Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble may have a suggestive title, but the game itself renders it more flippant than controversial. DHSG is set in 1920's America, where a group of young girls have decided to become upstanding independent-minded women, and make a lot of mischief for authority figures along the way.
Besides being draped in some wonderfully period-centric art, the story and dialogue are all pulled from similar inspirations. It's got plenty of 1920's slang to satisfy anyone's longings for quirky dialogue. The story is presented similarly to an RPG, with a series of quests that help move along the main story. It's wonderfully written and involves plenty of adults up to no good – and of course the kids who catch them!
The various mini-games are all about how the girls deal with these events, such as the principal finding you loose in the hallway during class. The girls could break out in such uproarious behavior as flirting, insult contests or even lying. Truly these girls are the height of controversy.
The gameplay itself is described as a “computer board game”. The board and pieces are actually rendered like a board game and most of the game's events happen on cards with dice. But I've never seen a board game like this, the game takes full advantage of the automated setting to make a game that's something a little more.
It scratches that board game itch without resorting to the normal board game tedium. The feel of a board game is intact, but the fast pace and sheer breadth of the game are far beyond what most board games can attain.
Why You Should Check This Out – An original setting, wonderful dialogue, and some interesting mechanics combine to make a truly original “computer board game”. Plus, where else can you win by exposing the maintenance man's secret love for a teacher, then blackmailing him? It's as the site says “This is the game where good girls get better by being bad!”