Imagine: Ballet Star
Great game for ballet lovers
This game is very fun. Although it says there are 4 people to chose from, there are only 3. The game begins in Japan and you travel to different places to do more practice and recitals. The sound is good, but after awhile, it begins to get boring. You can buy and change her clothes, but you cannot do her hair, and the make-up is in a mini-game. The things I don't like are that you have to double-click almost all the buttons in this game, and the mini-games begin to get extremely hard. I am a ballet sort of person and this is a good representation of ballet, as it haves your person practice, you have to the same recital once or twice, and you interact with the people- like your coach, your friends, and the boys you dance with- like you probably would in real life. There are also "contests" , in which a person in the game tells you they want to see which dancer is better, then you do the recital you are practicing now, and you get points. You get points if you do a step correctly, and these points begin to add up in the game. When you have finished a contest or a recital the points are added up. However many points you get, that is how much money you get. You use the money to buy clothes and accessories at the Ballet Shop in the game. All in all this game is very fun.
Shojo fans somewhere Sqee-ed.
It's cutsie, easy, almost too simple, and the graphics when you dance are... less then great. If you're really bored and like silly shojo action this is a good game to play. For the younger folks, I suppose this game would be fun and whatnot, but for those of us out of the video game training wheels, it lacks a certain something. You get to choose from three girls. Ditzy cute redhead, straightlaced but unloved rich girl, and exchange student with a massive inferiority complex. They each have diffrent guys they partner with, but the games and basic 'events' are the equaivalent. Pretty straight froward, though reading the directions on the games is a very good idea, and sweet enough to hurt your teeth. All Shojo fans will like this game, as will technical dance fans, and little kids that want to be a dancer when they grow up.