Excerpt: In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd dig back into the games I haven't played in a long time and pull out Sprung, an early-era DS game based on romance and relationships. But, is it a game worth playing, or is it one that deserved to have become cheap fast as it did? Read on to find out.
Excerpt: Though the dating simulation genre has enjoyed success for years in Japan, romance and gaming have remained fairly mutually exclusive in the United States. There seems to be a trend emerging, though, and Ubisoft's Sprung is right on the forefront of it. Despite being fairly reminiscent of the text-based PC adventures of yore, there's really not much quite like Sprung on the market.
Pros: Good-looking characters, Fun writing
Cons: Gameplay too repetitious, Animations are limited, Limited play time
Excerpt: Something is very wrong here. When a console launches, the games that launch along with it are supposed to excite the player, to make them want to buy said hardware when it is first available in the shops. Titles like Polarium , Super Mario 64 DS and the like are enough to do this, Sprung: The Dating Game is not. The basic premise of Sprung sees you trying to win the opposite sex over.
Conclusion: While Sprung is an interesting style of game and makes fairly good use of the touch screen, it really feels like there’s no weight behind it at all. These kind of games have been freeware on the net for years now, so Ubisoft’s offering seems a little incredulous at this point in time. It’s a shame, as the game could have been opened up so much more with just a few options; right now, though, it just feels like the bare bones of a good idea that never quite filled out.