Barbie Fashion Show: An Eye For Style.....

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Barbie Fashion Show: An Eye For Style.....

Postby Noodleman » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:41 am


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Re: Barbie Fashion Show: An Eye For Style.....

Postby AlienX » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:13 am

haha some one beat me to it :D


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Re: Barbie Fashion Show: An Eye For Style.....

Postby no friends » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:15 pm

[02:13] *** * Gooseman and points out that fred is a cock
[02:16] <no_friends> you'd be best at identifying them ;)
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Re: Barbie Fashion Show: An Eye For Style.....

Postby Neomancer » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:22 pm

the reviews are not half as good as the last one...

The premise of this game is to complete fashion assignments by designing fashions that follow a certain theme, choose models, and put on a fashion show where you choose poses, decorate the stage, etc., just like the original Barbie Fashion Show.

However, this doesn't come close to being as good as the original Barbie Fashion Show game Barbie Fashion Show. The first thing I noticed, is that it is so similar to the original that it completely lacks originality as a sequel. For example it follows much the same format and uses all the same themes for the fashion shows as the first one did. Although the clothing patterns and fabric patterns are somewhat different, and in two of the shows you get to design outfits for guys, those are the only real differences.

It is apparent that less attention was paid to detail when designing this version. For example: The solid color fabrics are completely flat, while in the original they all had nice fabric textures. Many of the patterned fabrics had patterns so large that they didn't look right on most of the clothing pieces, in fact they seem very bright and clown-like. Also, the decal stamps were all large and there were fewer of them. The models on the model board are carbon copies of each other only with different hair color and skin tones. You are not given different fabric when designing fashions for the men, so you are required to use the same girly fabric on their clothes too. The men also use the same feminine poses on the runway. I found it nearly impossible to make an outfit that didn't look ridiculous. The choices for bridal gowns were especially horrific.

In addition to the afformentioned shortcomings, all the models and fashion show stages are covered in triangular shadows. This may be a graphics glitch specific to my machine, but I double-checked and I have the latest graphics drivers and meet all the recommended system specs. An e-mail to Activision Customer Support to address this issue has yet to illicit a response from them. At this point it is hard to tell if others will be affected by this issue or not.

For examples of what I am referring to in this review, please see the customer photos that I have uploaded at the top of this page.

The bottom line is this: If you have the original Barbie Fashion Show, this one will disapoint you. If you are undecided bewteen the two, get the original and steer clear of this one.

This is a poor quality product and may just be a blatant attempt by Activision to capitalize on the success of the original Barbie Fashion Show without having to expend much time or effort. It shows.

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Re: Barbie Fashion Show: An Eye For Style.....

Postby Excalibur » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:11 am

Was just up for a game of this aswell, it looked fucking awesome! ;)

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