Capsule Review: Dinner Date

A barely interactive game where you spend about twenty minutes directing the idle glances and hand movements of a 27-year-old man being stood up for a date. The story is mainly experienced by listening to his thoughts as he tries to figure out where his lovelife and career are going. His struggles are plausible but pretty typical and he’s not especially likable or interesting, so it’s hard to get invested - especially since the player’s actions have no real effect on the game’s events or on the character’s mood. They mostly just provide window dressing while the character narrates, so the uniqueness of the premise and mechanics is not put to good use.

I Stopped Playing When: I finished the game.

Docprof's Rating:

One Star: Not for me. While there might be someone out there who'd enjoy this game, I was actively repulsed by it or just found nothing to latch on to.

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