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This review is from: Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey - Nintendo Wii (Video Game)
This game is perfect for your 4 year old, if your 4 year old happens to be 13. My daughter is 5 and loves princesses. She wants so deperately to play this game, but the controls are un necessarily complicated. Instead of enjoying her tiime with it, she is frustrated, cries, and begs for help. The game uses the numchuks, thumbstick, A, B, Z and pointing when as the Dora games show, you can do everything with just the wand and the 2 button.
The game play is at times appropriate. For example wandering Ariel through the ocean solving little tasks. But by the time you get to Snow White the games are stupid and needlessly complicated. One where you have to mimick the dwarves patterns (ala the old Simon game) is so incredibly slow that by the time they finish, you'll have forgotten the pattern or been distracted - and this IF the control does what you expect it to. Make a mistake (which you will) and start all the way over - or throw the controller through the window! God, you better hope the phone doesn't ring. Another one that I hate is preventing these pumpkins from growing and killing the monsters all at the same time. Its way too much to do and a lot of the bad guys are out of the viewing area. Its not fun, seems so stupid, and is just hard.
There is a narrative of a little girl that helps. Its not awful, but the customization options for the girl are stupid and needlessly complicated. For example, you can't change her face or height at all, but you are forced to select the color or her earings which are not even visible in the game. There is a two person option that is basically just a second character, unacknowledged by the story line who must stay in the frame of the primary character or the game can't progress.
This game is from 2007, and it probably felt dated then. Its a shame that disney continues to sell it. Don't buy it unless your kid is over 7. She'll spend her entire time bawling and feeling like a failure.