When a man decides he wants to propose to the love of his life the last thing he expects is a jilted lover from the past coming around to mess things up. Seriously, third grade love? Some people really never realize when it's time to let go. Such is the case in the recent Carmel Games point-and-click adventure game The Proposal, where poor Josh finds that the girl he's planning to propose to has suddenly vanished. Upon realizing that your lady love has pulled a Houdini, you travel through the town stopping at different (sometimes silly) locations in order to find goods that will unravel where your beloved significant other has vanished off to. You'll click on your map in the top right corner to go back to the town layout and from there click through the mystery of the disappearing girlfriend.
This quirky game is a great addition to the robust genre of the offbeat catalog but its quality is improved compared to competitors. The graphics are more crisp (in a cartoonish way), and the protagonist has more objects to interact with than merely the ones he has to use to progress in his mission. The placement of the inventory boxes can seem somewhat cumbersome but doesn't detract from the full tilt silliness of the game itself, nor outright hinder gameplay. Essentially, this is a short but pleasing game with the age old tale of thwarted vengeance and destined love! Or at least one about a creepy stalker and valiant boyfriend.