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Incline The Leisure Suit Larry series

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So I'm really in the mood for adventure games at the moment and I'm about to finish up Technobabylon and am thinking about what to play next.

I've played Larry 1 and Larry 6, both of which I found amusing way back in the day when I first played them at least.

Are they worth going through, any ones I should avoid the like the plague? I know about that weird third person Larry that came out after 7.
 

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First one is very good, even though it feels like a disjointed series of events.
Second one has a completely different tone to the first and somewhat retarded puzzles.
Third one is so forgettable I can't even remember what it was about.
Fourth one is [DATA EXPUNGED]
Fifth one is a bad joke, easily the worst one in the main series.
Sixth one is a mixture between the first and second one, and is quite enjoyable.
Seventh one is the best one IMO, but it's been close to 20 years since I last played it, so take that opinion with a grain of salt.

Magna Cum Laude is actually quite fun if you cheat your way through the mini-games (the conversation mini-game is quite good though) but stay well away from Box Office Bust.
 

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First one is quite fun, as UC pointed out it feels like a series of disconnected sketches but the puzzles and writing are fun. It's quite linear in terms of the order you have to solve the major puzzles but you can go almost anywhere around the city, and this gives it a nice feel of poking around and getting to know the place.

Second one is much more linear, as in you get whisked from one location to the next, with no possibility of going back, combined with dead end puzzles if you forget something in a previous area. You can even get into a dead end by having an item you are NOT supposed to have - yeah some of the puzzles are retarded, though not all.

I actually quite like the third, Patti is a great alter ego to Larry and having both works well. The ending sequence is also tons of fun, if not particularly difficult. Better game than 2.

Fourth one is the best because [REDACTED]

Fifth goes in a very different direction from the others. No death, no dead ends, lots of optional content, multiple ways of solving some puzzles. It's a bit weird as a result. I like it, and I like a lot of the optional and multiple paths that it attempts, though ultimately I don't think it all works as well it should have. Worth playing still. Soundtrack is fantastic in MT-32 mode.

Six used to be my favourite, it goes back to the structure that 1 had, with being able to go almost anywhere, though this one really does have some nonlinearity in terms of which order you do some things, and that's quite good. Some really good puzzles.

Seven is the best one. Same structure as six, with some genuinely great puzzles. I think in fact that this might have the best Sierra puzzles of any of their games.

I'd avoid everything afterwards like the plague.
 

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I would rate them 4 > 5 > 6 > 3 >>>>>>>>> 1> 2. Never played 7.

5 has the best plot, best ending, best puzzles and best music, which is why it's the best besides 4.
6 is the raunchiest, after 4. 6 is also easier than 5, if easy is your thing.
 

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i should play larry 7 again

was the only larry i played and it was like 15 years ago, but i remember the game was hilarious

obviously i had to ninja play it when nobody was home though so my progress was a bit slow :negative:
 

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5 is as close as Tall Tale Game as you gonna get.
Skip it.
It's just eye-candy with not much of content.
6 is the Best.
Followed by 7.
 

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i should play larry 7 again

was the only larry i played and it was like 15 years ago, but i remember the game was hilarious

obviously i had to ninja play it when nobody was home though so my progress was a bit slow :negative:

Do the nerdy thing; sit around and listen to Robo-Clinton's entire stand-up routine.
 

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Played a bit of Larry 6 for my nostalgia. Such good memories of me and a friend trying to get through this game back in the day. Unfortunately, now it just crashes when I try to load my save. Le sigh... always save in different slots everyone!

Gonna try some Larry 7. Never played this one so should be fun.
 

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Do the nerdy thing; sit around and listen to Robo-Clinton's entire stand-up routine.
I had to do it once, on my perfect score run. They're pretty awful, but then Al Lowe loves this kind of humour.

So do I. I loved this joke in particular:

"What's the diffference between beer nuts and deer nuts? Well, beer nuts are under a dollar a bag, but deer nuts are under a buck!"
 

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Played a bit of Larry 6 for my nostalgia. Such good memories of me and a friend trying to get through this game back in the day. Unfortunately, now it just crashes when I try to load my save. Le sigh... always save in different slots everyone!
The initial releases of all of the games that used the 32-bit SCI interpreter (QFG4 sends its best) were horribly buggy. IIRC there was a patch that fixed the floppy LSL6, and the CD version ran flawlessly in its DOS version (and in glorious high-res)
 

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Even though Larry 2 has a host of puzzle and dead-end problems, I really loved it when I first played it. I thought the spy story-line with the KGB was fun, and it was absolutely silly. To this day, I still look for musical instruments called "Onklunks"....


