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- Suit-up for action as more than 40 classic and contemporary Disney characters including Alice, Mike, TRON and Stitch.
- Mischief, magic and mayhem reign as players explore 6 different worlds inspired by Disney and Pixar films.
- Team up with up to four friends to solve puzzles or defeat enemies or toss your friend into trouble!
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The story is simple, Disney Universe is a new system that essentially allows people to live Disney movies. The places are occupied by bots which turn evil under the control of Hex, the game's villian.
To save the guests stuck in Disney Universe, your blue character dons the suit of a popular Disney hero and smashes their way through levels.
You start out in levels inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean with a limited number of suits. From my experience playing with about 10 different suits thus far, they all control basically the same, using a sort of slash attack to defend themselves (A sword for Jack Sparrow, a guitar for Stitch, a broom for Donald etc). This is a tad unfortunate as many of the Lego characters had different talents which made that game more strategic.
Each level has severla objectives before you can reach the end. Generally this involves building some objects, solving small puzzles and completing challenges. None are particularly difficult but it becomes insultingly easy with the inclusion of a big blue arrow guilding you from place to place. Thankfully more experienced games can turn this hint system off.
The puzzles are suprisingly fun, considering many puzzles in Lego games become tedious. One particularly amusing section involves turning into a zombie to walk underwater (I don't get the logic, but I go with it) and opening gates and moving mines.Read more ›
Up to 4 people can play simultaneously which is great for inviting friends and so on.
Bad things about the game I don't like (and these are mistakes Lego didn't make by the way, so I am kind of dumbfounded by some of them).
1. it is possible to hurt and kill your coplayers. The nature of the gameplay - a bunch of little bad guys try to jump you all the time - and the 4 players going at once, make it very easy to hurt friends. Among kids, this will tick them off.
2. As far as I can tell, you can't drop in and out of the game at will - in fact, the level needs to paused entirely or quit entirely. so if one kid needs to go to the bathroom (and they will since the levels are long) it can be a problem.
3. the gameplay is quite repetitive. I am not sure if this will irritate anyone other than adults. But basically, there are 3 levels of 3 stages with a boss at the end of each world.
4. I have a feeling you are going to finish it in record time. Unless there is a lot of hidden worlds, and I doubt it, you can blow through this game is a couple of weeks at an hour a day. If I had to guess, it's about 1/4th the length of the Lego games.
The game plays like an expansive world of minigames. The levels are small and linearly sectioned so each part seems like it's own little minigame. There are some puzzles, but most aren't too hard. There's a lot of button mashing. And then there are some little arcade-ish minigames interspersed.
The game is a cross between the Lego series and Little Big Planet, but beyond some Disney magic, it lacks the depth and interest of those. The music is fun, though, and the background art is beautiful. The collection of different costumes keeps us motivated in playing, and replaying.
We just need to take turns instead of trying to co-op. :)
But beware... although this game can be played by up to 4 players at a time, it is MOSTLY a competitive rather than a cooperative game. Players can hit each other freely and make each other "die" very easily, plus they have to compete in order to get upgrades, power-ups and health for their characters, so it becomes very hectic most of the time.... if your kids tend to fight over this kind of things, be ready.
In my opinion what really kills the Wii version is that it doesn't support downloadable content, which is basically the point of buying the game. Once you clear every level and purchase all 40 costumes there's nothing else to do whatsoever. On the other hand, you can download extra levels and new costume packs via Xbox Live/Playstation Network, which makes the experience almost never-ending.
The game has 6 worlds, each world consists of 3 levels, each level is divided in 3 areas (sigh...) In other words, it takes a while... but once you're done, you're done. The only thing you can do is replay the same levels over and over, which can bore kids very easily.
The concept is great and the creativity is there, but it's not what I expected and the Wii version falls short.
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I thought this would be fun but the characters are hard to control and there's too much happening on the screen. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SteelersFamily
My son and i play this game together and its a blast. He doesnt like to play it alone as its not as fun as competing with someone. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nicole
Fun game. My daughter loves it and I love playing it with her.Published 3 months ago by Jessica Moon