Having grown up in a Hello Kitty world, I was absolutely ecstatic at the chance to review the new Hello Kitty Online game currently in closed beta testing.
While waiting for my special package to arrive, it occurred to me that apart from apparel and accessories, Hello Kitty really doesn’t have much of an adult appeal. By the time the game arrived, I really wasn’t sure if it would be something I’d voluntarily choose to play in my spare time or just the cute game that I log into when my daughter comes to visit.
When I dove into that vivid and familiar world of Hello Kitty, I quickly realized my apprehensions about the games’ overall playability and likability were needless.
Any true Hello Kitty fan would fall in love at first sight of the familiarity and cuteness that only Sanrio would produce. Anyone new to the world of Hello Kitty would feel instantly welcome and excited to begin exploring immediately.
The story begins exactly as though you are watching another episode of Hello Kitty & Friends. After a brief explanation of the 5 w’s (who, what, when, where and why), the game goes directly into character creation. I would have preferred more choices in the customization page so new players don’t all end up looking like each other. However, it did not take long before I was able to acquire new attire and even weapons for my many tasks to come!
The game is loaded with many adventures that are located all over the map. Some of the adventures can be slightly complex.
I put it to the 6 year old test and am happy to say that Hello Kitty Online is designed for players of all ages. Although I have yet to find Hello Kitty herself, I did find a few familiar Hello Kitty friends. I haven’t gone too deep into the woods yet, but I am certainly looking forward to it!
Look for my update on missions and cool stuff. Want to join me for some beta testing fun? Come on down to Hello Kitty Online!