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.
Excerpt: Sprung is being caught by your mother, jerking off to a lingerie catalogue. Sprung is feeling up your best friend's sister as he walks into the room. Sprung is a terrible, terrible game, and one that's every bit as embarrassing for UBI Soft as it is for players. Flawed in conception, doomed in execution, and about as titillating as a repressed Anglican housewife, the DS's only flirting sim proves to be a massive, if not inevitable, exercise in frustration.
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.
Conclusion: Som konsolspelare i väst har man varit helt hänvisad till snuskspel på PC eller oöversatta japanska Datongspel om man velat prova på kärlek i digital form. Med Nintendo DS kommer dock Sprung som faktiskt är ett riktigt lyckat datingäventyr, perfekt anpassat för dokusåpa-generationen. Det är en riktigt charmig kärlekshistoria modell Dawsons Creek som Ubisoft bjuder på, och till skillnad från hur det brukar vara är Sprung tänkt att tilltala både tjejer och killar.