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Stylus recognition is poor
on May 2, 2009
I was really excited to get this game at first but the slowness and difficulty of the stylus recognition started to get annoying. The characters are really cute and I enjoyed looking at them being animated, but the game itself felt underdeveloped. It seemed like the developers rushed it and did not fully make sure the stylus recognition worked. As a few previous reviewers mentioned, it is hard to select certain things in the game such as when Kitty was taking customer's menu orders in Tuxedo Sam's Diner. I was literally poking my DS screen really hard and maneuvering Kitty around to get the game to recognize my stylus pressing. I don't have this problem with any of my other DS games. For the price, I would expect better functionality. I bought a My Melody game from Japan and I don't have any stylus recognition problems at all.
I also agree with one reviewer about My Melody's mini game. Melody tells you to fetch her items from her store but sometimes the items either aren't there or when I bring her something that looks like it, she says it is incorrect so it is almost impossible to get points in that game. And when I do something wrong in Melody's mini game, she deducts points from me!
Another annoying thing is that much of the scenery is non-functional or blocks Kitty from walking. There is a section of a playground where Kitty cannot use any of the swings or see-saw. Kitty cannot even sit on a park bench! After a while, they start to be obstacles in your way of moving through the game. Very annoying.
The train ride and bus ride also take very long and you cannot "skip" them. Kitty's room is cute but once again, non-functional. You cannot use or sit on any of the objects in the room. It would be nice if she could at least climb into her bed.
The game feels underdeveloped and not very functional. It feels like they rushed it to make sales. I will give this stars for the cuteness but the functionality is not great at all. Many flaws. If you're an adult Sanrio lover like me, I think you will get bored of this quickly. I beat the game in 3 days and now I don't want to look at it. I would suggest only buying this if you can find it on sale or used. Don't pay retail.