Parents' Guide to

Victorious: Hollywood Arts Debut

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

TV-based romp has positive role models and teen drama.

Game Nintendo DS 2011
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Victorious: Hollywood Arts Debut communicates positive messages and role models for tweens. Kids can choose to be male or female, and select from different skin colors and body types for a diverse range of character customization options. Each chapter of the game plays out like an episode of the TV show, with some sort of drama that eventually gets resolved with the player's help. Gameplay consists of a series of "go here, pick up that" quests that aren't at all challenging, thanks to giant green arrows that show the player exactly what to do next. The only real challenge comes in playing the mini-games, which can also be enjoyed separately in Arcade mode.

Fans of Victorious should get something out of Victorious: Hollywood Arts Debut as long as they're OK with basically participating in a mildly interactive TV episode (with some fun mini-games thrown in), and don't expect a full-fledged adventure game.

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