With that in mind, itís a good thing New Ghoul in School handles at least the character models well. The character generator is not extensive, but there are a number of monster races, hair, clothing, and skin tones to choose from. Unfortunately, you canít choose a male character as the protagonist, which is odd when you see lots of guys walking the halls.
The gameís backgrounds look decent, with colorful halls and ghoulish touches like coffin lockers. Thereís not too much in the way of lighting effects, which does flatten everything out a bit. Of course, everyone in Monster High is dressed to the nines in a variety of different clothes and hairstyles. It is interesting to scout out the many different monsters and their styles as you walk the halls.
The sound is hit or miss, unfortunately. Some voice actors are much better than others. Some have you wishing you could mute some characters selectively. Think high-pitched voices in grating conversations that could have been done in one sentence, yet seem to keep going on and on. While there is a catchy opening song, the rest of the gameís music doesnít fare as well. Many of the background tracks start out sounding decent: pop sounding tracks with a quick beat. However, they soon become repetitive, having you wishing for something, anything, to trigger a change of music. Luckily, different times of day do seem to trigger a different set of background music tracks.