Summary: Imagine Reporter does give you enough variety in minigames to keep your attention from waning initially. However, the games are so easy (despite the illusion of multiple difficulties) that even the sense of accomplishment from earning those gold medals becomes diluted with the ease of doing so. Those within its target audience might enjoy this, but it holds little appeal for anyone outside of that demographic.
Simple but charming game for girls lets them play reporter.
Common Sense Media
8 July 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Imagine Reporter is a game for girls that allows them to play simple mini-games that act as analogs for real-world reporter tasks, such as photography, interviewing, note-taking, and copywriting. The story is filled with strong female role models, including a journalism school teacher, a meteorologist, and, of course, the player’s avatar, Madison, an ambitious young woman who’s always ready for a new challenge.
Excerpt: Ubisoft’s Imagine series invites girls to play as anything from aspiring zookeepers to detectives to the parents of “babyz.” Imagine: Reporter is ostensibly about developing a career in journalism—where video editing, photography, writing articles, and being a TV anchor are apparently all part of the nebulous job of “reporter.” Players undertake all these tasks as mini-games—using the touch screen to take notes intended for later use in a quiz, imitating sequences to...