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I wanna be a Pirate with Guybrush and Lucas Arts
7 (63.6%)
My dream is to be a space janitor with Sierra
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Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« on: April 23, 2013, 01:19:41 PM »
Yes, yes THIS argument, hopefully no one will try to murder anyone :P

So, which one was the best Adventure game company of its time? Which one had the better games?  And why?

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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 01:40:47 PM »
They both had good games and they both had bad games. They both had games with clever puzzles and they both had games with retarded puzzles. They were both good for their time, and they are both gone now. Not much else to say, other than I hate the whole "choose one or the other" mentality.
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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 02:01:19 PM »
B-b-but YOU MUST CHOOSE! How else will we make this pointless debate not seem pointless? :P

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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 03:22:45 PM »
Sierra. Better games, better gameplay style, better graphics, and more to choose from.

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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 03:24:41 PM »
See? much better, now we can start mud-slinging each other!  :rofl:

In all seriousness though, I prefer Lucas Arts, I like the simplicity, humor and not-dying :P

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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2013, 05:17:37 PM »
It's a simple fact that Lucasarts' games were nearly always better made, more polished, and less buggy than Sierra games.  Pretty much every adventure game they put out can be considered an absolute classic.  Sierra's record is a lot spottier.

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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2013, 05:19:14 PM »
Though to be fair, Grim Fandango was pretttttty rough

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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2013, 05:20:56 PM »
Sierra, definitely. Space Quest, King's Quest, Quest for Glory,... :D

I do like the Monkey Island games a lot, though - at least the first two. I haven't played three or four.

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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2013, 05:32:20 PM »
Three's pretty fun.

As for four... meh you're not missing much

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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2013, 06:03:07 PM »
I've seen a walkthrough of four on Youtube, and to me, it's just as funny as the rest of 'em. Same with Tales.

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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2013, 06:16:06 PM »
The biggest issue people have with Monkey Island 4 can be summed up in two words: Monkey Kombat.

Also, Monkey Island 4, like most other adventure games at the time, had ugly 3D animation and lousy controls, so there's that.
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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2013, 06:39:24 PM »
Eh, I thought it was cute.

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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2013, 07:15:23 PM »
Maybe you should make judgments from actually playing the game.  ;)

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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2013, 07:20:12 PM »
Maybe you should make judgments from actually playing the game.  ;)
...says the guy who judged KQ7 from a Let's Play. ;)

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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2013, 07:53:59 PM »
Ooh, buuurn!  :rofl:

Then again, burn on me too. A lot of the knowledge I get (especially my Sierra Lore) comes from Let's Plays, Walkthroughs, Internet Reviews and Retrospectives. Some of those games (such as King's Quest and Quest for Glory) I'd never even heard of up until then, and I became interested in learning more.

Speaking of Let's Plays, which one were you following exactly Lamb?

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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2013, 07:58:00 PM »
I can't choose.  I love 'em both.  And I live in world where I can own and play both.  So I don't need to choose.  If someone made me choose, I'd choose neither and live without any of them.  Cause I need 'em both.  ALL OR NOTHING, BABY.


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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2013, 08:05:51 PM »
Maybe you should make judgments from actually playing the game.  ;)
...says the guy who judged KQ7 from a Let's Play. ;)

Ha...Of course I was kidding.  I would never actually watch an LP instead of playing the game.  And I certainly wouldn't make judgments about its gameplay based on that.  I value having actual experiences in life, rather than watching other people do it on the internet.  KQ7, I played when it was brand new on Windows 3.1.  When it was exciting and fresh AND STILL SUCKED MY NOT-YET-HAIRY NUTS.

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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2013, 08:14:48 PM »
Well, nevermind my last question then.

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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2013, 08:18:59 PM »
Well, nevermind my last question then.

Heh...I'm just messing around with you.  I haven't seen many Let's Plays of anything that have ever grabbed me.  Usually I find people's nerdy commentary to be utterly grating.

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Re: Lucas Arts vs. Sierra
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2013, 12:04:18 AM »
While Sierra has made a couple great games, lucasarts simply put out more high quality games.
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