January 21, 2010

So Blonde: Video Game Review

So Blonde is a PC video game where you play as Sunny, a rich, pampered 17 year old who washes up on a 17th century island after she falls off a cruise ship.

What attracted me to this game was the fact that it revolves around a ditsy blonde. I’m blonde and actually think “blonde jokes” are funny. So naturally, I wanted to see what this game was about.

Game Info:
So blonde is a point- and- click PC adventure game, with all of trappings of such: puzzle-solving, humor, pop culture references, cel-shading, multiple endings, and between 20 and 25 hours of gameplay. So Blonde is an universally accessible game thanks to the game play, the art style and the narrative. If hard gamers can get past the introduction, and the meaty part of the game, then they'll find a light-hearted and fresh adventure to keep them occupied. On the other hand, players that they are new to adventure games will find a simple, yet effective, introduction to the genre and mechanics.

A captivating adventure story with:
- 55 impressive backgrounds divided into 4 chapters
- 16 funny mini-games
- 35 characters in color and 3 that you can control
- More than 5 hours of funny dialogues
- 4 different endings
- Funny and mysterious enigmas…but with sense
- More than 50 references to find (TV,cinema, reality shows, video games) and a lot of humor guaranty!

I like some adventure style games. However, they have to keep me engaged and interested. So Blonde sadly didn’t do that. The blonde, Sunny was sort of funny in her ditsy way and getting slapped around was comical.

The graphics were quite nice for the style of gaming it is. The island was beautiful and the locations were well made graphically.

The voice acting for the game was spot on for all characters. Sunny was the best with her airhead blonde lines she was given.

Movement in the game is point and click (or double click for faster movement). I didn’t like the right clicking for interacting with objects and seeing something or picking something up or talking to someone though. It became quite annoying.

Load times in-between zones was also irritating. After you have been to a certain area it should have loaded faster – especially when moving between them often.

Overall, I found the game to be funny yet somewhat lacking in the amusement department. I would recommend the game for people who like humorous adventure style video games. However, I don’t think that someone who likes fast paced games would enjoy it very much.

System requirements
Windows® 2000/XP/Vista
Pentium® 1.6Ghz
512 MB RAM
64 MB DirectX® 9-compliant video card
DirectX® 9-compliant sound card
DirectX® 9.0c or above
3 GB free hard disk space
Windows®-compatible keyboard & mouse

Thank you to the publisher of So Blonde, Anaconda and Gamers Gate for providing me a digital copy of So Blonde and allowing me to review the game.


Jillene said...

I am not a lover of video games (except for ones that I can actually play on the Wii) but I wanted to pop over and read anyway.

Lee said...

I like The Sims... so I don't think I'll be playing this. Sounds dull.

Andhari said...

Woooow finally a game that has a more interesting character than a bad ass knight or robot lol amazing!

Anonymous said...

Seems interesting. I love puzzle solving type games, but the load time would bother me. lol.

June said...

I love video games! Thanks for sharing this one I'll check it out over at gamers gate.

Michelle said...

Hi, I'm just wondering if this game is compatible with windows 7?

Michelle said...

Hi, I'd like to know if this game So-Blond is compatible on Windows 7 please?

Sheri said...

Michelle, I don't know how to contact you but yes, it is compatable with windows 7 - I played it on there for this review. :)

Michelle said...

Wonderful thanks for the reply Sheri. Sorry its such a late reply I had no idea you had replied til I was able to get back into my email acct.