Welcome to Adventure Gamers. Please Sign In or Join Now to post.

You are here: HomeForum Home → Gaming → Adventure → Thread

   

LSL: Reloaded

Avatar

Total Posts: 3118

Joined 2012-01-03

PM

there are several threads about the game kickstarter but not about the Game itself that i noticed ,and as its expected within the next weeks or even days (maybe).

i will start with the screens that had been posted/revealed so far, anyone has more stuff/news Please let it show.


http://www.adventuregamers.com/games/view_screenshots/21844

     

Sierra_Offline,2014

Avatar

Total Posts: 838

Joined 2007-02-23

PM

I really like the environment art. The characters shown earlier, however, I don’t really dig the look of, which is a shame. I’ll probably still buy the game, though. Will it be released for other platforms than pc?

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 2087

Joined 2004-01-05

PM

Kasper F. Nielsen - 04 April 2013 10:43 PM

I really like the environment art. The characters shown earlier, however, I don’t really dig the look of, which is a shame. I’ll probably still buy the game, though. Will it be released for other platforms than pc?

Mac, iOS and Android according to the kickstarter I think.

It looks great.

 

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 3118

Joined 2012-01-03

PM

Kasper F. Nielsen - 04 April 2013 10:43 PM

Will it be released for other platforms than pc?

yes but there are issues with the Voice acting feature ..may this explain:

The PC/Mac/Linux version of the game all feature the fully voiced audio but mobile versions – for iOS, Android, Blackberry,and even Ouya – will not. This is in part a logistical concern.

Paul Trowe explains“We figured a way to keep the price down on [mobile platforms] would be to not include the voices, but we may do [them] as a separate in-app purchase that plugs in. The game by itself is [1GB] and the voices are another [1GB]. It’s because there’s so much! We have over 3,500 lines of narrator alone, plus Larry doubles that, and then the other… characters that are in the game have dialogue also,” he says, adding, “It wouldn’t keep the cost down. It’s just that… we can’t charge $19.99. We won’t sell any copies. We’ve got to sell it for something within the [typical] price range that people are used to buying.”

     

Sierra_Offline,2014

Avatar

Total Posts: 3843

Joined 2011-10-21

PM

Well, the mermaid and moose made me laugh. And so did Caesar’s Palace Phallus (although that last one isn’t very subtle)... Tongue

     

Now playing: Area-X, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream (post-CPT), Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, Syberia (CPT)
Next in line: The Last Express, Tex Murphy: Mean Streets, Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within, Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies
Recently finished: Angelica Weaver: Catch Me When You Can (CPT) (3/5), Secret Mysteries in London (2/5), Real Crimes: The Unicorn Killer (1.5/5), James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes (2.5/5), Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3/5), Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (4.5/5), Obsidian (CPT) (4/5), A Vampyre Story (CPT) (3.5/5), Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (4/5), Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon (CPT) (4.5/5)
Anticipating: STASIS, Dreamfall: Chapters, Zero Escape 3, The St. Christopher’s School Lockdown

Avatar

Total Posts: 358

Joined 2013-03-14

PM

Advie - 04 April 2013 10:59 PM

Paul Trowe explains“We figured a way to keep the price down on [mobile platforms] would be to not include the voices, but we may do [them] as a separate in-app purchase that plugs in. The game by itself is [1GB] and the voices are another [1GB]. It’s because there’s so much! We have over 3,500 lines of narrator alone, plus Larry doubles that, and then the other… characters that are in the game have dialogue also,” he says, adding, “It wouldn’t keep the cost down. It’s just that… we can’t charge $19.99. We won’t sell any copies. We’ve got to sell it for something within the [typical] price range that people are used to buying.”

Yep, this game is getting the full Josh Mandel writing treatment, which means all kinds of unique, clever, fun narrator responses for almost any action you try. The script is going to be WAY more robust than the original.

I’m going to be playing this on a mobile device, and I *absolutely* will be downloading the voices separately, if that’s what I need to do. They add so much to the experience. If it means I have to clear off everything else on my smartphone so there’s room, then so be it; this is Josh Mandel dialogue we’re talking about.

Right now there are discussions on their forum about which Larry to do next after this one:

https://forums.replaygamesinc.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=855

https://forums.replaygamesinc.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=861

I kinda hope they redo the others in this way before tackling the biggie… the totally new Larry 8, which I think was once tentatively titled Lust in Space.

 

 

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 582

Joined 2009-05-09

PM

lol, on second thought that hooker painting is like a Ren and Stimpy close-up.



Pretty funny to me. Smile

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 736

Joined 2005-11-30

PM

Quest1 - 05 April 2013 10:42 AM
Advie - 04 April 2013 10:59 PM

Paul Trowe explains“We figured a way to keep the price down on [mobile platforms] would be to not include the voices, but we may do [them] as a separate in-app purchase that plugs in. The game by itself is [1GB] and the voices are another [1GB]. It’s because there’s so much! We have over 3,500 lines of narrator alone, plus Larry doubles that, and then the other… characters that are in the game have dialogue also,” he says, adding, “It wouldn’t keep the cost down. It’s just that… we can’t charge $19.99. We won’t sell any copies. We’ve got to sell it for something within the [typical] price range that people are used to buying.”

