Ten Dates is the sequel to the interactive rom-com, Five Dates, taking place in the post-pandemic world.
Misha, a millennial from London in search of that elusive in-person connection, tricks her best friend Ryan into going to a speed dating event with her. Each with their own five potential matches, Misha and Ryan must pluck up the courage and turn on the charm to date wildly different personalities.
Throughout the game, your choices and interactions will either strengthen or weaken your relationship with your date. Amidst a branching, multi-directional chain of conversation topics and deep-dive questions, Misha and Ryan are faced with ice-breaker games, awkward scenarios and unexpected truths. Will either find love?
Starring Rosie Day (Outlander), Charlie Maher (Conversations with Friends), Meaghan Martin (Until Dawn, Camp Rock), Sagar Radia (Industry), Sam Buchanan (The Power), Kaine Zajaz (The Witcher), Ellie James (I May Destroy You), and Rhiannon Clements (Death On The Nile).
- A completely live-action romantic comedy, directed by Paul Raschid (Five Dates, The Complex)
- Real-time Relationship Status Tracking that influences the story as you play
- Starring Rosie Day (Outlander), Charlie Maher (Conversations with Friends), Meaghan Martin (Until Dawn, Camp Rock), Sagar Radia (Industry), Sam Buchanan (The Power), Kaine Zajaz (The Witcher), Ellie James (I May Destroy You), and Rhiannon Clements (Death On The Nile).
- Streamer Mode – Paused choice to interact with your community, make them part of the decision
Now the first question on some peoples mind is, “Why am I reviewing a game like this?” This is not a retro game. This is not an 8-bit game. We are confused. Are you that lonely?
Well, yes, I’m still single, so leave me alone. LOL. I needed some dating tips, leave me alone. LOL. But to be honest, there are real reasons to my madness. Let me explain.
Years ago, we were graced with some very awful yet cult classic games that attempted to use live action video technology. Not referring to the Dragon’s Lair franchise because those are awesome! But more of the Night Trap, Phantasmagoria, The 7th Guest games. The technology was just not yet ready for the times yet and some of the video segments turned out to be extremely awful in some or the acting was just too embarrassing to watch.
Enter Ten Dates from Wales Interactive. An interactive movie game that places you as either Misha or Ryan and takes you on a quest to meet your true love. You head to a bar and go on four speed dates to get to know someone it what truly seems like a real experience. During the date, you are faced with decisions to make of how the conversations will go or not go. In the end, you decide if there I anyone you would like to take on another date and try to get to know better.
The experience takes approximately 30 minutes to play and it doesn’t sit still. When the moment to decide what to do comes up, you are forced to choose what to do within approximately 10-15 seconds. Unlike playing other games, you can’t sit and make choices. Because of this, the video moves very flawlessly without any glitches or pauses. There were no green-screens also. So it was more of an internal experience. Very entertaining! Also, to add to the experience, the acting is not bad at all. Two friends going to a bar to meet people….. It doesn’t get any more real than that. Although, the athlete, Toni, stretching at the table was a little awkward at first.
But back to why I even played and reviewed this game. Even though it is set in the current times and topics and there is no retro theme, it is the video quality improvements were what I was interested in, and it didn’t disappoint at all. It was flawless and glitches. It was like watching a tv show without the commercials.
Also the extreme no to the Choose Your Own Adventure concept was never lost from those old books and also Sierra games. The interactiveness of the game is very well laid out. You get to go to the persons profile to look more into their lifestyle to see if it matches what you are looking for.
If there is one complaint I have about this game, it’s wishing I tried this about a month before Valentines Day. I did try speed dating, and to be perfectly honest, it just sucked. After watching this game, I could have taken a few notes. But also watching the game shows that other companies should go back and redo their games to make them look as good as these did.