Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry

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Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry

Post by MusicallyInspired » Wed May 23, 2018 9:35 am

Made by a German dev. Woohoo I guess. Not my cup of tea lol.

https://www.pcgamer.com/leisure-suit-la ... -on-steam/

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Re: Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry

Post by Tawmis » Wed May 23, 2018 11:06 am

MusicallyInspired wrote:Made by a German dev. Woohoo I guess. Not my cup of tea lol.

https://www.pcgamer.com/leisure-suit-la ... -on-steam/

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Gee, I... wonder where they got the name for that?

Wonder what Larry Laffer would have to say? ;)

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Re: Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry

Post by Datadog » Wed May 23, 2018 1:01 pm

This looks like the third remake of the first game.

I still can't wrap my head around why they keep wanting to go back to Lost Wages. You could easily reboot the series from almost any other entry. I'd rather play a spy-oriented LSL2 remake, or anything set in the tropics. Or they could start a new series in a different city like Paris or Venice. Or bring back Patti even? Right now, all I see is a screenshot of Lefty's Bar and I suddenly know what we're in for again. Hopefully I'm wrong, but the last 20 years hasn't been good to Larry.
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Re: Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry

Post by Tawmis » Wed May 23, 2018 1:41 pm

Datadog wrote:This looks like the third remake of the first game.
I still can't wrap my head around why they keep wanting to go back to Lost Wages. You could easily reboot the series from almost any other entry. I'd rather play a spy-oriented LSL2 remake, or anything set in the tropics. Or they could start a new series in a different city like Paris or Venice. Or bring back Patti even? Right now, all I see is a screenshot of Lefty's Bar and I suddenly know what we're in for again. Hopefully I'm wrong, but the last 20 years hasn't been good to Larry.
My thoughts exactly. A smart company would make a new Leisure Suit Larry game that becomes LSLIV. Because that's an opening that's just waiting to be explored. What happened between Larry and Patti?
Seems like there's plenty of opportunity to "mock" Larry in the similar LSL fashion.

In it, you could even have him need money (maybe to catch a flight to chase Patti, who during LSLIV is brought on as a spy) - and he does indeed go back to Lost Wages to earn some money. Discovers she's currently n Nontoonyt on a mission (so we fly there, and get to see some of LSL2 in the process) or something like that. I'd like to see a game that kind of goes over several different familiar properties of the LSL world, without being a remake of it.

Which may be the case here - maybe they're just using the Lost Wages screen because it's familiar...

But without Al Lowe, I don't have much faith they'll get the humor right.

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Wed May 23, 2018 1:49 pm

It's not a remake, apparently. The events of LSL1 are something that's acknowledged as being in Larry's past.
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Re: Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry

Post by Tawmis » Wed May 23, 2018 2:16 pm

MusicallyInspired wrote:It's not a remake, apparently. The events of LSL1 are something that's acknowledged as being in Larry's past.
I will wait for suckers others to buy it and hear what they say.

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Re: Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry

Post by Tawmis » Wed May 23, 2018 2:47 pm

Tawmis wrote:
MusicallyInspired wrote:It's not a remake, apparently. The events of LSL1 are something that's acknowledged as being in Larry's past.
I will wait for suckers others to buy it and hear what they say.
I did grab the video and screenshots and put it on LarryLaffer.net

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Re: Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry

Post by Datadog » Thu May 24, 2018 10:50 am

One of the developers has been speaking up about it in this twitter thread.

It sounds like they're aware of Larry inherent problems, but instead of create a "Social Justice Larry", they want to create a world that reacts to Larry's sexism.

Again, I feel like this is a very hard line to walk and still keep it fun. It's good that they're setting personal boundaries, but I've seen games try to take the high road before and still end up inappropriately offensive. I'll be pleasantly surprised and eat crow if they can pull it off. I admire that they're up for the challenge.
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Re: Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry

Post by Tawmis » Thu May 24, 2018 12:08 pm

Datadog wrote:One of the developers has been speaking up about it in this twitter thread.
It sounds like they're aware of Larry inherent problems, but instead of create a "Social Justice Larry", they want to create a world that reacts to Larry's sexism.
Again, I feel like this is a very hard line to walk and still keep it fun. It's good that they're setting personal boundaries, but I've seen games try to take the high road before and still end up inappropriately offensive. I'll be pleasantly surprised and eat crow if they can pull it off. I admire that they're up for the challenge.
Well, it's bound to offend a lot of people... regardless, really. People today have extremes when it comes to points of view. Especially on the internet, where they can be as ... insane passionate... as they want to be, without fear of anyone knowing who they are.

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Thu May 24, 2018 2:51 pm

I find it highly fascinating and admirable that 90s Christians were so ahead of their time in their derision of the series...

Same goes with Duke Nukem.
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Re: Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry

Post by Tawmis » Thu May 24, 2018 3:28 pm

Datadog wrote:One of the developers has been speaking up about it in this twitter thread.
And thank you - added his tweets to the LSL page.
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Re: Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry

Post by Rath Darkblade » Fri May 25, 2018 8:29 am

Interesting. I wonder why they updated the graphics for everything except the picture over Lefty's bar?

I'm cautiously optimistic. I hope they do a good job.
Maybe this too? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D4:_Dark_ ... on%27t_Die
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As an aside, Tawmis - wow. :shock: I looked at your picture dressed up as Larry again, and that picture in the Sierra manual... and... :shock:

I remember seeing that picture! :D

At the time, I remember thinking "Gee, that's clever!" But, of course, I had no idea who it was.

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Re: Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry

Post by Tawmis » Fri May 25, 2018 10:02 am

Rath Darkblade wrote: As an aside, Tawmis - wow. :shock: I looked at your picture dressed up as Larry again, and that picture in the Sierra manual... and... :shock:
I remember seeing that picture! :D
At the time, I remember thinking "Gee, that's clever!" But, of course, I had no idea who it was.
:lol: Who knew that millions of years later, I'd still be a Sierra-fanatic and a lover of Larry!

Wait... that last part didn't sound right...

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Re: Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry

Post by Tawmis » Fri May 25, 2018 10:04 am

Rath Darkblade wrote:Interesting. I wonder why they updated the graphics for everything except the picture over Lefty's bar?
I think it's a homage to the original.
In that twitter feed from Maurice, he talks about being a fan of the original. So it's kind of like, they're way of doing a homage, and logically think, "It's a piece of art over Lefty's Bar." So it can logically look the way it does. (I mean, look at Picaso's art... I get he's SUPER famous... but to me, I've seen 2nd grade children produce equal or better...) ;)

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Re: Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry

Post by Collector » Fri May 25, 2018 1:06 pm

It is just acknowledging all of the pubescent teen boys of the '80s drooling over pixilated boobies.
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