So, I know that in the grand scheme of all video games, this game is far from a 5. However, in that same respect, not many genuinely good games would be either. As someone who grew up during the Imagine franchise's prime, I knew what to expect when I played through this game when I was older. The Imagine games were far too overpriced at their release, but nowadays, they're much more reasonable, and therefore easy to pick up and play for a cheap gaming experience. Now, let's get into the actual game. There are flaws, and they can't be ignored. Firstly, the game can be a little ridiculously hard at times, with how easy it is to fail clients and makeup tests. However, none of these failures will keep you from progressing in the game, except for the pro license test, the last test of the game. With this out of the way, we can talk about how the game really shines, and makes it such a pleasant, refreshing experience in the world of tween girl simulation games. Though it's small and relatively simple, this game has a dating simulator, and therefore a story. I was shocked when I played this game again, and it held up just as well as it did in my childhood. There are three boys that you can date, and they're all very likable characters! They fit tropes pretty well, but regardless, I endlessly enjoyed their personalities. This makes an otherwise short game a little longer; with the 3 boys to date, that makes 3 routes, so 3 playthroughs to get the full experience. Besides the boys, the other characters are likable as well! There are some ridiculous yet hilarious lines, and it kept me entertained the entire time. If characters aren't enough to make a game for you, then this isn't something I'd recommend you play. However, if you think you'd fancy a game that's endearingly cringey and has characters so sweet it leaves you with a smile, I'm telling you; give Imagine: Makeup Artist a try.
Length of ownership: 1 year or longer
yes: I recommend this product