To be honest, I thought LSL worked mainly because of the era it was made in - it really oozes contemporary culture - 80s & early 90s - and it worked in a Married With Children kind of way, where you can't help but pity and laugh at the anti-hero.
Just like you wanted Al Bundy to find fortune and sexy women, you wanted Larry to get laid even though both are ethically quite questionable and also quite pathetic losers. But both don't work in today's society where there's too many people on high horses bemoaning anything that is even slightly questionable.
I fear the comedy in this remake may be "tweaked" to be more modern in approach and in doing so, it may be more compatible with today's gamers but it could also well lose the charm and 'soul' of the original games.
To be honest, LSL1 was the weakest of all the games anyway. LSL 2 was probably my favorite because it managed to have a surprisingly good atmosphere that was dripping 80s all over. LSL 5 was the first one I played and loved it and LSL 6 is probably the best puzzle-wise. Really, except for 7 and 1, I loved them all. Why not 7? I personally didn't think that Larry's voice worked and it kinda ruined the atmosphere for me because I don't recall you being able to turn it off. I also thought the animation was a bit meh - I much preferred the VGA style of 5 & 6
I love your avatar... Oh, anyway. I agree partially with you, I love LSL 6.