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This is game is fun in places, but has lots of bugs, glitches and lots of other problems that make it almost unplayable. The graphics are terrible, PS2 style, the game has no lasting appeal and has very few laughs considering that is the whole point of the series which all combine to make it one of the worst games on the PS3 system, with even trophy lovers struggling to finish off the game.
The graphics are terrible, not even up to PS3 standard. They include many frame-rate issues, texture problems and rubbish animations. The game also has some glitches and bugs that mean you may get stuck from progressing that make it almost unplayable. You will want to put it in the bin and add up your loses, it is that bad.
The sound is also very bad. It might be quite cheesy and funny in places, but the quality of the recordings, the voice actors and the forgettable script make it boring and it will just disappear into the background.
The presentation is also one of the worst things about the game. The dialogue is rubbish, with hardly any laughs. Considering that is what makes the series, it's terrible. The animations are bad, and worst of all, the camera angles make it almost impossible to see what is going on half of the time.
The game also has no lasting appeal, with nothing making you come back for more. It's very easy to complete and won't take too long at all.
The trophies are quite easy, and require one playthrough. However, the game is so bad you won't want to continue and you will find it very annoying.
Overall, a terrible game. It's best to avoid and I wouldn't even bother playing if you are given it for free. One of the worst the console has to offer.
Leisure Suit Larry a well known series from Sierra which is an adult game of trying to hook up with girls. The publishing rights to this game was given to Codemasters and published by there Funsta brand and the developers are well known for the Worms series Team 17.
Leisure Suit Larry is different from the last one Magna Cum Laude instead of been at college chatting with the ladies your put into a Studio Lot instead of chatting up the women you must do tasks. The Porn movie studio is owned by Larry Laffer and you Larry Lovage takes a summer job at the place you will be doing odd jobs and trying to uncover the mole of a rival company.
The first mission is quite pathetic it has you cleaning up dirt around the studio lot which isn't that fun at all (the pictures you have to clean are pictures of d***s and no I'm not joking I'm serious) even from first starting to play this game you will see how bad the camera is. Then you will be doing the post which you have to deliver packages, also you will have to find pieces of script. I found one mission just to stupid you have climb on top of the roof to get the phone what idiot leaves his phone on top of a building.
The main problems with Box Office Bust is it's terrible camera angles especially when trying to get around tight corners the camera moves around when you don't want it do causing you to die. In buildings the camera is fixed so your can't move it and problems get awful when trying to find your way around the building. I just hate the missions when your timed trying to fight with the controls and camera angles are annoying and sometimes you may possibly fail having to do the mission again.
The mini games are quite interesting but the way the mini games are they just are not fun the racing is terrible placing the checkpoints in awkward places not forgetting sometimes even though you have gone though it sometimes it never recognizes it. Shooting you will do in the Wild West stages and the problems are is your in first person view and moving the camera angle about is just far to slow and this causes you to get hit many times. The fighting is rather dull your opponents do the same thing you they will punch you about 2 times then just won't do anything or somethings they will gang up on you so you don't really stand a chance.
The characters look awful they just look like mutants they all seem to have big eyes and big teeth an example of this is Kip. The women are suppose to be stunning every character during the cut scenes look like they have a skin disease. Larry Laffer just looks terrible he just looks like a hobo he looked better in Magna Cum Laude at least he looked more human. I have got to say that Larry Lovage doesn't look that bad I mean he looks better in this game then the other one. The horses I have just have bring this in why do the horses eyes bulge out it's weird they look creepy.
The mini map at the bottom of the screen also has problems it can be confusing trying to figure out where you have to go as the pinpoint is there but when the camera moves the point moves with it which can be annoying. The frame rate when in the movie studio you will notice when you move about how jerky the screen is it like goes slow every second or so then speeds up.
If Larry falls he will die and it doesn't have to be a big fall which it can take down your whole health bar so if you die you will have to repeat the whole mission again and to be honest it just gets annoying.
The music in the game actually loops it's self some of the music plays for about 2 minutes or so before looping the whole song again but I found the Wild West music to be pretty decent. Most of the music I just wish I could add a custom soundtrack to it.
The script writer to the game is one of Adam Sandlers good friends Allen Covert which the jokes that he has provided for this game just aren't funny or entertaining in the least. The script is rather boring and it just seems like a rush job at least the jokes were funny in Magna Cum Laude.
The voice acting is one of the best features within in the game it's actually the only thing which is good well apart from the level designs. The game has great voice talent such as Jay Mohr, Tom Arnold, Carmen Electra, Shannon Elizabeth and more but it's shame that these great voices have been wasted on such a bad game. Actually the voice actors will have got paid more then the budget on this game.
I don't care that this game has no nudity but this game is tedious and I have tried to like this game but I finished with the Wild West Stages tried a few more after beating that I can't put up with it anymore it's just to frustrating. The game states that it uses the Unreal Technology Engine and this is the worst game I have seen that uses it. Leisure Suit Larry Box Office Bust isn't fun it's annoying packed with bugs and glitches bad controls terrible camera angles. The testers of this game should be fired I mean most of these problems should be fixed but Codemasters and Team 17 seemed to not care just because it's a Larry game they knew they are going to be rolling in the cash. The game is priced at 19.99 and still at that price it's to high for a game which is tedious and frustrating and which feels unplayable. The game features trophies but that is something that is not keeping me play this game at all. When I play this game I feel like throwing my controller at the wall and believe me it's that annoying I can guaranty anyone who plays this will feel like that to.
It's a shame for Team 17 the company has been going for years and you would think that the development of this game just could have been done better and with care. If a patch ever gets released that fixes the problems I would rate it higher but for now it's staying with a 2 out of 10. This game has adult conversations but the game is rather a childish platform game. It should have spent more time in development or should have canceled.
Let me start by saying I am a huge Leisure Suit Larry fan and had been looking forward to this game finally coming out following the release date being put back on a few different occassions and upon finally getting my hands on the game I was hugely disappointed. Upon starting the game (following a lengthy installation process) you click to begin a new game and are met with a huge amount of "video" to sit and wade through, it was during this video that I discovered that in this game you are not actually Larry but his nephew which was a small disappointment in comparison to the poor graphics and obviously abysmal frame rate of the game. The story was poor, the jokes not upto the classic standards of previous Leisure Suit Larry games and even at £15 I felt truly ripped off by this game. Don't let the big name voice-overs fool you into thinking this game is going to be worth a shot as you will just feel let down as I did.
The game has a simple premise in which you are helping out at a film studio as your uncle Larry thinks someone is trying to sabotage him and his company from the inside. You are to investigate and find out who is at the bottom of the plot and save your uncles business. The tasks are simple in theory but you will need to jump around a lot and master the control system in order to accomplish your goals which is no easy feat as it feels like the developers did not take time to finish this game off despite the numerous delays in the release date. Poor graphics, sound quality, gameplay, long video moments and more than anything a poorly though out game leads to an utter feeling of disappointment.
All in all I would say to avoid the game at all costs.
Hollywood voice-over cast & script talent from Carmen Electra (Scary Movie), Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie), Peter Graves (Men In Black 2)