After playing it, though, you'll probably be turned off to the entire concept.
Sprung takes place in a ski resort, and you're given the choice to play as one of two characters: Brett, the hip but innocently dopey dude looking to hook up with his longtime friend; or Becky, the sexy girl who's looking to get over a recent bad break-up (and she just happens to be the friend that Brett's pursuing).
It also seeked to build an identity as a title for a slightly more mature audience than expected for the then-fledgling Nintendo DS (Sprung was released within weeks of the system launch), dealing with mildly raunchy dating subject matter--though there is no truly explicit or gratuitous sexuality.
Instead, it sports the more mischievous and comic side, going no further than scantily clad good-looking guys and gals, and high school-grade sexual humor (in one instance a character refers to someone he dislikes as being a member of "The Circle Jerks").
See also Chewbacca Defense, when a red herring is used to baffle your opponents, and Non Sequitur, when an event does not make sense in context. Warning: Due to the nature of this trope, unmarked spoilers ahead!
, people who’ve never picked up a comic book, video-game controller, or watched a single animated Batman property now know her name.Overall, this game is really fun to play, especially the first time through when you don’t know what is going to happen and you haven’t yet realized that you have little-to-no say in who you date and when you date them.The audio and controls didn’t factor in at all to how much fun I had—I didn’t really notice them at all.While you don't necessarily directly control an avatar as s/he moves from environment to environment, progress hinges on correctly using items in your inventory (in this case presenting them to the right person at the right time) and deducing the appropriate response to what other characters are saying to you.The bulk of the game is entirely dialogue-driven; there is no traditional "pixel hunt" gameplay for finding items, and no discernible "puzzles" for you to solve.There are several different people you can end up with, and while it does give you some room to do what you want, the game is still very linear. This type of game definitely wouldn’t have worked as well if they tried to use -esque style of graphics is perfect for this game.You are more or less locked into the role of a guy or girl in love with a particular guy or girl not of your choosing. The replay value is greatly hurt by the fact that you don’t have much of a choice in who you date.But do they know all the baggage that comes with it?In the nearly 25 years since she was created, Harley has become a beloved figure in the comic-book world.The game sports the appropriate "T for Teen" ESRB rating as a result.Sprung's gameplay is reminiscent of classic point-and-click adventure games.