Matchmaker: Joining Hearts (Bigfishgames.com)
When an old woman marries off her last single daughter, she finds herself with nothing to do. It’s not until an old friend tells her that she wants to get married that she finally finds her calling.
The plot of this game couldn’t be more simplistic. An old woman with nothing to do decides to badger other people about their lives. Instead of having her matches date each other to see if they’re compatible, she breaks into the houses of her clients and their candidates to see who should be with who. How this woman hasn’t been arrested for breaking and entering I have no idea.
The best way to describe the game play would be formulaic. You go to your client’s house to collect objects that tells you what kind of person he or she is. Then you visit the candidate’s homes to discover what type of people they are. You check off each person’s similarities to your client and collect items around the next location for a gift. Then you set up their date by putting objects in the correct location at the next scenario. You do this for 10 levels straight.
This game is addictive yet simplistic. I give it 4 out of 10; something to do when you’re bored.