Last year for Valentine's Day, I wrote about five games that you and your partner could enjoy together. This year I decided to highlight five games that will help the single gamers out there by improving charisma. Whether you’re a guy, or a girl, you shouldn’t pass these ones up.
Flirt Off: This quirky, retro style game puts you in the role of either a guy, or girl and the goal is simple: talk to someone without sounding like a drunken idiot. When you engage in a conversation, choice bubbles appear all around and the drunker you are, the harder it is to decipher. It’s possible to win and get a kiss, but it’s pretty hard to be smooth. It sounds odd, but it’s fun and it will help you…maybe.
The Love Letter: In this humble, 8-BIT world, you find a love letter in your locker, but are tasked to read it while no one is around. It’s like if Solid Snake from Metal Gear had to sneak around in order to read love notes. This game will probably only take five minutes and doesn’t offer much other than cuddly feelings, but it’s definitely a game for Valentine’s Day.
Just Dance: The key to a woman’s heart is through dance, some might say. Just Dance offers enough to transform your rigid body into a tap dancing sensation. Even if you’re a girl, people can respect a great dancer. It’s that one skill that no one admits to wanting. It’s the language of love and no one can deny that gyration. Plus if nothing else, it helps you stay fit.
Rock Band: Along the same lines as Just Dance, Rock Band breaks social barriers. Anyone can pick it up and it doesn’t matter if you’re bad, or good. It’s all about having a good time and putting yourself out there. Just remember to play it cool, relax, and let your inner rock star out.
Second Life: Finally for the more perverse gamer out there, we have Second Life. Now at its core, Second Life is just a simulation game, but we all know why people log on: dirty, dirty sex. Sure the graphics aren’t great when you see your polygonal avatars do the horizontal tango using animals, whips, and other essentials, but hey, it can totally boost your confidence. Right?