for the story, and these prop levels aren't very exciting on your second or third run or any run thereafter. Playing through levels such as Eat The Path and having your weapons taken away so often feels like a chore once you've already played through Infinity.
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Flowers

Post Feb 11th '19, 22:11

Ryoko also did threads for Rubicon and Eternal. We took his reviews fairly heavily into account when making 1.2, though there were a few cases where we didn't agree with his reviews.

Infinity was the first I played and I still have a soft spot for it. I tend to think Marathon 2 is the most fun to play and probably has the most compelling story, but Infinity has the most interesting level design and most engrossing atmosphere. Marathon 1 has a lot of great moments too, particularly the Pfhor ship levels (I really wish Reg had stayed with the company as he did a great job making levels that felt genuinely alien), but seems the most dated and is definitely the one I've played least often.
“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.” —V, V for Vendetta (Alan Moore)

“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can’t lick ’em, join ’em. If it hurts, repeat it. But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold; we can no longer describe happy man, nor make any celebration of joy.” —Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”

“If others had not been foolish, we should be so.” —William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

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