​Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry - Happy Ending Review

​Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry - Happy Ending Review
By Kevin Mitchell Posted on January 28, 2020

Serving as a short epilogue to Wet Dreams Don't Dry, Happy Ending does contain significant spoilers if you have not completed the main game. For this reason, I am warning you that there will be spoilers for the events that transpired at the end of the game in this review, as it's essential to properly discuss the situation you'll find yourself in for the epilogue.

In the closing minutes of the main game, Larry and BJ find themselves locked in cages. Larry, still oblivious to what is going on, attempts to convince Faith that he is worthy of her love, as he finally reaches his goal of 90 Timber points. Faith can no longer stay in the background of the company Prune, as it has been revealed that Bill Jobs has been a fraud since the beginning. Happy Ending expands upon this further through flashback sequences, showing how the tech world laughed at her ideas about future-proofing the industry solely because she was a woman. These misogynist business partners make openly sexist remarks that she should only serve as a secretary, or should go back to the kitchen.

She hires BJ, who got the nickname from a barista based on his initials, to serve as the CEO for Prune, after winning the same business partners over with the same exact presentation. This time, the bigots applauded the ideas about moving forward and not becoming stagnant entities in the industry. After the final sequence, Faith gets conked on the head and dropped into a rowboat that heads out to sea. The actual gameplay picks up with her stuck in the middle of the vast blue ocean, alone, suffering from severe amnesia.

Being stuck in a rowboat, there are only two locations to search, the bow and stern of the boat. After a few moments, you locate your PiPhone, which you call a "glowing box "due to the amnesia (a neat throwback as that is what Larry originally called it). Pi confirms your name, but is unable to contact any emergency services due to low power, leaving you with the task of adequately charging the device. An approaching storm keeps you frantically looking for solutions, as every move you make draws it ever closer.

Just like in the main game, there are no accessibility options or hint systems, but I feel like the subtle bits of dialogue given when looking at specific items does lead you down the correct path (more so than in the main story). One of the best moments comes from the attempt of plugging in a USB cable, which, just like in real life, is never orientated correctly, even when it technically is placed the proper way. Many of the items don't serve any purpose other than to frustrate you into using every single one. Although there is a worm dressed like Larry Laffer, that got a chuckle out of me.

Simply Put

As a free update, Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry - Happy Ending successfully serves as a brief epilogue to the main game. It does provide some necessary backstory for Faith and does leave things set up for a possible sequel, but the experience is over in about 20-30 minutes.

Note: ​Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry - Happy Ending was reviewed on PlayStation 4. A digital copy of the game provided by the publisher.

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