Jennifer wrote: »
The position of the alley behind Lefty's seems weird considering the puzzle that's involved with it.
I wonder how Larry's going to tie the rope/ribbon around the railing to lean over to grab the pills in the window when it's on the first floor instead of the second.
Darth Marsden wrote: »
Yeah, sorry. Can't find a smaller version.
flesk wrote: »
It's awfully large.
Secret Fawful wrote: »
And awfully red.
Vainamoinen wrote: »
I changed the picture size up there... may Darth forgive me.
exo wrote: »
Stop for a moment and consider game remakes as a "genre". Now, are there any that come to mind where people liked them better than the original?
I mean... we have mostly all played the original LSL here, right? We know what to expect. We know the puzzles. We know the jokes. So many of us will go into the game with two things on our minds.
1: How does this compare to original?
2: Does the new content fit in the game?
The rules of nostalgia dictate that the older game goes into the comparison with a distinct advantage.
That said, I have *never* heard anyone play a remake and call it "an amazing game". It has to fight the up hill battle of familiarity (how amazing can a game be that you have already played before) and nostalgia (the game has to be different enough to be a remake without being so different it alienates the original fans).
I'm not sure that I would believe that sales of the old games would affect the remake. When VU first released the packs of remakes, the informal stats I saw where that sales were predominately driven by people who had played them before, and wanted to play them again on modern systems, but either lacked the knowledge of setting up dosbox, no longer had the games, or just hadn't cared enough to look into it before seeing a packaged version on the shelf.
personally, I did not run across any forum posts or conversations where someone said they had just discovered these games due to them being available again... although I am sure there were some of them out there, I do believe it was a minority of the overall purchases.
Also, I'm not sure how many gog users aren't familiar with these older games.... when the basis of what you sell is old games, your primary consumer base is going to be people who enjoy older games. I tend to wonder how many people stumbled across gog, and then stumbled across larry, and then said - sure, I'll give that a shot.
inm8#2 wrote: »
The LSL Reloaded Alpha came early.
Telltale got a shout out in the update.
barchetta wrote: »
How nice is it that (for the first time ever?) you get a look 'behind the scenes' how an adventure game is coming to life bit by bit?!
The soundtrack will be performed by the LNJO-Late Night Jazz Orchestra, so I think the sax part is safe. In fact, on the Orchestra's page there's a post saying:
"Announcing LNJO's guest vocalist on our upcoming video game recording session: Melora Hardin (yes, seriously)! Music by Austin Wintory!! #leisuresuitlarry #GoTeamLNJO"
I'll be keeping an eye at their Facebook page for more news about the Larry soundtrack: http://www.facebook.com/LNJOBand
By the way, the recording to the soundtrack will start, according to a Reddit user who revealed the Orchestra would play hours before the actual announcement, will be on March 11.
One last tidbit before I turn back to my spreadsheets. Al recorded Larry’s Theme with his MOJO Big Band just a few days ago, and although we don’t have a final mix for you yet, we thought you might enjoy it. Here it is.
I think it’s safe to say that there wasn’t an individual at Replay or N-Fusion who wasn’t as nervous as hell about this. Alpha versions are not intended for viewing by the general public, and for good reason. We don’t want people rushing to judgment about the final product based on programming, art, music, sound, and text that are incomplete. Speaking only for myself here (although I’m sure I’m not alone), I was fairly certain that we would be inundated with emails asking us about features, puzzles, scenes, and characters that aren’t in the alpha.
Instead, the response blew us all away. The vast majority of commenters clearly had no trouble understanding the concept of an alpha, and, better yet, were overwhelmingly supportive of our efforts. That’s not to say there aren’t issues people have brought up, and we’re listening to them.
But most of all, I think the alpha has proven something to that small, vocal contingent who’ve been doubting that we were serious about bringing Sierra On-Line gameplay, and Larry in particular, back to life.
We had an interesting little hiccup in the Breath Spray production a couple of weeks ago: on the label, we had text that included the words “Contains industrial-strength breath spray.” The company that produces the custom-printed spray contacted Kevin Kettler and said, “The FDA is refusing to allow us to put that on the label.” So we did a rewrite, but Kevin pointed out that while Larry has been rejected by many women over the years, this is the first time he was actually rejected by the government as well!
Leplaya wrote: »
Holy smokes...I freaking loved that orchestrated version of Larry's theme. It was a blast to my ears(in a good way). How much longer are we going to have to wait for this game?
Leplaya wrote: »
Although, regarding on the content. I am pretty sure there might be a slight chance of there being an option of censoring or uncensoring the game's nudity(correct me if I'm wrong, there wasn't much nudity in the first Larry game was there?). Most games nowadays get away with anything, so Larry shouldn't have a problem with the censorship. Although, my regard is this. Are there going to be cheats for this? Some people I know are hoping that there are a few cheats to get some cash since none of them are good with gambling.
MtnPeak wrote: »
Also, I believe Josh Mandel (or someone) said on the Replay forum that there would be a gambling cheat, though I could be remembering wrong.
Leplaya wrote: »
Hopefully there will be a gambling cheat. I cant play blackjack to save my life.
fred10359 wrote: »
I've found out that it might be released in April because they haven't alpha tested it yet.
Jennifer wrote: »
It's been pushed to April, yes. But, the alpha's already out (and looking pretty good).
Spent today listening to women talk sexy. Yes, we're auditioning for the babes of Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded! Wait till you hear 'em!
Life is like an adventure game: if you don't click, you don't get it
MtnPeak wrote: »
Did you come up with that line? I love it!! I want to steal it from you. Clever.