Leisure Suit Larry Wet Dreams Don’t Dry PS4 Review

Graphic adventure games have always been a popular style of game. Point and Click adventures were growing in popularity by the late 80’s. Lucas Arts developed their SCUMMV engine and created classics such as the Monkey Island series and the Indiana Jones games. But In the mid 80’s Al Lowe created an adult-themed adventure game using a text-based interface known as Leisure Suit Larry. This was very popular on the 16-bit computers and since that time there has been various original titles and a remake of the first game that were altered to be a point and click adventure. Without further to do let us see if this is as good as we all remember.

Developer: Assemble Entertainment
Publisher: Crazy Bunch
Genre: Adventure

Thanks to the publishers for the review code.

If you were a gamer back in the magical 16-bit era of the late 80’s / early 90’s then I would imagine that you heard of Leisure Suit Larry. It was an adventure game with graphics that had an adult theme to it. It was very popular and allowed many teenage boys to live out their fantasy through Larry. I won’t go on a trip down memory lane and instead focus on this latest title in the series. Wet Dreams Don’t Dry is Larry’s latest adventure and his first outing on the current gen consoles. Firing up the game I was curious as to how much of the original humour, innuendos and sexual jokes was going to make it into the 2019 version as it is a different era now. I am pleased to write that a lot of what made the 80’s version great has carried over, but with a 2019 feel to it and reflecting the attitudes of present.

Larry wakes up in a bunker in the year 1987 and then he takes an elevator up and finds himself in the year 2018. You must now guide Larry through this strange era and make him familiar with his new environment. Luckily one of his regular places he used to hang out in is still around which helps his transition, but he must still learn to use modern technology like the mobile phone, in order to try and pick up women.

In this new, technological world that Larry literally woke in his main goal after going to his favourite dive bar in to chat up and get Faith, who is a tech wiz and get her to date him and also get a high score on the Timber dating app. Using his usual chat up technique isn’t going to cut it in 2018 (though it never worked in the 80’s either for him). In true Larry style he is still getting rejected, which is quite amusing, even now watching his one-liners crash and burn.

The new Larry game does a good job of bringing an old franchise up to date and also makes the main protagonist must more relatable. The humour is good and not too much over the top. The point-n-click has been implemented very well and the puzzles are fun to solve with a mix of the old school style with a modern twist. And following the old style, this brings about the issue of them being quite tricky to solve and very frustrating.

Final Thoughts

 Leisure Suit Larry Wet Dreams Don’t Dry brings back a lot of good memories of the series and how much fun these were to play. Having to bring it up to modern day must have been tricky with the new technology, but the devs have done a great job. The puzzles can be tricky, but these are part of the beauty of the genre and game. If you liked Larry then give this a try or if you are new this is a great way to experience a classic.

The Verdict

8Great

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