Welcome back to RetroRewind. Yesterday we brought you back to the origins of Larry Laffer in Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards. Now, we’re taking you back to 1988, or from Larry’s perspective, roughly a few days after the end of Larry’s last adventure. Larry fell madly in bed with the lovely Eve after stumbling into her penthouse suit at the aptly named, Casino. After a brilliant night of passion, watched on by Ken Williams, Larry decided to move into Eve’s apartment in Los Angeles. What prompted Larry to do this? Who knows and who cares? Well actually it appears Eve cared, because the moment the game starts she kicks Larry out of her house and leaves him in the street. Thus Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking For Love (In Several Wrong Places) begins!

Leisure Suit Larry 2 Title Screen

For those who do not know, Leisure Suit Larry 2 is one of the more criticized games of the Larry saga. “Sierra intentionally toned down the titular character’s sexual escapades for the sequel. According to series creator Al Lowe, this lack of Leisure Suit Larry’s trademark humor is an oft-cited criticism of the game.” (Source) During his Reddit AMA Al Lowe was asked by user MrOslo “If you get to remake all the Larry games, which one are you looking most forward to working on?” Lowe responded back with “Larry 2 because it had the most wrong with it. There is a lot of stuff to be fixed and i know i can make it better. There were dead ends and design flaws that im not proud of. It will be great to eliminate the defects and enhance the rest.” After having replayed the game for the first time since I was a kid, I would have to agree, but more on that later. Continue reading