Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded

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Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded
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Basic Information
Video Game
N-Fusion Interactive
Replay Games, Codemasters
Leisure Suit Larry
Microsoft Windows
Retail Features
Steam Features
Technical Information
Retail Localization Information
Interface Language(s)
Audio Language(s)
Subtitle Language(s)
Main Credits
Al Lowe, Josh Mandel
European Union European Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows
June 272013
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows
June 272013
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Steam | Xbox Live

Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded is a point-and-click graphic adventure game released on June 27, 2013 by N-Fusion Interactive and Replay Games working with series creator Al Lowe. The game is available for Microsoft Windows via Steam,[1] Mac OS X, and Linux.[2] Android and iOS versions are still in development. It is an enhanced remake of the 1987 Sierra On-Line adventure game Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The game consists of a variety of puzzles, which can be solved by looking at, picking up, licking, talking to or using items on a variety of objects and people in the game.[3]

Plot[edit | edit source]

Plot-wise, the game is identical to the original Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, this extends to the time of the setting, which is still in the 1980s.[4] Larry Laffer, an almost 40-year-old software seller, having grown weary of his lonely life, has decided to travel to the resort city of Lost Wages (a parody of Las Vegas) in an attempt to lose his virginity and maybe even find true love.[5]

Development[edit | edit source]

In October 2011, games publisher Replay Games[6] announced a modern remake of Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, entitled Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded (alternative title Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: the 25th Anniversary Edition), which would have updated HD graphics, fully vocalized audio and would be released on various platforms including home computers, games consoles and mobile devices. Replay Games originally planned to have an Israeli game studio Adventure Mob build a cross-platform game using the Unity game engine, but eventually the development was given to New Jersey-based studio N-Fusion Interactive.[7]

Al Lowe stated: "One of our goals with doing this remake was not to do a remake. We didn’t just want to port the game over with higher-res and better graphics. We wanted to do a much better game and it gave me a chance to fix some of the puzzles that I’ve hated for twenty five years that I wish I had changed back when. [...] And I’d like to say to all of those that pirated the [original Larry] games, we’re going to give you a new chance to come clean and own up—man up—and buy a copy come January."[8]

The soundtrack of the game was composed by Austin Wintory, a Grammy-nominated composer.[9]

To help the project along, a Kickstarter campaign was launched in early April 2012 during which $655,182 (the goal of the project was $500,000) was raised within 30 days from 14,081 backers. Several ex-Sierra Entertainment employees are currently involved with the project alongside Larry's creator Al Lowe, including Josh Mandel and Leslie Balfour. Plans to remake the rest of the games in the Leisure Suit Larry series are also being considered by the team. The remake was promised by the Replay Games team to have an additional girl and expanded dialogue for trying certain things, which were promised to the players if the goal of $650,000 was reached.[10]

The game was supposed to be released in October 2012, however once the Kickstarter campaign passed through the $650,000 goal, a new potential love interest is added to the game, a girl named Jasmine.[11][12] The new content was scheduled for a March 2013 release,[13][14] then delayed further to late May/June 2013.[15][16] Al Lowe announced on June 18, 2013 that the final release date would be June 27, 2013 and Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded appeared to be the first Kickstarter game to ship.[17]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 60.20% (PC)[18]
Metacritic 57/100 (PC)[19]
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 4/10[11]

Following its release, Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded has received a mixed or average critical reception.[19] Nikola Suprak of Hardcore Gamer praised the game for being "a worthy remake that improves upon the original in every conceivable fashion,"[3] but Jason Venter of GameSpot criticized the game in his review for not having "enough new gameplay to hide the fact that the original Leisure Suit Larry game was every bit as shallow as its sexually frustrated protagonist."[11]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. O'Mara, Matthew (January 16, 2013). Steam Greenlights its fourth set of games with the community’s help. financialpost.com. Retrieved on 25 January 2013
  2. Nagata, Tyler (2011-10-10). GamesRadar - Leisure Suit Larry to Receive HD Treatment. Retrieved on 2011-10-11
  3. 3.0 3.1 Suprak, Nikola (June 27, 2013). Review: Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded. hardcoregamer.com. Retrieved on June 29, 2013
  4. Cobbett, Richard (June 27, 2013). Wot I Think: Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded. rockpapershotgun.com. Retrieved on June 29, 2013
  5. Capel, Chris (June 27, 2013). Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded Review. strategyinformer.com. Retrieved on June 29, 2013
  6. Tom Hatfield, "Leisure Suit Larry to return with HD remake and new adventures", PC Gamer, 11 October 2011
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  8. Alan Danzis, Leisure Suit Larry’s Creator on Making a Remake, But Not Really Making One…, New York Post, June 25, 2012
  9. Campbell, Colin (June 05, 2013). Austin Wintory: Larry is more romance than sex. polygon.com. Retrieved on June 23, 2013
  10. Kickstarter. "Make Leisure Suit Larry Come Again!", 02 May 2012
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Venter, Jason (June 28, 2013). Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded Review. gamespot.com. Retrieved on June 29, 2013
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  13. Stacy Cowley; David Goldman, Julianne Pepitone, Laurie Segall, Olivia Smith, Kacy Belew. Kickstarter's top projects: When they shipped. cnn.com. Retrieved on 25 January 2013
  14. Jessica Conditt, Leisure Suit Larry won't finish early or on time, delayed to 2013, Joystiq, May 7th 2012
  15. Leisure Suit Larry HD targeting May 31 releas - Video Game News, Videos and File Downloads for PC and Console Games at Shacknews.com
  16. Williams, Katie (May 25, 2013). Leisure Suit Larry remake faces delays. pcgamer.com. Retrieved on May 26, 2013
  17. Al's update. replaygamesinc.com (June 18, 2013). Retrieved on June 23, 2013
  18. Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded for PC - GameRankings. gamerankings.com. Retrieved on June 29, 2013
  19. 19.0 19.1 Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded for PC Reviews - Metacritic. metacritic.com. Retrieved on June 29, 2013

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