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Rosethorn’s Ramblings: Site Update

Welcome back again.  As you can see, we are starting to populate the site with new content.  There are few new writers and contributors waiting in the wings with new content.  If you are interested

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Rosethorn’s Ramblings: Site Update, GaMExpo, Nerdvana Con, Life Updates

What to Watch: You Tube

Top 5 YouTube video’s of the past week (with one blast from the past). Each week, on Tuesday, I am going to post 5 videos I think are worth watching on YouTube.  I’d love to hear what you

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What to Watch: You Tube

Rosethorn’s Ramblings: Welcome Bac

Welcome back to Killer Betties! It’s been over three years since I’ve made a post, but I am back. Before I get to what I’ve been doing for three years, I want to talk first about The

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Rosethorn’s Ramblings: Welcome Back, TWD, The Bar, and Other Random Thoughts

Football Manager 2017 Review

Football Manager 2017 is a football management simulation video game for the PC developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega. Gameplay: In terms of gameplay, it is really fun. You can create

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Football Manager 2017 Review

Volunteers Wanted

Killer Betties is going through some growing pains and we need more bodies (and pens) to keep up with it. If you have any interest in writing video game reviews, previews, interviews or editorials, p

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Volunteers Wanted

Dream Day True Love Review

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by on May 19, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Recently, we took a look at the first six games in the Dream Day series, hidden object titles that have evolved nicely. With Dream Day True Love, the series takes a step back in gameplay but a step forward in story telling. It’s hard to knock this game with an amazing story of 70 years of marriage (based on a true relationship). However, despite the emotion, the lack of hidden object scenes makes it hard to recommend it on its merits. There are missed opportunities in this title and we’re not sure why that happened.

The couple, Bill and Helen, met in 1939 while Bill was on leave, being in the military. The story of their meeting was adorable – they went to a dance with different dates and left with each other. The game proceeds to give us glimpses into their lives together, told in ten year increments with each milestone wedding anniversary. The player is still the wedding planner, but in this case, we’ve been hired to throw a 70th wedding anniversary party to be held at an old family home. It’s a beautiful story and hard to imagine living long enough to spend 70 years with someone. The fact that the story and the photos are all real creates a wonderful narrative for the game.

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Dream Day – A Look at the Series

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by on May 12, 2011 at 1:20 am

Dream Day Wedding launched a series that now includes seven games, all hidden object games. The newer titles have more mini-games and puzzle elements than the first couple, but they’ve all retained the artistic style and hidden object design created in that first game. The first few games may have had less extra elements outside of the hidden object aspect, and it was a straightforward hidden object list, but it did have a Choose a Story, which has been abandoned in the last three games.

The first game, Dream Day Wedding, came out in 2007. It was straightforward, following the story of a couple getting married, with the player as the wedding planner, dealing with setting up and averting crises. The first game had very little extra gameplay, but the Choose a Story gave it replayability, since it’s fun to see what the other paths the characters took to the aisle could be, similar to the Choose Your Own Adventure novels. The only other gameplay outside of hidden object was a card matching game that revealed wedding presents. There was a bonus scene, a honeymoon room, which shows up in the next title as well.

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