LSL-type vacation?

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LSL-type vacation?

Post by Rakeesh » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:28 pm

When asked which video game world I'd most like to enter and visit, the answer was simple: the world of Larry. Why wishing to be in space or some fantasy realm while you can have sea cruises, luxurious hotels, casinos, and exotic island resorts? :D

In case I plan to have an exotic voyage I would like to discuss with you which real-life locations would most closely resemble the Nontoonyt island of LSL2 and 3 and "Evil Island" of LSL2, although it's certain that the islands are not supposed to represent real locations but still. I am not an expert on geography so I hope there are more savvy people who can help for what places can provide the most faithful LSL experience :).

As for the "Evil island", we know that it is in the South Pacific, it is Hispanic-speaking and is enough developed to have a crowded and luxurious resort with beaches and even an airport. The Larry Wiki (http://leisuresuitlarry.wikia.com/wiki/ ... fic_Island) says that the best candidate is perhaps Rapa Nui (Easter Island) but it's not how I have it in my mind and I don't know if it's so much developed as what appears in the game. Are you aware of any other Hispanic islands in the Pacific that could more closely resemble the one in the game?

Nontoonyt is also in the Pacific and other than being well-developed (in LSL3) is also the home of native tribes (Oceanic? Polynesian? Micronesian?). Its geography is dominated by a volcano and lush jungles, cliffs, beaches and lagoons. There are also streams and rivers and a bamboo forest. Installations incude tourist traps, luxurious hotels, resortss and spas. The very first screen shows a well-developed port town (presumably full of resorts and hotels).

Have you in mind any islands that most closely would resemble Notoonyt, both in nature and development? And is it possible for such combinations of elements to exist on a real-life island? If not in Pacific, then where? :D

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Post by Tawmis » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:23 pm

To me, Nontoonyt was always just a Larry-Verse version of "Hawaii."

As for the Evil Island, I don't think of Easter Island... because the evil island (if I remember) had a huge mountain that was the main focus...

I've always imagine it was like Snake Island (or whatever it's called, off of Brazil)...

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Post by Rakeesh » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:24 pm

Thanks for the input Tawnmis :) Yea Hawai'i was too obvious to come to mind. Besides I thought it was much closer to the US so I never thought it was as isolated (that is, surrounded by ocean) as Nontoonyt.

As for Snake Island, I think you suggested it because it is geophysically similar to Evil Island, however I see that it is a protected, uninhabited locale, far from a resort paradise.

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Post by Collector » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:01 pm

Rakeesh wrote:Thanks for the input Tawnmis :)
You are not the first here to mix up Tawm's name with Tawni. :lol:
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Post by Tawmis » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:31 pm

Rakeesh wrote:Thanks for the input Tawnmis :) Yea Hawai'i was too obvious to come to mind. Besides I thought it was much closer to the US so I never thought it was as isolated (that is, surrounded by ocean) as Nontoonyt.

As for Snake Island, I think you suggested it because it is geophysically similar to Evil Island, however I see that it is a protected, uninhabited locale, far from a resort paradise.
Close? 2,400 miles away from California (where I live)... does not seem close to me. :lol:
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As for the Evil Island - am I misremembering? Wasn't Nontoonyt the paradise? The Evil Island was just the base to the evil guy... he just happened to have female servants enslaved to servitude to fan him and feed him, right?

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Post by Rakeesh » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:36 pm

Yea that's what I said. I THOUGHT Hawai'i is closer to US but turned out it isn't :)

But no, there are 2 islands in LSL2: the evil guy's (Nonookee) base is Nontoonyt. When you see it in LSL2 it is primitive but in 3 it becomes the tourist paradise.

The "Evil Island" I am referring to is the midpoint of LSL2 and is NOT Nontoonyt. It is where you end up after leaving the sea cruiser. When you visit it there is already a developed resort, and some dialogues suggest that it is generic hispanic/latino. The Airport is called "Aeroporto" which is the word in Portuguese and Italian (but not Spanish)

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Post by Collector » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:34 pm

Tawm, it sounds like the LSL games should be next on your playthroughs.
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Post by Qbix » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:55 am

Indeed!

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Post by Tawmis » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:09 am

Collector wrote:Tawm, it sounds like the LSL games should be next on your playthroughs.
:lol: I was going to either do LSL or SQ... so yeah... maybe LSL... I still have to get through KQIV through VII. :lol:
I swear every weekend there's been something going on (this weekend is the woman's march)... same reason I've not been able to throw down another episode of Neverending Nights.

Yeah. Now I remember - you get there from the row boat thing, land on the beach, have to go across the cliff thing, and there's the airport.

So, as far as I'd place it - that island, most closely represents Colombia (because it reminds me of "Romancing the Stone"). But since that's not an island, I'd shift it over to Puerto Rico (where I lived for 2 years).

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