THE GAME OF LIFE
By Electronic Arts
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
LIFE’S A PARTY ON YOUR MAC! Enjoy the all-time favorite board game in a whole new way with enhanced HD-quality graphics, plus new interactive and custom features. Live THE GAME OF LIFE to the fullest!
TAKE A SPIN WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY IN PARTY PLAY
Get up to 6 players around your Mac game board in Party Play mode. Play the game you know and love with friends and family in a cool new way!
YOUR MAC GAME BOARD IS FULL OF LIFE – FOR REAL!
Delightfully interactive details and amazing HD-quality graphics make LIFE more fun! Move the boat on the water. Chill out by making footprints in the snow. Or just ring the doorbell! Use enhanced visual controls to zoom out and see the whole board and get a different perspective of LIFE!
CUSTOMIZE CHARACTERS AND REVIEW YOUR SUCCESSFUL LIFE JOURNEY
Make LIFE your own! Customize your character by entering a name of your choice. Win the game, and then check out THE GAME OF LIFE Journal to see the story of your amazing journey through LIFE!
I bought this game in a hurry, because the kids (being here over the holidays) wanted to play LIFE but did not want to go through the maddening hassel and excruciating work of setting up and playing the real board game. At first, we tried the PC version, purposing to put it up on the 42” plasma screen, but the PC-game formatting forbid that to happen. So, as I stated before, I went to the App store and bought for my macbook pro, endeavoring again to put it up on the TV via the mini dvi-hdmi. Every other game I have does this just fine. Not so with “The Game of Life” App. It locks up the mac every time to the point I have to reboot just to get out! What kills me is that all the other games work fine and format perfectly on the TV; even the “free” games. But the $10 Life failed. And yes, all the negative reviews about how this new computer version has completely derailed from the original and is all about just screwing over your opponent, not making wise and well-though-out investments…they are all true and accurate! It seems that the developers of this app have followed suit with the game's mentality, in that they are screwing us over when we buy this garbage!! Therefore, in mercy I am writing this review to minimize the numbers of other “Life-lovers” from lining the pockets of the “developers” that are prospering by selling such refuse.
Good but missing
I've always liked the board game and I went looking for it at the App Store. I was happy to find it and bought it. I don't agree with some other reviewers, that it isn't like the board game. I think it plays almost like the original board game, which is great. I do agree there are too many lawsuits. My only real disappointments and the reason for the 4 instead of a 5 rating was the lack of wifi support so friends could play too on their iPads and computers hooked to my wifi network. I'm sure the folks at EA could fix that with an update. I would also have liked the option to have same sex marriage, just like in the board game, as my gay friends grumble when they have to marry opposite sex partners. Other than those two things, it's a fun game.
Fans of the original - avoid
I actually logged on last night looking specifically for the Game of Life. I was so delighted it had just been released! It was from the same team that made Monopoly, so I didn't have any hesitation about buying it. MISTAKE!! Aside from the colors and the shape of the pegs, this game has little resemblance to the game I remember so fondly. Instead of making good decisions and wise investments, the entire point of the game seems to be "how can I totally screw and exploit my fellow players". While that may be a sadly accurate statement on the modern world, what I wanted was to play the game I remembered. If you really enjoy taking advantage of others, this is certainly the game for you. However, if you've ever played the classic version of the Game of Life, I think you'll be disappointed with this modern idea of it. I'd get a refund if I could.