A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that SORORITY LIFE is really a Facebook app with a mobile component. You won't be able to run the mobile app without also installing the app on a Facebook account. The game is a massively multiplayer role-playing game in which players shop, dress an avatar, and play missions to increase their popularity and influence. The missions are all text-based and are mostly innoccuous events like throwing a Freshman mixer or a arranging a movie night with friends, however some involve dating. There are also some Facebook-only missions that involve gambling. The most bizarre aspect of the game is the ability to fight with other players (this, too, is text-based and therefore, not graphic). Parents should be aware that random strangers can "fight" with your children in the game and send them messages as they do.
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Is it any good?
Sorority Life offers a little more than most social app games of its ilk. Playing "missions" is still nothing more than making sure you have the necessary requirements and then clicking a button. The shopping and avatar dress-up aspects add a new element, and with the game's theme, they don't feel tacked-on or extraneous. It's annoying that you're forced to play some missions through Facebook, but the Facebook-only missions are actually what makes this a better app than, say, Ninjas Live. On Facebook, some of the missions are played out through real games -- hidden object puzzles, match-three puzzles, slot machine gambling, etc. -- and flesh out an otherwise thin game world. The fighting aspect is very bizarre, though, and feels utterly gratuitous.
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