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Posted:
2012-10-10

blueboys

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3.0

Who would have ever thought that a game with the title of Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust would be good, even mediocre. This is a total bust from the title alone. Makes one wonder why the developers wasted time and money on this thing. To add insult to injury, the game costs $20!

Okay, first off, the language belongs in an erotica eBook which should be rated X from the very beginning. PARENTS BEWARE! Whoever wrote the script is no erotica writer that is for sure, Stormy Glenn roll your eyes! The script is clearly written by someone who is intensely intimate with the Adult Sites online and porn movies which litter it. Clearly, what were the developers thinking?

Why should parents beware? Look at the graphic! They are all obviously geared for the younger players with the sweet animated look that is a clear disguise of the unseemly language spewing out of the lovely character’s mouths. Pedo much? More bad news, the game which should never have been is a really, really, really, to the Nth degree long. Why?

Now, for the gameplay: why was this even developed? The missions are really bad, the plot is worse, the sequences tedious, the whatevers just plain silly. This insults Hollywood to the max that is how I found it. No producer would ever be this stupid to back a plot this mediocre. Even the challenges are not challenges at all. And really, that is the worst part. Obviously this game is an adult version of a kindergarten game, and that is the sad part.

The developers must have also cut the budget on the design of the characters. The drawings look incomplete and seem to be hastily drawn by amateurs not worthy of the label graphic artists. Obviously, this game has been developed for no purpose whatsoever but to make the buyer lose money on a really bad game.

It makes this writer wonder, after suffering through several hours of video game torture, how much money was wasted on the development of this thing. As a game, forcibly I have to make an honest review, and from the first nasty language spewed out of caricatures of Jessica Rabbit, I have to admit that this left a really sour taste in the mouth as well as endless nightmares.

Without a doubt, Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is a real good and honest example of a bust. It should never have been, but because it was, it had to be played and reviewed. Honestly readers, keep you $20, this game is surely not worthy of a second glance. And make sure to throw it out in the garbage where the kids won’t have a chance to play with it.

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Posted:
2013-06-13

blueboys

Newbie

7.5

If you liked The SIMS Life Stories then it is safe to say that you will also like this newly released game which is exactly like The SIMS but is geared more toward the pets in their lives. Also, just like The SIMS Life Stories, which were put on store shelves some months back, this very game is also self-contained which means that you do not necessarily need to go out and buy a copy of The SIMS 2 in order to enjoy playing it.

This is a game that speaks about the adventures in the wonderful SIM suburbs and is designed for casual playing and is also very laptop friendly to boot. You may have noticed that while the Life Stories game was more of a romantic comedy in general what with having a couple of tales about some heartbroken SIMS who were struggling to get by; Pet stories the comes in to introduce some elements of the comedic nature with the use of the pets.

When you look at it from the technical point of view, this game is almost exactly like the Life Stories game. There are still keyboard shortcuts which means that you are still able to prompt the Sim you are using to deal with what they need to deal quickly and very easily at that. Laptop players were also taken into consideration because they get to benefit from a built in battery level warning which warns you when battery levels are low so that you can save your game progress. Also, when you close your laptop lid, that will automatically put the game on hold so that you can play it again when you open your laptop.

You will be pleased to know that even the game itself has been streamlined for your benefit; how so you may ask? It has been designed to play in a window so that you can do other things while you are playing the game. You can check your emails, and even hold IM conversations with your friends as you play. They made this in such a way that it has a very small CPU foot print and it makes you wonder how they can do this to a game whose predecessors were such memory hogs. There are very few differences when it comes to the visuals and once unlocked when you complete the stories, this freeform game appears exactly like The Sims 2 just without the expansion capabilities of course.

This is a very fun game for those people who like The Sims and those want something similar to it and yet not something entirely connected to it. The best part about it I think is that it allows for multi-tasking so that you can play the game while you are doing something else entirely.

If you think about it, it really allows you to a lot of things at one point so you do not feel guilty playing this game all day because you can get other things accomplished as well.

