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Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: It’s difficult to truly classify Magna Cum Laude as an adventure game, because ultimately it is not. While the game does contain some exploration and adventure aspects, the core gameplay boils down to a never-ending series of mini games that become repetitive fairly quickly. Don’t get me wrong, if you don’t get offended easy then LSL is an absolutely hilarious game to play through or even watch someone else play through.
Excerpt: Just when gaming was getting a little dull and the same old sequels were falling into our hands day after day, Larry thought he’d come back to save the day. Vivendi have resurrected the age-old series of titles that features a wannabe playboy and his attempts to, ahem, “score” with the opposite sex – and with good effect.
Excerpt: The original Leisure Suit Larry games came out during the heyday of the point and click pixel hunt adventure games on the PC over a decade ago. Players guided the middle-aged lounge lizard title character through a series of comic misadventures and a sea of double entendres all in the mostly hapless pursuit of scoring with women way out of his league.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: There just isn't anything here that warrants forking out any amount of money. If you're after lewd humour then watch Porky's, Animal House or American Pie . If you want some mild titillation then buy the latest copy of Razzle, or spend some time with the ladies of the internet. But if you want a decent adventure game, there are plenty available - previous Larry titles included - that are much more valid.
Excerpt: In this game, the player assumes of the role of Larry Lovage, the original Larry’s nephew who is currently in college and trying as hard as he can to get some action. At the beginning of the game, the crew of a hip game show named Swingles arrives on campus to find some contestants in time for Spring Break, and it’s Larry’s job to get on that show so he can get lucky with the finalists. This is where the game begins, if you can really call what happens afterwards a game.
Conclusion: him (along with many others) when Larry 8 was flushed down the toilet by the usual foresight of executive officers that rarely look beyond their next martini. My uninformed generalizations about guys in suits aside, it looks like Al Lowe will finally be involved in the latest Larry Game, Magna Cum Laude (MCL).
Conclusion: Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is the funniest game I have played since Monkey Island. It was disturbingly addictive and because of this was all over far too soon. I finished the game craving for more and in the grand scheme of things I guess that's better then becoming sick of it. If this kind of Meatballs and Animal House humour appeals to you or if you are a fan of the Leisure Suit Larry series you will not be disappointed with this game.
Pros: fantastic cartoon graphics, hilariously funny script, fiendishly addictive, fitting soundtrack, ability to skip overly hard minigames
Cons: limited replay value, apparently too rude for some, there's worse things in some magazines, that aren't banned., may cause repetitive strain injury?