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Leisure Suit Larry is back.... in the worst possible hands

AlienCowThatMoosAlienCowThatMoos Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Games and Technology
Anyone see IGN's interview with Executive Producer John Melchior? He's making a new Leisure Suit Larry game. And from this interview I suspect the earth will open up and shallow us all for allowing it be:

http://pc.ign.com/articles/846/846123p1.html

I'll start by admitting something embarrassing: I enjoyed Magna Cum Laude. Granted I was playing it on my xbox through means that shalt not be spoken of, altered to remove the censor bars and unlock everything without playing quarters for hours on end. I thought it was kind of funny and I liked the art style.

That said, everyone else in the worlds hates it, and Sierra heard their cries. They've decided to go another direction. Shit is a direction right? Let's hear it from the horse's mouth:
Box Office Bust takes aim at Hollywood in a big way. When I sat down and thought about the best way to bring Larry back and bring him back in a way that is mass-market, relevant and funny there was only one target. Hollywood. When we think of off the wall ridiculous missions for Larry to fall into we couldn't beat what Britney, Lindsay and Paris were doing in real life, daily. So then we figured if anyone had it coming it's Hollywood.

How timely. This is an area that has never in the history of man been covered. By everyone. And your mom. And your grandma. Speaking of which:
From the first day we began to plan out this game and its mechanics we had one writer in mind. As soon as the prototype stage was complete we approached Allen Covert (Grandma's Boy) to pen the script.

Grandma's mother-fucking Boy? Did they actually see that movie? It wasn't a real movie. It was a hand full of dipshits who woke up on Adam Sandler's lawn and got to make a movie. Keep in mind that Rob Schneider is the most talented of Sandler's friends, which places these guys lower than that. There wasn't a moment in the whole movie that I wasn't offended on some deep spirtual level. And there was nothing funny in it. In fact I'm not convinced they filmed all the scenes with a script so much as a camera and a vague idea of where they wanted to go.

I whole heartedly state Grandma's Boy as the worst movie I've ever seen. And I've seen Uve Boll.



What other great things do you promise for the franchise John?
Yes, this game has been planned all along to hit the countries the last one was not able to get into. We removed all the Nudity which helped a lot and each territory will get a copy of the script before it is localized to ensure there is nothing that would prevent it from being released and so they can localize the humor for each territory.

......................So you're cutting out the main reason to play and you're inviting local governments to re-write anything they find offensive?


Alright, that's it. I'm done.

Does anyone else have anything to add? Anyone optimistic? Anyone want to reminisce of the good old days of Larry 4?

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  • RaslinRaslin Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    You liked magna cum laude, and disliked grandma's boy.

    Your opinions are bad.

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  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I have something to add to that OP:
    Shut up.
    Grandma's boy was funny.

    At any rate, there are FAR worse movies, but naming them on this forum might get me impaled.
    Spoiler:

  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Without Al Lowe there is no Leisure Suit Larry.

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
  • TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'd have to agree with you. LSL4: The Missing Floppies is probably my second favorite after LSL7: Love for Sail. Love for Sail I still hold as the high watermark of the series and probably of Sierra adventure games in general (with King's Quest 6 not far behind.)

    Too bad Sierra's huge library can't quite compete with the likes of Grim Fandango and Monkey Island, but oh well.

    I will miss what Larry once was, and what he stood for. He was once a symbol of envelope-pushing game development. Now look at him. He's rated PG.

  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Djiem wrote: »
    I have something to add to that OP:
    Shut up.
    Grandma's boy was funny.

    At any rate, there are FAR worse movies, but naming them might get me impaled.
    Spoiler:

    What about Captivity? Or Black Snake Moan? Because those were like Hostel times misogyny.

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Kagera wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    I have something to add to that OP:
    Shut up.
    Grandma's boy was funny.

    At any rate, there are FAR worse movies, but naming them might get me impaled.
    Spoiler:

    What about Captivity? Or Black Snake Moan? Because those were like Hostel times misogyny.

    I'm only naming what I know. Never heard of those two.

    Back on topic: I'll have to agree on one thing, it is sad that Larry is becoming PG. I remember the jokes in the first Larry game, they were so stupid but oh so funny. Loved it.