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Posted:
2012-10-20

blueboys

Newbie

6.0

The story for Shrek the Third has to do with Shrek seeking down an heir to the throne of Far Far Away. This goes on while Prince Charming attempts a coup of the throne for his own purposes. This is all plenty of story for the adventure itself, which is told through puppet show story sequences that are rather enjoyable to watch. That story, however, is lacking in a lot of the comedy that marks the movie series.

The game itself is of the action/adventure genre, which means that there is a lot of combat that will be performed through the two-button attack combos that you use through the entire game. There is also some item gathering, some jumping puzzles that will see you leaping from platform to platform, and some other, very simple, puzzles. As you move on through the game, you will have opportunities to play as Donkey, Puss in Boots, Fiona, Sleeping Beauty, and, of course, Shrek.

Adventuring through the game will find you killing enemies for fairy dust, which fills up your special attack meter. Filling up all three portions of the meter allows you to perform a special ogre attack which slows down time for a period, a la The Matrix. This isn’t enough to break up the monotony of combat, which is continual button mashing throughout the entire game. There are slight differences in the skills of the characters that you play with, but most of these differences have to do with gameplay, and not combat. Combat is, unfortunately, the same for all the characters you play.

There are aspects of Shrek the Third that are fun, such as the two mini-games that have you using siege weapons to demolish castles. These games only take up a short period of time, though, and therefore don’t help substantially to make the single-player game worthwhile. There are other little sub-games that can be played either alone or with a friend, but none of them really stand out as being enormously fun.

The graphics in Shrek the Third aren’t incredible. There are decent lighting effects, and texture-mapping, but the graphics are more there to be good enough, instead of blow-you-away like the movie itself does. Also, the camera itself swings freely around, fixed behind your character at an angle that isn’t exactly a help and also can induce some nausea from the movement.

The ideas used in the game are tried and true, but the creators of Shrek the Third didn’t try and break any rules, or even bend any, in creating it. It’s a game about Shrek that has to be there because a movie about Shrek is there, and that’s about all it does well.

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Posted:
2012-10-20

blueboys

Newbie

4.9

This game had a lot of tie-ins to the release of the movie. It was supposed to be released at the same time as the movie in June, but it wasn’t quite ready yet. The release date was then pushed back to match up with the DVD release of the movie, which is when we got it, though it still doesn’t seem completely polished and ready for release.

The story of the game has to do with Superman fighting off a meteor shower threatening the Earth. He then travels to his home planet and discovers that it had, in fact, been destroyed. If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll realize that this doesn’t have much to do with the story from it. It’s unfortunate that this game doesn’t actually go into the story behind Superman any farther than it does. All you really need to know to play is that you’re Superman, which means you have incredible super powers. If you’re hoping for the story to take you much farther than that, you’re likely to be disappointed.

Unfortunately, even having the powers of Superman, such as heat vision, super breath, and freeze breath, and the capacity to fly aren’t enough to make the game fun. Even though you have these powers, there’s not a lot of capability to use them in a fun fashion. The city itself is your health bar, so if you should go ahead and start wreaking havoc in your city, you’d just be injuring yourself. As far as things to search the city and do, there are kittens to rescue. There are also missions that you will trigger by flying close enough to the area to trigger them, but these are all very similar in objectives and scope, usually just involving battling baddies before they can destroy your city.

Battling is fun, though repetitive. There are a number of different attacks that Superman can string together to create combos for increased damage. These combos can be improved as you play through the game, too. There are also diverse rules regarding enemies, such that your super powers won’t work the same on all of them, and some enemies are immune to certain powers. The diversity of combat helps to keep the game fresh, considering how much of a part of the game combat is.

While Superman Returns was an interesting diversion for a couple hours, the small number of possible things that you can do in the city of Metropolis makes a player wish longingly for a the days of GTA III where there were almost too many interesting, enjoyable diversions around to actually play the missions and advance in the game. This game is a mediocre entrant to the sandbox genre, and not one that makes you feel much like jumping tall buildings in a single bound.

