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Matches & Matrimony (Be the Hero in Jane Austen's popular novels)

by Amazon Digital Svcs.
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Matches & Matrimony is an interactive novel where you take the starring role in Jane Austen's realm as one of the Bennet sisters in search of a husband.

The narrative of the game comes from the combination of 3 popular books by Jane Austen: Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice. The choices that you make allow you to create your own unique storyline inside the world created from Miss Austen's works. As you play, you will pick out your daily routine to improve your in-game characteristics, such as Wit and Sensibility, and then select your own path through the intersecting stories. Will you choose to pursue Mr. Bingley, whose good nature quickly endears him to your sister, Colonel Brandon, the heartbroken bachelor, or perhaps Mr. Darcy, the famous protagonist from Pride and Prejudice? In all there are 6 suitors to pursue and 9 endings to discover.

If you enjoy thought-provoking dialogue and meaningful game play, you will love creating your own storied romance in Matches & Matrimony.

Product Details

  • Version: 1.3
  • Release Date: February 6, 2012
  • File Size: 5.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Amazon Digital Svcs.
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • ASIN: B006T3TC3S
  • Publisher License: Read
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #428,223 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Game has been updated, and should be playable January 17, 2012
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Initially, I could not figure out how to proceed in the game - my original review follows:
"I am sure that I would enjoy any game based on Jane Austen's work, but since I cannot progress in the game beyond the screen where I am to name my character - the VERY FIRST thing I have any choice in, I cannot recommend this game. I hope an update comes soon. I have a Kindle Keyboard (Kindle 3) - but I don't think that should make any difference. The game should work."

Thanks to a commenter, I discovered that the enter key is not the "next page" button or the middle of the five-way, but the little left-pointing arrow next to the Sym key. Yes, that is a strange choice for enter, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who was stumped by this.

Having made it past that hurdle, this game is a lot of fun. It includes a lot of the text of Pride and Prejudice, although it includes characters and situations from Sense & Sensibility and Persuasion. I haven't played it enough to know if other works are also woven in.

There are 9 endings, and so far I have reached #1, marrying Mr. Collins, and #2, becoming "Miss Bennett" - a sort of Jane Austen persona.

If you want to catch Mr. Darcy, it seems important to have a lot of wit and willpower, but I haven't yet succeeded in interesting him even though I choose responses which fit the novel.

Captain Wentworth and Colonel Brandon seem to be possible matches, as does taking Bingley for myself, possibly Denny, and the Willoughby/Wickham combo called "Wickeby." Lydia and Marianne have been combined into Lydianne, and Kitty and Mary are non-existent. I haven't uncovered an Edward Ferrars yet, though I have hopes. Lady Lucas has been combined with Mrs. Phillips, making Charlotte a cousin of Elizabeth.

Although many have complained of bugs, an update was just sent a few days ago, and as I have been playing today, I haven't encountered any issues yet.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic February 11, 2012
By Iret
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As a fan of Jane Austen, it didn't take much to convince me to buy this game. And I have not been disappointed.

This is a "choose your own adventure" type of game, so even the smallest things can drastically change the outcome. The stats are also very important as sometimes when certain stats are too high or low you will not be even given a choice of how to act - it will be driven by your character.

It is particularly interesting to see how things progress in the background of the original story, where the characters were and what they did. It helps put things into prospective, even though the readers of the novels should already know the contents well enough. It does help to relate to certain characters a bit more.

But I have to say, having unlocked 7 endings already, the "true" ending with Mr. Darcy was hard. I kept either lacking in stats or getting side-tracked with all these choices of behavior.

Comparing it to other "choose your own adventure" games, this one, by far, has the greatest variety and replay value.

Overall I have to say that this is a perfect game for Kindle. And there needs to be more games like this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fixed! January 17, 2012
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ETA: The glitch in the game has been fixed and all endings are now achievable. It's a fun little game, especially for fans of Austen.

