I am in the midst of a major family event happening all weekend, so I thought it appropriate to play this game since the event is similar to planning a wedding.
I'm an old married woman, but playing Dream Day Wedding had me reflecting back on my own wedding day, grateful there was no crises. Dream Day Wedding combines I Spy-style puzzles with Choose-A-Story and the match card game.
Search for things the bride, Jenny, needs in the usual settings from the florist and the bakery to the dress shop and the honeymoon suite. When I found enough items on her to do list, the game rewarded me with a Choose-A-Story so I could learn how she and Robert met, fell in love and got engaged. The story can change every time you play, so like those Choose Your Own Adventure books, you get a variety of wedding stories.
The game kept things interesting by having mini-games. For example, while I sought items from Jenny's list, I kept my eyes open for bluebirds of happiness until I found enough to reach the golden anniversary (50 bluebirds). In between levels, I played memory match where you find pairs of cards until you clear the board and receive a reward of a needed item for the honeymoon.
The music put me in a wedding and love state of mind while I sought out cleverly hidden items in the various rooms and stores. Sometimes a level stumped me so that I needed to rely on Cupid to give me a hint. The game doesn't take long to complete and is a great way to escape reality without much concentration. Some games frustrate a player, but this one rarely does, which is a nice change of pace.
Mystery Case Files fans will like this one, but don't expect as many features and puzzles as those found in Ravenhearst. Consider this one a lighter and shorter version. Puzzle lovers of all ages will enjoy this lovely graphics-based adventure. The game took only a few hours to complete, so those with little time to play will find this one doable.
- Windows 2000/XP
- Pentium III, 1GHz or faster
- 128MB RAM
- 44Mb free disk space
- DirectX 9 recommended
Dream Day Wedding doesn't have an official rating, but it qualifies for E (Everyone) as explained by the ESRB.