Sequels to games are always a mixed bag in my opinion. Usually the goal of a sequel is to improve on the game by adding new features possibly, refining the little things and making that game just as memorable as the first title in a series. Which brings me to the second game in the Larry Vales series: Larry Vales II: Dead Girls are Easy. So does this game pull off the necessary requirements of being a good sequel? You bet it does and it improves on the little quirks from the last game, this game is a definite improvement from the first title, which was stellar in my opinion. If you are new to the series or if you have played the first Larry Vales game, you will enjoy this game, as you will soon see.
If you watch the intro which introduces you to the basic idea of the game, as Larry Vales is about to experience many events, such as his car breaking down, his girlfriend's death, losing his job at the traffic division. It cannot get any better for him. Well of course it can, as Larry is about to discover a plot that will change everything, what is that plot? Well you have to play to find out, I am not going to just give it away, c'mon give me some credit.
First thing, you will notice especially if you played the first Larry Vales game is the graphics have improved immensely. No longer do they seem so bland, they are colourful and the environments are shown much more nicely than they were in the first game. Even Larry looks more like himself in the world rather than his look in the first game where he seemed out of place. More care and attention went into the graphics so that was good to see. The dialogue and writing in the game is done superb again. The humor that was in the first game is just as funny and I would venture to say even more funny than the first one. Again the wisecracks, one liners and all around jokes from references such as the Simpsons, Red Dwarf are all good laughs.
It's hard to pinpoint some faults with the game I found, the only one I can think of is that the puzzles aren't really that difficult to figure out. This was a problem in the first game too and it carries over but really, I do not find this to be a bad hindrance for the game. After all, I would rather have puzzles that are not too hard and so obscure your scratching your head for an hour wondering what the heck you must do.
Overall though this is more than a worthy follow up to the first Larry Vales and fans of the first title should definitely check it out. Larry Vales II: Dead Girls are Easy is the name, now go forth and download this classic gem.
Review by: DeathDude
Safe for ages: 13+