My 6 year old enjoyed it but I had to sit with her while she played it because of all the reading that was involved. This game was stupid, not to mention that game instructions were not included in the envelope. Since I am new to GameFly, is this standard? Game instructions not being included with the games? It was difficult to figure out. All you do is run around, back and forth around the school campus, doing favors for everyone. It's totally stupid.
The graphics on this game are appalling. You don't expect anything earth shattering from a Wii game, but these are just so bad. I have games for the original playstation that look better than this.
The character creation is insanely limited and mediocre, which is a shame since I think that's what most people are looking forward to- a chance to create your own Monster High girl.
The quests are dull (it's a lot of fetching things, and walking back and forth). On top of that, you get so many quests at a time that it can be hard for young players to keep up with what they are supposed to be doing.
All and all, I really don't recommend wasting a rental on this game.
On the positive side, Monster High: Ghoul Spirit does do a pretty good job of capturing the Monster High world. You create a custom monster and pick its outfit from lots of options, and then walk around the school talking to all of the characters from the show. As a result, hardcore fans of the show might have a positive experience with the game.
Unfortunately, as a video game, this thing is just awful. This game is a clear case of the game makers phoning it in, knowing that people will still play it just because of the Monster High logo on the cover. The entire game is a plotless series of fetch quests where you walk around the same 10-20 room world over and over and over and over, doing the same cheesy wii-motion-based minigames and talking to the same people. There's no tension, no villain, nobody to fight, and nothing interesting to do. To top it off, the ending is a disappointing anticlimax.
Conclusion: This game might be enjoyed by someone who is obsessed with Monster High, but even in this case, they will probably be disappointed.