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Posted:
2013-06-13

blueboys

Newbie

3.0

Who would have ever thought that a game with the title of Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust would be good, even mediocre. This is a total bust from the title alone. Makes one wonder why the developers wasted time and money on this thing. To add insult to injury, the game costs $20!

Okay, first off, the language belongs in an erotica eBook which should be rated X from the very beginning. PARENTS BEWARE! Whoever wrote the script is no erotica writer that is for sure, Stormy Glenn roll your eyes! The script is clearly written by someone who is intensely intimate with the Adult Sites online and porn movies which litter it. Clearly, what were the developers thinking?

Why should parents beware? Look at the graphic! They are all obviously geared for the younger players with the sweet animated look that is a clear disguise of the unseemly language spewing out of the lovely character’s mouths. Pedo much? More bad news, the game which should never have been is a really, really, really, to the Nth degree long. Why?

Now, for the gameplay: why was this even developed? The missions are really bad, the plot is worse, the sequences tedious, the whatevers just plain silly. This insults Hollywood to the max that is how I found it. No producer would ever be this stupid to back a plot this mediocre. Even the challenges are not challenges at all. And really, that is the worst part. Obviously this game is an adult version of a kindergarten game, and that is the sad part.

The developers must have also cut the budget on the design of the characters. The drawings look incomplete and seem to be hastily drawn by amateurs not worthy of the label graphic artists. Obviously, this game has been developed for no purpose whatsoever but to make the buyer lose money on a really bad game.

It makes this writer wonder, after suffering through several hours of video game torture, how much money was wasted on the development of this thing. As a game, forcibly I have to make an honest review, and from the first nasty language spewed out of caricatures of Jessica Rabbit, I have to admit that this left a really sour taste in the mouth as well as endless nightmares.

Without a doubt, Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is a real good and honest example of a bust. It should never have been, but because it was, it had to be played and reviewed. Honestly readers, keep you $20, this game is surely not worthy of a second glance. And make sure to throw it out in the garbage where the kids won’t have a chance to play with it.

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Posted:
2013-08-17

blueboys

Newbie

3.0

Who would have ever thought that a game with the title of Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust would be good, even mediocre. This is a total bust from the title alone. Makes one wonder why the developers wasted time and money on this thing. To add insult to injury, the game costs $20!

Okay, first off, the language belongs in an erotica eBook which should be rated X from the very beginning. PARENTS BEWARE! Whoever wrote the script is no erotica writer that is for sure, Stormy Glenn roll your eyes! The script is clearly written by someone who is intensely intimate with the Adult Sites online and porn movies which litter it. Clearly, what were the developers thinking?

Why should parents beware? Look at the graphic! They are all obviously geared for the younger players with the sweet animated look that is a clear disguise of the unseemly language spewing out of the lovely character’s mouths. Pedo much? More bad news, the game which should never have been is a really, really, really, to the Nth degree long. Why?

Now, for the gameplay: why was this even developed? The missions are really bad, the plot is worse, the sequences tedious, the whatevers just plain silly. This insults Hollywood to the max that is how I found it. No producer would ever be this stupid to back a plot this mediocre. Even the challenges are not challenges at all. And really, that is the worst part. Obviously this game is an adult version of a kindergarten game, and that is the sad part.

The developers must have also cut the budget on the design of the characters. The drawings look incomplete and seem to be hastily drawn by amateurs not worthy of the label graphic artists. Obviously, this game has been developed for no purpose whatsoever but to make the buyer lose money on a really bad game.

It makes this writer wonder, after suffering through several hours of video game torture, how much money was wasted on the development of this thing. As a game, forcibly I have to make an honest review, and from the first nasty language spewed out of caricatures of Jessica Rabbit, I have to admit that this left a really sour taste in the mouth as well as endless nightmares.

Without a doubt, Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is a real good and honest example of a bust. It should never have been, but because it was, it had to be played and reviewed. Honestly readers, keep you $20, this game is surely not worthy of a second glance. And make sure to throw it out in the garbage where the kids won’t have a chance to play with it.