As others have noted, this program has a fatal flaw. It's too bad, as I was finding the game to be quite a bit of fun. This is a "choose your own adventure" type of text based game based mainly on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with a touch of Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility thrown in along the way. Characters from the three books are cleverly combined and anyone familiar with the three novels should be able to figure out how to pursue all of the available endings. Unfortunately, the two Mr. Darcy endings are unavailable as you are unable to move forward during his first proposal. I can't recommend this program as it stands, but if it were fixed it would be fun for any Austen fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Now the Glitches Are Gone January 13, 2012
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After the update, this game works like a charm. Thank you Amazon for fixing the errors! I can now give this five stars. This is a great game for anyone who loves the Austin novels, and will even create interest in many who have yet to read the books. You will have to work to get the endings you desire, so remember to save often and have fun along the way. Even the undesirable endings (Mr. Collins and Old Maid) will make you laugh. You'll feel triumphant when you finally get that proposal from Mr. Darcy. Will you accept or refuse?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great now that bugs have been fixed. January 12, 2012
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I really enjoyed playing this game. It's fun to try figure out which attributes you need for each ending. Now that the glitches have fixed it's definitely worth playing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Game Ever! May 20, 2012
By Lisa
So much fun! Dear Creators of this game, please make more Kindle games like this one! I can't remember the last time I had this much fun being addicted to game. I would literally play every chance I had a break at work! I was a little sad though when I realized not all of Jane Austen's stories were included, so if u could make a second volume of this game just for that, it would be wonderful and definitely another hit with fans!
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4.0 out of 5 stars An okay game, and a decent first look at Austen January 9, 2012
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I haven't yet read Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, or Sense and Sensibility, but I have seen a number of period dramas. This game looked like it might be interesting, so I picked it up.

You'll name the main heroine, who studies each week. These studies build up stats like Kindness, Willpower, and Wit. Each weekend, there is an event of some sort, such as a shopping trip, a visit to a manor, or a ball. In each, various choice options will occur in dialog paths. Sometimes, paths can be closed off if a character lacks suitable Kindness or Wit, or if their Propriety is either too high, or too low.

Following these paths will lead to one of 9 endings. I've seen three of the endings so far. It's an okay game. Each week, a map of the region pops up. This map is the world of Jane Austen's novels. The various important regions, towns, manors, and personalities are gone over during the course of the game.

I'm a guy that can get lost when I have to keep track of too many names in a novel, so this overview was useful for me. Recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars never worked
got it played ti but after the first page or 2 it stopped working correctly and so I uninstalled it.
Published 10 months ago by Regina Derrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Lost in Austen-land!
This game was fun (but frustrating, too). It was easy to be an old maid or marry Mr. Collins. However, with perseverence (and hints), I have made it through everything but Mr. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Patricia
5.0 out of 5 stars I think it is fun!
I have had fun entering the different options and seeing how it affects my 'matrimony' and life prospects. Didn't cost much and has been entertaining
Published 16 months ago by M. Hester
4.0 out of 5 stars Well I'm stupid
It won't work right. Don't waste your money on it. It didn't want to let me move on from naming her.
I didn't notice that it said ENTER in capital letters. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Lyndsey Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I found this to be a lot of fun. I haven't gotten tired of the game and I bought it 2 months ago. I'm a Jane Austen fan, and this game made me love her even more. 5 stars!
Published 18 months ago by Daria V.
3.0 out of 5 stars I'm not sure how it rates
I've had this game not even a week. I've played maybe a dozen times, with "help" and without. I have 90% of the time ended up being alone. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Mandy Bentley
5.0 out of 5 stars Why can't I give this as a gift?
Why can't I give this as a gift?! There is not the option. What's the odd policy reason for that?
I'm pretty annoyed. Read more
Published 19 months ago by David Johnston
5.0 out of 5 stars Silly fun
If you are obsessed with any Jane Austen book and wish you yourself could jump into the her world, this is the best game for you. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Laira
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun
This game was well worth the cheap price. Despite having to skip through the long dialogues that most customers will have already read, the different possible endings are fun to... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Kady Turner
1.0 out of 5 stars this is crap!
first, if you see the other reviews some say the game sucks. i totally agree. come on money wasters! one of the worst games to be on the kindle store.
Published 21 months ago by kit
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