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

Posted: Feb 11th '19, 04:09
by Sharkie Lino
Hey no problem. It was something I had thought about doing for awhile, and I finally got to it.

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

Posted: Feb 11th '19, 17:37
by Flowers
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.

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

Posted: Feb 11th '19, 18:27
by The Man
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.

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

Posted: Feb 11th '19, 18:34
by RadBurn
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.

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

Posted: Feb 11th '19, 18:39
by Sharkie Lino
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.
http://pfhorums.com/viewtopic.php?f=23& ... n+Infinity

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

Posted: Feb 11th '19, 19:04
by Flowers
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.

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

Posted: Feb 11th '19, 22:11
by The Man
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.