Clearly you’ve heard of at least one dating sim before or at least games with dating sim elements like .In dating sims you’re usually trying to earn the attraction of a character sometimes ending in the player character getting married or laid or both.The backgrounds are similar 2d illustrations that the animated characters are placed on top of; this is surprisingly primitive, but again works well for the game.Possibly things could have been made a little prettier considering the relative power of the machine, but given the concept of the game is all about pretty, shallow individuals, perhaps its quite fitting.Players "flirt" their way through conversations; player responses influence the resulting NPC dialogue.Sprung can be regarded as a dating sim, though the linearity and variety in the game (as well as its humor) lend it more to being an adventure game. Brett and Becky have been longtime friends for as long as they could remember. Their feelings for one another made both of them go on the trip together as an attempt to find not only love but promising future opportunities.We dont know, but we’re keen to find out…For the large part, Sprung looks a lot like one of the internet chat services that use animated avatars; the characters are toon in appearance, and are bold and striking.A range of expressions have been designed for each, and while none look any more impressive than a Saturday morning episode of Scooby Doo, they do the job surprisingly well.
Though the dating simulation genre has enjoyed success for years in Japan, romance and gaming have remained fairly mutually exclusive in the United States.Ever wanted to know what our senior members are up to in their spare time? Then take a look at our brand new Bacon Bits: The Baconeer Blogs and see what they have to say!In my continued search for absolute crap I’ve come upon the game that I saw once in a Nintendo DS promotional booklet, thought was stupid, then never heard of again.The writing in Sprung is actually one of the strongest points of the game, and despite some occasional corniness and a few awkward turns, the dialogue is pretty good, which gives you a good sense of each of the characters, though many of them rely on cookie-cutter stereotypes.The game gives off a real Dawson's Creek kind of vibe, which shouldn't surprise anyone, especially considering that the story was crafted by one of the writers on the pretty-young-things TV drama North Shore.