Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Don’t Dry Twice – A Look Back (Review) Nintendo Switch

Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Don’t Dry Twice – A Look Back (Review) Nintendo Switch
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The goofy, self-proclaimed womanizer – Larry, Larry Laffer – is back again in another adult-themed, comedy-esque point-and-click adventure for Nintendo Switch. This time, the charming, leisure suit wearing doofus is stranded on the island of Cancúm (following the events of the first game, Wet Dreams Don’t Dry.), and where Larry is being forced to marry the island chief’s daughter.

From the very start, the player experiences Larry’s  grief of losing Faith, who drifted out to sea at the end of the first game. At this point in time, Larry realizes that Faith is his soulmate, and he decides to ditch the wedding in search of her; this is where the real adventure begins.

After exploring the island of Cancúm, the player ends up building a make-shift raft out of garbage to escape. This task lends itself to the game’s new crafting system, which requires blueprints and specific items to create new items for use in game. These blueprints can sometimes be found in the game’s environments or on certain NPCs.

Gameplay is like the first game – it uses a point-and-click system to interact with objects, puzzles and characters. When speaking to NPCs, the player is presented with a series of questions to ask. Depending on what the player has already accomplished during the game, sometimes new questions will appear for the player to ask. There is also an inventory system where the items Larry collects are placed. This system allows the player to combine items, where necessary.

WDDDT is a very puzzle oriented game. Whether its finding a key to use the bathroom or poking around inside a fuse box to disable the air conditioning unit inside a motel resort, the game will have the player backtracking their steps throughout the entire adventure.

The raunchy humor that has made the Leisure Suit Larry series so iconic, is in no short order in this release. Most of the jokes are your expected, tongue-in-cheek innuendos, as Larry (when speaking to a lady) desperately tries to win over their affection. A good example of this is when the player gains access to the local gym. When the player speaks to Lance (who is working out), you discover that he (Lance) admits to rejecting ‘Dick’. After a bit more probing (see what I did there?) and it’s discovered that ‘Dick’ is actually the name of Lance’s boyfriend.

 

The game feels like a classic Sierra adventure from the early-to-mid 1990s, sans the crafting system. The crafting system is needed to sometimes create items to further the story along. For example: while on the Archipelago Islands (after escaping the shotgun wedding) while searching for Faith, the player encounters an environmentalist who has collected the ‘junk’ pieces that comprise the make-shift raft Larry built earlier in the game. From here, Larry must find items that will reinforce his raft to escape Archipelago. Finding these items – as expected – requires interacting with the island’s inhabitants and searching every location visited. It’s a classic point-and-click adventure from start to finish; fans will be pleased by the relaxed gameplay and sexually charged encounters Larry has with the female locals.

Like in the first game, there is plenty of professional voice acting to enhance the experience. In addition, the graphics maintain that cartoonish, hand-drawn look from Sierra’s later titles like Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sale and King’s Quest 7, respectably. The game not only sounds good, but it looks great too. Hopefully, a third installment is in the works for the series.

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry Twice is one of those games that gamers will either like or hate, due to having nostalgia from the original series pioneered by Al Lowe and Sierra, or disliking the crude, but funny sexual jokes and situations found throughout. As a standalone point-and-click adventure game, LSLWDDDT is a welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch’s incredibly large, library of entertainment software. Fans of the originals will not be disappointed.

Mike Pittaro
Platform: Nintendo Switch (eShop)
Developer: Assemble Entertainment 
Publisher: Assemble Entertainment 
ESRB: M (Mature)
Price: $39.99
Size: 4.8GB (Gigabytes)

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry Twice Official Website: http://www.larrysmansion.com/

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Classic point-and-click gameplay.
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Fans of the Leisure Suit Larry series will enjoy this release.
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