Excerpt: "Thank you for my birthday money. I spent it on two very good Harry Potter games." I received this message from my 11-year-old cousin recently. It was painstakingly typed out at home and printed in some godawful font over clipart of a wrapped present. It broke my heart.
Excerpt: As a self-proclaimed Disney aficionado, being asked to review Disney Universe seemed inevitable. I’ve been around Mickey and company my entire life, from seeing the animated films in the early 90s to multiple trips to Walt Disney World in Orlando, I am quite familiar with the House of Mouse.
Summary: Universally simple and repetitive, the Disney magic doesn't last long
Pros: Easy to play; well-done movie-themed worlds; great variety of costumes; up to four players; animals you can ride and attack with; many puzzles to solve in every level.
Cons: Poor camera angles; same floating box used for power-ups/bonuses is confusing; power-ups sometimes useless and frustrating; very repetitive level and enemy formulas; multi-player too chaotic to follow.
Excerpt: Like a lot of kids growing up, I wanted to go to Disneyland. I don’t know exactly why but it just seemed like that’s what all the other kids did during their summer holidays and I felt I was missing out.
Excerpt: Under-tens aren't exactly a tough crowd to please, and all too often game developers have used this as an excuse to turn in an inferior product. That said, you only need to take a look at the likes of