These being the two Sierra
adventure games from the late 1980s - Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
and Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)
. And being the early days of the adventure game genre we're talking about the original test-parser editions. "Look at", "Open", "Push", and so forth.
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The series, which has a reputation of being dirty or "for adults only" was ultimately a string of comedies. At least the pure adventure outings developed in-house at Sierra. As per creator Al Lowe from an interview back in 2014
, "The goals with all the Larry games were that simple, to make people laugh. Every guy I know loves telling dirty jokes and is interested in sex. While there were risqué TV shows and movies, there were no games like that," Al explains. "So I thought I’d go a little bit towards that, I didn’t really get very dirty, but at least I pushed the line a little. I didn’t use any profanity or nudity. Everything was innuendo. Granted, there was a lot of it!"
Being 1980s adventure games from Sierra this also means dead-ends and random game over screens, but as bits of videogame history the early Leisure Suit Larry games are great little historic looks at some of the first straight-up comedies. Even if quite a few of the jokes are as dated as Larry's white leisure suit.