Jane Austen’s Rouges and Romance, a Facebook Game Review
Jane Austen’s Rouges and Romance by the BBC and six Wave games is a new take on two old ideas. First, the excellent books by Jane Austen and second the ever popular hidden object game.
The game starts with a little intro by the author herself, Jane Austen, explaining that characters from Pride and Prejudice have escaped from the end of the book. You then are hit with all the familiar tutorials on how to play and then go to the Pemberly manor to find things in different rooms. Levels are unlocked and new characters and rooms are introduced as you find the things listed. More points are awarded in the game if you find things listed in green in the list. As you find those green listed things another item will be listed as green so as to earn even more bonus points, which is a cool little tip on how to score big on each page. Just look for the green item first and try to tag that one first so each item on the list can be ‘bonus’. Play is easier in full screen, but you can do it in the smaller mode if you hate to be cut off from the rest of your computer.
All in all the game is nothing special or really any different from dozens of other hidden object games out there. They are all less than the old Scholastic I Spy games, and more than the I Spy books, but not much. I like the literary connection, though it is just a rather trendy ad campaign like the Spartacus Vengeance game, and The Hunger Games app, also on Facebook.
I give it three out of five stars, because I like Jane Austen (call me a sap, I like old-fashioned romance), but am tired of hidden object games.