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This remix of ABL contains upgraded graphics and sound and should be considered the definitive version; it has three to four hours of gameplay beyond the end of the previous release, which was entitled THE LINE NARROWS.

What was originally one game has been split into two due to the release of RMXP, so I'm marking ABL 2.1 as 'Complete.' Don't laugh! The second half of the game will be released in RMXP as LINE'S END, and will have a separate entry on RMN.

Okay, now you can laugh. ^_^

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  • Lys86
  • RPG Tsukuru 2000
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  • 06/29/2007 05:07 PM
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A fan sequel would be amazin if a lot of thought was put into it, I'm sure many people have ideas, might as well use them.
People in RMN should start organizing such project. I'm all for it, but I wouldn't participate because I don't love this game that much.
chana
(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
1584
"Okay, now you can laugh." And did I laugh! I would actually be interested (even if I'm only really good at story and dialogues), but in XP, I'm afraid that would ruin it.
Well, it's pretty clear to me that Lys86 created something greater than himself and couldn't finish it up. It would be very hard to give a good ending to this game, considering all that was done before. Creating an intricate and interesting story is hard, but to close it well is much, much harder. I think this helped to make this game somewhat legendary. People will always remember how great it was and wonder how it could have ended.
chana
(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
1584
I rather agree that the idea of finishing lys's work is unfeasible, but I don't think Lys left it unended because it was too big for him.
This game is still kicking around huh? Amazing and it sometimes makes me wonder is Lys didn't intentionally promise and not deliver Line's End. If you think about it this game to RMN is like Star Wars to Lucas Arts. Hell it's even got a "definitive" version as stated in the description. What are the odds he intended to never continue on the story because he couldn't versus the odds of him not continuing because of the inherent value of not doing so? I mean I see this game on EVERY site with RPG Maker games for DL on it and people are so unwilling to let it die (kind of like my semi necro post right now) and be lost in obscurity.
It's SO effing amazing though. Letting this die would be blasphemy. This game is what made most of us (Or me at least) believe that truly gripping stories could be told in RPGMaker. Since it has such a big fan following, I am surprised that a "fanon" version has not been made to tie up the loose ends left by the original, as a homage to Lysanders work. The issue with that being that he could easily pop in and say "Suck it, it's my work, sod off." but it's a solid idea.

It's a shame Lysander did not deliver his own conclusion though, would have loved to see how some of the plots solved themselves.
author=Tyranos
Amazing and it sometimes makes me wonder is Lys didn't intentionally promise and not deliver Line's End. If you think about it this game to RMN is like Star Wars to Lucas Arts. Hell it's even got a "definitive" version as stated in the description. What are the odds he intended to never continue on the story because he couldn't versus the odds of him not continuing because of the inherent value of not doing so?


I love it that someone would even consider that. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Coscarelli has a higher chance of completing Phantasm V before Lys ever gets around to Line's End.
kentona
When you're so cool you can troll your own website.
21214
This is over 10,000 downloads! Wow!
author=kentona
This is over 10,000 downloads! Wow!


A testament to how fantastic the game is.. I just wish Sir Lysander would finish it :'(
Yay just started this today. Fun so far but a bit challenging.
Also, as far as to never finishing this project again...
Who cares???
The man has at least 2 full projects to his name, one of which has a functioning CBS.
Plus, there would be nothing cool about having to actually physically restart game on a newer platform. Bump that shit.
benos
My mind is full of fuck.
559
Knock Knock
whose there?
Gabe Newell
Gabe Newell who?
Gabe Newell better release half life episode 3 before Line's end.
This was my favorite game, Thank you for making it!
I think I may have some news about this game! Some guy on Desura (phantumjosh) says, in the summary of his profile, that he's also known as Lysander86 and, posting about a commercial game made with RPG maker VX (Oh Wow an RPG Game), posted these two messages:

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phantumjosh Aug 8 2012, 11:18pm said:
I used to use RPG Maker, made a couple REALLY popular games that people enjoyed a lot, but gave up on the third of the series. I didn't like the restrictions on the engine, and to be honest, if you really want to go somehwere, you're going to have to drop the engine and expand.

I've been remaking mine in a much more powerful engine, only problem is it requires a greater knowledge base of animation, and programming :3

Good game though for what it's worth, I think to really take it up another notch though you'd have to drop the engine. I'm currently using UDK and I love what I am able to do with it :)

6.5/10 - overall
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phantumjosh Aug 9 2012, 7:41pm replied:
Actually gonna get a mod to remove these two responses, This and previous one from me.

I dont want attention from that game anymore. too many painful memories :(
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Well, just thought I'd tell you before he "gets a mod to remove these two responses".
chana
(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
1584
interesting, very...
And not true, actually. I don't know who Phantumjosh is, but he's not and never has been me. :P

Lys
I see a bump.. hope for Line's End... end up broken hearted :'(