Sex

 

 

Seriously, how many times can you say you started writing an article saying that, where you weren’t on a dirty site?  Now, that it’s out of the way, let’s talk about why I mentioned it. Disclaimer, we here at OSG try to keep our material family friendly.  So I will do my best to keep this review at the PG rating.

Back in the 80’s when CGA, Color Graphics Adapters, were the latest and greatest thing on computers, companies started to release new and fun games of adventure, sports, space and even taking time to find Carmen SanDiego.  But one company went above and beyond the call of duty with the word adult game.  Sierra, the company well known for games such as Space Quest and Kings Quest, created a game that made it seem like us teenagers were perverts. Leisure Suit Larry and the Land of the Lounge Lizards opened a new door, so to speak,

The premise of the game was simple. You are Lary Laffer and you had one thing on your mind. To score with as many babes as you can and don’t get in trouble or contract and diseases.  And while you are at it, have a few laughs.  The concept of the game was a point and click movement.  And when the games first came out, you had to type the comments and commands.  (Open door with key)  (Take off jacket).  But as the games got more advanced, it turned into a point and click for the comments to say.

The adventures continued for several years with different episodes of the game and also different takeovers of  the brand from different companies.  And recently, Larry Laffer has now arrived to the Nintendo Switch.  I was happy to see this and was excited to play this and go back in time.

The plot line was very basic for this episode.  Without giving away too much of what happens in the game, you are being exposed to the times of today and are trying out a dating app on your phone called Timber. In the meantime you are trying to reach your final “score” and while that is happening, you are going on a lot of mini-quests. Throughout the game, there are some nice nods to the earlier games. One of the biggest ones was answering questions at the beginning of the game to prove that you were over 18. I remembered guessing when I was a kid. Now, thanks to Google, I can get a straight answer. But it really doesn’t do anything for the game. It was more of a nod than anything else.

 

Unfortunately, the game doesn’t have a “if you do this, then this happens.” The best example would be in the first game. If you went upstairs at Lefty’s and hooked up with the lady without protection, then you got sick and died. Also, the conversations seem to be one sided.  No matter what you say, the right comment is eventually said. So that way you really can’t make mistakes.

Also, there aren’t a lot of places to go within the game.  It’s set for about five places and just doesn’t open the universe the way that it should. The humor is very cheeky as well. There are some jokes but nothing to write home about.

The controls are reminiscent of the rebooted adventure games as well as the newer adventure games It is nice to have the ability to adjust the pointer speed. But it did take a while to get used to them. But they still seemed slow for the movement.

I think that covers it.  Oh yeah, the one thing that every perverted mind wants to know.  How is the nudity and adult content? Well, to answer that, I would say, what adult content? The level of nudity was nonexistent. Again, there is nothing to write home about. With the exception of going into a very weird adult shop and also having a dark moment, which was actually really wrong, this was more of a PG atmosphere. The graphics were a great reminder of what they used to be…more of a 2-D 80’s style.

I am not sure if it is because the publisher CrazyBunch had to ease back, but if Sierra still had their hands on this, it would be a great hit. But unfortunately, it misses a few marks. But the good side is that it is not that expensive of a download. And if you are a faithful player of the Laffer series, you may actually enjoy it.

 

 

 

Brad Feingold Brad Feingold (83 Posts)

Brad has been a die hard arcade fan ever since he can remember. From the first time he played Space Invaders, to the first time he played Pacman, Brad has always had a love for video games. Hanging out at either the Great American Fun Factory in the mall, or spending the night in front of the glowing games at the local roller rink, he was always thinking about when he can spend the next quarter. He also worked at Babbages, which is now GameStop, for over six years. Mostly because they had a really sweet checkout policy on new products and great discounts. But since he had the Atari 2600, he has never looked back and owned some of the greatest home machines, NES, SNES, GENESIS, Turbo Graphix 16, GameBoy, Game Gear, Lynx, Playsation 1,2,3,4 and Vita, XBOX, Gamecube, and N64...just to name a few. Brad is also a reviewer for Mobile Beat Magazine as well as a freelance videographer, part time disc jockey, performing artist and photographer. But has a true love is for video games and Star Wars, as he is a member of the 501st Central Garrison. His ultimate dream is to own a fully working pinball machine and arcade machine. Difficult to say which one, but a Star Wars one would be nice start.