Yep, this game is getting the full Josh Mandel writing treatment, which means all kinds of unique, clever, fun narrator responses for almost any action you try. The script is going to be WAY more robust than the original.

I’m going to be playing this on a mobile device, and I *absolutely* will be downloading the voices separately, if that’s what I need to do. They add so much to the experience. If it means I have to clear off everything else on my smartphone so there’s room, then so be it; this is Josh Mandel dialogue we’re talking about.

Right now there are discussions on their forum about which Larry to do next after this one:

https://forums.replaygamesinc.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=855

https://forums.replaygamesinc.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=861

I kinda hope they redo the others in this way before tackling the biggie… the totally new Larry 8, which I think was once tentatively titled Lust in Space.

I think remaking past 3 isn’t necessary. I don’t know how you’d even update LSL7.

Leisure Suit Larry was the only Sierra series to go out on a high note.

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 358

Joined 2013-03-14

PM

Frogacuda - 05 April 2013 12:03 PM

I think remaking past 3 isn’t necessary. I don’t know how you’d even update LSL7.

Leisure Suit Larry was the only Sierra series to go out on a high note.

I agree.

I really love Larry 7. Honestly, I think it’s my favorite adventure game. Yes, even beating Monkey Island and DOTT. It was just so much fun.

I hope Larry 8 or another one of the “Reloaded” games brings back the text parser option. I loved how it was combined with the point-and-click interface in Larry 7. It opens up so many more options.

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 1099

Joined 2013-03-14

PM

I don’t see the point remakig past 3 either. LSL 7 would be entirely pointless remake, as the art, voices and music already work vey well in it. Only reason for remake would be high resolution graphics and more platforms, but other than that, there’s nothing I’d change about it. Same goes for LSL6. LSL5 might be a tad too simple and easy game as such, but it hasn’t aged that badly either.

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 1161

Joined 2012-09-28

PM

Frogacuda - 05 April 2013 12:03 PM

Leisure Suit Larry was the only Sierra series to go out on a high note.

Well yes, if you ignore the following series:
Police Quest
Gabriel Knight
Dr. Brain
Laura Bow
EcoQuest
Mixed Up
Shivers

About the Larry remakes, the only necessary ones are 2 and 3. The first game was remade perfectly adequately years ago.

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 1099

Joined 2013-03-14

PM

I think the high note for Police Quest depends on if you count PQ: SWAT as a part of core games or not. PQ4 was a travesty of a game. I’d count that among Sierras worst.

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 1161

Joined 2012-09-28

PM

Was it? I thought it was rather good, or at least as good as the other instalments. Wasn’t a huge fan of the series anyway.

And if you include SWAT, you’d also have to include LSL: Magna Cum Laude, so the whole “high note” thing would be a bit pointless.

     

Total Posts: 72

Joined 2003-09-13

PM

Now that’s a pleasant surprise. After the rough start, it looks like LSL is shaping up to be a great remake, well worth of another playthrough.

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 358

Joined 2013-03-14

PM

For me, a big benefit of the remakes is making them available on more platforms and accessible to more people. It’s not just because *I* personally would enjoy the new hi res graphics, etc. (which I would). There are some younger players out there who would, sadly, never consider playing an adventure game with very outdated/pixelated graphics. And I want these classic games (and Leisure Suit Larry is a bonafide classic) to be experienced by as many new people as possible. In one sense, adventure game series remain alive only insofar as new players are continuing to discover and enjoy them. Expanding the fan base is enough motivation for me to support more “Reloaded” versions.

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 736

Joined 2005-11-30

PM

Quest1 - 05 April 2013 12:41 PM

For me, a big benefit of the remakes is making them available on more platforms and accessible to more people. It’s not just because *I* personally would enjoy the new hi res graphics, etc. (which I would). There are some younger players out there who would, sadly, never consider playing an adventure game with very outdated/pixelated graphics. And I want these classic games (and Leisure Suit Larry is a bonafide classic) to be experienced by as many new people as possible. In one sense, adventure game series remain alive only insofar as new players are continuing to discover and enjoy them. Expanding the fan base is enough motivation for me to support more “Reloaded” versions.

At the same time, by doing a remake every year you also run the risk of burning people out on the series before it comes time for a new one. You need to figure out just how many remakes to do before it’s time for a new one.

Doing a new one next is probably ideal timing-wise, but if they wait until after 3, maybe they’ll have more money to invest in it. Going all the way to 7 seems unwise to me, especially because they get more and more expensive as the series goes on. Even LSL2 is going to need well over twice the budget in terms of locations and art, and I guarantee it won’t make twice the returns.

     
Welcome to the AG forums! View the archived forums here »