Jones in the Fast Lane is very fresh in concept. It can be called a life simulation game with a lot of strategic influence, but I decided to put it under adventure since planning your everyday life out is a pretty adventureous task ;)
Basically, you start out as a complete and total bum. You have no job, no education, and a rented crappy appartment. :) You can choose from 4 different characters - 2 female and 2 males. You can also choose if you wish to play against a computer (he's an annoying geek, wouldn't recommend it :).
Each day you will be able to complete only a certain amount of tasks, as each one will take up some of your very valuable time. Time is actually one of the most important factors in this game. If you plan out your activities precisely and efficiently, you probably won't have a problem with going straight to the top of the social ladder :) However, if you neglect just one factor, you may find yourself stuck at the bottom for a lifetime :)
The game features only a couple of job opportunities, one university and 2 appartments. You are supposed to eat, wash and get new clothes every now and then. Failure to do any of those things will result in loosing time or your job, so be careful!
I will not disclose all the tricks to this game, I will just say that there are many, and you will probably end up playing this game differently every time you start over. Not many games are like that, so there's a point for originality :)
The graphics are simple, but fine. Same goes for the sound. All in all, a very interesting and dynamic simulation game that you can regularly play for years without growing tired of it! Try to find the best way to organise yourself using this game! :)
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