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Singles - Flirt Up Your Life
23 July 2005
Excerpt: Are relationships all about sex? It depends. However, Singles: Flirt Up Your Life certainly suggests as much. In the game, you start off by choosing two singles with any combination of a Male and Female. You can choose from 13 male and female characters (including two homosexuals) - each character has a distinct look and personality, making them truly different characters.
Excerpt: All-in-all, Singles: Flirt Up Your Life is a solid, if not shallow take on the things that the Sims were missing. Though the game can be entertaining while your relationship develops, the fun quickly drops off once you reach your ultimate goal. If you're tired of the Sims (and let's face it, it's been four years) and you're not squeamish about virtual nudity and adult situations, Singles can make an entertaining weekend of casual play despite its questionable gameplay...
Conclusion: Singles: Flirt up your life is one of those games where people will have an opinion of it before they play but believe me it's not all about sex and what we have here is a more focused version of The Sims that concentrates on the ever changing relationship between two people who live under the same roof.
Excerpt: Mix one hot young guy with one crazily beautiful single woman in a small apartment where nothing is private, and you have the latest Fox network reality show! Or you have Singles: Flirt up your Life, an adult's only-rated title where getting lucky takes on an entirely different meaning than in most games. Anyone who has played The Sims will recognize the basic gameplay elements and controls.
Excerpt: They say sex sells, and that’s presumably the initiative Koch Media has used when publishing this new 'love sim’ by Rotobee. The game is not far from my initial thoughts of 'The Sims: Sexing it up’, and after playing it for some time it’s quite obvious that The Sims game was more than just an influence. The idea of a people simulator suggests similarities, but the whole user interface comes across as almost identical.
Excerpt: Sex sells -- but not in computer games, unless the sex is an extra, like giving the female protagonist of an action game bountiful assets. If the game is only about sex, then K-mart and Costco won’t sell it, and publishers will stay away from it. Well, usually. Every year or so somebody sends up a trial balloon, and this year it’s Eidos Interactive and Rotobee with Singles: Flirt up Your Life , a Sims -like game where you control two roommates and try to get them to have...
Summary: Singles: Flirt Up Your Life is, in a word, European. For the most part, it's a shameless, stripped-down copy of The Sims. Only, here, the goal isn't merely to keep your characters nourished and gainfully employed but to get them to knock boots, as it were. This is a strange premise, and it's one that might never have made it to these shores were it not for publisher Eidos, which took upon itself the task of releasing a downloadable, Adults Only-rated version of Singles...
Excerpt: I don't have much luck with girls. Then one day this hot little number slides up on to my desk. She’s hip, she’s sexy, she’s got modern sensibilities, and though she’s got a couple hangups, getting her naked is as easy as clicking your mouse. Her name is Singles: Flirt Up Your Life, and she’s the latest thing from the perverts who brought us Lara Croft so many years ago.