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Gamezebo: Most Romantic Tales: Romeo and Juliet Preview

When it comes to romantic stories, William Shakespeare's tale of two star-crossed lovers from the houses of Montague and Capulet is one of the classics. But how many people have actually read Romeo and Juliet cover to cover? Indie studio Baby Eish Games is working on Most Romantic Tales: Romeo and Juliet, a "visual novel" designed to introduce more people to the story by presenting a line by line translation of Shakespeare's original play into contemporary, colloquial American English.

Gameplay is presented as an interactive novel. As you play, you'll be asked to choose from a variety of different dialogue options that can affect the storyline while still keeping true to the original. In the opening scene, for example, do you choose to try to break up the fight between the servants of Capulet and Montague, or just stand back and watch? When the fiery Tybalt arrives on the scene, do you try to calm him down, or draw your sword and egg him on? You can choose to follow the original storyline, or choose a happy ending.

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JellyBellyBean3133d ago

It's an odd idea, taking Shakespeare's play and turning it into a game. I saw the screenshots on the article link, and they look pretty good. It reminds me of those Japanese dating games. I wonder if we will see more games like this in the future?