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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: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  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 6, 2018
    82
    Leisure Suit Larry is back and that’s a good thing. The game keeps the charm and humor of the first games and puts it right into the 21st century.
  3. Nov 7, 2018
    75
    Despite being a bit niche, for those who are fans of the series or are looking to get into the Leisure Suit Larry franchise, Wet Dreams Don’t Die serves as an ample entry point for both virgins and veterans.
  4. Nov 12, 2018
    74
    A welcome return of one of the most beloved point'n click characters on the 90's, and excellent game that may be too easy to be a perfect homage.
  5. Nov 14, 2018
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Nov 6, 2018
    70
    A solid point-and-click adventure with a fresh twist, though it stumbles into many of the standard pitfalls for the genre. The story is largely respectable and interesting, while not at the top of the pile. If you’re a big fan of the genre or an old fan of Larry who wants to check in on him, you should absolutely give this game a go as close to release as you can. For everyone else, a fun time lies in wait, provided you can tolerate the infuriating puzzles.
  7. Nov 7, 2018
    60
    Wet Dreams Don’t Dry is funny but, like its main characters, lose in the ending. Its not particularly innovative or wit, but it’s well built and try its best to revive its icon with a new, updated look.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. 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
  2. Nov 7, 2018
    9
    And here we have Larry again. Wet dreams don't dry and wet brands are milked forever. Let's get this straight - it's a rip-off. But who caresAnd here we have Larry again. Wet dreams don't dry and wet brands are milked forever. Let's get this straight - it's a rip-off. But who cares if it's great? I love it, I've just played 7th and to be honest, this one makes me laugh louder (I don't laugh to a computer, I'm not some kind of a weirdo, let's say I've just smiled). Great job, 2/10. I got you! I don't like a few puns and the humour is from recent times which isn't a minus, but I just miss the old times like a grandpa or something. I have a great time but I can't rate it 10 because it's Larry and he is a legend. You can't rate 10/10 on a rip-off ok? But it's awesome to feel like a child again. (I definitely didn't play Larry when I was a kid ok? Definitely.) Expand
  3. Nov 15, 2018
    9
    The mixed or negative reviews don’t do the game justice at all. A user giving a negative here hasn’t even tried the game (I know this for aThe mixed or negative reviews don’t do the game justice at all. A user giving a negative here hasn’t even tried the game (I know this for a fact from a gaming forum) but just dismisses it because it isn’t by Al Lowe and he (imo unfoundedly) doesn’t like its "flash" visual style he only knows from trailers.

    As usual some of the "professional" critics are turned off by puzzles that aren’t as plain as the nose in your face, others just dismiss the game because it isn’t completely similar to older Larry titles but this is a new interpretation and not a remake or a copy of a predecessor and after having just finished the game I gotta say the devs did a very good job bringing a slightly different version of Larry to life again.

    I for one am very positively surprised. 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 good classic Point’n’click adventure with a neatly balanced puzzle difficulty, quirky characters and a funny story.

    I really liked the in-game time jump from 1987 to 2018 which 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. You can die in the game for example but without much consequences as auto save reloads you directly to the last point before Larry bit the dust.

    Alas, Point‘n‘Click adventures are experiencing some kind of downturn again lately. Established developers like Daedalic left them completely due to (in their words) "the genre not being profitable anymore". Unfortunately it seems that they at least have a point, as a number of good classic PnC games of the last two, three years didn’t get a lot of attention and sales in the end and if you look at its score and low number of critic’s and user reviews here it looks as if LSL: WDDD could have the bad luck of sharing a similar fate.

    Pros:
    - Plenty of classic (inventory-based) puzzles with usually perfectly balanced difficulty.
    - Sure, it’s possible to get stuck from time to time but normally as long as you pay attention and revisit locations/NPCs help from a walkthrough should hardly ever be necessary.
    - Great, lenghty playing time, especially for an adventure (~15 hours)
    - Nice humor with lots of funny cultural references
    - World is full of positively weird and quirky NPCs
    - A lot of usable items. Of course the size of the game’s inventory can look intimidating as it blows up fast at first. You sometimes have 20 items or more. In most cases it gets obvious what to use though which is a very impressive feat imo considering the item count.
    - Story always stays interesting, 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.
    - I was pleasantly surprised by the game’s flow, usually always knew what had to be done next in order to further the story and hardly ever got stuck. But very rarely you just have to play around a little and maybe even try some items from your inventory on a few things in the environment just to see if it leads to something. These instances were rare and far between and are rather typical of a challenging, classic PnC game anyway, but some people might be deterred by it. Maybe a hint function would have helped in that regard though.
    - 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 first cons can probably be explained by limited budget and time constraints. All in all LSL: WDDD is a great 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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  4. 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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  5. 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
  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. Fuz
    Nov 12, 2018
    3
    - Looks like a flash game
    - That's not Larry
    - No Al Lowe - Bad writing and joke that try to monkey the original but don't come even close
    - Looks like a flash game
    - That's not Larry
    - No Al Lowe
    - Bad writing and joke that try to monkey the original but don't come even close

    = trash
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