Matches and Matrimony: A Pride and Prejudice Tale
So good!!! And the deferent endings are amazing!!
June 11, 2013
Yep, this felt more like a book than a game. I downloaded the trial and spent like 95-99% of the time reading story lines and conversations between characters. We are not even indulged with seeing our planned weekly activities take place like other games of similar nature. After selecting what you want to do for the week, you just get a quick summary of points you gained or lost then it's back to more reading of story lines. I couldn't wait for it to be over while secretly hoping something cool will come out of the remainder of my hour but no such luck. I will not be purchasing. I would rather cozy up under a warm blanket to a Jane Austen novel than "play" this book called Matches and Matrimony, sorry.
December 25, 2012
Disappointing - Nice concept, but didn't deliver.
After some playing some beautiful involved HO storyline games I thought I'd use my punch card credit for this 'off-piste' purchase, as I am quite partial to a bit of Austen.
I should have played the demo.
Graphics and sound - Very dull and unimaginative, and pushes a gamer away from feeling part of the world they are trying to buy into.
Two cut outs of characters bouncing from side to side on the screen, is not what I would call dancing, or particularly romantic. A few potential poignant moments spoiled. I spent most of the time speed reading the text and feeling a bit cheated.
I would have enjoyed the game more if it was just text in a DOS screen, and used my own imagination.
Most of the humorous moments were from Austen's cleverly written dialog, not from the game construct.
- You can 'save game' during play, in order to speed up figuring out what all the multiple options endings are (I did a few, then got bored).
- The game gives a good indication if your response or skill set will push the game in a specific direction - so helps identify branching points.
- Skip forwards options, and being able to move forwards and backwards through taken options in case you make a 'booboo', is a nice touch. Efficient.
- The concept of possibly ending up with a different partner, other than that originally intended tickled my humour indeed.
I am a little confused by the high number of positive reviews and high scoring, which prompted me to go for this game. Maybe these are from people who have not read the book and only watched the films? (A bit harsh I know, but I am really truly confused) But most likely it is just a gaming style and play-ablility preference. We can't all like the same things.
If you want to feel part of the Jane Austen experience, I suggest you skip this game and read the books.
June 4, 2012
This game is amazing!! This is because of the combination of the wonderful storylines, and the uniqueness of the game. I think that if you like the intelligence aspects of jane austens books, this game will be enjoyed by you.
February 12, 2012
more like an interactive book than a game
If you like Jane Austen or reading in general, then this is the game for you. If you actually like playing games, don't bother with this. I thought it would be like a Ciao Bella game (which i love) but I was very disappointed. The amount of dialogue is ridiculous and the "gameplay" is so minimal. After reading dialogue for 10 min, you basically get to click one choice of what your character should say or do next and then read for 10 more (and repeat for entire game). The art and design are nice, but that's about it. I was so bored. I was able to finish the game during the trial. The game is meant to be replayed multiple times in order to get all 9 different endings, but I wouldn't want to sit through that again.
August 11, 2012
Totally Love this Game!
i bought this game when it 1st came out and i am still playing it! i wish they would make more book games as lovely as this!
the only thing i wish they had done is change their outfits for ball scenes! and the characters r a bit cartoonish aka comic book like. they could have done a bit better on the drawings as well. but if u want a challenging non stressful game this is iit! a nice change of pace ^^. i gave it 4 starts instead of 5 because of the above mentioned :)
October 21, 2012