  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Djiem wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    I have something to add to that OP:
    Shut up.
    Grandma's boy was funny.

    At any rate, there are FAR worse movies, but naming them might get me impaled.
    Spoiler:

    What about Captivity? Or Black Snake Moan? Because those were like Hostel times misogyny.

    I'm only naming what I know. Never heard of those two.

    Seriously though, Kill Bill? What kind of person doesn't like Kill Bill?

    I bet you hate fun too.

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Kill Bill had really unrealistic violence.

  • StupornautStupornaut Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Djiem wrote: »
    I have something to add to that OP:
    Shut up.
    Grandma's boy was funny.

    At any rate, there are FAR worse movies, but naming them on this forum might get me impaled.
    Spoiler:

    I liked two of those (BR & KB). Can I be outpatient?

  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Kagera wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    I have something to add to that OP:
    Shut up.
    Grandma's boy was funny.

    At any rate, there are FAR worse movies, but naming them might get me impaled.
    Spoiler:

    What about Captivity? Or Black Snake Moan? Because those were like Hostel times misogyny.

    I'm only naming what I know. Never heard of those two.

    Seriously though, Kill Bill? What kind of person doesn't like Kill Bill?

    I bet you hate fun too.

    No, no. Listen. I like fun. But Kill Bill isn't fun. Kill Bill is shit. Like, from a butt. The only thing good about the ENTIRE movie is its soundtrack. Everything else, and I do mean everything, sucks. I am still waiting for that HACK Tarantino to give me back my money for that movie ticket. This movie was horrible. In fact, I've never seen Pulp Fiction, but I know how everyone around the world and their mom loves it, how it's awesome, etc. I should totally watch it because it's totally lacking to my culture, but since it's from the guy who made *spit* Kill Bill, I refuse to watch it. Ever. I can't watch it. Why would I? It's by the guy who made Kill Bill!!!

    I guess you got the point by now, I didn't really like that movie.

    EDIT: Now, two things will happen. First, a bunch of people will damn me in the deepest levels of hell. Then, another bunch will lime some parts of my rant.

  • SerpentSerpent Sometimes Vancouver, BC, sometimes Brisbane, QLDRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Titmouse wrote: »
    Kill Bill had really unrealistic violence.

    And a ton of sitting on your ass waiting for the unrealistic and not even cool looking violence to start.

  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I guess you got the point by now, I didn't really like that movie.
    So everybody who likes a movie you happen dislike is insane despite the fact that you acknowledge that a lot of people love it?

  • CyberJackalCyberJackal Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I loathed Kill Bill, and I had seen and (mostly) enjoyed Tarantino's work up til then. One of the few movies I was tempted to walk out on, but I never do (I must be a masochist).

  • brynstarbrynstar Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Kagera wrote: »
    Without Al Lowe there is no Leisure Suit Larry.

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  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Titmouse wrote: »
    I guess you got the point by now, I didn't really like that movie.
    So everybody who likes a movie you happen dislike is insane despite the fact that you acknowledge that a lot of people love it?

    I acknowledge daily that a lot of people are insane. ;-)

  • D.T.D.T. Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Djiem wrote: »
    EDIT: Now, two things will happen. First, a bunch of people will damn me in the deepest levels of hell. Then, another bunch will lime some parts of my rant.

    I only did this because I didn't want you to be completely disappointed when no one limes any parts of your rant.

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    You know, even if you hate Kill Bill you like GRANDMA'S BOY.

    If you like that you might like this too.
    Spoiler:

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
  • AlienCowThatMoosAlienCowThatMoos Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Djiem wrote: »
    I have something to add to that OP:
    Shut up.
    Grandma's boy was funny.

    At any rate, there are FAR worse movies, but naming them on this forum might get me impaled.
    Spoiler:

    One out of four. I'd say you can like any two of those movies and still live a normal life. If you loved all four you're probably planning a murder spree right now. :lol:

    Sometimes I wonder if I fell into an alternate dimension where everything is the same except Grandma's Boy was funny. I watched it in a college dorm with a dozen frat guys and beer. If ever there was a more conductive atmosphere to laugh at a raunchy comedy I don't know of it. No one laughed. In fact it felt downright uncomfortable in that room. Afterwards someone put on the 40 Year Old Virgin and everyone (including me) loved it.

