Defeat the witch for the last time with the help of your trusty Fairy sidekick and a new friend you met along the way!
User reviews: Positive (11 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 15, 2014
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About This Game

A year later everyone thought they had seen the last of the witch but she’s back. And this time she’s captured Princess Isabella’s child and cast a spell over the whole kingdom in the process. Save the kingdom and follow the witch’s evil path back to her lair. Defeat her for the last time with the help of your trusty Fairy sidekick and a new friend you met along the way!

Features
• 130+ Haunting Scenes to Navigate.
• 6+ hours of Gameplay.
• Save your baby and numerous friends and townsfolk.
• Travel to the Witches Lair.
• Meet new Helpers, with new Abilities.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, Vista, XP
    • Processor: 1.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This is another ported game from the "Big Fish collection" and an old one at that. This is a standard version not the extended one, which contains longer story line. The ending for the standard version is abrupt and feels very rushed. This is another proof how some companies are trying to generate more cash creating different versions of the same game. Why? Wouldn't be better to have a full story and create a bonus material not relevant to the story? Anyway, when porting old games to the Steam use CE versions instead to attract new players.
The game mechanics is similar to any other HO game, it has good interactive map, which helps a lot when the game becomes repetitive. Some voice acting is very annoying especially those of the helpers. And they go on and on, and you can't skip them. Some of the puzzles are too easy some are pretty illogical.
In short I would skip playing these games on Steam but would rather got the web site like Big Fish where these games are coming from. You might even get a better deal there.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Unless you've played the first one and want to continue the story, I don't recommend this game.

Why? Because it's not the complete version. The game is fun and has a good story but there was more to do and a little more store added in the Collector's Edition. In this version the ending is rather cut short with no explination for the prince's actions, though that part is easy to figure out on your own anyway.

Overall I enjoyed this game and if you have the first one then yes, grab this (on sale) and play it. But if not then find another hidden object game to pass the time.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
When this game first came out, I just could not make myself play it, as I found the faery annoying. Saw it on sale here
on Steam, and thought, "Why Not?" Especially since I had played the first and third in this series.
The faery and the dragon didn't annoy me as much as I thought they would.
Despite what another reviewer wrote, you can click on them while they are speaking just to shut them up.
Especially when the dragon is repeating what someone just told you.
I actually did enjoy it, except for some of the HO's being difficult to find.
I like the fact that it has a jump map and you are notified when you are done in an area,
so you can just move on.
It was at times challenging, but not overly so. Puzzles are solvable without being to simple.
If your not sure what to do, there is a hint helper on top you can click on that will let you know what
to do. Otherwise, it stays out of site, for those who do not want hints.
There is a WT on the Big Fish site for when you get really stuck.
Not sure what the CE would have, as seeing I played #3 I knew how the story would end.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
This is a casual game, which contains point and click and hidden-object components. It also has two modes. Normal mode caters for players that are more casual. The mode provides many hints, and important areas are always highlighted. Advanced mode on the other hand gives the player almost no hints.

There has been some improvement over the first Princess Isabella game, particularly in the art and design of backgrounds. The game’s areas are more varied than its predecessors were. And it’s very nice that this time around the witch decided to curse more than just a castle with similarly styled rooms! The ever-changing scenery also seems to have allowed this instalment to have more quirky characters than its predecessor does. Although I’m pretty sure those dwarves are living in a hobbit hole!

The only issue that arose for me when playing this game, as that I came to a puzzle that did not seem to let me manipulate the parts needed to complete it. Going back to title menu did not fix this. However, I found that changing the game between screen modes (Fullscreen, Widescreen and Windowed), seemed to allow the game to work out better where the mouse cursor was placed. So, there is an easy fix if you are to run into this issue.
I would recommend this game to people who enjoy these types of games. If you do not go into it looking for a life changing experience, and just enjoy it for what it is, then this is a fun little game, and worth playing. Bear in mind it is a little short, but worth the price, particularly if you can get it on sale!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
This game is a pretty fun addition to the genre. It has some neat mechanics with the helpers' abilities that you can use to locate hidden items. However, this mechanic can also be a bit of a pain, because you have to scan the whole screen for spots to use these powers, which can turn into a pixel hunting adventure. This may only apply to the harder difficulty, I'm not sure, as that's the only one I played.

The ending isn't really satisfying, as I guess they are looking to make a follow up. In addition, they claim it has 6+ hours of gameplay, but I beat the game in 3 hours without the use of a walkthrough and did all the puzzles.

I'd recommend it if you like playing Hidden Object Games, but the fact that it can be beaten in half the time claimed was pretty frustrating.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Beautiful Picture ^_^ Nice
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Played this game straight through. Good pick!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Loved it! Much more entertainting than part 1, look amazing and charming - atmosphere is darker, story is darker... and an unexpected ending! And: we have two "hints" now, with our beloved little fairy now comes a baby dragon! Yay! Maybe too easy. 8/10
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0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Easy. Pedantic. Childish.
BUT, the witch at the end is SERIOUS BUSINESS!
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3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This is everything that the original Princess Isabella should have been. Good art, music and a story that are unoffensive, and a little bit of actual challenge. It's a fun diversion for a few hours.
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