Fashion Boutique - the world of high fashion welcomes you!
Fashion Boutique from Total Eclipse Studios is a new time-management game wrapped into the theme so popular among developers and gamers nowadays - fashion industry. You will find yourself in the whirl of the life of a large chain of fashion stores for ladies and gentlemen. Having lots of terrific features for you to enjoy, this game is bound to grip your attention for quite a while. If you like time-managements - you are welcome!
When your boss wants to talk to you, what do you think?
Maya was at a complete loss when her boss called for her. But everything turned out to be great - everyone was really delighted with her work, so Maya got a new magnificent assignment - now her task is to lead the least successful shops of the chain to triumph! So you will travel with the heroine all over the United States in an effort to make the sales higher.
For this purpose you will serve customers coming to the boutique, trying to do that as efficiently as possible and to reach the target profit. The consequence of actions here is rather complicated. First you have to drag the customer to the stand with the clothes he/she needs and let them think a little. After this you will take the order and tell your assistant about it so that she brought it from the storage. Then you deliver the item to the customer. After this the customer may either wish to go to a dressing room (in this case you will drag him there, trying to match the customer's gender to the gender of the previous customer in order to get a bonus) or to pay for the item at once (then you drag him to the counter and get your money). If the customer chooses the dressing room, he will take some time to change and some time to look at the mirror. After this he will change back to his clothes and you'll drag him to the counter to pay. As in most time-managements, chaining your actions will bring you more money.
This are the main steps of serving a customer. But as you proceed in the game, you will have more options such as flirt and compliments (yes, you can flirt with male customers and pay compliments to female ones in order to raise their patience) and upselling (a great feature - just before a customer pays you can try to persuade him/her to buy something else, and if he agrees, you get additional money). These will be really helpful sometimes, but they take some time, which may be really precious on later levels.
You do not have to worry about upgrades of your Fashion Boutique - after some levels they are granted automatically, which is quite convenient, but may be a bit disappointing if you like to choose your upgrades yourself.
After the working week is over it's weekend time! And here you have complete freedom in what to do and where to go.
First, you will have a chance to change Maya's outfit to your liking. You get quite a choice of garments, more of which will be unlocked in the course of the game. Plus, you'll be offered a mini-game where your task is to dress Maya into a certain outfit in limited time.
After this you choose what Maya is going to do in the weekend. By choosing activities you can control the development of your character. You can influence Maya's Charisma, Stamina, Sales Ability and Mood by choosing activities related to health, relaxation, career or pleasure. Then this will give you some benefits in the shop. And, which is also quite fascinating, the outcome of the story will depend on your actions during weekends.
On the whole the game is really engaging. At first you will have to get used to the game play which is not quite traditional, but as soon as you get accustomed, you become addicted to the game. A must-try!
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