The Game of Thug Life is one of the more interesting hidden object adventure games that you will come across. It’s more along the lines of a ‘choose your own adventure’ type game and definitely not what we would normally call a ‘choose your own adventure’ game. Don’t let that put you off though, because it’s actually a very good game. In fact, it’s quite possibly one of the best hidden object adventure games out right now. It really gets you hooked once you get past the first couple of levels.
The story in The Game of Thug Life is that you play as Jake, and he is a street hustler. You must travel across the country, from town to town, to get drugs and money to support your life and the family. Along the way, you will encounter many dangerous people, many of whom you need to avoid. For example, there are three different gangs in the game who each have unique personalities. One is called the crew, the other is called the guns and the last is called the familly gang.
To start with, you are in possession of only a brown suitcase. It has been lost and it’s obviously been left in some terrible place. So you are heading out to get it back, while dealing with the locals and their own personal problems. Of course, you don’t know whether or not they’ve locked you out, so you have to use persuasion to get past them.
The whole reason I say this is because the storyline in the game is rather twisted. There are many events that can lead to one character ending up dead or in jail, while others aren’t even sure what has happened. It’s a great premise for an adventure game, but I’m afraid it doesn’t live up to its potential. The game could have been longer, but the lack of puzzles really limits how much content you will find.
The game is nothing more than a collection of events, which follow a pattern. Some events are puzzle-based, while others are platform-based. They don’t flow naturally, so when you’re not progressing at a fast pace, you can always pick up a new task to complete before moving on. If I had to pick a complaint, it would be that there isn’t much variation between tasks. Often, you’ll find the same set of challenges being used repeatedly, making it too easy to get frustrated.
All in all, I give the game a thumbs-up, but it doesn’t quite live up to its full potential. There are too many problems with the story and overall execution, but if you’re willing to put in a little extra time, you can pick up some pretty sweet rewards. For me, it’s more of an average game, but that’s definitely different from everyone’s perspective. Either way, I recommend giving The Tattoo Life Offenderz a try for your gaming needs!