Gird Your Loins For Love: Leisure Suit Larry Might Be Back?
Collect yourself, people who remember 80s computer games, and prepare to be happy-ized. EGM is reporting that Replay Games has acquired the rights to the venerable Leisure Suit Larry franchise, and they’re planning to bring the original games back as well as bestow upon us entirely new installments. What? Really? Under the agreement, and HD remake of the original game will drop next year. If it’s successful, HD remakes of the rest of the original series will follow, and then, hopefully, all new adventures starring the perpetually unlucky-in-love Larry’s quest to get some action.
I admit I don’t know how I feel about this. Now, when I was much much younger guy, like 11, the Leisure Suit Larry games made me lol like crazy. Granted, I didn’t expect as much from my computer then, and I had yet to actually kiss a girl. But still, they were for their day pretty great. I am not among those who thinks the series got better however. The humor, centered as it was around a loser stuck in the 70s who can’t get laid, is very rooted in the 80s and did not age well. Especially Box Office Bust. Furthermore, modern games go way, way, way farther than LLL could ever have dreamed. Still, it’s possible I might find they hold up better than I think if I play an HD remake. I’ll certainly be checking it out when the first one is re-released.
What do you think? Does the series hold any lingering fascination for you? Are you excited, or bored by the news?