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For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« on: 29 Jun 2013, 08:20 »
http://store.steampowered.com/app/231910/

It looks really dumb, more of the same and I couldn't care less. :P

But I was surprised it got finished.

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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #1 on: 29 Jun 2013, 08:45 »
Good for them. I will probably buy it, but not until it's in a bundle or something. £14.99 is a big arsek

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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #2 on: 29 Jun 2013, 09:45 »
I will wait for a cheaper iPad version. I hope they intend to make it.

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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #3 on: 29 Jun 2013, 10:39 »
That cartoon Larry from Love For Sail was always my favourite, I must admit, and I may buy it just because of the nice looks and the promise that it is faithful to the orig...

wait!

ANGRY BIRDS CAMEO?

No. Just no.

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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #4 on: 29 Jun 2013, 11:26 »
Are they using rightclick-cycle for verbs?
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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #5 on: 29 Jun 2013, 12:27 »
No EGA, no buy!  >:(

But seriously, I'm just too attached to the original to play this reimagining.

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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #6 on: 29 Jun 2013, 15:04 »
  Cool, I'll wait for a few reviews before considering picking it up. 

  I'm also not digging the Angry Birds cameo.

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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #7 on: 29 Jun 2013, 16:24 »
Gave it a try. Meh. I'm not a big Larry fan though.
The interface is slightly annoying because there are 27 cursor modes and you either have to right click all the time or switch using the tool bar. Sure, it's the classic interface, but didn't they want overhaul this, move it to 2013? They could have done a much better job. At least it's not 3D though.

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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #8 on: 29 Jun 2013, 16:39 »
There are three ways to choose cursor mode, top tool bar, right click to cycle between or hold down left mouse button for something like a verb wheel.

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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #9 on: 29 Jun 2013, 17:25 »
It's like 7 cursor modes, not 27. Not sure where you got that information. Besides, no one in this community can really complain about shitty, clunky interfaces.
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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #10 on: 29 Jun 2013, 19:57 »
There's too many mindless Lucasarts only fans out there for this to be successful.

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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #11 on: 01 Jul 2013, 00:49 »
Besides, no one in this community can really complain about shitty, clunky interfaces.
Sure we can. If an indie developer uses a shitty, clunky interface, we also tell him to cut that out. The difference is that indie guys tend to listen to such feedback.

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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #12 on: 01 Jul 2013, 19:40 »
I'm tired of adventure game elitism. Everything has to be innovative now. We're too HIGHBROW for Leisure Suit Larry now, too? Freud off with that bullshit.

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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #13 on: 01 Jul 2013, 20:35 »
I'm tired of adventure game elitism. Everything has to be innovative now. We're too HIGHBROW for Leisure Suit Larry now, too? Freud off with that bullshit.

Who said anything remotely like that?

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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #14 on: 01 Jul 2013, 20:38 »
Nobody here. I just see the sentiment shopped around various places, and I felt like venting about it. Adventure gamers nowadays don't have the patience for silly, dumb, low brow humor, basic stories, and traditional puzzles. That stuff is too low brow now. Also, anything that doesn't use LucasArts design rules to a tee is evil and should be avoided.

And really, though, who isn't a non-fan of Larry for these reasons anyway?

The game will do poorly unfairly due to these reasons.
« Last Edit: 01 Jul 2013, 20:41 by Secret Fawful »

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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #15 on: 01 Jul 2013, 20:51 »
Besides, no one in this community can really complain about shitty, clunky interfaces.

Eh, what?

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We're too HIGHBROW for Leisure Suit Larry now, too? Freud off with that bullshit.

What, again?
Did someone post something super offensive and then remove the post? Because there's some really unfounded frustration being vented here.

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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #16 on: 01 Jul 2013, 21:10 »
Adventure gamers nowadays don't have the patience for silly, dumb, low brow humor, basic stories, and traditional puzzles.
I was never a fan of Larry in the first place. In terms of silliness, humor, stories, and puzzles, it can't hold a candle to Day of the Tentacle.

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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #17 on: 01 Jul 2013, 21:14 »
What, again?
Did someone post something super offensive and then remove the post? Because there's some really unfounded frustration being vented here.

I'm horrendously frustrated by adventure gamers in general. Pretty much anything having to do with older adventure games is going to find some source of frustration in me. It really doesn't take much. But it's not very unfounded to say that most people hate Sierra games, or remakes of Sierra games, and Larry games especially for their low brow style. The game is just not going to do well, except maybe in Germany.

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I was never a fan of Larry in the first place. In terms of silliness, humor, stories, and puzzles, it can't hold a candle to Day of the Tentacle.
I'm really not a big fan of Day of the Tentacle at all, but that's a different discussion.

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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #18 on: 01 Jul 2013, 21:33 »
But it's not very unfounded to say that most people hate Sierra games, or remakes of Sierra games
I don't want to go offtopic, but I think that's just wrong. AGDInteractive's remakes were very well recieved. And didn't "Mage's Initiation" just have a very successful kickstarter campaign? Sierra games are still very popular. Maybe not as popular as LucasArts, but that doesn't mean everybody hates them.

That said, I don't care too much for remakes anyway, no matter if it's Sierra or LucasArts. I'd much rather see Al Lowe make a new game.

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Re: For anyone that didn't know Larry is out.
« Reply #19 on: 01 Jul 2013, 21:42 »
I'm horrendously frustrated by adventure gamers in general. Pretty much anything having to do with older adventure games is going to find some source of frustration in me. It really doesn't take much. But it's not very unfounded to say that most people hate Sierra games, or remakes of Sierra games, and Larry games especially for their low brow style. The game is just not going to do well, except maybe in Germany.

Counterpoint: That's completely unfounded, and this game only got made because of a surprisingly successful Kickstarter campaign, so there are clearly lots of Sierra/Larry fans still out there.

Also, (as I found when checking out responses to the Broken Age trailer) adventure game forums have weird biases that do not reflect the market in general.