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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: If you had a computer and were playing games about, oh, say ten or fifteen years ago, then you probably know all about Leisure Suit Larry. Leading this hapless middle-aged loser on point and click adventures through the perils of the singles scene was a right of passage for some and a tongue-in-cheek, ribald diversion for others. Now it is time for a new generation and so enter Larry Lovage, Larry Laffer’s nephew and longtime student at Walnut Log Community College.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Excerpt: Times sure have changed since the last time a Leisure Suit Larry game hit store shelves. Once the name in sexually charged adventure gaming, the Leisure Suit Larry series has been altogether dormant since the '90s. This could at least be partially attributed to the fact that the sort of humor the series brought to the table was frequently being upstaged by increasingly foul and bawdy humor in all other facets of the media.