My daughter is a huge bratz fan, and is also now at an age where she is able to play such games herself on our wii. And so I though I had got a huge bargain when i found this game on amazon for a little over £3. It was a treat for doing well in her school report, and despite having read mixed reviews, I was convinced that at £3 it was a snip!
Oh dear me, how wrong I was! The lovely, girly case cover, featuring all her favourite bratz girls is very appealing to fans, and my daughter was super excited when I gave it to her. After dinner I helped her turn on the wii and put the game in, for her 20 minute slot whilst I washed the pots.
No sooner and I started to run the tap than she was in the kitchen asking for help with the game. She said she couldn't get the bratz to move! I sat with her, and explained that they didn't move around, it was more activity based. I directed her to the Fashion Show section (where you basically dress your doll, do hair and make-up, all by point and click motion). She dressed one doll half heartedly, and then asked what else it could do. We went through the game play options together:
Fashion Shows - This is where you dress your bratz, do hair and make up, and take to the ruway. You can also compete in multi player.
Fashion Designer - Again, this is dress up based, but here you get to customise the outfits.
Recording Studio - Play instruments such as the keyboard, and record them for the bratz mp3 player. This is again just point and click the correct area.
Rock Shows - Play the guitar, rock out on the keyboard or show off your dance moves in Rock Shows. Again, pretty much the same as the recording studio, just a different setting.
Pet Care & Pet Games - Help Meow & Ruff find lost and homeless animals. Look after the sanctuary's animals and make sure that they are well fed, groomed, and trained so that they can find new homes.
This is a very simple version of nintendo dogs type game, and probably my daughters favourite. Although, as with all the games, it is short lived.
My daughter grew bored of each game or activity very quickly (there are only so many times you can put make up on a doll!) and there really isnt very much to do. The booklet says that you can unlock new content as you progress, but I cant see how this would add to game play value, and besides, my daughter lost interest well before that point.
In fact, I would estimate this game has had less than 15 minutes of actual play. It is now sat gathering dust, and will probably go to the charity shop very soon. I would have been better spending my £3 on a kids magazine, she would have got more enjoyment from one!