[Review] Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Dry Twice – Xbox Series X|S

 

Lockdown has a lot to answer for…

Sitting right at the top of that list is the sudden re-emergence of the video game superstar we thought we’d never see again – Larry Laffer. But like that horrible rash that you just can’t get to go away, the so-called Leisure Suit Larry has released not one but two new video games in less than a year, soiling the video games landscape worse than Monica Lewinsky’s dress.

Wet Dreams Dry Twice

Larry Laffer first exploded into the public consciousness in the halcyon days of the early 1980s, appearing in the not so subtly titled Softporn Adventure on the Apple II. Developed by Blue Sky Software, the proverbial sex pest would go on to star in more than a dozen different adventures, some good and some not so good, maintaining popularity among teenage boys and creepy old dudes.

In truth, many of the later Larry games were quite good fun, selling over 10 million units to date, but even knowing that, it’s shocking to see him make a return to console considering how out of touch the character really is. Be that as it may, a copy of Wet Dreams Dry Twice for the Xbox made its way into the Two Beard offices, and eventually into my personal review collection, more so out of curiosity than any burning desire to revisit the franchise.

Wet Dreams Dry Twice

 

So what’s Wet Dreams Dry Twice all about?

The game picks up right where the prior game ends, with lovelorn Larry searching an exotic island for his long lost love, Faith, who has lost her memory following a nasty explosion – which is fortunately all explained at the very beginning just in case you didn’t play the previous title.

The plot is far from groundbreaking, but long-time players of these titles aren’t here for high drama, they’re simply here for the rude words – and there’s tons of those! Larry Laffer is well known for his double-entendre’s and Wet Dreams Dry Twice is a shining example of the excellent/childish (deplete as applicable) wordplay the studios’ writers are known for.

Gameplay is very typical of a point-and-click adventure, with the added extra of fast travel to get things moving a little quicker. There are lots of puzzles to solve throughout, although very little is given to guide you if – like me – you have a brain fart on puzzle #2 and you’re just aimlessly walking around in circles while trying to film a Let’s Play video that is now completely tedious and unusable … but I digress. As you progress the puzzles develop making them longer and harder, which is quite the explanation and makes me think this whole paragraph was a set-up for that horrible joke. Moving on.

 

 

Final Words

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Dry Twice is a pretty funny game if you give it chance, and feels like a nice throwback to a bygone era where a character like Larry Laffer could exist. Unfortunately it just isn’t for everyone, and is highly unlikely to appeal to any new fans because it just isn’t that great of a game. Being better than your prequel is a bonus, but when your performance is only average then that doesn’t really count for much – and let’s face it, when you’re playing a game with as much double entendre as this one there’s no way you want to settle for average.

 

star 5 5

Review code provided


Platform: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch
Release Date: 18/05/2021
No. of Players: 1
Category: Adventure, Puzzle
Developer: CrazyBunch
Publisher: Assemble Entertainment
Website: www.larrysmansion.com
Twitter: @AssembleTeam
Download link: Microsoft Store

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