Life’s Big Questions
Life Quest 2: Metropoville is the follow-up to the hugely successful Life Quest.
This version is more refined and it has some new features, such as friendships, but at the end of the day, it’s still about asking life’s big questions: How do I feed myself today? How do I afford school? Do I stick with this job or look for another? Do I get married now or later? Should I invest more or can I treat myself to something nice?
The Sky is the Limit, So Think Big!
Life Quest 2 uses a quest system that it calls the 12-step program. Through these 12 crucial life goals, you can “design” the life you want. If you want a happy marriage and a big brood, you can do that. If you want to be filthy rich, you can do that too.
You can be a banker on Wall Street, a surgeon on the leading edge of science, a lawyer fighting the good fight or a superstar athlete battling the biological clock.
Create You or Not!
A big part of what makes Life Quest 2 so much fun is the control you have over your avatar. The graphics are cartoonish but with a little time and effort, you can reasonably create a cartoon version of yourself.
You can choose hair color and style, eye color, torso shape, long legs or short legs and much more. You can also create someone uniquely different from yourself and see how it is to walk in his or her shoes for a while.
Life Quest 2: Metropoville is not a complex game, but it is a highly addictive one because it rewards your extra effort and has a wide range of fantastic subtle touches. It also uses its witty, often sarcastic, dialogue, cartoon graphics, nifty animations and excellent sound and music to great effect.
This may not be the Sims, but you are likely going to be very surprised at how far this game is able to immerse you.
A Great Deal of Replay Value
Other things that Life Quest 2 does very well are versatility and unpredictability. The first time through the game, you’ll likely fail at your ultimate goal. If, however, you think you’re going to be able to retrace your steps while simply avoiding past mistakes, you’re sadly mistaken.
Each game is completely new, and you’ll be able to come back to it many times to try new strategies and react to the unexpected.