I've never really been a big fan of games. When everybody else was going crazy over FarmVille, Mafia Wars, and Texas HoldEm Poker, I was going crazy declining ALL the annoying invites to play the games!
Heck, believe it or not, I haven't even completed all the Angry Bird levels on my iPhone yet, let alone Cut the Rope! BUT that all changed when I started playing Fashion Story.
Fashion Story allows you to manage and decorate your boutique as how you imagine it to be. I have always dreamt to have my own fashion boutique. But since brick and mortar store is way too expensive for me to afford right now, running a "virtual" one pon jadi lah..
Playing this game is easy. When you start playing the game, you will be given a certain amount of cash in "gold coints" as well as "gems" to help you "kick off" your business. Then, you will need to order the items you want to sell in your boutique from the "Catalogue". You will see duration of hours under every item. That represents the length of time that you will need to wait before the item could "reach" your shop in order for you to sell it.
Ada item yang kena tunggu 1 atau 2 hari sebelum ready, and ada item yang ready dalam seminit pon ada! So once your items are ready for collection, simply tap on it, and place it at the rack or the counter at your store! Make sense so far? Don't worry, they do have a Help section that will help you get started, so make sure you go through it before kicking off your business alright! Err, if you plan to play this, that is. :P
Like most games, this game also plays by levels. In order to get to a new level, you will need to collect as many stars as you can. Once the yellow bar of stars is full, you'll be promoted to a new level! The best thing is, each time you reach a certain level, you'll get to order a new outfit! :D
And if you make enough profit to your shop, you get to expand it to a bigger one and renovate it to suit your own style! See when I started, my shop was a sad looking shop, with little items in it..
Now, my boutique is doing pretty well, it is big enough to have a lounge area, with 2 cute giraffe cushions at it!
I am telling you, this thing is so addictive, even my husband is hooked on it! :P
The only downside to it is that it is an online game and it requires Internet access. So if you are not subscribed to an Internet plan or suddenly happen to be at a rural area where the coverage is really really bad, then you won't be able to play this game :(
Also, in order to make your shop look pleasing like *ehems* mine :P, you might also need to spend a few bucks just to buy em "gems". Like, real bucks. See, there are some items that you can only get/buy using "gems".
So, if you do not have enough "gems", you will need to buy it. I guess this is how the TeamLava makes money out of this game. And fanatics like me, would actually BUY them gems, just to make our shops look.. well, pretty. :P Believe it or not, I actually spent a good RM40 to buy them gems!
It's so crazy because I never thought I'd spend a cent for any game! T_T Just so you know though, I am not the only crazy ones here as PinkStilletos and Mommaholicseries too, have their own virtual boutique! :D This game is available on iTunes, so download it now to find out what the buzz is all about! :D