I really like Wales Interactive's live action movie games. Sure, they can be a little hokey, but my family loves gathering around the TV and yelling at these games. We play "pass the controller", each taking a Mad Libs-style turn at working our way to an inevitably unsatisfying conclusion. I have one son who can be relied upon to choose the more counter-intuitive and antisocial option under any circumstance, torpedoing any chances we have at success. After the dust settles, I usually go back and play the game for real, trying to unlock all of the options available. It's a low-pressure good time.
So I'm all in on the newly announced Five Dates - developed by Good Gate Media and soon to be published by Wales Interactive. It sounds like it is going to have tons of moan-out-loud moments for us to hurl popcorn at. Check out this description, from a recent press release:
"Vinny, a millennial from London, joins a dating app for the first time while living in lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. With five potential female matches, Vinny explores whether compatibility, chemistry and connection is still possible in a world where physical touch is no longer an option. He must pluck up the courage to video date with wildly different personalities."
Yup. The wife and kids are going to have opinions, which will make for an entertaining evening for sure.
The acting in these things isn't half bad, and the performers look lively and fun.
Five Dates will release on PC & Mac on 17 November, closely followed by PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch (date TBC).