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Five Dates Review

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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Five Dates is an adventure game about finding a partner. You play Vinny, a millennial from London, and join a dating app for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic. The game offers five potential female matches that you must pluck up courage to video date.

The game is played out with short videos that are different depending on your choices and interactions with each date. It offers well acted characters drawing on talent from TV and film with Mandip Gill (Doctor Who) and Georgia Hirst (Vikings). Amidst a branching, multi-directional chain of conversation topics and deep-dive questions, Vinny is faced with digital game dates, awkward scenarios and unexpected truths.

What starts off as something a but unusual and potentially embarrassing, soon develops into an exploration of the unpredictable world of romance. It's the story of an average single man as he navigates the world of digital dating. Through his journey, the decisions the viewer makes for him will challenge their own conceptions of attraction and compatibility.

Your interactions and choices result in one of ten possible endings.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 17/11/2020

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

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Developer: @WalesInter

CommitmentCommitment

Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 16 for Use of Alcohol/Tobacco.

ESRB TEEN with Drug Reference, Use of Alcohol, Language, Sexual Themes.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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