Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry

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Leisure Suit Larry:
Wet Dreams Don't Dry
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Developer(s)CrazyBunch
Publisher(s)Assemble Entertainment
SeriesLeisure Suit Larry
Platform(s)Windows, macOS, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch,
Release
  • NA: November 7, 2018
Genre(s)Adventure
Mode(s)Single-player

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry is an adventure game developed by German studio CrazyBunch and published by Assemble Entertainment in 2018 for Microsoft Windows and macOS as the latest entry in the Leisure Suit Larry series to feature Larry Laffer as the main protagonist.[1] The game is set during the 21st century and follows Larry as he attempts to navigate the world of online dating in order to meet up with his latest dream girl.[2]

Plot[edit]

The game begins with Larry waking up in a dark room, unaware of where he is or what is happening. He leaves the room via an elevator that places him in front of Lefty's, where he realizes that the landscape has dramatically changed. Inside the bar Larry talks to Lefty, who tells him that he has been missing for about thirty years and that much has changed in his absence, even as Larry has seemingly not changed at all, with the exception of him being thinner. Briefly taken aback, Larry nevertheless resolves himself to chasing women.

Soon after, Larry discovers a Pi phone in Lefty's bathroom, which tells him that it is an experimental prototype and that it must be returned to Bill "BJ" Jobs at Prune headquarters. In doing so he meets and attempts to woo Faith, BJ's beautiful assistant, who states that she only dates men with a perfect score on the dating app Timber. Gaining a new Pi phone as a reward for returning the prototype, Larry sets about meeting various people via the Timber app in search of a perfect score. This task leads him to various people such as a lawyer seeking access to Prune's files and eventually results in Larry following Faith and BJ to Cancúm, where he breaks into BJ's mansion. He then discovers that Faith is the true genius behind Prune and that she hired BJ to serve as its male figurehead, as she states that the business would not have thrived if it was known a woman was behind everything. The game ends with Larry escaping capture and accidentally blowing up the mansion, resulting in Faith getting shipped out to sea. Prior to the close of the game, Larry receives more matches on Timber.

Development[edit]

The game is not a parody of any known title; it is commonly assumed that the game's name is a parody of the 2014 adventure game D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die,[3] but the developers have called this a coincidence.[4] Al Lowe, creator of the original Leisure Suit Larry games, was not involved with the game and prior to its release stated that he was unimpressed with the game's title.[5] In anticipation of the game's release, CrazyBunch released a three-part documentary about the making of Wet Dreams Don't Dry to YouTube.[6]

Reception[edit]

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry currently holds a rating of 71 on Metacritic based on 16 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[7] The game received praise from outlets such as Adventure Gamers and Destructoid, both of which felt that the game was an enjoyable addition to the Leisure Suit Larry series.[8][9] ScreenRant was generally favorable towards the game, but commented that the game's puzzles could occasionally confuse players.[10] Player Attack and Common Sense Media were both critical of Wet Dreams Don't Dry, with the former criticizing the game's story and gameplay.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry Could be the Most Offensive Game of 2018". Den of Geek. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  2. ^ "Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry Now Available". Hardcore Gamer. 2018-11-08. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  3. ^ Chalk, Andy (2018-05-23). "Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Won't Dry is coming this year (Updated)". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  4. ^ "Curious about the name". Steam Forums. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  5. ^ Macgregor, Jody (2018-09-10). "Watch a gameplay trailer for Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  6. ^ Macgregor, Jody (2018-10-14). "Watch a documentary about the new Leisure Suit Larry and see if it gets your hopes up". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  7. ^ "Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry". Metacritic. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  8. ^ "Review: Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don't Dry". destructoid. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  9. ^ "Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry Review". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  10. ^ "Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Die Review". ScreenRant. 2018-11-08. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  11. ^ "Review - Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry". Player Attack. 2018-11-16. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  12. ^ "Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry - Game Review". Common Sense Media. 2018-11-08. Retrieved 2019-02-01.

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