One of the most surprising comebacks that we’ve seen in recent years was when Leisure Suit Larry surfaced again in 2018. It introduced a leaner looking Larry trying to navigate the perils of online dating while coming to terms with how much the world has changed in his 30-year absence. The game wasn’t without flaws but showed that the developers, CrazyBunch, understood the character and had what it takes to create an entertaining adventure around his bumbling exploits. It also seems that we haven’t seen the last of Larry as the publisher of Wet Dreams Don’t Dry, Assemble Entertainment, has announced a sequel
Creating a Leisure Suit Larry in this day and age sounded like a recipe for disaster, but somehow CrazyBunch managed to not just pull it off, but also did so in style. Wet Dreams Don’t Dry is an authentic Larry experience that is filled with corny puns, sexual innuendos, bad pick-up lines and more penis shaped objects than you can shake a stick at. The world in which Larry finds himself is a lot more progressive, but he is the same lovable loser that consistently manages to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. If you have fond memories of the original games, can handle some adult humor or love the point & click genre, then don’t miss out on Wet Dreams Don’t Dry.
Gameplay: Great puzzles and a rather lengthy adventure.
Graphics: Detailed and colorful, although the new art style may not be to everyones liking.
Sound: Good music and effects, but the highlight is Jan Rabson returning to voice Larry
If you like murder mysteries and you enjoy point & click adventures then you should have fun with this one. A bit obscure at times and not exactly the most cheerful subject matter but still worth playing through.
Gameplay: A bit slow paced & frustrating at times but has it’s moments.
Graphics: Not outstanding but for the genre it’s not too shabby.
Sound: Decent voice overs and nice music
Fans of Point & Click Adventure games will know that we reviewed the pirate themed Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet a while back, awarding it a well-deserved 8.3/10. It is a charming and humorous take on the genre, starring a feisty pirate heroine. What many players might not know is that The Fowl Fleet actually had a freeware prequel, titled Spoonbeaks Ahoy! While Spoonbeaks Ahoy! can still be enjoyed in its original low resolution format, the success of The Fowl Fleet has meant that fans can soon enjoy a remastered high definition version of the game
A very entertaining game which was obviously heavily inspired by some of the Lucasarts classics. It may seem a bit dated, but it’s still fun & challenging so fans of the genre should have a blast.
Gameplay: Fun but nothing too tricky.
Graphics: Obviously a bit dated but still nice.
Sound: Pretty low-key overall
With its quirky sense of humor, interesting cast of characters and plucky protagonist, it is hard not to be charmed by Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet. While the puzzles are somewhat easy, the game had us smiling all the time and even has a few laugh out loud moments. It has obviously been influenced by the Monkey Island series, but without being a carbon copy. If you are a fan of the genre, then The Fowl Fleet should definitely be on your wishlist.
Gameplay: Easy enough for newcomers, but even experienced players will enjoy the quirky setting and characters.
Graphics: The blend of 3D characters and 2D backgrounds work well and the overall art style is very good.
Sound: The soundtrack is nice, but the voice acting steals the show thanks to some great performances
This is obviously a must-have title for Indiana Jones and Point & Click Adventure fans alike. Although showing its age it’s still a great game from a company that was at the pinnacle of the genre back in their heyday. No self respecting adventure gamer should pass up on this one.
Gameplay: Pure point & click goodness.
Graphics: Pretty good back in the day but obviously dated now.
Sound: A nice soundtrack and good effects for the time
Guide Amy Wellard through a post-apocalyptic world where the poor try to eke out an existence under the oppressive rule of the aristocracy. Shardlight features an interesting setting, memorable characters and some great pixel art visuals. The fact that the puzzles are logical and the audio is superb also makes it easy to recommend to point & click adventure fans. Overall, this is yet another fine release from Wadjet Eye Games and is sure to please fans.
Gameplay: Not too challenging, but enjoyable throughout.
Graphics: Nice pixel art visuals depicting a variety of locations.
Sound: Great soundtrack and stellar voice acting
The Order of the Thorne – The King’s Challenge offers a witty, entertaining and family friendly point and click adventure experience. The retro style visuals take a while to get used to, especially on larger monitors, but definitely captures the charm of the classics of the genre. As far as point and click adventures goes this one is rather straightforward, but definitely a lot of fun and well worth adding to your collection.
Gameplay: The story and puzzles are relatively straightforward, but still very entertaining.
Graphics: Looks like it was lifted straight from a nineties Sierra title.
Sound: Great voice acting for all the characters and a nice orchestral soundtrack
Gomo is a polished and intriguing adventure through a very surreal landscape, but the low challenge makes it more suitable for younger players or those new to the genre. The game has a lot of humor and is very unpredictable, making it fun to play, but the whole experience is over all too soon. If you don’t mind a game that you can complete in one sitting or plan on playing it with your children then you can’t go wrong with Gomo.
Gameplay: Simple to play, but much too easy for veterans.
Graphics: Very simple but quite charming and amusing.
Sound: Does the job and never becomes annoying