My daughter is a future stylist/fashion consultant. Even when she was younger, she had an eye on what colors and styles would work on different people and that they would like. I always get compliments on items or combinations she picks out for me (I sadly have no style-sense).
When she was six, a woman in her late 60s asked my daughter which pair of earrings she should get. My daughter carefully looked at the woman and effortlessly chose one specific pair. The woman thoroughly agreed and I must admit I was impressed. So when I saw reviews popping up about Imagine Fashion Stylist for the Nintendo DS, I knew she had to try it.
What better way to get a 10-year-old girl’s opinion of the game than to ask her? Here’s an excerpt of my mini-interview with my daughter.
Me: So what do you think about this game?
My daughter: I love it, love it, love it.
My daughter: It’s really fun because I like dress-up games.
Me: What do you do?
My daughter: Basically what happens is this one girl gets to own this mall. But first, the lady has to see if she’s good for it. Then you finally get your own mall. You get to make your own character. You can have your own mannequins, do make-overs, get different music and magazines. You see a pink thing (silhouette) and then you click on them. They give you hints of what they want and you choose it for them. If they like it then you see pink clouds around them. If they don’t like they’ll definitely say “no” and then they’ll go to a different store.
Me: How is this different than other fashion games?
My daughter: Other games get boring but this one is so fun!
Me: Why is this not boring?
My daughter: You can also do their make-up, you can do CDs and music. Everytime you go to a higher level you can change the whole look of the mall, not the outside but on the inside. They pay you so you can buy your own clothes. Clothes get out of stock so you have to buy that too.
Me: Anything you look forward to in playing this game?
My daughter: Well, I’m looking forward to taking pictures and stuff. It also looks like you can get your own mall where you see your own person walking around the mall. I haven’t ever seen that while playing the game (referring to screenshots shown on the back of the game case). But that’s probably in the new levels.
So as you can tell, this game is a keeper for us. If you have a fashion-savvy mini-woman that likes changing outfits on her toys and is very specific in choosing her own clothes, you may want to invest in this creative and engaging game.
Disclosure: While Ubisoft provided me with this game to review, the opinions I’ve expressed here are solely my own and represent my honest viewpoint. Ubisoft, Clever Girls Collective and I promote Blog With Integrity.