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Review: Fake Dates

loveFake Dates (PC)
Developed by Shmorky – Published by Something Awful
Release Dates: August 18th 2014 (Worldwide)

Fake Dates is a dating-sim developed by Shmorky, the flash-wizard from Something Awful. Their game is a procedurally generated random thing in which you attempt to woo ladies to date you, every date either ends successfully or in failure and depending on absolutely nothing you’ll get a rank. After that you start over and date another girl, or maybe you don’t, but if you don’t then you don’t.

Every girl is randomly generated in terms of appearance, all coming together nicely with Shmorky’s attractive trademark art-style. There should be something for everyone here, you just won’t get what’s for you thanks to the vast number of combinations possible. While the art for the characters are beautiful, I found that the background art needs some mention as well as they truly nail the emotions that the game is trying to convey. That emotion being              , and I think that’s a good thing.

E plusThe music by Probz is going to get stuck in your head if you leave it running in the background while you write a review for Fake Dates, as such I recommend only listening to it when you’re actually playing the game. It will stick to your brain either way, but it won’t feel as pathetic. The tunes are good, mad job brah.

In the end, I think we all truly need to play Fake Dates, it’s a game that transcends everything we know about games in general. And if you think this is just one long elaborate joke PSA for a little thing I found amusing and made me smile? You’d be right.

Final Score: All The Right Moves/10

Go play Fake Dates now.

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