YMMV / Leisure Suit Larry

  • Accidental Innuendo: The VGA version of Lounge Lizards has a device driver with the name "STD". While it has this in common with all Sierra games, its use in this particular one makes it a very accidental innuendo indeed.
  • Crowning Momentof Heartwarming: Bizarrely, Magna Cum Laude for it's emphasis on gross-out humor and such, has one of the sweeter routes in the series with Morgan the Adorkable Librarian. Not only do her and Larry Lovage have quite a few things in common with their hobbies, they have SURPRISINGLY cute chemistry and the ending is genuinely sweet (Well...for a Larry game that is). There is a reason most players tend to choose her as the final girl in the game.
  • Dork Age: Magna Cum Laude and Box Office Bust both got this (though definitely moreso for the latter, the former at least has some fans), namely for the fact that they weren't made by Al Lowe.
  • Faux Symbolism: To win the first game, you give Eve an apple to seduce her. Subtle.
  • Franchise Zombie: LSL 8 and 9, which were created without Al Lowe's involvment.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment
    • The age-verification questions for the first Leisure Suit Larry, released in 1987, include:
      O. J. Simpson is
      a. an R & B singer.
      b. under indictment.
      c. embarrassed by his first name (Olivia).
      d. no one to fool with.
    (The correct answer was d.)
  • Porting Disaster: The iOS port of Reloaded has an Epic Fail on iPhone 6, where BGMs do not play at all, along with other glitches. It also cuts out the Easter Egg of turning off the bubbles to see Eve's breasts.
    • Also, the iOS version
  • Rated M for Money
  • Replacement Scrappy: Many fans feel this way about Larry Lovage.
  • Shipping Bed Death: Lowe invented the "LSL 4" running gag as a way to escape this and other problems caused by the end of LSL 3.
    • Brother Chuck: Passionate Patti disappeared between LSL 5 and LSL 6.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: The last two games are much less subtle in their sexual humor, include less adventure elements, more mini-games and the latter installment uses Grand Theft Auto-based gameplay.
    • Al Lowe described Magna Cum Laude as "like getting a videotape from your son's kidnapper; on the one hand, you're glad he's still alive, but on the other, my God, look what they've done to him!"
    • Even before that, LSL 2 caught flak for having much less sexual content than the first game, and LSL 5 was derided for being much easier than the previous games, with no chances to die or make the game unwinnable, and it's possible to beat the game as normal without doing much at all.
  • Tear Jerker: For some, flushing the toilet while Drew is showering in LSL 7. This is especially jarring because Drew was probably the nicest of the girls Larry interacts with and was genuinely interested in him and seeing her leave Larry like that makes you feel rather cruel for doing so. Too bad you have to do this so you can get mold for your kumquat quiche recipe.
  • Values Dissonance: The mandatory encounter with Shablee in LSL 6 is a particular kind of Black Comedy that wouldn't really swing after the year in which it was released, except in more "hardcore" adult humor venues like Family Guy or South Park. It revolves around a combination of Unsettling Gender Reveal, Black Comedy Rape, and Double Standard: Rape, Male on Male, with Shablee revealed as actually being a transvestitenote , something that causes Larry to start spitting and gagging in disgust, before s/he implicitly rapes him off-screen. It goes without saying that the LGBT community doesn't like the associations that this "joke" has.
  • What an Idiot!: In Reloaded, Larry decides to tell Jasmine that he made her perfume with ambergris that he got by pouring hot sauce into her beloved whale's blowhole. You can imagine how well she takes it.