I had to write this in my Microsoft Office Word pad because the site was down. I really hope I remember to put the pictures in where I want them. I guess it doesn't matter because what I write tends to be very niche which is why my blogs are so sporadic. I know I'm not for everyone, nor are my tastes, so I only write when I am feeling super talkative about something I don't see a lot of people talking about, and I think they should- even though I know they won't. It's part of being in a niche audience.
I think Giantbombers would know that well. It's not everyday you walk into a grocery store and see someone wearing a Giantbomb sweatshirt (I haven't yet, but I wear mine a lot right now because it's still cold enough to do so. YAY!). We're a niche audience, as is most things on the internet (popular or not), and as such we don't get the chance to talk about the things we like about the internet with a lot of people. Those of you who do are very lucky and should count your blessings.
To get on with it already (because I know my tangents are long and boring) I am a kickstarter (kickstarter-teer? kickstarter-ino? Fuck, I don't know- guy that paid money) of the new Leisure suit Larry reboot, amply named Leisure suit Larry Reloaded. They recently put out an Alpha build of the game and it looks... great! So great I couldn't help but talk about it.
I am not going to post video, even though they aren't going to stop people who do (you can find video of it, which is sort of approved by Replay in so much as they have not given us an NDA and said "we wont stop it" pretty flat out- they seem pretty cool with it). I mainly just don't want to spoil it for people, but really want people to know about it. So far, in such an early state, it seems great. The writing, from the little I have seen of course, is top notch like you would expect, and the animation is great.
It is very important I share, though, that this game is in Alpha. That means it's not done at all yet. Anything you see in these pictures, good or bad, is subject to change and it must be understood that it is in no way representative of what the final game will be.
Having that out of the way (because Replay kindly requested we share that, and frankly I don't want to be the asshole who doesn't make it clear, but am totally cool knowing some assholes will still be assholes even knowing that) I wanted to share what we know and have seen of the game so far.
The majority of the game is actually in the Alpha. In a broken state, anyway. I wasn't able to finish the game myself (I broke the code on my play through and haven't had time to go back to it yet as I'm currently in the middle of a lot of real life stuff) but I have seen all the locations. All the places you remember are still there. They have been changed, some in smaller ways then others, but for the most part it's like Leisure Suit Larry being released again in higher resolution with references to more modern things.
To some this may be pretty meh, to others they probably wont even care enough to read this, but for those of us that love adventure games and like nostalgia fixes, this is pretty great (wait until you hear the opening theme, it's amazing!).
As of right now, I don't know if they have a release date (I think it's sometime in April or something, but I don't have a website to check and I don't feel like searching the kickstarter page right now) but if you were ever a fan of Leisure suit Larry this one will be worth checking out. If you didn't fund the Kickstarter look for it on steam when it comes out.
I'll put a photo dump at the bottom for any pictures I haven't already posted. Enjoy!