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Speaking of its target audience, the developers did a great job actually making a game that women might enjoy. Since most of the people who watch Desperate Housewives are women, it follows that the audience for a game based on the show is women. It is easy to jump into, has some interesting plot points that will draw fans of the show in, and has high production values in several key spots that ensures they won't be turned off, like by poor voice actors or graphics glitches. The only area that might frustrate a novice gamer, which this title is likely to appeal to, is the movement issues and that definitely detracts from the enjoyment for a casual gamer. However, if players are able to overlook that and enjoy sensationalized stories, then Desperate Housewives: The Game might just be a good purchase (and maybe even a gateway game to bigger and better for the non-gamer!)
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Desperate Housewives: The Game is basically The Sims on Wisteria Lane, and that’s really the best way to handle a game like this. It’s not nearly as good as most entries in EA’s juggernaut franchise of course, but is a decent pickup for fans of the show.
The super-simple controls, drama-filled thematic scenes, and $9.99 (game originally costed $19.99) price point may appeal to the casual GIRL/WOMAN gamer :-) Just make sure you have a computer with plenty of memory (1GB ideally), and some patience to wait between episodes.
As soon as a series like Desperate Housewives conquers the world, a game and other marketing stuff start appearing in stores quickly. This version of the Housewives has surprisingly its good sides. In the end it hasn’t become the expected light version of the Sims but there are still some problems.
A lot of games based on movie or television licenses are flat-out bad, either because they're not any fun to play or they don't have any new or interesting material in them. Desperate Housewives is a different story. You can tell that the developers at Liquid Entertainment, known for some solid and inventive real-time strategy games, really dumbed this thing down so that, presumably, a nongamer might like it more. That's a bit of a shame, but on the flip side, Desperate Housewives is fully competent fan service, basically a computer-game version of an unaired season of the show.
Heel wat games op basis van films zijn gewoonweg waardeloos, onplezierig etc. Desperate Housewives is een ander verhaal. Je merkt dat de ontwikkelaars echt hun best deden om een spel te maken dat ook niet-gamers kunnen spelen. En dat is gelukt; ten koste van wie wel games kan spelen. Jammer, maar Desperate Housewives is dan ook in de eerste plaats een product voor de fans, en geen pc-spel.
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Desperate Housewives: The Game is cheapened, slightly, by rampant product placement. Every time your character washes her hands or throws a dark load into the washer, you're exposed to the name of some corporate sponsor. And at one point a plug for Bertolli frozen dinners comes out of your character's own mouth. Perhaps crass commercialism isn't such a big deal in a game about deception and infidelity. It's more than a little ironic that this morally ambiguous and fairly racy suburban simulator will probably never stir outrage. This could be a good thing. Desperate Housewives: The Game might be the experience that helps the Bejeweled set understand the appeal of Bully and Grand Theft Auto.
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Een huis-, tuin- en keukenadventure zonder enige uitdaging dat pretentieloos meezeilt op het succes van de tv-serie en The Sims.
Les jeux issus de séries télé n'ont que rarement donné un résultat probant et Desperate Housewives ne fait pas exception à la règle. Son gameplay est très limité et l'aventure se résume au final à faire de multiples allers-retours pour parler aux différents habitants de Wisteria Lane. Cependant, l'esprit de la série est respecté. A vous de voir si c'est suffisant pour craquer et acheter le jeu. Nous en tout cas, on vous conseillera plutôt d'investir sur les coffrets DVD de la série.
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Бурный интерес публики к "Домохозяйкам", не так давно вошедшим в третий сезон, не грозит одноименной игре, хотя ярые поклонники наверняка купили ее безо всяких рецензий. На самую непритязательную их прослойку и рассчитана Desperate Housewives: The Game.
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