Welcome back! I trust you've all seen the previous article covering the first game in the LandLand series and are awkwardly looking for an exit as we move on to its sequel. Don't get too worried! Or maybe do actually! While the original LandLand ended up going from a standard Town clone to a disaster of broken puzzles its sequel is ...more playable. Yet again though the history of the series being surrounded in mystery as a corrupt upload proliferated across the Internet remains the game's biggest claim to fame. LandLand 2 is improved in nearly every way. Are there still bugs? Yes. Are there still frustrating design choices. Yes. The difference here though is that LandLand 2 is significantly more cohesive and original compared to its predecessor. There's an actual story and a much better understanding of how to distribute resources. This sequel is tragically also still full of bugs and goes from okay-ish to its own disaster as things move along.
So don't expect this one to end up being a lost classic, but do expect a world that starts off decently enough to get your hopes up. It's the kind of game you'd probably get some entertainment out of as a young child browsing random ZZT worlds. Again though, the corruption in the upload meant that no young child had the opportunity to see this game to the end in more than 25 years. Let's see how much improvement there is and where LandLand 2 stands in contrast to other ZZT worlds of its vintage.
LandLand 1+2 (Decorrupted)By: Joe Moone/GreaseMonkey
Released: February 02, 1993
Played Using: SolidHUD v4 via Zeta v33
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:x4 You try to take his money, but a searing pain in your head screeches" NO!!!!" #TAKE HEALTH 50 Die #END [...] :Die #ENDGAME
:TOUCH You take his paycheck. #GIVE GEMS 5 #DIE