Box Office BUST-ED!
Yu-Gi-Doh wrote this review on .
First, let me start with the good. The story was well written, has a true movie style to it. The audio production and the voices were (almost) all good, but I have serious issue with the voice of the elder Larry. Jeffrey Tambor, whom I absolutely LOVE as an actor and voiceover guy, just does not fit as Larry Laffer. They needed someone with a much more nasaly and high-pitched voice. What, Ted Raimi was busy? But you got to drive one of those little golf kart like vehicles you find on movie lots....that was fun! Sure, you could crash easily and turn turtle, but ya know what? I liked that! Made it more entertaining to just drive around and crash on purpose.
Now for the bad news. The graphics are horrible. We expect a LOT more from a 360 game. I know everything is supposed to be cartoony, but this is HORRIBLE! What they did to Laffer was no "Laffing" matter, as he looked not like the lovable sleezebag we all grew up with, but like a sleezebag you wanted to kick in the nuts for no apparent reason. The rest of the guys were convincing enough, oddly. But the women in the game were NOT sexy. They looked like what you would get if you took a Jenna Jameson doll and made it rounded out and cartoony. I don't mind cartoony. Just make it look good!
Then comes the gameplay. IT'S BROKEN!!! I got stuck at so many points that I had to restart my mission, and it got ANNOYING!!!! The fighting, which by the way, SHOULD NEVER, EVER BE IN A LSL GAME....EVER!!!! was simplistic to the point of boredom...not to mention nonresponsive. I lost numerous times in fistfights in that game because nothing did when I pushed the buttons sometimes. The gunfights are brutal. I like that they kept it third person...that was it. The targeting was too loose, and you couldn't focus on your target until you took a couple shots yourself. Then there's the camerawork. When you NEED to be able to move the camera most, you can't. I lost track of how many times I got stuck behind some of the furniture because there was something big RIGHT IN MY FACE!!!
So all in all I gotta give this a 5.5 with the extra .5 because I'm a long-standing Larry fan, back to the days when I wasn't old enough to play it. But seriously, whoever gets the idea to make a new one: make sure Al Lowe gets ultimate power on it! That's how you get the quality back on this.