When you just have to have another middle of the road game on your iPad.
By Jason Nimer
Guess what? You're old. I came to this same realization the second I began playing the Fix It Up spin-off, Fix It Up: Meet Kate's Parents. This time management garage sim takes the formula that worked in the original and spruces it up with an 80's theme. What stings is that the wayward decade is treated as ANCIENT HISTORY, despite only being 20 years out and the birthplace of this reviewer. I'm not that old, dammit!
But back on topic, G5 Games' Fix It Up: Meet Kate's Parents mostly succeeds as a touch screen time management game, though I imagine you'll probably want to skip this one if you played the original Fix It Up. The gameplay is somewhat solid and the controls work well enough, but honestly, I can't imagine anyone being enthralled with this title enough to finish it and meet the parents. Some iOS games totally suck, some totally rule and some sit squarely in the middle, OK games that probably won't make any waves. Fix It Up: Meet Kate's Parents is the latter, an inoffensive title that manages to provide a little fun despite being so run-of-the-mill. Go play Flight Control instead.