This is not for Fashion Story, but it is for some other TeamLava/Storm8 game
I never played Fashion Story, but the reason why this review is going here on the article for that game is because I couldn't find anywhere to directly review a similar game from the same company that made it, Pet Shop Story.
To start my review, I downloaded Pet Shop Story because I love animals. I also collect the Littlest Pet Shop animals and I thought Pet Shop Story would, like the LPS apps, be a cute and sweet animal game.
Anyway, Pet Shop Story is not a Littlest Pet Shop game. It doesn't even directly deal with virtual pets. Rather, it's from the company Storm8, and it is a business sim where you build a pet shop. Sounds fun, right?
(Okay, I wish it were a humane society/animal shelter sim, but oh well.)
Sounds fun, right? Wrong! The game wants you to be on it ALL THE STINKING TIME! What happens if you don't follow its schedule? Your baby pet (that you pay in-game money for, it's not free) falls ill and you are confronted with two choices: abandon the animal or pay $$$ to heal it. Naturally, since most people who play this can't or won't shell out real money for a virtual pet, they have no choice but to abandon the thing and let it "die"! THIS IS TOO MORBID FOR A CHILDREN'S GAME. I DELETED THIS APP AND I MAY DELETE MY OTHER TEAMLAVA APP, PET HOTEL STORY (which does the same blackmail but to a lesser degree: if you don't follow that app's schedule, the "soulmate" or "baby" to one of your pets runs away unless you have $$$ to coax it back to your hotel)
Anyway, the game also demands you have not just one, but a family of four for each animal purchased in-game. Which means two times the death unless you're a rich person. Pet Shop Story also throws tasks at you demanding certain pets that are unaffordable for some players during certain stages of their game, demanding families of certain pets, demanding crossbreeds of certain pets, the demands never end.
And last but not least, we have endless ads in ALL the TeamLava/Storm8 apps. Right now I'm getting nonstop pop-ups for a game called "Hungry Babies" that I don't really want. I understand advertising for other games, but can't the company just tone their ads down so that we don't accidentally click a link to the app store and fumble around for the "back to (insert Storm8 game here)" link? Hasbro (the company who made LPS your world, which is a much better app) has zillions of other games, but they don't make pop-ups or missions for them that interfere with gameplay. And Nimblebit (makers of Tiny Tower) also has a few other apps, but ads for those aren't plastered all over. GET REAL, TEAMLAVA/STORM8! STOP THE PETS DYING/RUNNING AWAY, THE ENDLESS NAGGING FOR OTHER GAMES, AND THE NAGGING FOR $$$!
This title contains:
Ease of Play
Violence & scariness