Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Dry Twice

The number one filthy pelle of the eighties is back!

Leisure Suit Larry I – and many in my generation – became acquainted with sometime in the late 80’s on my Atari 1040 STe Had played games like King’s Quest and Police Quest so Leisure Suit Larry simply became one in the amount of text or point-and-click adventure games from Sierra Online with low-resolution, pixelated graphics. Now I was very young and did not have a good idea of ​​what with girls and what the game actually went out on. Just remember it was difficult and a very different game against the ones I was used to.

When I got a little older I realized what the games were really about and when I played the sequels I remember that I struggled to prove that I was older than I was so I could unlock a little more adult material. Today, games like this feel very “old-fashioned” and outdated – so I was very surprised when I saw the trailer for Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry 2018. Would Larry Laffer really be able to take the step into a post-#metoo-world?

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Unfortunately, I did not have time to play the first game before the sequel Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Dry Twice appeared in the review pile. I was thinking if the first game was still so good that it became a sequel, then it can not be such a lousy game?

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We pick up the plot right after the end of the first game and Larry is facing an impending wedding. It soon turns out that it will be anything but easy and the problem will pile up in the very near future.

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First out to what I like. Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Dry Twice has nice, clean graphics with fun animated characters. The voice actors are fun and at times the game is really really fun. There are some jokes that I think about how they have gotten past everything that is called censorship and good practice. The controls are simple and you get into the game quickly. Test everything with everything – strange as it may seem – because there is usually a kinky logic behind it all. Then there can be crazy fun reactions if you get to a completely insane combination. It’s easy to keep track of your missions through Larry’s cell phone and his Siri-like assistant helping one through the game.

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What is unfortunately less good with Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Dry Twice is that the game creators really hammer in what kind of game they have created. It ends up being too many sexual allusions per second for it to be fun. Houses, cacti and really anything that is the least bit phallus-like are animated into giant ones. Each sentence has a sexual hint and even if the game creators are constantly aware of how clumsy they are, it will not be fun in the end. The old games (as I remember it) had more of a common thread, without having to be giggly teenage-naughty all the time.

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In summary, that is Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Dry Twice absolutely masterful and super fun when it is at its best and stressful, overly clear and blunt when it is at its worst. So the grade is therefore good, but does not really reach the award level this time.