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Matches & Matrimony: A Pride and Prejudice Tale [Download]

Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
22 customer reviews

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Take the starring role in Jane Austen's most popular novels as you become one of the Bennet sisters in search of a husband. Will you pursue Mr. Bingley, whose good nature has already endeared him to your sister, or perhaps Mr. Darcy, the famous protagonist from Pride and Prejudice? The narrative of Matches & Matrimony comes from the combining of 3 different novels, allowing you to create new storylines from Miss Austen’s most famous works! As you play you, will pick your daily routine to improve your characteristics, and then select your own path through the intersecting stories. With 9 different endings to be discovered, Matches & Matrimony can be played again and again as you create your own tale of classic romance.

  • 9 Different endings!
  • Hours of replayability!
  • 6 suitors to pursue!
  • 3 Novels in one game!
  • Thoughtful and Provocative gameplay!

  • System Requirements
     Minimum Specifications:
    OS:Win 7, Vista and XP
    Processor:1.0 Ghz
    RAM:128MB
    Hard Drive:60 MB
    Video Card:64MB
    Additional Info:Unknown

    Product Details

    Platform: PC Download
    • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States.
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    • ASIN: B004MMEGHU
    • Release Date: February 10, 2011
    • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,169 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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    23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Scott Bair on February 16, 2011
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    I thoroughly enjoyed playing Matches & Matrimony. I convinced my wife to try it also, and she enjoyed it and immediately started thinking of friends she wanted to recommend it to. My 11-year old daughter also enjoyed playing it, though the reading level was a bit over her head.

    My kids and I play a lot of video games, probably a couple hours each day. Most of the ones that we enjoy are either adventure games (same category as this), role-playing, or strategy. I'm concerned about how much violence and aggression is portrayed in the games my kids play, so I was very pleased to find one that was about building relationships instead of accumulating body counts,

    The attributes one improves in the game is a well-conceived list of social attributes rather than the oh-so-common strength/dexterity/intelligence/health/mana schemes that are so common in gaming. They include Willpower, [artistic] Talent, Wit, Kindness, Propriety, and Sensibility. Playing the game was like a refresher course (or for someone unfamiliar with the 19th century, it would be an introductory course) on the types of values that were emphasized in that age, including how their definitions differed from ours today.

    The part of the game that impressed me the most was the moral component. This is a game that will stretch you in positive ways, reminding you of what makes people like each other when they have good values and wholesome lifestyles, which is certainly what I hope my children will aspire to. I had a very positive experience when I was playing and trying to court Capt.
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    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Arthur M. Bullock on March 23, 2011
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    Despite the subtitle "A Pride and Prejudice Tale", this game announces early on that it incorporates elements from "Sense and Sensibility" and "Persuasion" along with the main P&P plot. This is done in part by introducing characters from the other novels (Col. Brandon, Capt. Wentworth) and in part by making some P&P characters do double duty. Thus, Mr. Wickham is renamed "Mr. Wickeby", as he can function as Mr. Willoughby from S&S if you choose to pursue that path. Similarly, Lydia is now "Lydianne" and Mr. Bingley's first name has changed from Charles to Edward (as in Ferrars). You get to choose your character's first name, so you can play as "Evil Witch Bennet" if you like. The cast of characters from P&P has been reduced for simplicity, so don't expect to meet Mary and Kitty Bennet, the Gardiners, and several others.

    The game play combines elements of a resource management game (allocating your weekdays to various activities) and a choose-your-own adventure book. These combine because the activities change your character's stats, and some of the better choices are unavailable if a particular stat is too low (or, in one case, too high). When this happens, the game often lets you know through internal dialog along the lines of "If only I'd had more WIT, I could have said something more charming to Col. Fitzwilliam." (This example isn't from the game - I made it up to avoid spoilers.) That lets you know to go back to a saved point in the game and try to beef up your Wit, assuming you care about charming Col. Fitzwilliam. When you do make choices, in general (not always) you'll want to try getting along with others - but it may not be obvious which choice accomplishes this.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Donna M. on February 16, 2011
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    This was quite a fun little game as you played through, attempting to find Mr. Right from a variety of options. In the meantime you spend your time earning skills like willpower, talent, propriety and kindness by visiting, going outside, studying the arts, etc. Your skill development will effect which men consider your character and hints are available to help you with the tougher ones, like Mr. Darcy.

    I generally consider the downloadable games on par with a paperback in terms of value, so I was happy that this kept me occupied for several evenings, eagerly chasing my chosen matrimonial victims (haven't played all the endings yet either). If you like games with lots of action and detailed scenery, this is not for you. But if you wouldn't mind a little old fashioned Victorian-style flirting (innocent and charming) and dialogue, it's quite fun.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By squallsrinoa on December 25, 2011
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    I have to admit, this game is more challenging than I predicted.

    I'm not a Jane Austen fan by any means, so I actually have little familiarity with the storylines and characters in this game. But that really wasn't important.

    The game itself is impressively made, despite it's style in interface. The storyline is interesting, the characters are fun, and the dialogue is pretty solid. I enjoy the Victorian-style language; something you don't get to see in most games.

    In all honesty, I thought it would take me a total of 2 hours to figure out all 9 of the endings, but I've been sitting here for 2 hours playing it and I ended up with the same ending twice. There actually is a strategy to the game depending on what outcome you want, and even if you take the hints provided, you can still screw it up!

    I also applaud the creators for creating the Skip option if you've played through before, as well as the Skip To Section option.

    If you like date sims with a lot of reading and the choose-your-responses interaction, you'll enjoy this. Try the demo. (It's free! You have nothing to lose.) If you want to blow something up or play a lot of challenging mini-games, there isn't a lick of that in here. Go play something else.

    I wouldn't mind seeing more games by this company with other stories. Maybe Shakespeare or Greek Mythology? Just a thought, guys!
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