Parents' Guide to

Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Quintet of princesses lead young girls on safe, fun romp.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 4+

One of the favorite wii games for our kids

We bought this game a couple of years ago and it is still in use, sometimes on a daily basis. Adults will find it bland and boring, but the good thing about it is that the kids can pretty much play it on their own without much help. There is nothing to worry about in terms of content with perhaps the exception that a few things might be scary to very sensitive children - but nothing more scary than anything you see in a Disney princess movie. My youngest, who is terribly sensitive, was a little scared of the bogs (the only character you really "fight" in the game) at first, but that wore off quickly once she realized they weren't really that bad and all she had to do was swing her wand for them to turn into butterflies. The character you play in the game is a little girl (who can be dressed up and accessorized by the player) and her mission is to restore color to the world. She meets the Disney princesses along the way and completes mini-games for them on her journey. At the end, you find out that you are a princess as well and you see your photo (of your avatar) with all the princesses - a delight for young girls. And, the best thing for us about this game is that both of our kids could play it together. Both characters are controlled onscreen at the same time. The controls are very easy but a nun chuck is required. Controls basically involve shaking the wii remote to activate the wand and using the knob on the nun chuck to move the character. The game isn't terribly long, but that is common for games targeted at this age group. Still, it has enough content to keep the kids entertained. And, if my daughters are representative of the whole, they don't mind playing it over and over again. So if you're looking for a game for young girls to play on their own and enjoy, I would definitely recommend this one.
age 5+

A long-term success

Give up control of your game console because your daughters will be playing this quite a bit. My daughter got this as a gift for her 5th birthday and was immediately hooked, playing it continuously on our Wii for 4 days until she completed it. The kids don't get bored with it after they've completed it, they love going back and restarting it again and again (we're currently at 1.5+ years of continued interest in playing) . The game does allow multiple difficulty levels and also allows my two girls (now 6 & 4) to work together on the tasks or play individually.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Little girls who love Disney's classic princesses will cue to Enchanted Journey immediately. It's flowing, colorful graphics make it look like an interactive Disney movie, and much of the voice work was done by cast members from the more modern films. What's more, they'll likely enjoy the opportunity to create their very own Disney princess, dressing her up by picking from a small selection of clothing residing in the closet in the bedroom of the castle she's trying to restore. But the real draw will be the game's accessible play. It's a terrific adventure for beginning gamers, offering up challenges that kids as young as three years old will be able to understand, such as searching small settings looking for mailboxes or using a colorful wand to paint trees, turtles, wheelbarrows, and birdhouses.

Know, though, that the difficulty level is harder for some tasks, such as a rhythm game that requires button memorization, and a gem catching mission that requires players to quickly move a basket to nab falling gems and avoid worthless stones. Each of the princesses has her own difficulty level (Jasmine and Ariel's chapters are easiest, while Snow White's are hardest), so parents can steer kids toward games suitable for their age group. However, girls might get miffed if they really want to visit a particular princess whose missions are simply too advanced for them. Still, it's a good -- if rather commercial -- game for young girls.

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