Leisure Suit Larry bundle hits GOG

Why do you like Leisure Suit Larry? I understand why you did, back in the day, but why do you continue to like it? Why did you buy enough of them for too many sequels to be made, let alone a spin-off starring Larry's nephew and a sequel to that, why have you backed a Kickstarter for a remake of the first game, and then voted to get that on Steam? And why are you excited that GOG today re-released a bundle of vintage Larry games? You, yes you, you personally, you.

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Why do you like Leisure Suit Larry? I understand why you did, back in the day, but why do you continue to like it? Why did you buy enough of them for too many sequels to be made, let alone a spin-off starring Larry's nephew and a sequel to that, why have you backed a Kickstarter for a remake of the first game, and then voted to get that on Steam? And why are you excited that GOG today re-released a bundle of vintage Larry games? You, yes you, you personally, you.

The 500th item to hit GOG's catalogue is the Leisure Suit Larry's Greatest Hits and Misses collection, which offers the first five of Sierra's adventure games (1-3, then 5 and 6, technically: 4 is a 'lost' game as an in-joke) for $9.99. You also get the text adventure game which inspired the first Leisure Suit Larry, Softporn Adventure.

Granted, some of the Leisure Suit Larry games were genuinely good adventure games back in the day, but please, you can't continue to support this. What if they make another game starring his nephew? And another? And another? And the remakes continue and continue? There are loads of new video games you could buy, and it's not even remotely difficult to make pornography appear on your computer nowadays.

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    January 17, 2013 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Leisure Suit Larry bundle hits GOG.

    Why do you like Leisure Suit Larry? I understand why you did, back in the day, but why do you continue to like it? Why did you buy enough of them for too many sequels to be made, let alone a spin-off starring Larry's nephew and a sequel to that, why have you backed a Kickstarter for a remake of the first game, and then voted to get that on Steam? And why are you excited that GOG today re-released a bundle of vintage Larry games? You, yes you, you personally, you.

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      January 17, 2013 6:04 AM

      The LSL games were actually pretty good little adventure games back in the day, regardless of the raunchy material.

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        January 17, 2013 6:08 AM

        Yeah, I thought the series was unfairly dumped on a lot too. It also had far less bullshit in it compared to other Sierra games, like cheap deaths and dead ends.

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          January 17, 2013 6:57 PM

          Man, you haven't played them in a while, have you? The LSL games were horrendously cheap and unfair, although that was kind of the deal with adventure games back then.

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      January 17, 2013 6:05 AM

      those were some really fun games, i remember getting a colonic and getting a condom to hook up with the hottie who turned out to be a tranny. it truly shaped my youth.

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      January 17, 2013 6:05 AM

      No 7, Love for Sail?

      And they never made part 8, Love in Space.

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        January 17, 2013 6:33 AM

        Yeah I wonder if there were some rights issues or something.

        Or maybe it was too big to fit.

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          January 17, 2013 7:16 AM

          They'll probably do it as a separate release. King's Quest 7 and 8 were released in one collection instead of being part of the 1-6 release.

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        January 17, 2013 7:05 AM

        I think the 8th game was supposed to be Leisure Suit Larry: Lust in Space, not Love in Space.

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          January 17, 2013 8:12 AM

          Very likely. It's been a long while since I played 7.

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      January 17, 2013 6:07 AM

      <3 <3 <3 Alice <3 <3 <3

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      January 17, 2013 6:08 AM

      Oh Alice. LSL 7 was one of the best in the genre, unless you are turned off by the content.

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        January 17, 2013 6:24 AM

        Think she's all butthurt over the portrayal of women.

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          January 17, 2013 7:36 AM

          How is it any different than American Pie or National Lampoon? It's not meant to be taken seriously.

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        January 17, 2013 6:38 AM

        Never played LSL 7 and it's not in this collection. Hopefully it comes later.

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        January 17, 2013 6:55 AM

        Hah remember the smell-o-vision that it came with? It included a scratch and sniff card and the game would pop up indicators on which smell you should scratch at different points in the game.

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      January 17, 2013 7:02 AM

      Because LSL games are the closest most of us gamer nerds ever get to touching female anatomy.

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      January 17, 2013 7:38 AM

      I had no idea Codemasters ever had anything to do with it, mostly Sierra, no?

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        January 17, 2013 8:23 AM

        They bought the series from Vivendi Universal I believe

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        January 17, 2013 8:28 AM

        Hm, Codies published the last of the nephew games, but I'm not sure quite where the rights lie, may have been a one-off. Bit wonky on that, so snippety-snip.

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          January 17, 2013 8:51 AM

          I remember Al Lowe wanted to restart the series. If I remember correctly, he wasn't too pleased with the state of the franchise.

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          January 17, 2013 8:56 AM

          What I was somewhat politely implying, good lady, jolly well done.

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          January 17, 2013 11:45 PM

          It does mention Codemasters on the GOG page though I have no idea what their involvement would be with the older games as they only published the Team17(!?) developed game in 2009.

          According to Al Lowe's site Replay Games currently owns the rights to all of the Leisure Suit Larry games. http://www.allowe.com/

          Does make me wonder if ActivisionBlizzard still owns Freddy Pharkas and Torin's Passage? At least the latter is on GOG.

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      January 17, 2013 7:50 AM

      haha nice.

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      January 17, 2013 8:39 AM

      Because it's not about pornography. It's about comedy and game play. If the games were just pornography they would have died out a long time ago.

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      January 17, 2013 8:54 AM

      The original LSL games definitely had a better sense of where to draw the line. They knew the difference between American Pie and straight up porn humor.

      The newer games, not so much.