|Dev: N-Fusion Interactive|
|Pub: Replay Games|
|Release: June 27, 2013|
|Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p|
At some point, it feels like the game becomes a particularly contemptuous parody of itself. I mean, in 1987, Larry Laffer was a 40-something loser whose wardrobe and lack of tact proved that he had lost touch with the decade that he was living in. And now, 25 years later, Replay Games is releasing a title whose entire theme and sense of humor is so dated that its audience may not even exist anymore.
Plus, there are little things that make the entire experience feel clumsy. The animations, like I said, are often pretty awkward, but it's obvious that the development had a few additional stutter steps along the way. During the Kickstarter campaign, for example, one of the pledge packages included the opportunity to be featured as a character in the Lost Wages disco. These characters are so painfully out of place that they almost feel like someone simply pasted them into the game after the whole thing was complete.
I'm not saying that the game is a lost cause; it does have a few enjoyable moments, and N-Fusion did an amazing job bringing Leisure Suit Larry into the modern era. But the original title was definitely a product of its time, and that was 25 years ago.
I'm just not convinced that the world needs Larry Laffer anymore. We've retired VHS tapes and Teddy Ruxpin. Would anyone, aside from Al Lowe, even notice if Leisure Suit Larry was next?
Date: June 27, 2013