5 out of 5 people found this review helpfulwrite a review of this game
read more reviews by אולג 小奥
read more reviews for this game
SummaryA fantastic remake that can easily replace the original
The GoodAlthough the original "Larry 1", with its text input and EGA graphics, has a nostalgic value for me (since it was my very first adventure game), I prefer this remake. There are three major things that have been updated:
Beside those important improvements, there are all kinds of little ones - none too significant, but nice nevertheless. The graphics are more detailed, there are objects you didn't see in the original game (did you notice the moose head in the bar was actually attached to a real moose?!), and some dialogue lines are slightly altered.
The BadThe only thing this remake loses compared to the original is the freedom of interaction. Of course, with six different icons and the possibility to interact with almost every object, there is enough place for experimenting, but the magic of typing the most wild, crazy combinations, hoping it will produce some effect, is gone. For example, I found it more exciting to actually type the password you had to learn in order to access the pimp's quarters, instead of using this password as an inventory item. But this relative lack of freedom is really nothing serious compared to all the problems the original text interface created.
Some people feel the comic style of the graphics is less appropriate than the "serious" visuals of the original "Larry". That is indeed a matter of taste.