Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded is a Point and click adventure game released on June 27, 2013 by N-Fusion Interactive, Intermarum and Replay Games. The game is available for Windows, Linux, IOS, and Android and It is an enhanced remake of the 1987 Seierra-online adventure game Leisure Suit Larry In The Land Of The Lounge Lizards. This seedy adult adventure game follows the misadventures of Larry Laffer, and over 40 washed up software seller who has grown lonely and decides to take a vacation to the city of Lost Wages(a parody of Las Vegas). His mission is to finally lose his virginity and even find true love. Can Larry finally get some in the seedy underbelly of Lost Wages, or will he go home a failure? Well it is literally up to you.
Those looking for a deep and emotional story should run very fast away from this game because you are not going to find it here. This can be a pro or a con depending on your taste but in this reviewers opinion the game could only exist in a shallow context so a shallow story is only fitting. It is quite simple, you are Larry Laffer and you need to get laid. $0 years on the earth and never having sex is quite the emergency. The story plays out more like a detective saga with humor added to the mix than anything else. Larry almost sleuths around stumbling and bumbling into random clues and items that can aid him in his quest for some vagina. The best part of the story is Larry himself, he is just such a loser it almost makes you happy to take the time to help him out in his quest. The various aspects of the seedy and dirty underworld that is Lost Wages help to aid in providing the proper context for the events therein. The various characters you encounter throughout the game have their own interesting back stories and personalities that add that extra punch of bizarre humor that you will find this game is perfect at serving up.
The writing here is very well done. I found myself laughing out loud literally startling my sleeping cat at some of the over the top goofy lines being said by the wacky characters in the city of Lost Wages. Whether it is a drunken fool or a pimp, these characters are so over the top it is just so sinfully good. This game is first and foremost about comedy than sex and you will have plenty of laughs as you play through. Larry himself has some crazy lines that just seem to come out of his mouth randomly as he has no filter. Even the routine task of buying a condom at a convenience store results in a hilarious well written skit that will leave you in tears.
Art And Graphics:
Considering this is a remake of a game that was originally released in 1987 I think the graphics and artwork here are a triumphant achievement. I went out of my way to look at the original and it is night and day. In fact I would even say the art work is one of the best things about this game. The designers made Lost Wages feel dirty, seedy, dangerous, and just plain lawless. It allows you to mentally immerse yourself into the mood of the game and really get into it. This is a game you play at night for sure. The brightly lit buildings contrasting with the dark alley ways and dirty sidewalks are just stunning. The various silly looking character models are well done. Frame rates are smooth and I saw no choppiness in the animations. Even the mini games such as blackjack and the slots are well designed and run very smoothly. Over all this is one of the prettiest games I have been able to review and that is ironic when you are talking about such a dirty despicable game this actually is. This game makes dirt look good.
There is one good word to describe the sound in this game and that word is AMBIANCE. Every location both interior and exterior is loaded with ambient sound and it is just good. The combination of this superb sonic presentation mixed with the artwork again adds to that immerse myself in this game feeling. The vocal dialogue is clear and the voice actors are of feature film quality. The voice actors really do a good job of portraying the character they aim for. Larry himself is perfectly voiced. Again I cannot say enough about the ambient sound such as wind, car horns, the sounds of a city, and more. It really is hard to explain and you must play this game to really hear what I mean when I say ambiance.
This is an adventure you do not want to miss. Larry's quest to lose his 40 year old virginity is both funny as hell and engaging. This game is hard to put down, you find yourself smelling things, yes smelling things. Ever smelled a desk lamp? Well you can in this game. If you like all kinds of weirdness and are a fan of the underbelly of existence this is for you. Do Larry a favor and help him get laid today!
Be sure to also check out the Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded Playthrough & Walkthrough
• Great artwork and graphics
• Well done sound
• hilarious writing and dialogue
• Satisfying exploratory ability
• Narrator can be annoying
You can purchase Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded at these three websites:
Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.replay.LeisureSuitLarry
GOG.com - https://www.gog.com/game/leisure_suit_larry_reloaded
Steam.com - http://store.steampowered.com/app/231910/Leisure_Suit_Larry_in_the_Land_of_the_Lounge_Lizards_Reloaded/