A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Kids can learn about Jane Austen's Victorian England by observing the language, fashion, and social customs of the game's characters. Kids can also expand their reading comprehension and vocabulary by reading the story (written in a way that mimics Austen's writing style), and unlocking actual excerpts from Austen's novels. Kids work efficiently to achieve goals by completing multi-part quests, such as stringing together combo chains in hidden object puzzles and finishing them within a certain time limit. This literary hidden object game could easily serve as a jumping-off point to explore Austen's novels.
Players try to help Jane Austen restore order to her novels after the characters in it "rebel" and start rewriting the stories.
Positive Role Models
The characters are flighty socialites for the most part. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are motivated by good intentions despite their "disobedient" actions in trying to change the plots of Austen's novels.
Ease of Play
The game is easy to learn and play. Players have unlimited hints, and can switch to full-screen mode to make objects larger and easier to see. Many of the quests require concentration and dexterity, such as finding all the objects in less than 60 seconds.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Romantic love is a central plot theme; however, there is absolutely nothing graphic or suggestive in the game's straight-laced Victorian story. Elizabeth even refers to her husband formally as "Mr. Darcy."
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Products & Purchases
Players can spend real-world cash on a premium currency that allows them to instantly unlock quests or replenish the energy bar.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some of the hidden objects to find include a wine glass, beer stein, and tobacco pipe.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Jane Austen's Rogues & Romance is a hidden object Facebook game featuring the characters and settings of five of Jane Austen's classic novels. The game is free to play, but players can spend real-world money to speed things up by instantly completing quests. As a reward, players can unlock excerpts from the novels read out loud by a voice actress. There is no objectionable content, but since it is on Facebook, you must be age 13 to play.
Is It Any Good?
Rogues and Romance's mystery story is rife with social intrigue and flowery Victorian dialog, capturing the tone of a Jane Austen novel and providing players with motivation to keep playing in the hope of finding out what happens next. The hidden object scenes, however, require some suspension of disbelief as players search for objects like saxophones, maracas, and dentures in scenes that are supposed to reflect Victorian England. Despite being a little rough around the edges, Rogues and Romance is a decent free hidden object game that might spark an interest in Jane Austen's books.
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