You can Laugh if you Wanna
That’s right, I’m slowly making my way through a love themed Interactive Fiction (IF) title. Not because it’s loved themed. No, it’s that I’m insane about all things Regency and am a super fan of Jane Austen! I’ve reread all of her novels multiple times and have seen most every rendition of them that have come to the big and small screen. How could I pass up playing around in her world given the opportunity??
I think but am not sure, that I might have run across this game for the PC back when crowdfunding was just hitting the scene. I remember it being on my PC and not having enough features to be compelling at the time but it was only a demo. Recently having run across it again but for the iOS, I had to give it another chance based on the fun I had playing Sorcery.
The storyline is loosely based on a combination of Pride and Prejudice plus a bit of Sense and Sensibility. If you’re a man, you can stop reading now. *Smile* Unless of course, you know a female that might be interested in the recommendation.
Pride and Sensibility
The story begins as you're exiting th morning period of your father’s death. Participating in different encounters (conversations) and playing regency/Austen related mini games, earn you points. The points are spent on various personality attributes and skills valued during the Regency period such as riding, dancing, needlework, etc. This is important as certain characteristics are required to unlock content. Want to go to the ball a character just mentioned? Guess you’d better have your dancing and music up to snuff.
I haven’t gotten very far. It’s not as entertaining as Sorcery but it’s a good when I’m lying in bed unable to sleep. I’ve already met the Darcy, Georgianna and Wickham characters. I think the household itself would have been much more fun and interesting had a couple of siblings been in the home. An endless variety of activities could have happened in the household, as was actually common place during that time. All in all, I’d give it a thumbs up if you’re mad about Jane Austen or the Regency period in particular.