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  • Summary: Hey ladies, I’m back in business. My new adventure, Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don’t Dry, takes me – whatever the route or twist of fate – from the end of the ’80s directly into the 21st century and wow, how the world has changed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Nov 6, 2018
    95
    Subversive, sardonic, brimming with wit and a merciless satire of 21st century dating culture. This is the heart and soul of Leisure Suit Larry, updated for the digital age. Extraordinary puzzle design and brilliant writing make Wet Dreams Don't Dry a must-play addition to the Leisure Suit Larry canon. True adventure game fans take note, this is very much the Leisure Suit Larry 8 you've dreamed of and never thought you'd get to actually play.
  2. Nov 16, 2018
    80
    Wet Dreams Don’t Dry is an excellent addition to the Larry brand. Fans of the original games will not be disappointed, and newcomers will find a solid series introduction playing the lovable loser updated to present day.
  3. Nov 16, 2018
    75
    Wet Dreams Don’t Dry feels like a fan project. Deliciously full of tribute to the source material, hardcore gameplay layout and charming ideas for the connection of the past with the present, but also hindered by low budget technical implementation and slight inability to meet the creative writing standards of its original creator. It is an entertaining effort which washes away the shame behind disasters such as Box Office Bust and we hope it can be but the start for new adventures of Larry. Maybe next time under the watchful eye of Al Lowe.
  4. Nov 14, 2018
    70
    Larry is back. Not as lude, but charming nonetheless. Too bad that the finicky inventory as as well as sometimes illogical puzzles con become frustrating at times.
  5. Mar 5, 2019
    70
    The premise and story are offering some great comedy, parody and poking at the current generations and ways of dating. Problem arises at the fact that the game mostly does only that and does not delve any deeper into the possible hilarity of it all. As for the gameplay its the every day standard point and click adventure fare. If you are new to the series its a great simple and fun start.
  6. Dec 6, 2018
    70
    I wasn’t wild about Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry. The puzzles work pretty well, and that’s the most important thing for an adventure, but the writing is sub-par, and the longer I played the game, the more I felt bad for Al Lowe, the franchise’s creator. Wet Dreams is definitely a game for adults — with a slew of references to penises, dildos, fleshlights, and more — but if you’re a part of that target demographic, and if you like adventures, then you might get enough out of the title for it to be a worthwhile purchase. Just wait for it to go on sale first.
  7. Dec 30, 2018
    48
    A disgustingly average game not worthy of being a Leisure Suit Larry adventure. You have to get drunk if you want to squeeze any fun out of it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Nov 20, 2018
    10
    Larry is back: the real oldschool Larry with fun puzzles and nice 2D graphics. Recommended for retro-fans like me.
  2. Nov 8, 2018
    10
    So far I love it. It's funny, challenging and it feels exactly like playing the old games outside of some modern gameplay improvements (ie:So far I love it. It's funny, challenging and it feels exactly like playing the old games outside of some modern gameplay improvements (ie: fast travel, better controls, graphics, etc) which are a welcome improvement. Easily my favorite one. Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2018
    9
    This newest additiion to the Larry series is great. IT finally goes back to the roots and delivers a charming and funny game.
    It's hard not
    This newest additiion to the Larry series is great. IT finally goes back to the roots and delivers a charming and funny game.
    It's hard not to laugh with all the subtle and more often not so subtle hints to existing persons, companys, apps
    Everyone who likes point and click adventures should be playing this. It's not like humor filled ones are abundant these days.
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  4. Nov 13, 2018
    8
    Although sometimes the humor is less sophisticated than the original games, this new Leisure Suit Larry adventure is a return to form for theAlthough sometimes the humor is less sophisticated than the original games, this new Leisure Suit Larry adventure is a return to form for the character. A thoroughly enjoyable adventure game that is full of clever puzzles and funny characters. If you are a fan of the old adventure games, give this game a go, you wont regret it. If you are a new fan... jump in both feet at a time, you'll have a blast. Expand
  5. Dec 12, 2018
    8
    Rather positively surprised about the game. Don’t trust the negative user scores, especially the guy with the 3 point negative. I know for aRather positively surprised about the game. Don’t trust the negative user scores, especially the guy with the 3 point negative. I know for a fact from an adventure game forum that he didn’t even play the game. Regrettably I had posted about the release and he immediately rejected it without playing a single second (apparently just by looking at screenshots and a trailer he "knows" that this game is "wrong from head to toe"). That his "review" is the most liked here really says a lot about the intelligence and niveau of a lot of Metacritic users ...

