Your favorite Leisure Suit Larry Game and Why?

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Re: Your favorite Leisure Suit Larry Game and Why?

Post by Datadog » Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:46 am

7 is actually a lot like 6 in the sense that it's just packed full of stuff with little to no story. Not that I'm complaining, but just a heads-up.
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Post by AndreaDraco » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:02 am

Datadog wrote:7 is actually a lot like 6 in the sense that it's just packed full of stuff with little to no story. Not that I'm complaining, but just a heads-up.
You've just summarized perfectly my main complaint about the latest two games of LSL... Where is the story? :?
I know that it was intentional, as one can read from Al Lowe's design documents, but it's nonetheless I choice I'm not fond of.
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Re: Your favorite Leisure Suit Larry Game and Why?

Post by Tawmis » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:58 am

There really isn't a lot of story with LSL6 and LSL7 - it's mostly a bunch of puzzles to get through (very KQ1'ish in a way) to reach the end result. No real interaction or love interest along the way to win over or anything like that. It's true.

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Re: Your favorite Leisure Suit Larry Game and Why?

Post by Datadog » Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:18 pm

I still think it's a great formula. Put Larry into a new setting and put him to work trying to win over the hearts of several different women by doing all kinds of ridiculous tasks. You can sit down and play it anytime without needing to keep track of plot details, much like most regular games.

My other favorite was LSL2 out of the series, in terms of the games that did have a plot. It was more focused on the misadventure over the sleaziness, but it was fun going on the worst vacation ever.
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Re: Your favorite Leisure Suit Larry Game and Why?

Post by Tawmis » Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:26 pm

Datadog wrote: My other favorite was LSL2 out of the series, in terms of the games that did have a plot. It was more focused on the misadventure over the sleaziness, but it was fun going on the worst vacation ever.
LSL2 is my favorite of the series.
Datadog wrote:I still think it's a great formula. Put Larry into a new setting and put him to work trying to win over the hearts of several different women by doing all kinds of ridiculous tasks. You can sit down and play it anytime without needing to keep track of plot details, much like most regular games.
Which is a good point, for just sitting down for some brainless fun. You don't have to try and remember what you did for the others to get to the next puzzle. Especially in LSL7, you could access each girl and do their puzzles in any order.

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Re: Your favorite Leisure Suit Larry Game and Why?

Post by DeadPoolX » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:05 pm

I think the main reason many Adventure gamers disliked MCL wasn't due to playing a different character -- as previously said, that occurs quite frequently in the KQ series -- but because the game was so very different. MCL relied on sophomoric humor and button-mashing rhythm games. The other LSL titles were based around the traditional Adventure Game control scheme. Plus, the humor -- while sometimes crude -- was funny without necessarily being over-the-top.
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Re: Your favorite Leisure Suit Larry Game and Why?

Post by Tawmis » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:11 pm

DeadPoolX wrote:I think the main reason many Adventure gamers disliked MCL wasn't due to playing a different character -- as previously said, that occurs quite frequently in the KQ series -- but because the game was so very different. MCL relied on sophomoric humor and button-mashing rhythm games. The other LSL titles were based around the traditional Adventure Game control scheme. Plus, the humor -- while sometimes crude -- was funny without necessarily being over-the-top.
Couldn't agree more with everything you said. Even in LSL7, I wasn't a fan of Peg Leg Peggy or whatever... so the one chick you do the drinking game with in MCL was just way too over the top for me. And mind you I am not someone whose easily offended - but enough was enough, and everything has its place. Just didn't feel right in either one.

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Re: Your favorite Leisure Suit Larry Game and Why?

Post by the_doctor » Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:47 pm

the more i hear about MCL, the less likely I'll ever try to get it. I haven't even played 7 yet either. i have it, just haven't played it.

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Re: Your favorite Leisure Suit Larry Game and Why?

Post by Tawmis » Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:19 pm

the_doctor wrote:the more i hear about MCL, the less likely I'll ever try to get it. I haven't even played 7 yet either. i have it, just haven't played it.
LSL7 was entertaining - but you could tell that Al was reaching... for some of the things.

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Re: Your favorite Leisure Suit Larry Game and Why?

Post by DeadPoolX » Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:45 pm

Tawmis wrote:
the_doctor wrote:the more i hear about MCL, the less likely I'll ever try to get it. I haven't even played 7 yet either. i have it, just haven't played it.
LSL7 was entertaining - but you could tell that Al was reaching... for some of the things.
So was Larry. 8-)
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Re: Your favorite Leisure Suit Larry Game and Why?

Post by MusicallyInspired » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:41 pm

I never touched this series. And I don't intend to. Just doesn't interest me. Though I may try LSL2 sometime. It seems from reviews and comments to be the least sexual content-driven of all of them.
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Re: Your favorite Leisure Suit Larry Game and Why?

Post by Tawmis » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:25 pm

MusicallyInspired wrote:I never touched this series. And I don't intend to. Just doesn't interest me. Though I may try LSL2 sometime. It seems from reviews and comments to be the least sexual content-driven of all of them.
It is... as is LSL3 since you're with Patti... or you control Patti.

LSLIV is amazing stuff though. Absolutely no sexual content in it. If you can ever find it.

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Re: Your favorite Leisure Suit Larry Game and Why?

Post by DeadPoolX » Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:45 pm

Tawmis wrote:
MusicallyInspired wrote:I never touched this series. And I don't intend to. Just doesn't interest me. Though I may try LSL2 sometime. It seems from reviews and comments to be the least sexual content-driven of all of them.
It is... as is LSL3 since you're with Patti... or you control Patti.

LSLIV is amazing stuff though. Absolutely no sexual content in it. If you can ever find it.
I think Tawmis is messing with you. There is no LSL4 -- LSL3 jumped right to LSL5. I believe Al Lowe joked about that, claiming LSL4's title was "The Lost Files" or something like that.
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Re: Your favorite Leisure Suit Larry Game and Why?

Post by Tawmis » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:57 pm

DeadPoolX wrote:
Tawmis wrote:
MusicallyInspired wrote:I never touched this series. And I don't intend to. Just doesn't interest me. Though I may try LSL2 sometime. It seems from reviews and comments to be the least sexual content-driven of all of them.
It is... as is LSL3 since you're with Patti... or you control Patti.
LSLIV is amazing stuff though. Absolutely no sexual content in it. If you can ever find it.
I think Tawmis is messing with you. There is no LSL4 -- LSL3 jumped right to LSL5. I believe Al Lowe joked about that, claiming LSL4's title was "The Lost Files" or something like that.
I was kidding. But telling the truth. :) There is no sexual content in LSL4. :)

After LSL3 Al Lowe promised there'd be no LSL4... Which I think he meant that LSL3 was going to be the final one... of course, that changed - and he continued the idea that there'd be no LSL4 - so he just made LSL5.

In the Sprint Phone thingie - there's an LSL game "Love For Sail" (seems different than the PC version by the same name) - where one of the things you pick up are the "Lost files of LSLIV" near the beginning of the game.

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Re: Your favorite Leisure Suit Larry Game and Why?

Post by MusicallyInspired » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:15 pm

I may have never played the series but I know about LSL4.....it was flushed down the digital toilet by Roger Wilco in the Super Computer in Space Quest XII! ;)
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