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This is the 2nd installment in the Disney Princess game series. We own both and the first game has been played more times than I want to remember.
The same as the first game: Easy game play- I have seen kids as young as 4 figure out the game play. There is an easy path of gems to follow so you never get lost. The motions that you need to make to cast spells are very simple to make as well. Design your character- The lead character can still change her look to suit the player. Disney Princesses- still appear in the game and you can interact, on a limited basis, with them. Long term attraction-Boring for adults or older children (bought for my 6 year old and it is holding her attention just fine, so far, but I wonder for how long?) The music- exactly the same. I would have been okay with a change. VERY okay with it in fact.
New and better than the first game: Customize: There are a few more things you can customize including "your room." Gems: There is now actually something you can do with all the gems you collect. Much better than before when they were just "there" with no purpose but to guide your way. Gems can be used to purchase new customize items for your character (different dresses, etc.) Princesses: Includes Rapunzel & Tiana
New and worse: Customization of your character: for some reason the display seems more "hazy" and has less detail when the character is roaming around- like they are "Washed out." 2nd player: Cannot be customized!*
Biggest and most noteworthy: *This is really only a 1 player game. As someone who has played the 1st game- the secondary character can do most of the actions in the game. In fact, when my daughter was younger, I did all the riddle and puzzle solving from the 2nd player except when we took turns- and then I sometimes had to take her controller and help. In the new game- there are many things you cannot do right from the start. For example: you are asked to pick up a watering can and water a plant- only the main character can pick up the watering can. The secondary character just roams behind and casts spells.
Good and bad? This game IS a little more complicated than the 1st game so it presents just a little more challenge. The secondary character doesn't have to DO anything most of the time. So, if like me, your daughter wants you to play and you'd rather sit next to her reading a book- the game will drag your character along behind the first character when you stop paying attention.
If, however, a 2nd person actually wants to play this game, they will be bored and frustrated beyond belief.
Overall: A good by for girls who love all things disney and princess Good for a child who finds other video games too complicated - loses interest or gets frustrated because they are too hard NOT for a child who finds most video games easy to play, they WILL get bored. NOT for two children to play together Takes a couple hours to complete all game play.
As an aside, I pre-bought this based on the original description of the game. That description said you actually got to play AS A PRINCESS. I was very disappointed that this was not the case. However, as this was a Christmas gift and my daughter had no idea it was even out - she had no reason to be disappointed. I really wish they would come out with a better disney princess game. Until then, this is the best we've got.
My daughter beat this fairly quickly, but she really enjoyed playing it. However, the replay value is minimal because everything is so simple and repetitive. Regardless of what activity your princess has to accomplish, she has only two venues open to solve it: twirl magic and ... I forget the other kind. Shooting magic from your wand, I guess. Those actions do everything from lighting candles to defeating imps to ... well, everything else. Although mostly what you'll be doing is defeating imps. There are HORDES of them and you have to zap every one.
Still, my 6-year-old liked it, so if you have a daughter around that age who likes princesses, this game might be a hit.
My daughter likes all electronics. I try to limit her access quite a bit though. She (5 years old) enjoys the game, but has to play the second character vs. the primary as she finds it difficult to manage. If she was allowed to play more, she would probably do better. I was hoping she would be able to play once in a while and on her own. She sometimes quits playing all together and acts like it's a tv show to watch.
It’s cute because it’s princessss for our 6 yo girl. But you don’t really get to do a ton in the game. Just waving the wand at things under water, waving the wand at things in the garden, ...same stuff. Lost our daughters interest pretty quickly.
This video game is probably for very young girls. My 8 year old wanted this video game and finished it within a couple of hours. She liked it but never played it again. This game would be higher rated if it had more of a challenge to it. However, if your little girl is a Disney Princesses fan, it should be in your library.
We bought a Wii console for Xmas 2012 and bought this game. Our daughter is 5 and loves princesses but this is too difficult for her. You have to read, and figure out where to move, just too many steps for her. This is her first gaming console so maybe for a child that is used to various games, this game would be better.
For being the newest Wii princess game the graphics are dated. They actually look worse than the previous one, Enchanted Journey. Too pixelated. The game is also shorter than the older one. 2 chapters instead of 3 for each princess. My five year old daughter still loves it despite the inferior quality.
My 8 year old daughter enjoyed the game but not really for two players like the 1st princess game. Player 2 cannot customize look and mini games are only for player 1. If you have two children playing your going to have problems...