    It’s also pretty suspicious that - apart from Fuz’ fake review - none of the negatives are able to back up their score with any reasons - A few accounts just have voted the game and most positive reviews down with very little effort. Before this it had 7.5 user score - similar to the critic’s average. Make of that what you will ... The game‘s certainly no masterpiece but just giving a terrible score from screenshots or because it doesn‘t have pixel graphics like LSL from the 80‘s is a crappy thing to do.

    Anyway, didn‘t expect too much when I first heard of it but in the end LSL: Wet Dreams Don‘t Dry has become a very decent classic Point’n’click adventure with a neatly balanced puzzle difficulty, quirky characters and for the most part a funny story.

    I also liked the in-game time jump from 1987 to 2018 which has resulted in the game being full to the brim with witty references to our modern social media culture but also plenty of nods to the older LSL games (eg it‘s possible to die - thanks to autosave without much consequences though, there‘s a section that plays and looks similar to the first Larry game etc).

    Pros:
    - Plenty of classic (inventory-based) puzzles with usually perfectly balanced difficulty.
    - As long as you pay attention and revisit locations/NPCs help from a walkthrough should hardly ever be necessary.
    - Long playing time, especially for an adventure (~15 hours)
    - Easy, efficient controls
    - Great gameflow, you usually always know what has to be done next in order to further the story
    - Nice humor with lots of funny cultural references
    - World is full of positively weird and quirky NPCs
    - A lot of usable items, which speaks for the great variety in puzzles and quests. Of course the size of the game’s inventory can look intimidating as it blows up quickly at first. You sometimes have 20 items or more. It usually gets obvious what to use where and when though which is a very impressive feat imo considering the item count.
    - Story stays interesting up until the last chapter, as you just want to help Larry getting his "Timber" score to 90

    Cons:
    - Some errors with the English Localization. Most are just smaller spelling, grammatical errors but there are also instances where the text doesn’t match the spoken word. For example, one bouncer says Larry can only enter his club when his Timber score is at least 25. In the subtitles it says 40 though.
    - The German voice of Larry doesn’t fit at all and his lines often lack any emotion. Even though he’s the German voice of Barney Stinson of HIMYM, he didn’t do a very good job in this game and it doesn’t sound as if he felt like making a lot of effort.
    - Because of this I switched to English after a while (which is pretty rare for me with a game from a German developer). But the English speaker does a much better job, the only drawback being that his high pitched voice doesn’t fit the new taller, leaner version of Larry as much anymore. Luckily, most of the other characters are voiced fittingly and flawlessly though.
    - Even though it‘s rarely necessary as long as one pays attention to dialogue and surroundings, some people might be deterred by the lack of a hint system.
    - The humor and Larry’s sexual innuendos probably aren’t for anybody, especially today. But he’s a guy from the 80s who overslept the past 30 years after all.
    - The game loses steam at the end, especially after you reached the 90 points "Timber" score. Puzzles get very easy in the last hour or so and the conclusion of the story is rather silly and unsatisfying.

    The first cons can probably be explained by limited budget and time constraints. All in all LSL: WDDD is an above average classic Point’n’click adventure with very good production value, an amusing story and funny characters. The devs showed a great love for details and packed the game with challenging, yet still logical puzzles. For anybody who likes classic, puzzle-heavy Point’n’Click adventures - games in the vein of Monkey Island or some of the titles from Daedalic for example - this is a must buy.
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  6. Nov 12, 2018
    7
    Leisure Suite Larry: Wet Dreams don't dry is not the best point-to-click adventure I've played. But voices and jokes are well done.
    The
    Leisure Suite Larry: Wet Dreams don't dry is not the best point-to-click adventure I've played. But voices and jokes are well done.
    The progress while playing is however new and annoying for adventure games. You'll find far too many items that you won't be able to use until much later. In addition, at the same time you are confronted with far too many puzzles that require items that you can't find yet. This always leads to frustrating moments when you combine all kinds of items only to find out that you can't find the required items yet and as soon as you finally get into a new area, the required items literally fly towards you without any enjoyable effort. This way the once stubborn puzzles are mastered far too easily and without any fun in puzzling or combining.
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  7. Feb 24, 2019
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. WDDD has nothing to do with the original Larry developers, and it shows. The art style is horrid, as is the puzzle design, the dialogue was clearly written by somebody who does not speak english natively, and just the entire tone of the game is completely off.

    Then, of course, the game makes a point in the later stages of making you unable to control Larry as he "bravely" renounces Donald Trump for some completely arbitrary reason, in a jarring sequence that for me was the concrete shoes that sent this game straight to the ocean floor, hopefully never to be seen again. The one saving grace is that the game by and large is so boring and unengaging that I wager most people will never even see the Trump thing.

    Buying a pack of all the original Al Lowe games is cheaper than buying this flaming hunk of garbage, and you'll have infinitely more fun with it.
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