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Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Not much to do in shallow sim; lots of temptation to spend.

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age 12+

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age 15+

Addicting, but not a lot to do

The is addicting in that in makes you really want to rise to an A list celebrity and quick which tempts you to spend a lot of money. Unfortunately though, there isn't much to do. Your sim doesn't actually move other than changing stance. It would be way more interesting if when you clicked on an action the sim actually did it, and it when you traveled they showed him/her traveling on the plane or bus. Also when you get a vehicle you can't actually drive it. Yes the sim uses it, but you as the player does not control it, so that is disappointing. It just needs more action and movement and you to be able to explore all the rooms in a home you buy, and it would be 10 times better. Also having to have engery is a pain, it slows the game down and takes away from the fun. I know she wanted it to be realistic but it's a game, sims don't need energy!

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism
age 11+

Awesome Game

It think this game is really fun. I like that you can meet random people, and have a manager. I also love all the clothes choices and hair choices. I like the prices. I think it is a good way to learn how to be responsible with money, which is important in the real world. There is some cursing, and you can get drinks and gossip, but the "gossip" is just names so you can make friends. I also love getting married and that you can change your friends looks and you can invite them to help you. I wish that you didn't have to always go on dates. My husband divorced me after I came back from vacation and hadn't been able to play for a week.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

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Is It Any Good?

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Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is one of those games that has a sort of guilty-pleasure addiction to it. Yes, it's shallow and silly, but you can't help but wonder what will come next. Unfortunately, there is a missed opportunity here. There just isn't very much to do. Each job places you in a room with a bunch of word bubbles for actions, such as "Chit chat," "Strike a pose," and "Take a break." Tap on them to work your way through the task and release points toward the overall goal. No matter which action you choose, the character stands there, looking bored. Inevitably, you'll run out of energy points before the goal is through and will have to wait for them to refill, search around for hot spots to tap in the hope of earning more, or buy some with real money. Finish the goal in time, and it will be replaced with another that looks very similar. Dating is the same way.

Unlocking clothes is interesting, but the vast majority require special stars that you earn slowly. You might get one for leveling up, where a shirt will cost you 50 or more. Purchasing 50 is about $5. For a shirt. The temptation is certainly there since most of the jewelry and accessories use stars. You'll also want stars for talking to people. Many won't give you the time of day otherwise. There's a reason this app is raking in money. For younger teens, the game moves slowly without cash and sends some questionable messages about friendship, work, and judging a book by its cover. Older teens may understand that it should not inform real life, but they still may be frustrated at how slow the game can progress.

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