I think it was the other way round and Saffire borrowed from Templar. My primary reason is that the PC game was never released, so unless Templar were actually shown the game whilst it was in development, they couldn't have seen the dialogue. Conversely, the Ta-Wahi chapter of the MNOLG was available to everyone since early '01. So it's far more conceivable that Saffire would've seen it from Templar's game than the other way round.
Also, the Kapura dialogue is consistent with the detailed and characterised style of the MNOLG, whereas the other Matoran dialogue in the PC game is fairly short and generic.
Lastly, it makes more sense for Kapura to be in Ta- than Onu-Wahi.
Check out the comments here, particularly my questions and Gordon's response.
We had access to the top-secret Bionicle bible, scripts to the comic books, PC and GameBoy game and would pick little elements here and there to interweave with our story for a more unified feel.
The implication I've gotten from Kapura's presence in Onu-Wahi, as well as in the final cutscene and as a special entry in the game's glossary, is that he was to be a recurring character in the game. The developers would have presumably fleshed him out more with that in mind.
That's a good point about his presence in the last cinematic. However, I think the sort of recurrence you describe would be far more appropriate to Takua, who is wandering the island at this stage of the story, than Kapura, who, for most of the MNOLG, is practising right outside Ta-Koro with a desire to travel, rather than actually doing it, and at no point mentions meeting any of the Toa. My point here being that the MNOLG portrayal of Kapura isn't really consistent with that of a wandering one.
If Templar ever become available for questions again, this will definitely be worth asking about.
Not really. They defeat the Manas by hitting and kicking them and they even "slaughter" a Mana-Ko (I think that's its name). In MNOG the Manas are defeated by destroying the towers, which shuts down their energy source.
Yes, but the latter solution only happens in the MNOLG after quite a bit of the former action. Other than the Manas-Ko, the only big difference is that in the PC game physically fighting the Manas is successful whereas in the MNOLG it isn't and they have to take out the towers instead.
Edited by Sir Kohran, Mar 19 2014 - 09:11 PM.