Shmee plays Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded


Leisure Suit Larry for all of those that don’t know was a graphic adventure game from the 1980’s.  It was created by Al Lowe, and it was considered to be one of the more popular adventure games from Sierra On-Line.  Larry has fallen on hard times as of late, and his last two games Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude and Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust are considered to be some of the worst games of all time, but none of the original makers had anything to do with those games, but Al Lowe and the crew got the rights back if they made a remake, so they Kickstarted Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded.

If you have ever played Leisure Suit Larry 1 then this game will be instantly familiar.   Besides just giving the game a fresh coat of paint, they also changed up the puzzles,  added new characters, and added full voice and instrumental music.  It is a great update to the game and if you enjoyed it in the 80s; you will enjoy it today, but if you didn’t than this game isn’t going to change your mind.

I am also not a total fan of the new art style.  It looks a little too much like cheap Saturday morning cartoons, but not in a good way, and I think they are charging a little too much for this game.  At $20 it should be a pretty long and current game, but you can knock this game out in like three hours, and it is very old school.

If you are like me and loved this game as a kid than you will probably like this game, but I don’t think this is a good place to start if you wanted to get in to adventure games, and I would wait until the price drops to like $10.  I enjoyed it, but I have nostalgia on my side.  If you don’t, you may want to wait for a newer Larry game to come along.