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  • Not to mention the forum threads started by various team members early on in the project where they explained in great detail and answered questions about their involvement with the process.

  • Unfortunately I didn't pledge enough to be able to test the Alpha version of Larry Reloaded, but I have heard from several people who did. I'm told the game is very fun, looks beautiful, and has some really clever writing. The live music recordings and voices haven't yet been added.

    Very positive reactions to this early version of the game. I'm told it looks like it'll be a winner. Adventure gamers should be in for a treat with this one. :)

    I can't wait till it is released in a few months. I hope many new gamers get to experience the fun of a true Leisure Suit Larry game.

  • Apparently the music pieces in the Alpha version are just placeholders (for what will soon be recorded) and some were from the old VGA version put in temporarily to give the player a sense for what the game will be like with music. Here's more info on what to expect in the new Larry ReLOADed game:
    (From a poster named aberdorf)

    The soundtrack will be performed by the LNJO-Late Night Jazz Orchestra, so I think the sax part is safe. In fact, on the Orchestra's page there's a post saying:

    "Announcing LNJO's guest vocalist on our upcoming video game recording session: Melora Hardin (yes, seriously)! Music by Austin Wintory!! #leisuresuitlarry #GoTeamLNJO"

    I'll be keeping an eye at their Facebook page for more news about the Larry soundtrack: http://www.facebook.com/LNJOBand

    By the way, the recording to the soundtrack will start, according to a Reddit user who revealed the Orchestra would play hours before the actual announcement, will be on March 11.

  • Love the first sample of the live music recording!!!

    One last tidbit before I turn back to my spreadsheets. Al recorded Larry’s Theme with his MOJO Big Band just a few days ago, and although we don’t have a final mix for you yet, we thought you might enjoy it. Here it is.

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/replaygame/mp3/LeisureSuitLarry.mp3

    Here's an excerpt from Josh Mandel's latest update...

    I think it’s safe to say that there wasn’t an individual at Replay or N-Fusion who wasn’t as nervous as hell about this. Alpha versions are not intended for viewing by the general public, and for good reason. We don’t want people rushing to judgment about the final product based on programming, art, music, sound, and text that are incomplete. Speaking only for myself here (although I’m sure I’m not alone), I was fairly certain that we would be inundated with emails asking us about features, puzzles, scenes, and characters that aren’t in the alpha.

    Instead, the response blew us all away. The vast majority of commenters clearly had no trouble understanding the concept of an alpha, and, better yet, were overwhelmingly supportive of our efforts. That’s not to say there aren’t issues people have brought up, and we’re listening to them.

    But most of all, I think the alpha has proven something to that small, vocal contingent who’ve been doubting that we were serious about bringing Sierra On-Line gameplay, and Larry in particular, back to life.

    ...

    We had an interesting little hiccup in the Breath Spray production a couple of weeks ago: on the label, we had text that included the words “Contains industrial-strength breath spray.” The company that produces the custom-printed spray contacted Kevin Kettler and said, “The FDA is refusing to allow us to put that on the label.” So we did a rewrite, but Kevin pointed out that while Larry has been rejected by many women over the years, this is the first time he was actually rejected by the government as well!

    ...

    Read the whole thing here:
    https://forums.replaygamesinc.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=793

  • Holy smokes...I freaking loved that orchestrated version of Larry's theme. It was a blast to my ears(in a good way). How much longer are we going to have to wait for this game?

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    @Leplaya said: Holy smokes...I freaking loved that orchestrated version of Larry's theme. It was a blast to my ears(in a good way). How much longer are we going to have to wait for this game?


    I love that version of the theme too. They weren't kidding when they said that the new rendition of the Larry theme was amazing. I've added it to my WinAmp playlist. :)

    The game's supposed to come out in April, so as long as there aren't any more delays, we won't have to wait much longer. :D

  • My prediction is May, but I want them to take as much time as they need.

    I also wonder what is going to happen with the whole nudity question and the Apple App Store.

    Apparently they decided to include nudity (which I'm sure will be well-received by many players), though I'm not sure if it's in the form of hidden "easter eggs." I think Josh Mandel said on the Replay Games forum that they sought to find a way to make the nudity seem integral to the plot, had difficulty in finding a way, then ended up saying "to hell with it" and made it unapologetically gratuitous.

    Apparently Apple's App Store approval process can be a bit arbitrary, or can seem that way from the outside. They have products on there now with lots of actual nudity (eg, Tender Loving Care), but also reserve the right to reject games with sexual content. So who knows?

    I do all my forum commenting and web surfing on the iPhone (not often at a home office desk these days) I'm holding as I type this, and was planning to play the new Larry game on here as well. I hope iOS users don't have to get a watered down version because of silly Apple rules. Apple should just put a 17+ designation on the game's store description.

  • A game is a game, no matter how long it takes for the development of it to be 100% completed. The people working on this game know what they are doing, they want to be sure that nothing goes wrong when they get around to releasing this game. I think the game might be finished and released around June, but thats my two cents.

    Although, regarding on the content. I am pretty sure there might be a slight chance of there being an option of censoring or uncensoring the game's nudity(correct me if I'm wrong, there wasn't much nudity in the first Larry game was there?). Most games nowadays get away with anything, so Larry shouldn't have a problem with the censorship. Although, my regard is this. Are there going to be cheats for this? Some people I know are hoping that there are a few cheats to get some cash since none of them are good with gambling.

  • It's called ReLOADed... get it.. Load... you know what a load is? Heh heh heh. ReLOADed. Wow. Heh. Load.


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  • @Leplaya said: Although, regarding on the content. I am pretty sure there might be a slight chance of there being an option of censoring or uncensoring the game's nudity(correct me if I'm wrong, there wasn't much nudity in the first Larry game was there?). Most games nowadays get away with anything, so Larry shouldn't have a problem with the censorship. Although, my regard is this. Are there going to be cheats for this? Some people I know are hoping that there are a few cheats to get some cash since none of them are good with gambling.

    Yeah, there was not as much nudity in the original Larry game. I think there was only some at the end when Eve was naked in the Jacuzzi, and you could turn off the water jets which had been creating bubbles covering her breasts. Apparently Replay is adding more nudity on top of that. All tasteful and nothing porno/explicit, of course; this is a respectable game, after all. :-p

    Anyway, sounds like the nudity is a go for PC and other versions, and the only question is what will happen with the iOS version.

    Also, I believe Josh Mandel (or someone) said on the Replay forum that there would be a gambling cheat, though I could be remembering wrong.

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