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America's Next Top Model (DS)

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Genre: Strategy / Release Date: 2008-11-07 / Published by Eidos Interactive

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      14.02.2010 22:18
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      I played this so you don't have to!

      America's Next Top Model is a popular US Modelling competition and reality TV Show, which has been adapted for a DS game!

      ~~~BOX DESIGN~~~
      The design of the box is really classy, and it looks like a top end game. It has a close link to the Cycle 11 theme, but the game itself is just general and doesn't really have links to any cycle in particular.

      ~~~GAMEPLAY~~~
      You are a starting model in the industry, and you are in a model flat. Through the different items you can practice make up, dressing up and walking the runway... On your schedule, you have set things to do every week, such as a photo shoot, a runway walk and meeting the judges.

      MAKE-UP challenge
      This involves choosing different swabs of colours per make up... eye shadow, lip stick and all that... and then applying it to the model's face... You will see an image of how they want it done, and you need to replicate the colours... It is easy to do, but takes time and effort, wiping the models face with the stylus.

      STYLING
      You will be given a sort of brief and then you have to select an outfits from the given wardrobe... The clothes given aren't extensive, but creating looks are easy, as the clothes are pretty much categorized.

      RUNWAY
      The runway is by far the most tedious. You walk along the runway, where spots indicate areas where you need to draw a symbol for the pose (middle and end of runway). These can involve simple slashes, or complicated spirals... Once you have had a few gos, this will be extremely easy.

      PHOTOSHOOT
      This requires you to do a number of poses which were basically the same each week, just on a different backdrop... it was really quite repetitive and just random!

      That is basically all you do in game... and at the end of the week when you meet the judges, it involves a runway walk and some questions on fashion and modelling, which you can get 1/3 right and still pass...

      I found the game extremely basic and limited, and completed it within a few hours... more like just ONE. I did not get eliminated at all, and the game was too repetitive. I was not excellent at any of the sections, but it didn't seem like it mattered. I got through each week and was named America's next top model.

      After that, there is NO replay value whatsoever. It was a complete waste of time, Tyra and her panel of judges weren't there, and no interesting dialogue... well, I think there was one or two, but that was it.

      ~~~GRAPHICS~~~
      There was hardly a varied amount of game play for there to be potential for graphics. The clothes were rendered quite well, but apart from that... its basic.

      ~~~SOUND~~~
      Wasn't listening and can't remember what it is like. I finished it so quickly! It's unnecessary really!

      ~~~PRICE~~~
      I wouldn't buy this at all!!!

      ~~~OVERALL ENJOYMENT~~~
      Whilst the game had immense potential to be captivating and give a means to immerse yourself into the Top Model World, this game lacked to even entertain. An hour's worth of game play is simply unacceptable by today's gaming standards- online games last longer!

      The downfall of this game is its lack of depth and repetitiveness. I was extremely disappointed, and I'm sure you will be too if you played.

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