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  • Summary: The Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust video game gives gamers an all-access pass to the glitz, glamour and gorgeous women of Tinseltown. In this 3rd person adventure game, Larry takes a summer job working on his uncle Larry’s movie lot doing odd jobs and trying to uncover a mole from another studio who threatens to air the studio's dirty laundry in the tabloids. Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is a rollicking, innuendo-laden lampoon of Hollywood that features open world sand box game play that includes exploration, platforming, racing and puzzle-solving to complete missions. Additionally, the game features an all-new Directors Game that allows the player to create their very own "Larry Feature." True to form, Leisure Suit Larry Box Office Bust features sophomoric comedy and bombshell babes thanks to the writing talents of Allen Covert and an All-Star cast of actors and actresses, including Jay Mohr, Dave Attell, Shannon Elizabeth, Carmen Elektra, Patrick Warburton, Jeffrey Tambor, Nikki Cox, Peter Graves, Jane Lynch and Josh Keaton as the voice of Larry Loveage. [Sierra Entertainment] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 27
  2. Negative: 26 out of 27
  1. Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust fails reproducing the original spirit of Leisure Suit series. It fails from a technological and artistic point of view too, with tasteless humor and poor graphic. Variety is the only good aspect of the game, with some good sets and a high number of minigames, but it isn't enough to make it a good game.
  2. Larry Loveage is the nephew of Larry Laffer, but he's not half as charming as his uncle. This new game offers completely new gameplay that doesn't suit the character, along with many technical issues that make it a repetitive, uninspired and not so interesting game. It forgets Larry's legacy and tries its own ideas, but with little fortune.
  3. While Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office or Bust does succeed in the execution and delivery of its smutty script, it fails on nearly every other account.
  4. Mindless, repetitive gameplay and a truly atrocious sense of humor help Leisure Suit Larry live up to its name--it's a total bust.
  5. It's not funny, it's not fun to play and it's less erotic than psoriasis. As the Smurfs would say: **** off, Larry.
  6. The worst offense Box Office Bust makes is giving Larry something resembling a plot other than trying to get in the pants of the opposite sex. Instead of the simplest plots devices, we get a convoluted story with weak gameplay that never truly delivers on the funny.
  7. It's poorly designed and poorly made, and has the air of a game even the devs didn't care about. [July 2009, p.82]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 15 out of 17
  1. IanK
    Dec 16, 2009
    10
    This is one of the best games ever! I played for 2 days straight and never got bored! The graphics rock and the storyline is SO creative! Thumbs way up! A must buy! Expand
  2. PhillipH
    Apr 30, 2009
    4
    Better than Cum Lauda. Graphics lovely, story interesting, music good and girls look excellent. The game play sucks at times.
  3. ShannonL
    Apr 1, 2009
    3
    I was a big fan of the original games back in the day so i was eager to try out this new release... I had not played the last one as it was originally banned in Australia.. The humour IS there - it is as immature and purile as it ever was - its just a big shame that the gameplay mechanics dont match up.. 1st problem is that they have madean 18rated kids platforming game! - which wouldnt be toobad if the actual platforming mechanics work and they dont. I liked the game until i reached a point that required me to first of all fight 9 enemies one after another; this wouldnt have been an issue if the fighting mechanics worked - they dont. You end up tapping A over and over again trying to connect combos that just arent registering. Instead you end up getting beaten to a pulp by enemies whose health seems to regenerate faster then your own! After more attempts at the fighting part of the mission then you would believe - i finally managed to scrape past it only to reach the next part of the mission - Climbing the top of an electricty tower - which in itself wouldnt be a problem if the climbing mechanics worked. They dont. the camera is so poorly implimented and the controls so unresponsive that i ended up plummeting from the tower and dying... Which would be fine if there was a checkpoint system in place. There isnt. So i had to go back to the start of the mission - back to fighting the 9 guys one after another. As you can imagine it was too frustrating for me to try again and to behonest - is the main reason why i am trading the game back in as fast and as soon as i can. Im not going to focus on the other MAJOR problems the game has like framerate issues whernever you turn the camera, NPCs who walk straight through each other (in cutscenes) ridiculous loading times, lack of ambient audio when moving around, constant repetitive fetch quests etc etc etc. I was willing to overlook these technical issues and enjoy the game - but the mission i outlined above was the last straw for me! Im not bad at games and have been gaming since for well over 15 years - and this was the most frustrating gaming experience ive had since trying to load games via cassette on the original Commodore 64... Avoid. Expand
  4. JackB
    Apr 27, 2009
    1
    This is without doubt the worst game i've played in 10 years but why did it take the gaming media so long to review this game.
    Having
    not been able to read a review and having a few days of work drove me to buy this rubbish.
    I too gave up at the mission involving beating 9 guards and then climbing a tower, the lack of any proper game design made this imposible and after starting over and the guard i was fighting got STUCK BEHIND A SOFA that i though **** this ****.
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  5. JustinG
    Apr 11, 2009
    0
    I bought this game with high hopes after the seam splitting laughter "Magna Cum Laude" offered. I ended up throwing the game away after 6 hours of gameplay. Not funny, not the "mature" content promised, awfully designed levels making it very difficult to get anywhere, and a terrible trailing camera makes every turn of the character send the camera soaring around and throwing off the control of the character. Without doubt the worst game for the 360 I have ever played. Expand
  6. Jun 28, 2011
    0
    this game sucks....................................................................................................................................................................................... Expand
  7. Jun 17, 2012
    0
    DON'T PLAY THIS GAME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand

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