WARNING: Spoilers and stuff. Things.
There isn’t a nice way to say it so here it is: Leisure Suit Larry is a schmuck. A womanizer. A skirt chaser. A manwhore. His goal for this evening is to get laid. So he scoots around town trying to find a woman. He makes a few enemies along the way and even assaults a whale. But all the excitement ends in a hot tube.
For those who weren’t born after the 90s Larry has been around for quite some time. Apparently this time he’s jumped into a time machine and went back to relive his first game. Regardless, the dork is out for you know what. Its a fun romp to live again in nostalgia-ville and listen to some jokes of yesteryear. The good thing about it is that it’s like playing a old favorite game, or even a favorite movie. The down side is that it seems like it’s missing some of the cursing and nudity. Yes, it’s kinda schmuck-ish to complain about this kind of thing, but that kinda added to the charm of the original. To use a modern day reference it would be like if Glenn Quagmire (from the Family Guy TV show) got his own videogame and he wasn’t as gross or out right disgusting. The whole appeal to Larry is that he was the underdog who you, after a while, cheered for when he has a smutty good time.
Most would morally object to this game and I understand that. However, Larry is the kind of schmuck that everything just about bites him in the ass in a hilarious way. So I would even recommend this for women who hate misogynistic men. To a certain extent it might be a weird dream for women like Anita Sarkeesian. Another cool thing about him is if he dies, which can happen a lot, you are immediately brought back to your previous position. But in all honesty it isn’t as shocking, or bad, as some of the other things that has come out through out the history of time. To say the least the controversy that’s always surrounded the Larry games is absolutely unwarranted. This game is like a wet fart during someones speech in class. It pokes at the silliness of sex while not showing any.
The graphics are great. It’s has some stale cartoonie details that aren’t animated. However it doesn’t take away from the story itself or the atmosphere. Which is another thing: the atmosphere almost gives a kinda fun vibe to it being a game about sex. Yes there are some blatant sexual themes to the artwork, but its very smoothly done so that there isn’t any nudity. Its almost done in style of a perverted cartoon shown on HBO.
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded isn’t a totally forgettable experience. Its just that it is the exact same as before. The humor is the same. It’s the kinda smarmy tongue and cheek jokes that some will love and some will hate. The graphics are even more wonderfully cartoonie then before and the voice acting is still top notch. If you can find it for cheap I’d recommend picking it up if you haven’t played it already.