At some point in recent history, I decided that I didn’t want to start collecting some specific games. Examples are the individual Wizardry games, the Heroes of Might and Magic games, Police Quest, and also Leisure Suit Larry. The reasons being that I didn’t play any of those games back in the day. Larry is a bit of an exception though, because I actually did play Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals. I remember being somewhat intrigued, but that I didn’t understand what I was supposed to do, and didn’t like it much. So that’s probably why I decided not to collect the individual Larry games.
I did pick up the collector’s edition, but that was only a small carton booklet containing the CD’s. Now, I have the US Big Box release to replace that. I was a bit on the fence about this, because after reading much about early video game history, I understand now how important the Larry games are in light of video game history. And that they probably offer a better experience than some of the games that I have been collecting, like King’s Quest. Maybe someday, I will change my mind. And then, this big box can make place for individual releases. The nice thing about this one is, that it came bundled with a hint book containing some backstory on the development and an interview with Al Lowe. Very nice!