Their major personality traits is that they are main characters, and therefore not as broadly drawn as the ten or so other supporting cast members, all of whom fall into teen movies cliches including two of Brett's friends/wingmen (both nimrods), the slut, the nerd, the snob, the bitch, the hippie (alright, that one's a bit less normal) and a bunch of others.The tropes are well worn and not inherently terrible, but Sprung fails massively for two major reasons. And this game is all writing - there is nothing to do but listen to people talk and then respond.The "dating sim" has been a thing in the Japanese game marketplace for quite a long time, whether it be an RPG-style stat grinder a la Tokimeki Memorial or a straight-forward visual novel. (who later changed their name to Longtail Studios and developed the illustrious Best Friends Tonight, also for the DS, and Grey's Anatomy: The Video Game) and published by Ubisoft at the launch of the DS, is of the latter.These types of games have never caught on in North America for any number of reasons, and Sprung does absolutely nothing to win any points in its favor.Sprung was one of the Nintendo DS' launch titles, notable for being one of the few western-developed dating sims released commercially in the United States.The game puts you in the roles of both Becky and Brett, two twenty-somethings on vacation in the mountains with their wild cast of friends.
Did I know all along that Becky was the right girl for me? Part of it was to try and get an outside perspective. I guess I've used her name enough and my camera enough that you already know by now. Maybe it was a stupid idea to post this thread in the first place. The Archive is a personally-funded hobby, and without donation/advert revenue we won't be able to keep it going. Please, if you enjoy the site, consider adding us to your Ad Block whitelist—it really does make a difference.