Originally Posted by inm8#2
It also makes me question the communication between Al and Paul. Either there was none regarding Sam Suede, or when Paul overreacted Al decided he didn't care that Sam Suede had used his name without permission and just wanted to quell the situation. But how could Al and Paul not be on the same page with Sam Suede?
Supposedly Al did consulting work with the Sam Suede developers several years ago. As in, far enough back that Trowe wasn't aware of it. And even once he became aware of the fact that Al *did* in fact work with them, Paul then felt as if they were trying to capitalize on the success of LSL Reloaded's kickstarter. The irony here? Reloaded languished in non development for 6 months, and then jumped on kickstarter to capitalize on the success of Double Fine's new adventure. Either way, he should have handled it quietly, and directly with the Sam Suede guys. Instead he jumped out there, burned bridges, and generally acted like a child.
Originally Posted by MusicallyInspired
My reason is simple. The Two Guys and the Space Pope have been trying to shut down the anti-Trowe train to save relations for the sake of Al Lowe, Josh Mandel, and the good of their project. I don't see any reason to badmouth Trowe (and therefore the entire Larry project) when the two developers (Al and Josh) deserve to see their project through to the end without any bad blood.
First - their project is already funded and already going forward. You make sound like the fate of the project rests on not reminding people of the Trowe Troll. Second, Josh wasn't even on board with the project when a lot of this went down. It's not "his" project. He is an employee of replay games, and Paul is his boss. This is, and always has been, Paul's baby. Just because Josh is a stand-up guy does not mean I'm going to turn a blind eye to Paul.
Originally Posted by MtnPeak
This all seems like much ado about nothing. Wow, someone posted a few comments about another game project and did so under an anonymous/fake name. Stop the presses! How will we ever recover? Besides, how many of you have never gotten a little carried away with online comment posting? At least it shows the guy in charge of Replay has a lot of passion, even if he acts rashly. Yeah, he acted badly, apologized, and we've moved on.
The new Larry game is looking like it will be a hit. This is great news, since this is the kind of comeback a truly great series like Leisure Suit Larry deserves.
Wow... you make so many comments without knowing anything about what you are talking about. Try reading before writing. I specifically said above (and jennifer repeated it right after this), that Paul's actions killed the Sam Suede kickstarter. So thanks to this "much ado about nothing", you no longer have the opportunity to play an original game that Al Lowe helped to design.
You have the audacity to say that he caused no harm what-so-ever, and then one comment later say, "oh, that's horrible..." Had you simply read what others, including myself, had already written, you would have known about this.
Paul attacks Chris Pope personally (from a fake account no less), and you spin that into "passion"? Well hell, with that mentality, Castro was just passionate about communism. Oswald was just passionate about sniping presidents. The south was just passionate about slavery. No one has ever actually done anything wrong, they have just been "passionate". That's a crock.
People in business don't want to work with "passionate" people who cause bad PR, kill projects, and very nearly kill their own project. What you call passion, others call immature and childish. Paul is very lucky that he managed to get Josh on board, as that man has single handedly brought a level of respect back to the project.
As far as saying the new game is "looking like it will be a hit"... based on what? Some redrawn backgrounds? Seriously man, I'm not saying you should condemn the project, but at least factor in evidence and not just wishful thinking into the equation.
You seem to mistake caution and skepticism (based on real world actions, not made up ones) with irrational dislike. I do not want LSl Reloaded to fail. But like Jennfier, I am extremely skeptical of how far along it is. You forgot to mention in your "Al Lowe recap" above that the release date just slipped again.
All we know about the game is the backgrounds are "almost done", the text is "almost done", and an alpha is out in about 2 weeks that according to Al himself is extremely buggy. Music is being worked on, but it is unclear how far along it is. Those are facts, not hopefuly wishes and fairy dust. And it is also a fact that if you look at when the project started, Oct 11', it has taken them roughly a year and a half to get that far... and yet they only have about 3 months to finish. It is not impossible. But it begs questions, like - will it suffer in the quality department? Will it be rushed? Will the release date slip again?
Those questions are not asked because anyone here dislikes Paul, or any of that. Those questions are asked because of the FACTS that currently exist. You are completely entitled to believe the new game "looks like it is going to be a hit". But unless you can present some facts to back that up, then your opinion holds no weight among people like me who use FACTS to form their opinion.