Leisure Suit Larry is a rather brilliant game for its times and may have been one of the key games in bringing about the golden age of adventure games (which is roughly 1987-1994 in my mind). Compared to the earlier King’s Quest and Space Quest protagonists, Larry Laffer is a much more fleshed out character who we can sympathize with. Larry also helps make the game funnier than any of its Sierra predecessors.
The graphics of Larry 1 generally aren’t anything special, perhaps even a step down from its contemporaries. However, it does contain some wonderful close-ups, a first for Sierra, I believe. The sound, though minimal, is very good. The main musical theme is among the most iconic in adventure history.
The game is pretty short and easy, but that only plays into the game’s less ambitious appeal. The puzzle’s are pretty straightforward and the dead ends less numerous than in other Sierra games. Larry 1 is probably the best entry point into Sierra’s AGI period.
Time Played: 10-20 hours