What....is the premise of this? You play a stereotypical teen romp movie character in a Michael Jackson outfit during the zombie apocalypse where cities are in ruins yet the all female population goes on with their lives like nothing happened?
It's a hamfisted "parody" of the Gears of War ad that used Gary Jules' Tears For Fears cover because LOL VIDEOGAMES! And they throw in a half-assed Thriller reference- not joke, reference- because LOL WACKY (DO U SEE WAHT WE DID THER?). I think my favorite part is how awkward and horrible the character movement is. He looks like someone in a Larry-shaped theme park mascot suit, and that is fucking freaky.
Jesus...jesus christ. I saw that ad and I STILL never would have made the connection, even if you gave me a bunch of hints. You mean to tell me someone actually said, "We need to tie in Larry to a parody to something, and that something is a TV spot for a 2 year old action game."
At least Family Guy and Scary Movie's jokeless references are to something that is (or at least was at one time) relevant.
And holy shit, the entire game takes place on a movie lot as a vehicle for endless movie references.
I even really liked the last game, but this looks horrible. (spot on about the theme park costume)
I have no idea to rate this. Although it makes me want to beat the people responsible for it clean to death. we're ostensibly supposed to be rating the submission, not the content. How do I rate a submission with content that hits all the right marks in making me want to put out a Vivendi Universal's employee's eyeballs with my thumbs? The only safe score is a three, but it could just as easily be a 1 or a 5.
Incidentally, Larry's new "look" is terrible. A million times worse than the old one.
Palate cleanser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqXpWJhsuaI
For a humor-based game it would help to make a trailer with at least one funny moment in it.
|Cinnamon Imperialist |
I remember the advertising campaign for the original game was mostly of ad banners promising FULL FRONTAL NUDITY! ACTUAL SEX! UNCENSORED!, so I figure the game's less about humor and more about cornering the "awkwardly-animated cartoon sex" market.
This game was completely out of Sierra's and the original creator Chuck Bentons hands. Go to his website and read about it, he's really pissed.
Sorry, Chuck Benton was programmer, Al Lowe was the writer.
http://www.allowe.com/Larry/MCL.htm = the Al Lowe site, it's about the game just previous, but the situation remains the same.
Al is a pretty awesome guy, by the way. I've had several neat email conversations with him. He always loves hearing from fans.
Yeah, I got this from Rock Paper Shotgun (www.rockpapershotgun.com) who had a great interview with Lowe about a week ago. Lowe on the previous game:
"I’ve said before, it was like getting a videotape from your son’s kidnapper; on the one hand, you’re glad he’s still alive, but on the other, my God, look what they’ve done to him!"
"Box Office Bust promises open-world sand-box gameplay including exploration, platforming, racing and puzzle-solving."
WHAT THE FUCK.
It's rare that I feel true nerd rage, but...fuuuuuuuuuuuck.
I tried to come up with a more eloquent post, but I can't. I'm guessing this piece of shit was made by people too fucking young to have even PLAYED the original LSL games back with CGA graphics and beeps and boops.
"Writing in a game? WHAT IS THAT? I THOUGHT THIS ALL ABOUT TITS AND SHIT. MATURE RATING HERE WE COME!"
Like everyone else, I'm having a hard time rating these. The gay bar "Grease" number was bad enough, but this... this is horrible. I love the part near the end where he's supposed to be running but there's a two second shot of his foot hovering awkwardly above a banana peel before he crashes through the window. So did he slip on it, or intentionally jump through the glass?
AGHHH SO BAD So so bad.
The awkward animation, the pathetic attempts at stale referential humor, a modern game with the stink of bad late 90's adventure game design all over it.
|Rabid Vegan |
I have to give this 5 stars for emotional response alone. I also have to find the people responsible for this abortion and do something terminal to them.
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