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Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude

by Proteus4994

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Original Thread: boobs [vlp]



God damn it, this will be a boobs thread: Let's play Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude

(for the record, while there' nudity in this game, consider this entire LP )

edited for more work-safe box art

(I wonder if that would have fit as an actual thread title)

OK, so the fake Q&A shit is played out but fuck you, gonna do it anyway because I'm a rebel.

Why are you playing this? I heard it sucked.

Great question! It does suck. But it sucks in ways that I think make it a particularly good game to LP. The gameplay is horrendous. This game was slammed by basically everyone because of how unfun and repetitive and lousy its minigames were. Everyone was right. This is not a fun game to play. However, in an incredibly juvenile way, it's can be pretty god damn funny in some places. I did a test post of this about a year ago because I always thought this would be a game worth LPing for that very reason, and since Suspicious inadvertantly gave me the perfect place to do this LP, I figure it must be fate.

Could you paste in some shit from Wikipedia about this game? It wouldn't be an OP without it!

Oh, how can I deny a request like that?


In 2003, a surprising announcement was made by Sierra Entertainment, now a division of Vivendi Universal Games: the Leisure Suit Larry franchise was being revived with an eighth game, called Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude. This is the first game in which Al Lowe is not involved in any way, as this game was created by game developer High Voltage Software, Inc. On his website, Lowe talks about how he was in talk with Sierra about working with them on the game, but they stopped contacting him, as they went into downsizing. Later he received a letter from a writer on the game, where it is revealed that the game had long since been written by the time he entered discussions with Sierra.[1]

The new Larry game does not star Larry Laffer, but a new character: his nephew, Larry Lovage. There are numerous homages to the earlier Larry games: Larry Laffer is the tutorial guide and giver of questionable advice for Larry Lovage; Larry's computer is playing Leisure Suit Larry 4: The Missing Floppies ("the best game of its time"); and secret tokens featuring the likeness of the Where's Dildo? character from Larry 7 can be collected. The loose storyline of the game is that Larry wants to appear on a dating TV show called Swingles, but he must prove his worth before he is allowed on air.

Boy that girl sure has some big tits that makes me want to touch myself while watching this LP!!!

That's not a question, but thanks for providing a good example of something you should never ever fucking post not even sarcastically. It's sort of impossible to talk about this game without making crude sexual references because that's exactly what this game is, but don't be creepy, even jokingly (because how in the hell are we supposed to know?)

Subtitles!?!???!?! WAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!

If you watch the videos, you'll see there's no room for voice commentary. Additionally, the game stands on its own pretty well. I'll be taking mostly a hands-off approach to commentary, since outside of the (few) game mechanics, anything I add would just be me trying to be funnier than the game. Since I'm NOT funnier than the game, I'll try not to do that. If you hate reading, well, you can still watch this LP since nothing I say is really all that important.

Will you be unlocking everything? Will you be 100% completing the game? DO I GET TO SEE TITTIES?!?!?!?

Let's address the last one first. No. This is the uncensored version and thus there is nudity unlockable in this game. We won't be doing that. Nudity adds nothing to this game except for the initial amusement of seeing everyone in the game naked, sorta like turning Disguises on in Lego Indiana Jones. Any nudity that is present in the regular game (which I don't think is any except possibly at the very end (edit: this is wrong, there is periodic nudity throughout the game in some of the ending cutscenes)) will be censored. Don't feel like getting banned over this LP.

As far as the other two go, no and no. I'm going to TRY to 100% the chat minigames because that actually affects the dialogue (I can't promise this because they get hard later but I'll do my best), but the other minigames are terrible and I certainly do not want to play them over and over again. The only thing getting 100% does is give you extra secret tokens, so this also answers the first question. But at the end of the game I'll probably show off most of the unlocks with the secret tokens we end up getting throughout the game anyway.

I should amend this to point out that since we're not bothering with unlocking the nudity stuff (which are, of course, the most expensive things to unlock), the secret tokens we collect throughout the course of the game will be more than enough to show all of the rest of the unlocks off. So despite not getting 100%, I should still be able to show off everything.

I'll also be posting bonus videos eventually showing some of the incorrect dialogue in the chat games, because despite the fact that you're not supposed to do it, it results in some of the funniest parts of the game. That basically sums up how poorly designed this game is in a nutshell.

Here, have some videos you fucking perverts.


Intro and Sallie MaeBaldurdashViddler
Chat Failures: Sallie Mae and IoneBaldurdashViddler
Analisa and Swingles 1BaldurdashViddler
Chat Failures: Analisa and LubaBaldurdashViddler
Zanna (Bonus: The Most Patriotic Song Ever)BaldurdashViddler
Harriet and Swingles 2BaldurdashViddler
Chat Failures: Harriet and ZannaBaldurdashViddler
Chat Failures: Beatrice and CharlotteBaldurdash 
Bilzarbra and Swingles 3BaldurdashViddler
Chat Failures: Bilzarbra and TillyBaldurdashViddler
Mystery Girl and Swingles 4BaldurdashViddler
Chat Failures: Koko and Mystery GirlBaldurdashViddler
Barbara JoBaldurdashViddler
Chat Failures: Barbara Jo and MorganBaldurdashViddler
Finale (Swingles 5)BaldurdashViddler
Chat Failures: Suzi, Finale, and SidequestsBaldurdashViddler
Concept Art and Character ModelsBaldurdashViddler

Edit: By the way, I'd like to point anyone interested in the LSL games to Mouser's LP of the first six games
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