Saturday, January 3, 2009

Review: The Princess Bride Game

The Princess Bride Game for PC & MAC
If most of you are like me, you spent much time watching this movie as a child. So when given the opportunity to review The Princess Bride Game, I was ecstatic. I always loved the characters and was curious how they would be portrayed.
The game invites you to "Experience true love, high adventure and 5 games in 1! Experience the magic and adventure of the beloved fractured fairy tale with the official Princess Bride Game which combines spectacular animation with the best of casual, narrative and adventure games all based on the classic hit movie. You've probably seen the movie, now play the game. Help Princess Buttercup and Westley manage life on the farm, defeat dastardly villains, survive the Fire Swamp, concoct miracle remedies, and vanquish the evil prince in order to live happily ever after. "

The day the game arrived, I loaded it on the computer and told Wyatt, my 4 year old, that we had a new game to try. He sat on my lap and away we went. First we started off with helping Westly on the farm (time management), then it was on to the battle of wits (series of questions), next we had to make it through the fire swamp (Buttercup and Westly must work together), and then to mix potions (following Max's recipes) and find hidden items. After all of that, we were able to vanquish the evil prince using items that were collected along the way.

Although he needed help to play, it held both of our attentions for almost 2 hours straight. We have even played it since to finish some other levels. Needless to say, we were into this game!!

Whether you loved the movie or not, this game is sure to be a hit at your house!!