Bt
 

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To this day, I still look for musical instruments called "Onklunks"....

Then you must be familiar with its bigger cousin, the Angklung.

Eight-pitch_Angklung%2C_Mitchell_Park%2C_Milwaukee.jpg


Wikipedia said:
The angklung is a musical instrument from Indonesia made of a varying number of bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. The tubes are carved to have a resonant pitch when struck and are tuned to octaves, similar to American handbells. The base of the frame is held in one hand, whilst the other hand shakes the instrument. This causes a repeating note to sound. Each of three or more performers in an angklung ensemble play just one note or more, but altogether complete melodies are produced.
 

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Al Lowe panel from a convention two week ago. He talks about the Larry series, Sierra, and so on.



 

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Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (MS-DOS)
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I have made many attempts to finish this over the years and made some good progress before, so I already knew what to do for about the first half of the game. The rest of the game was pretty straightforward, and getting through it was just a matter of exploring all the screens and picking up everything I could.

I needed one hint for this one:

The drunk wandering outside the store. He asks for money, and I don't recall him specifically asking for wine, so I don't think I would have guessed on my own to buy wine and give it to him.


Otherwise, the game was really quite fair. As long as you pay attention to the descriptions, it's not hard to figure out what you need to do. The room descriptions mostly list everything you'd need to inspect, and the graphics are good enough that you don't have to guess what you're looking at. The item puzzles all made sense, and I don't think there were many "walking dead" situations... the only one I can think of is:

If you don't get the knife before getting tied up by Fawn.


Even so, the game world is small enough, that even this dead end is not a big deal imo.

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This is one of the first adventure games I ever played (Atari ST version, back around when the game was first released), so it feels great to finally complete it. I really liked it, and am looking forward to playing the sequel (though I know it has a pretty poor reputation)!
 

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Lowe spent an extra two months fine-tuning the parser, so that it could anticipate the sick, diseased minds of players and their foul intentions.

It's truly a masterpiece in that regard.
 

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Congratulations. LSL1 really goes against its reputation, because you'd think its just another early Sierra game, but this time a non-stop sex fest. I was quite surprised when I played it to find that it was quite tame for the subject matter and less hard than you'd think. Good game though.
 

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The item puzzles all made sense, and I don't think there were many "walking dead" situations... the only one I can think of is:
There are actually quite a few of these "walking dead" situations - especially regarding inventory items.

E.g. you can throw away the hammer. The game even tells you that "it is gone forever".
You can also loose some other inventory items if you are reckless.

You can loose too much money and not have enough to pay the cab to return to the casino area.

There is also a time limit (although the time is so generous that hardly anyone notices it):
If you take too much time, the sun will rise and Larry shoots himself since he didn't manage to lose his virginity during the night.

A literally walking dead happens at the bar,
when you have unprotected sex with the prostitute.
You can continue the game normally, but as soon as you walk out to the street, Larry dies.
 

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I wanted to return to a cozy, simpler time and play some older point-and-click adventure with a bit of humour (and naughtiness as a plus), so I fired up Larry 6 (I have the collection from GoG, only really played LSL1 before).

Liking it so far, it's just what I expected. Just getting my bearings and exploring La Costa Lotta resort, not really yet encountered any significant puzzles, seems like the gameplay design is quite open-ended, I've talked to plenty of babes and they've given Ol' Larry plenty of things to do/solve. Chose Part 6 since I wanted a bit more "modern" graphics and interface, all the older ones use the typing-interface, right?
 

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I wanted to return to a cozy, simpler time and play some older point-and-click adventure with a bit of humour (and naughtiness as a plus), so I fired up Larry 6 (I have the collection from GoG, only really played LSL1 before).

Liking it so far, it's just what I expected. Just getting my bearings and exploring La Costa Lotta resort, not really yet encountered any significant puzzles, seems like the gameplay design is quite open-ended, I've talked to plenty of babes and they've given Ol' Larry plenty of things to do/solve. Chose Part 6 since I wanted a bit more "modern" graphics and interface, all the older ones use the typing-interface, right?
i think 5 doesnt
 

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