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By Dennis "CallMeBackdraft" Aspers on September 25, 2020

Ah, there you are, esteemed readers of our travel journals. Might I invite thee in for a nice hot cup of tea? if it so happens that tea is not of your particular taste, I can also offer thee a cup of coffee, of course made from the most prestigious beans the world has to offer, Kopi Luwak. Or if it is something stronger you fancy you can go over there and have a look in my newly created Ebony wood liquor cabinet, it is filled with the rarest of spirits available to us mere mortals, I can recommend the Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac in particular.

You are inquiring as to the whereabouts of my colleague, Sadhonker? Well, Jeeves said he had that situation fully under control, he has requested some of his interdimensional friends to aid him in the matter of relieving Sadhonker of his ailments. I quite liked the touch Jeeves put into this effort by making his buddies appear like Steven Seagal androids, I believe I remember Sadhonker saying that Steven was his favorite action hero and he has always had a thing for androids, so that must be a match made in whatever he calls heaven for him.

After you have finished your drink it is time for us to leave yet again and explore one of the games that the magicians we here in this plane of existence call developers have bestowed upon us quite some years ago. I was rifling to the registers of time and stumbled upon a particular gem of the good old days, which I thought we all could enjoy if we revisited it. The vintage of this title is 1987 and the name is quite a mouth full, wink wink, Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizard.

The Titular character, which we get to control, Larry is 38 years old and lets just say he isn't as grown up as you would expect of a 38 year old. For one he is still living in his parents' basement and as such he hasn't been quite as fortuitous with the lady's as he would like to be. On this particular day he decides to try and do something about it. He slips into his finest party outfit, which happens to be a 70's disco era leisure suit and collects all of the money he can find, a whopping 94 dollars and goes to the big city, the city of lights, the city of promiscuity, the city called Lost Wages. Hmmm, it somewhat resembles a city in the real world, Las Vegas. Nevertheless; we should be able to make him 'Score' here.

Leisure Suit Larry is what you would call a graphic adventure game back in the day, but mostly it was a text adventure, you would guide Larry all over the city of Lost wages in a 2d fashion, using your arrow keys to move around and using text commands to interact with the world, during your travels Larry can meet 4 women with which Larry is able to try his moves on, a nameless, seedy-looking sex worker; Fawn, a club-goer of low moral fiber; Faith, a receptionist who (true to her name) is faithful to her boyfriend; and Eve, a bathing beauty the latter is Larry's ultimate goal.

Especially for the 80's this game was quite promiscuous and even though the developers didn't put out a lot of advertising for it, it became a sleeper hit, which in turn lead to it becoming quite the critical and commercial success, and over the years another 10 games in the series, but those are stories for another time.

That was a nice revitalizing trip, don't you think?... Wait what happened to my liquor cabinet?!? And why are all these mechanical parts all strewn over the floor, WHAT!!!! Is that. no it cannot be JEEVES!!!! What in the world happened to you and why is your head not attached to your body anymore. and how are you still able to talk? Yes, I always knew you were not human but even for you I thought decapitation would be, well. an incurable affliction so to speak. Anyway, what in the world happened here? WHAT?! He got his machete back?! Oh lord, the world cannot handle him in combination with that machete. Alright Jeeves, just stay here and I'll go and take care of this. SADHONKER!!!!!!!

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