The Leisure Suit Larry remake justifies the Kickstarter, or it may be the other way around
What do people want from their remakes? Leisure Suit Larry had some serious game play flaws that have reported been fixed for the newest version, and the game is also filled with references to the crowdfunding effort that allowed it to exist at all. So does the game justify the Kickstarter, or does the Kickstarter justify the game?
The only reason the game exists is because fans wanted to pay for it, but do we want to bring back games that remind us of our youth, or are we interested in paying for the privilege of having our own cartoon faces staring back from these cartoon worlds? This article from Wired made me incredibly uneasy, as it seems like we've reached the Ouroboros stage of game development.
This isn't what we grew up with, but you can't really call it something new. It's an uncomfortable middle ground, but that's what we may want when we give money to fund a "classic" game. This is a strange time to be a gamer.