Excerpt: With so much to play, collect and unlock, there’s a helluva lot to love about Disney Universe. However, it’s a little difficult to assume that most of you reading are going to be the ones loving it.
Pros: Many varied, recognizable levels, Wonderful Disney/Pixar remixes, Choosing your own adventure with the Level Playlist
Cons: Only six worlds?!, Repetitive combat, 20+ year old Disneyana is underrepresented
Conclusion: I really wanted to be generous and give the game 2 stars for at least having a slight amount of amusement, but then I would play the game again and realize why it is so monumentally terrible.
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: Disney Universe invites you to explore virtual versions of your favorite Disney adventures — a great concept that could’ve easily fizzled in practice. Fortunately, thanks to some smart conceptual adaptations and a dose of Disney magic, this game comes vibrantly to life.
Pros: + Wacky action-puzzling equals fun for gamers of all ages., + Cartoon co-op was never this competitive.
Cons: ? Who hasn’t always wanted to try on Mickey’s pants?
Excerpt: xRegular readers here are no stranger to my strange obsession with Disney. Of course, we're not talking the High School Musical Shake it Up version of Disney, but the old school, classic animation, Walt variety.
Conclusion: It can be hard to reach a fair score considering that the game is aimed squarely at a much younger target audience, but there’s no denying that Disney Universe holds its fair share of charm and harmless joys.
Conclusion: Disney Universe is a perfect game for kids, especially with four players, but the simplistic gameplay and rather small levels may soon begin to grate on everyone else. Plus for every unique idea there are a bunch of others that seems to be repeated over and over again.
Conclusion: While Disney Universe can't really come close to LittleBigPlanet in terms of scope or gameplay options, there's enough fun here to keep any Disney fanatic entertained. Simple controls, plenty of levels and challenges will make this fun for younger gamers in any household.