A delicate flavor...
I'm not the kind of man who likes to play classic graphic adventure games.
I wish I wasn't but I find watching someone who is trying his/her best to follow the
scenario much more appealing than playing it by myself (at least my elder brother and
some of my friends give more of themselves when playing these games; I never managed
unfortunately, ever!). But wouldn't it be great if you had the chance to watch, for
example LucasArt's "The Secret of Monkey Island" or "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"?
I could watch them over and over and over again! As a movie buff I can honestly say that
watching a good adventure game may sometimes become a more effective experience than
watching a good movie (even if it is based on that movie and that was Indy's last
Well, I would be really very happy if I had watched Larry Laffer's third adventure. Maybe
it was Al Lowe's "another humorous, harmless 3-D animated endeavor for adults" (I don't
like his humor or Larry character much however he sometimes could create some nice
snapshots) but what I liked most in the game was its outstanding atmosphere that set the
scenes. You really can't help but admire Roger Hardy and William D. Skirvin's excellent
piece of pixel art or Mike Dana's GREAT musical score. From the very beginning (lovely
vista point) you already love their work.
I'm not inside the story much but in all of Larry adventures, to me, it was Larry's
best adventure. From the jungle island to the amazon cannibal women, mad scientists to
secret laboratories nearly all ideas were formed very well. The switching role
with Patti was really fun and a nice change to see the story from another point of
I also liked the manual the game comes with. Different from an ordinary game manual its
manual was designed like a guide to the island where you can find many absurd staff.
Besides, the illustration William Eaken had created for "the Punk Flamingo Disco" was
simply incredible, "dance your grass off at the disco in the beautiful downtown Nontoonyt
Well, hmm, let me think! Maybe "Polyester Patty in Pursuit of the Pulsating
Pectorals" was a better title. No! I thought again! It isn't. When I hear "Polyester"
I always remember John Waters' movie of the same name. You know? Anyway, never mind. I
The Bottom Line
Even if you didn't play any Larry adventure before, this third part
would be a perfect beginning. Yeah, it's time to meet Leisure Suit Larry and Passionate