Unfortunately, neither have the graphics or controls in Fashion Hazard. They're not downright terrible, but they lack the polish you might expect from a media giant. Still, props are due to Conde Nast for finally presenting a game focused on women that doesn't insult them, a game that actually demands their attention and--dare we say--skill. (Hell, a game that even demands a pulse.)
Without getting sidetracked by that blood-boiling plague of the gaming world, Fashion Hazard sends players across the runway in the same 3D perspective we've seen in Temple Run. Players tilt their iOS device forward to walk faster and backward to walk more slowly, while tilting left to right avoids obstacles. Swiping the screen upward, of course, causes your model to bound over obstacles while she collects coins and other power-ups to help her have a star-studded show on the catwalk.
Whenever players jump into a star that floats above, they'll enter a photo-op, which amounts to players clicking on camera flashes in time. Finally, it's bad form to finish each round too early or not on time, so mind the ticker. Is there anything wrong with this? It certainly sounds like a solid, lady-focused casual game on paper, and we can confidently say that it is after playing it. We can only hope that this sparks a resurgence in games for women that actually respect that they have able thumbs, too.
Gallery: Fashion Hazard on iOS
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