    I have absolutely no idea how anyone scraped any enjoyment out of Grandma's Boy and yet everyone I mention it to did.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Kagera wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    I have something to add to that OP:
    Shut up.
    Grandma's boy was funny.

    At any rate, there are FAR worse movies, but naming them might get me impaled.
    Spoiler:

    What about Captivity? Or Black Snake Moan? Because those were like Hostel times misogyny.

    I'm only naming what I know. Never heard of those two.

    Seriously though, Kill Bill? What kind of person doesn't like Kill Bill?

    I bet you hate fun too.

    If you thought Black Snake Moan was like Hostel times misogyny I'm fairly sure you are completely retarded.

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    I have something to add to that OP:
    Shut up.
    Grandma's boy was funny.

    At any rate, there are FAR worse movies, but naming them might get me impaled.
    Spoiler:

    What about Captivity? Or Black Snake Moan? Because those were like Hostel times misogyny.

    I'm only naming what I know. Never heard of those two.

    Seriously though, Kill Bill? What kind of person doesn't like Kill Bill?

    I bet you hate fun too.

    If you thought Black Snake Moan was like Hostel times misogyny I'm fairly sure you are completely retarded.

    You have Anakin Skywalker in your sig, I'm not sure you're allowed an opinion.

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    What have I started?

  • CyberJackalCyberJackal Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Well, this thread is off to a great start.

    Speaking of 40 year old virgin, Judd Apatow and his crew would have been perfect for ol' Larry. Ah well.

  • FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Everyone on the internet thinks everything is the best or the worst. Most things are just average, and in some ways that is the worst thing to be.

    Unfortunately, mediocrity is what it looks like this series is aspiring to.

  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Djiem wrote: »
    What have I started?

    See what you did? DO YOU SEE WHAT YOU DID!?

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  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
  • FireWeaselFireWeasel Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Godammit people, LEISURE SUIT LARRY.

    Or as he should now be known, Largely Inoffensive Larry. Now I wouldn't say he's back in the worst possible hands -- unless Acclaim somehow manages to rise from its grave -- but this is definitely not a cool "reinterpretation" of the series. It's like...Bret Ratner getting ahold of X-Men 3. (there, I tied to movies. YOU HAPPY NOW?)

    As was said earlier, Larry - gratuitous nudity - any chance whatsoever of vaguely offending = Pointless.

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  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    FireWeasel wrote: »
    Godammit people, LEISURE SUIT LARRY.

    Or as he should now be known, Largely Inoffensive Larry. Now I wouldn't say he's back in the worst possible hands -- unless Acclaim somehow manages to rise from its grave -- but this is definitely not a cool "reinterpretation" of the series. It's like...Bret Ratner getting ahold of X-Men 3. (there, I tied to movies. YOU HAPPY NOW?)

    As was said earlier, Larry - gratuitous nudity - any chance whatsoever of vaguely offending = Pointless.

    Well, I played the games mostly for the text humor. If the game is fun to play and as witty as the earlier games, then I'll be satisfied.
    It won't be, of course. And to add insult to injury, it will be a tame and mild game in terms of offensiveness.

  • AlienCowThatMoosAlienCowThatMoos Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    FireWeasel wrote: »
    Godammit people, LEISURE SUIT LARRY.

    Or as he should now be known, Largely Inoffensive Larry. Now I wouldn't say he's back in the worst possible hands -- unless Acclaim somehow manages to rise from its grave -- but this is definitely not a cool "reinterpretation" of the series. It's like...Bret Ratner getting ahold of X-Men 3. (there, I tied to movies. YOU HAPPY NOW?)

    As was said earlier, Larry - gratuitous nudity - any chance whatsoever of vaguely offending = Pointless.

    Larry was a man before his time. In a world where games were strictly "for the kiddez" Larry dared to show a few boobs in a mainstream title that you could buy anywhere computer games were sold. He was a sole beacon of raunchiness in the decades between Atari's porno games like Custer's Last Stand our new glorious age. Only now, with titles like God of War and Mass Effect can we finally have a tiny bit of partial nudity in a game that isn't hidden in the backroom with a sticky cover.

