Surviving High School Paid Review
- Publisher: Electronic Arts
- Genre: Role Playing
- Released: 16 Nov, 2009
- Size: 22.9 MB
- Price: $0.99
- Great opportunity for re-playability due to numerous options.
- Offers great entertainment value.
- Player is able to save progress.
- Players must pay for additional episodes.
- Player can only choose to be male.
Surviving high school is a light, fun and interactive game which although it feels a little short, still offers the player an excellent degree of entertainment and is excellent value for money for those who are looking for something a little different.
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Ever wondered what your high school life might have been like if you had done things differently? Did you ever want to be the jock, the nerd, the popular guy or the outsider? Well until a time machine is created...this is the next best thing. Surviving high school is a text based adventure game where you play the new kid in high school whose fate is crafted by the decisions you make.
The game plays out like a TV show with each level being an 'episode' in your high school life. Players will encounter situations where they must make decisions based on a series of answers which in turn directly affect their popularity, strength, knowledge and appeal with other characters in the game. There are several “race against the clock” type mini games throughout the story as well where the player needs to gain enough points within the time limit to score bonus attributes to their personality.
The game is nicely laid out in the style of a comic book and is well polished. The interface is easy to use although players at times might find their fingers a bit too big to push buttons in the mini games which may become a bit frustrating. The game's soundtrack isn't overly impressive but is appropriate for the style of game. Players do have the option to play the game with or without sound or use their iTunes Library as music for the background.
Surviving high school is a game which is fun for anyone looking to take a quick trip down memory lane and relive or recreate the ups and downs of their high school days.
DescriptionEXPERIENCE HIGH SCHOOL LIKE NEVER BEFORE. Immerse yourself in the drama of high school in this ongoing interactive story!
Flirt with your crush, throw an epic party, go to Prom, hang with the cool kids (or ironically make fun of the cool kids), get straight A's, become team captain, even win Homecoming Queen. It's up to you. Join thousands of fans who are totally addicted to this one-of-a-kind experience and get an ALL-NEW, FREE episode EVERY WEEK – just like your favorite TV show!
HOW IT WORKS
When you download SHS, you'll get an entire SEASON of episodes... FREE! Begin with the brand-new adventure, “Season 1: A New Start,” and meet Owen – a mysterious new student looking for a way to start over. Get involved in all the fun, drama, and romance of high school. Then continue the exciting story in Season 2.
But that's not all. There's also a Surviving High School novel!
YAY! THERE'S A NOVEL!
We're celebrating the release of Surviving High School, the novel (published by Poppy), with a brand-new update.
And if you've already read the novel, we've got you covered. The game features all your favorite characters, including Emily Kessler, Ben Kale, and Kimi Chen.
Problems, questions, requests? Let us know at facebook.com/survivinghighschool and we'll get back to you ASAP!
WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING
“What makes Surviving High School special is that a few of its characters genuinely surprised me, and a number of its scenarios have real emotional bite.” (Tom Bissell, Slate)
“... I'm in love with it... You begin making decisions from the start and never stop throughout... The game itself is constantly engaging you and letting you tell your own story.” (Kirk Hamilton, Kotaku)
THAT'S NOT ALL
Download premium content for a totally unique game experience. Whether it's becoming a football star or trying to make the cheerleading squad, Surviving High School is always exciting. You can even see what high school would be like as a superhero! Check it out.
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Also check out our other game, CAUSE OF DEATH!
Can you stop the killer? Investigate. Interrogate. Unmask the murderer! Get the only interactive detective adventure on the App Store that lets YOU solve the crime in a FREE NEW EPISODE EVERY WEEK. But be careful out there. Every choice you make could have deadly consequences.
What's New in Version 1.4.3Hey SHS Fans,
SURVIVING HIGH SCHOOL JUST GOT BETTER WITH OUR BIGGEST UPDATE EVER!
-A whole new Megapack FOR FREE!
-Bonus Content from Surviving High School, the novel!
CHECK IT OUT NOW!
p.s. We love you guys! Thanks for all your support!