Dirty Dancing PC Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Gameplay 6.0
Graphics 5.0
Sound 7.0
Value 6.0
Developer: Atari
Review Date:
October 2007
Reviewer:
Tory Favro
Classification: G

6.0


Dirty Dancing

Do you guys remember that movie from back in the day that made you have the time of your life? Well most of you reading this wouldnít, but just go to your local video shop and get a copy of the movie by the same name as the game that you are reading about. 

Basically the story behind the movie is one of love, drama and of course dancing. And to be perfectly honest I have no idea how and why the game that we are reviewing really follows any part of that movie as what we are presented with is a hodge podge of bits and pieces of different genres that donít always seem to mesh. 

What we are we really doing with a series of mini games that interface with something that reminds me somewhat of a Mario game with the map of the world that you are playing in with destinations to visit. You are on a summer camp though and the basis is that there are different activities that you need to undertake whilst playing through the game. 

Once you are at the camp you are given a cabin that during the game you outfit with various mod cons that make your life easier. Itís then the game ramps up to feel a bit like the Sims but with a slight more corny interface.

I donít really understand why the game jumps around the way it does but it just feels like all this stuff is just tacked together. Donít get me wrong, some of the activities are enjoyable but I would have thought with a game like this that they would have focused more on the dancing than the jump around we experience with this game. 

The game does reference the movie and to be honest you have to be familiar with it to get the most out of the game. I would really suggest that you see the movie before playing as some of the puzzles do require knowledge of the events of the movie and will have you saying ďwhat the?Ē on more than one occasion. The only problem is that I personally did not find the game so compelling as to muddle through it all. 

Graphically the look of the title is simplistic and should not push anyoneís system. Itís quite cartoony and reminds me of basic flash games that you can play online for free. Itís almost to the point that Iíd be tempted to give Dirty Dancing a miss unless you are a fan of the movie and just canít get enough of Patrick Swayze and whatever her name is. Itís just not grabbing me enough that I wanted to return to the game after reviewing it for impulsegamer.

 






 
 



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