I really enjoyed this little game/book combination. The story starts off in P & P, with you as Elizabeth Bennet. You remain Elizabeth through the entire book, of course, though certain decisions take you into other stories where you meet new people, good or bad, and you basically live the life of another Austen heroine. All in all I recommend this book at least once to all Austen fans. It brought a smile to my face many times. Note: I was reminded of how I watch Star Trek reruns, ahem, very sarcastically. My dad says it's similar to the Mystery Science Theater, where basically there is a man watching old, cheesy, Sci-Fi films, making sarcastic comments the whole time. Moving on...
The stories I went through are as follows, Pride & Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. I had the hardest time refusing Capt. Wentworth in Bath, as a result of watching Persuasion with my sister last night, but I did it because just this first time I wanted to end the story with Mr. Darcy. As it should be.
Here are my scores.
Sir William Lucas
cousin Bennet (Cousin "Elliot" in Persuasion)
Distant Cousin in Grosvenor Street
My-oh-my... here is my list of accomplishments (pitifully short) and Failing (astonishingly long)
Reasonable Piano-playing Skills
Once Spent the day at Weston-super-Mare
True Understanding of Pride
First -Aid Skills
Ability to Fall in Love Easily and Often
Love of walking
No Style, Taste, or Beauty
Insufficient Knowledge of Embroidery
Ill-Timed Sense of Humour
Unhappily Small Portion
No Real Friends
Unreasonably High Expectations
(You can stop reading now)
Deplorable Weakness for Gothic Literature
Extremely Bad Houseguest
All Five Sister Out at nce
Breathtakingly Poor Judge of Character
(No, Really, I wouldn't mind if you stopped)
Lack of Influence
Feebleness of Character
Failure to Learn From Past Mistakes
Spiteful and Vindictive (thankfully they were counted together, I was running out of space on my page)
Immodesty (I think very highly of my own good qualities...the few that I have)
Remorseless Heartbreaker (I'm sorry Capt. Wentworth!)
That is thankfully the end of my extensive list of failings...
It's no wonder it took me so very long to catch a husband!