    Larry, we salute you for bravely standing up for what's right.

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  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Unlike Custer's Revenge, though, Leisure Suit Larry was a good game, with work put in, real gameplay and not just an offensive novelty title.

  • AlienCowThatMoosAlienCowThatMoos Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Djiem wrote: »
    Unlike Custer's Revenge, though, Leisure Suit Larry was a good game, with work put in, real gameplay and not just an offensive novelty title.

    Which is also true of GoW and ME. Al Lowe knew 20 years before the rest of the world that you could titillate and make a damn good game at the same time.

    Has he made any games since Larry?

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  • FireWeaselFireWeasel Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Djiem wrote: »
    Unlike Custer's Revenge, though, Leisure Suit Larry was a good game, with work put in, real gameplay and not just an offensive novelty title.

    Which is also true of GoW and ME. Al Lowe knew 20 years before the rest of the world that you could titillate and make a damn good game at the same time.

    Has he made any games since Larry?

    Other than Larry I THINK he did Freddy Pharkas, Frontier Pharmacist (a game which I LOVED and has the catchiest opening tune ever), but that was before he hung up his gaming spurs, so to speak.

    Since then, all I've heard out of him was disappointment and frustration with Sierra and the series as it has lived on without him (and rightfully so).

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  • MordrackMordrack Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    FireWeasel wrote: »
    Other than Larry I THINK he did Freddy Pharkas, Frontier Pharmacist (a game which I LOVED and has the catchiest opening tune ever), but that was before he hung up his gaming spurs, so to speak.
    And Torin's Passage. Which is also fairly good.

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  • Regicid3Regicid3 Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Djiem, just watch Pulp Fiction, it's the only good thing to come out of that man. It will be worth it. I'm with you on everything else though, it's all garbage.

  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Without the nudity or offensive under-tones, whats the point of putting Larrys name on this? It can only tarnish his past if hes not depected as a desperate pervert.

    Although I'm sure this again won't be released in Australia, I'm giving it a wiiiiide berth in any case.

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  • SupersplinesSupersplines Registered User
    edited January 2008
    I loved the Larry Series, I have refused to play Magna cum laud and I will refuse to play this latest abortion as well. Al Lowe is a true legend, and they should have just let the series go.

    I HATE the fact that they are removing all the bits of the game that make it so awesome in order to increase the target demographic. Its the same as movies, so many movies should have been 'R' rated and would have been better for it, but because it cuts down the number of ticket sales, they dumb it down. It infuriates me.

    As for the violence in Kill Bill I have a collection of black and white asian kung fu movies made in the 70's where the blood and violence is pretty much identicle and it was this style of thing he was trying to capture I think and I recon he did a good job. If you dont like that kind of movie, then your really not going to like Kill Bill which is fair enough. But see Pulp Fiction and Reservior Dogs.

    Grandmas Boy is absolute shit, maybe i didn't like it cause I dont smoke weed everyday of my life, but that too i think, is absolute shit.

    And just as an aside, did you know that Hostel was based loosely on true events. The director made a documentary a while before Hostel about this place in Thailand you could go to and pay to shoot an American in the back of the head. Dont ask how much you had to pay, as I have no idea.

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  • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The difference between the four films listed earlier is that Kill Bill and Battle Royale, whether you liked them or not, were well-made satire, and Saw and Hostel weren't.
    Judging Kill Bill Part 1 on its own is also a mistake, I might add. It only works in the context of part 2.

  • whitey9whitey9 Registered User
    edited January 2008
    I think we're about half and half with on topic posts and off topic posts. Keep it up.

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  • RK5000RK5000 Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Hey they went ahead and made brutal character models, that's special. I'm not into games that I'd be ashamed to play with my grandma in the living room so LSL doesn't appeal to me at all, but I can still critique production value can't I?

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  • BlunderbussBlunderbuss Registered User
    edited January 2008
    RK5000 wrote: »
    I'm not into games that I'd be ashamed to play with my grandma in the living room

    Don't worry you'll get over that as soon as you learn to play "Hide the sausage" ... or, at least for your gran's sake, I hope you do.

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