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American Girl Mia Goes for Great





American Girl Mia Goes for Great 


American Girl is a very well known line up of dolls from different eras. American Girl Mia Goes for Great follows a ten year old girl Mia St. Clair in upstate New York as she embarks on a figure skating journey. Mia is in a family with her father, mother and all brothers. The family budget can be tight at times, but they always provide for their children. Everyone in the family pulls their own weight. This Personal Computer (PC) game is designed for girls of the age of eight and older. A lot of the game has Mia talking to different characters, and running errands. There are some mini games included as well.

THQ has improved the details from the last American Girl game I have played (Julie saves the eagles). There are also some wonderful little cut scene movies strategically placed as the storyline progresses. Most of the characters are approachable, and cheerful in the visuals. The snowflake mini game needed an additional splash of color but it is still manageable. I did not find any offensive images while playing American Girl Mia Goes for Great.

There are some amazing characters in American Girl Mia Goes for Great. The majority are helpful, and polite. There are a few that exhibit some attitude at first, but eventually they settle down. I love how the mother character asks Mia to try and be nice to someone who is being uncooperative. The father helps those out in need, and the brothers refuse to steal for their sister.

The one area American Girl Mia Goes for Great is lacking is in the replay. The mini games are interesting enough, but will not keep most girls coming back for more. This PC game is bargain priced, so girls should get their moneys worth due to the length of the story.

There have been improvements in the getting stuck behind obstacles that I quipped about in Julie saves the eagles. There is also not a lot to do. Girls go around talking to different characters trying to open up the next part of the story. Most of it makes perfect sense, but occasionally if something was forgotten then the player may get stuck until every item is tried on every person.

Mia Goes for Great is a major improvement from Julies saves the eagles. I would love to see sequels to this game, especially if some improvements are made to the replay and gameplay areas. Good one for girls especially skaters.
- Yolanda


Graphics: 85%
Sound: 84%
Replay/Extras: 77%
Gameplay: 74%
Family Friendly Factor: 88%
System: Personal Computer
Publisher: THQ
ESRB Rating: 'E' for Everyone

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