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This game is amazing.It's true to the original,and while the annoying issues with the original could very easily have been fixed,then it wouldn't be true to the original game. It's a bit of a catch-22 with Adventure game remakes.Let's say for example the dreaded Space Quest 4 Skate-O-Rama. To make things less difficult for modern gamers, it could be removed, but where does that leave the original game?
This was clearly a labor of love from two creators that truly get humor, and made a funny adventure game instead of Porky's-The Game. This isn't DOA Beach Volleyball, or The Guy Game, it's an adventure game that's sexual in nature. Having a zipper button is hilarious,and the various responses you get from grossed out patrons at you "Dropping trou" are well worth the playthrough.
Is it flawed?Yes.But so was the original, and even the original flawed game was such a fond memory for so many players that we all paid for a game that wasn't even finished, wasn't even started! I contributed $125 to make this game happen,6 times the price of the game itself, and I'm so happy I did it.
This is what a fan of the original would want, while still taking out the need to save all the time, the ability to not have at least a cheat in place for the casinos does suck, but I also understand for the need to be there. But for a game that took out almost the entire need for saving and loading,the gambling system comes out highly outdated.
So ignore the scores,and please support replay games by buying this amazing game, and ignore reviewers that clearly never have played many adventure games in their lives (the Dig only got a 3.5 on gamespot when it came out)
Yes the reviews of this game is horrible. IGN gave it a 4, I dont see how it could possibly scored lower than Magna Cum Laude. This game should be at least a 7. I guess nowadays young reviewers just don't "get" it. The review complained about having to save and reload to earn money, but that was part of the puzzle, figuring how to do that is just part of going through the game. This version made that a lot easier with the poker machine, which you can earn thousands of dollars easily within 5 minutes. And deaths starting you right back at where you started is an awesome addition to new players who don't understand death in adventure games. And with the new added puzzles and sections this is a total 9/10 games for adventure fans.
The game was made for a very specific target audience, and I have not heard of a SINGLE kickstarter backer who was disappointed in Al Lowe's work here. Most of the reviewers who have been posting these negative reviews clearly have never played the original. In fact, many of the "cons" that I see listed in these reviews are actually "pros" to me, and they make me want to support the game even MORE.