anders tonfeldt

Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)

2019-10-13 13:04

Finally managed to drag myself through the second LSL game. Didn't like it anymore this time around. Apparently sierra received quite a lot of complaints about the adult nature of the first game so the second installment became more about the adventure than our protagonists life goals. It didn't work.

Every single scene felt like it intentionally did everything it could to frustrate and delay you. Not uncommon for adventure games of this era (and earlier) of course since it was the main way of padding gameplay. But I distinctly remember progressing from area to area, only to constantly get stuck and be forced to replay from the start since I just didn't know what item I had missed. It was shite game mechanics then and it's shite game mechanics today.

That said it's a very impressive evolution of the series itself, both narratively and conceptually. Plus, it laid the groundwork for my favorite installment, Polyester Patti.. ahem, I mean passionate Patti.