Singles: Flirt Up Your Life Image
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

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  • Summary: Singles ? Flirt up your Life is the simulation of the exciting relationship between Mike and Linda. The game shows them in their shared flat, which means that everyday routines are focused as well: Cooking, watching TV and cleaning are as important as talks and a cuddle. And of course the two have to work for a living as well ... Enjoy playing Cupid! [Deep Silver] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 34
  2. Negative: 8 out of 34
  1. If there is one thing that Singles does absolutely right is the visuals, which are excellent.
  2. A unique but somewhat shallow approach to the complicated scenarios of establishing a relationship or simply nailing your roommate. It’s a bit predictable since there are firm rules in place and you have instant access to the results of your efforts.
  3. Singles is fun and addictive to play at first, and the idea of a relationship sim is something a little new, but the novelty wears off and as soon as you’ve done it once, you’ve done it all. To sum it all up, Singles isn't a life sim - it's a reasonable relationship sim with no frills.
  4. In the end, it works fairly well. Unfortunately, once you get the hang of "making" relationships, there is no reason to keep playing. If you are a diehard sims fan looking for something to tide you over until the sequel is released, you may want to give this a try.
  5. Yes, there is groping, discrete heavy petting, and conveniently concealed canoodling, but it's all rendered in fewer than 10 different animations...which get old quickly. [Sept 2004, p.68]
  6. There's little imagination, little independence inside their tiny minds and this makes looking after them a joyless activity. Micromanagement leaves no time for voyeurism.
  7. It's pretty graphic in its representation of sex, and it's about as fun and interesting as watching your cat lick itself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. KevinF.
    Apr 17, 2004
    10
    I love this f...ing game. it's really fantastic.
  2. RichardW.
    Apr 4, 2004
    10
    I think its a great game. This thing about not blurring the bad things up is great. i hope lots of people like it too.
  3. CLAIRE
    Apr 14, 2004
    10
    Im a Big "The Sims " fan but wanted a grown up version, and singles offers that with the sex, and its good to play a grown-up game.I will always love "The Sims" but Maxis need a little competition and Singles gives them that. Expand
  4. GabrielS.
    Apr 20, 2004
    6
    The graphic engine is pretty good, although is buggy, sometimes it eats as much system memory as you need to save the ongoing game and restart the program. 7 out of 10 for the engine! Gamesave files as well as many game files are plain text: that allowed me to add different behaviours, to alter the characters, even the objects/apartment. This is really fantastic: 10 out of 10! Well, the disastrous side (other than the sounds) is that overall the game is (pretty) dumb. Let the 2 characters to behave and they'll die for sure :). Other than peeing, eating, washing their body parts, etc. they do nothing, at all. 3 out of 10! If you're at that age when playing with puppets is your main goal, this game?s for you! If you expect to flirt with a computer character, this is not the answer. Expand
  5. NIssahB.
    May 23, 2004
    6
    First, comparing this game to The First Sims really isn?t fair to either game. The focuses are very different and this game is built on technology much more advanced. Pros: Graphics are good, except a little buggy as one reviewer mentioned, but it probably give you a decent idea how TS2 will run on your system. The motives don't seem too hard to take care of and you can edit your text file to edit your game. Cons: Game play is pretty limited, you just have the two singles to play with and not a lot to do with them expect trying to get them in the sack, replay value will likely be pretty low. Not many objects either, I'm trying to get my flat mates to do group actives but there are only a few objects that they can use together. The way the relationships bars are broken down can be confusing too. With separate bars for friendship, sensuality, romance, fun, and trouble it can be hard to tell where you are in the relationship and the best way to improve. Not too many options but if you're just looking for a relationship sim it's pretty good, although I might end up taking them up on their 30 money back guarantee. Oh another complaint, pink mode and rainbow mode, forces you to use on of their two gay singles, instead of picking two singles from the pool, this kid sucks even more so since I don?t think their gay sims could get any more stereotypical. If we must compare it to the sims, I still prefer TS1 removing the blur is a snap as is getting nude skins, also with my sims autonomy on full I never had the super dumb sim problem. With Ts2 coming out this fall I expect it to be a much more complete game then Singles but at only 30 bucks with the guarantee I'm willing to give it a try. Expand
  6. HalitD.
    May 2, 2004
    5
    Yes, this game is not bad as we can experience different parts of human life in a game that the loads of Sims expansions never covered them. Game engine is too realistic although it made my virtual memory overload many times. Lack of game objectives and lack of stuffs and avaible action decrease play time. Expand
  7. PatB.
    Apr 21, 2004
    0
    Check out the European reviews. This isn't a Sims game for grown ups. This is a slide show. Almost no interaction other than flirt flirt flirt sex rest rest rest flirt flirt sex...boring. I can't wait for Sims 2! Expand

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