Dateventure: iPhone Video App Review
Dating can be brutal, but now you can get some practice before hitting the streets looking for love with the Dateventure iPhone app from Appventures. This choose-your-own-adventure style game puts you through the paces in a unique video style interface where you chase the girl of your dreams. Do you have what it takes to land the girl that everybody wants? Get ready to bring you’re A game in our iPhone app review of Dateventure.
Everybody loves a good choose-your-own adventure story, so we really dig the way you play Dateventure. You’ll view social scenes and then choose from three responses. If you play your hand right you’ll be traipsing across town with the girl of your dreams, meeting her friends and perfecting the art of macking.
As you maneuver you’ll earn points and achievements, some good, some bad. Gameplay gets a bit slow, since after the second date the app starts making you wait to take the next step. We don’t know about you, but a game that makes you wait 12 hours to take a turn can drag. Also, you have to use Facebook connect to play Dateventure. So far the app hasn’t posted anything untoward on our Facebook walls, but who wants to risk folks finding out you’re playing a dating game? This app really needs to offer players game content without having to involve a Facebook account.
We’d really like to see an option to create different player profiles in the game, so you can go back and see what you did wrong, or how other responses play out. Once you hook up your Facebook account there’s no way to go back, even if you remove the app entirely from Facebook on a Web browser. There’s also no room for sarcastic or humorous interpretation here, so we suggest taking answers at face value, otherwise you might end up in the dog house and not even know why.
Dateventure is completely male-centric, from the wording to the badges. We have to wonder, where’s the story line for women? We’ve got game, too, you know.
Technically, the Dateventure iPhone app works quite well. The videos play and the game flows with ease thanks to a no brainer user interface. In the very first scene it seemed like the app misunderstood our selection and played the wrong scene, but it still got us to the club and that’s what matters.
We’d love to see a summary of your date or some other place to view the moves you’ve made and the results, broken down by points and achievement. If you never show the fellas what they’re doing wrong, how will they learn?
Dateventure for iPhone is available for the extremely reasonable price of $.99. That’s cheaper than a PBR tall boy. So if you want to work on your game, you’ve got no excuse. There’s also a HD version of Dateventures for iPad, priced at $3.99. While it’s probably really nice to watch the cute chick in this app play volleyball in HD, that’s a 400 percent price hike. But, if you really need the help or want to get up close and personal with the app, it’s probably worth the small investment in your future.
Dateventure iPhone app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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