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25 Oct 2020

REVIEW: Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Dry Twice on PC Steam (Out Now)

Review by Jon Donnis
It feels like only yesterday that I was reviewing Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don't Dry on XBOX ONE, but that was actually last month. Well before I knew it I got offered the chance to review the sequel that is out now on PC (Steam) Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Dry Twice. 

Before I start I will assume you have played Leisure Suit Larry games before, either back in the day (30 years ago) or the more recent incarnations. If not, this is a point and click adventure, you have to solve puzzles, question people, travel around, and all the while enjoy the adult humour of a classic franchise.

Now considering I enjoyed the first game on Xbox, and now I am playing on PC I can comment on which style of play I prefer, console with a controller or mouse and keyboard, and I can happily announce that it is better with a mouse. Sorry console gamers, but point and click games just work better with a mouse and keyboard.

In the first game Larry was trying to collect a high enough "Timber" score to get with his dream woman Faith, in this game Faith has gone missing, Larry is stranded in Cancum, Faith is somewhere in the Kalau'a archipelago and Larry is now using his self made raft to travel between locations as he tries to find his perfect woman. 

One big improvement over the first game is that we have a little diary that keeps track of what you have done and what is needed to do, this helps massively. Gone is the Timber app, but now you have a Blueprint app. The blueprint app is a great addition to the game, for example before you can really travel anywhere you need to build a raft, the blueprint app shows you what you need, and then as you collect things you enter them into the app and if they will do the job then you will create the raft, you will also need to create other things too, a specialist cocktail for example.

Much like the previous game, you have a button to press that will show you everything you can interact with, the rest is upto you, the game can be quite tricky at times, but there are plenty of videos online to help you if you get stuck. The humour is adult, Larry despite looking for his perfect woman Faith, will still try to sleep with every woman he meets.

With over 50 new hand drawn locations to discover and interact with, plenty of old faces as well as new ones to meet, and plenty of riddles and quests to complete, there is plenty to keep you busy for a long time. My advice is always try to figure things out for yourself, never go straight to the walk throughs etc, as they only spoil things and should only be used as a last resort.

The Good
Beautiful hand drawn graphics, excellent and funny adult humour, and fun, if tricky puzzles.

The Bad
If you are a fan of point and click adventures and Leisure Suit Larry, then there is no bad.

Overall
I was a fan of the original games from the 1980's, I thought that Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don't Dry was worthy of a 8/10, and I think this game is better than the previous one, as such I score Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Dry Twice an 8½/10

Review by Jon Donnis

Published by Assemble Entertainment and developed by Crazybunch, Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Dry Twice is now available on Windows PC and Mac via Steam and GOG for £30.99.



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