I decided to play Kim Kardashian Hollywood because I had heard about it before but never actually played it so I wanted to compare what I predicted the game to be like versus what it was really like. The game wasn’t far from my prediction I thought it was going to be just random activities that you do to live in a Kim Kardashian lifestyle. But to get a little more descriptive you actually customize your own avatar then you are started with a list of goals that help you get points. The points are in three categories money, lightening point and silver stars (which I believe determine popularity). As you are complete more goals you attain more popularity and move on to the next level. A couple of things I disliked about the game was that there was a lot of narrative going on, (which made me impatient while playing the game) and there was so much going on the screen like tabs and new goals list there were some tabs that I didn’t even know why they were there they just had random info that seem relevant but I couldn’t do anything with it.
From a psychological level it’s easy to see how some people can get very submerged into the game, because the game becomes your own personal lifestyle. You control aspects of “your life” that in reality that you normally don’t have power over. For example mingling and flirting to acquire a higher status and going out with celebrities for publicity.According to Jesper Juul “A game is a rule-based formal system with a variable and quantifiable outcome, where different outcomes are assigned different values, the player exerts effort in order to influence the outcome…” and Galloway explains it as “an activity defined by rules to reach some sort of goal”. Taking this into account I would consider Kim Kardashian Hollywood a game because there is a series of steps and rules that help me reach my goal of becoming an A-lister which parallels to Juul’s “variable and quantifiable outcome”. Personally I do not believe that a game should be defined by a goal, it should be defined as an activity that doesn’t apply to the realms of reality.