By Erin Bell,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Tame but mediocre movie tie-in; best for fans.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The queen is a stereotypical "wicked stepmother" who tries to break up Giselle and Edward, then tries to poison Giselle with a tainted apple.
Violence & Scariness
Edward battles baddies like trolls, centaurs, and giant mushrooms. There's no blood -- Edward merely waves his sword, and the enemy falls down and disappears.
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Products & Purchases
It's a tie-in to Disney's hit Enchanted movie.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game will appeal primarily to fans of the Enchanted movie. Violence is mild and not bloody -- Edward waves his sword and the baddies fall over and fade away. The age category of 7 and up is based on the difficulty of gameplay.
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Based on 1 parent review
not approprite for childer under 11
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What’s It About?
If your kids liked Disney's Enchanted, they might enjoy replaying some of the film's key moments. Princess Giselle's plan to marry Prince Edward is foiled by Edward's vindictive stepmother, who uses magic to whisk Giselle out of the animated fantasy land of Andalasia and into modern-day New York City, where she's befriended by a divorced lawyer and his young daughter. Players take turns controlling Giselle, Edward, and Giselle's chipmunk friend, Pip.
Giselle's levels are exploration-based; some take place in New York, while others are set in Andalasia as flashbacks. Giselle can collect items and make dresses with them, sing songs, and call on her animal friends to help her. Edward's levels are action-oriented; he battles trolls and other baddies with his sword as he searches for Giselle. Instead of pressing buttons to fight a monster you control Edward's movements by tracing and tapping symbols on the DS' lower screen.
Is It Any Good?
While the gameplay is more varied than in many movie tie-in games, ENCHANTED falls short because of control issues that make actions like grabbing poles and jumping off of them finicky to execute. Some missions are tricky to complete; others, like the one in which you have to find 15 dandelions, are repetitive and dull. Production values are only so-so, and sometimes it can be unclear where to go next. Fans of the Enchanted movie should get a kick out of the game if they're willing to put up with these few foibles.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about whether they prefer playing as Giselle or Edward. Kids: Do you like it when games let you play as more than one character, or would you prefer the story to stick with one point of view? Would you have enjoyed this game as much if it wasn't based on a popular movie? Why or why not?
- Platform: Nintendo DS
- Available online?: Not available online
- Publisher: Disney Interactive
- Release date: November 6, 2007
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- ESRB rating: E for Mild Cartoon Violence
- Last updated: November 4, 2015
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