Every so often, there are games I debate back and forth on whether to get them or not. Girls’ Fashion Shoot is one of them. After a rough day and due to the fact that it is currently on sale on Nintendo’s eShop for about $8 (plus tax) until September 16th, I decided to go ahead and get it. I was expecting something similar to Style Savvy, but a bit cheaper. And I was wrong. And after having played for about the last 8 hours, I can truly say I wish I bought the game sooner. Girls’ Fashion Shoot is by Rising Star Games and is for the 3DS. It came out a little over a year ago. Although the graphics may not be the highest quality, if you enjoy dress-up games, the gameplay more than makes up for it. If you’d like to see the game in action, I’ve uploaded several Youtube videos.
While Style Savvy focuses on owning a store and dressing up models to show off your line, Girls’ Fashion Shoot focuses on the opposite as your character is the model. You get to dress up for photo shoots, send photos to auditions, and shop. You also get to dress up just… to dress up :P There’s even a StreetPass feature. The game has a completely different time system as well with the game being in an endless month until you either complete the “small job” in your room or complete 5 jobs at the Agency. Despite it not feeling like much, everything takes a certain amount of time and roughly 8 hours went by a lot faster than I expected and I’ve only played 8 ingame months. Your goal is to be the top model at the agency. Unfortunately, you don’t get to keep any of the outfits you use in a photo shoot.
There’s also special events that your character can be invited to which get you special pictures. I can’t say what specifically excites me about the game, but I have a lot of fun putting the fashion shoots together. It reminds me of when I used to play the Barbie Fashion Designer games when I was younger. They had a mode where you could print out a cover and magazine articles and it was my absolute favorite thing to print them all out and put together a book of them. And I’d be lying if I said that nostalgia wasn’t brought back for me with this game.