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GF Rating
7.0

477 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

Fun action-platformer, good for the kiddies

posted by tjsmoke (NORTHAMPTON, PA) Jan 3, 2012

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Member since Dec 2008

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

"Disney Universe" is a fairly simple game, as it should be, being that it's geared primarily towards younger players. The whole premise is that a virtual Disney has been created to allow players to experience worlds from Disney movies. A virus named Hex invades, and so it becomes up to you, choosing a sprite in your favorite Disney outfit, to save the day. Gameplay is fairly straightforward, solve simple puzzles and engage in combat with enemies to progress through each level's three stages. Each world is comprised of three levels, which need to be unlocked with the purchase using gold pieces in the shape of Mickey's head. You can also unlock additional costumes to play as more characters. The graphics are bright and colorful, though the music is more standard kid's game fare. The camera can be problematic, as it is fixed, so it doesn't always provide the best view. Not to worry- even if you die, you respawn right back where you last left off as you have infinite lives. This may not provide a challenge for more seasoned gamers, but you can play co-op with up to three others, making this at least a nice rental for parents with young children or gamers with younger siblings. You're likely to blow through everything in around 10 hours, so a purchase may not be warranted for some. It's not quite up to par with a superior platformer like "LittleBigPlanet", but it's still a pleasant diversion, even if it's only for a short while.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Not a bad game, just not my thing

posted by Malumcallide (UNION CITY, CA) Jan 21, 2012

Member since Jan 2012

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

It's seem very clear to me that this game was meant to be a more kid-friendly version of Little Big Planet. The levels are bite-sized, but at 9+ per world length isn't an issue. There also many costumes to collect that level up with you. The game is simplistic with little story, so it's very easy to just jump right in.

My main issue with the game is that i was looking forward to playing out cliff note sized version of my favorite Disney flicks, but the costumes and worlds are more brand recognition that story. For example, the pirates of the carribean world covers three areas from On Stranger Tides. It coves London, The Queen Anne's Revenge and the Fountain of Youth. However these are just locales that give the game reason to swarm you with pirate flavored enemies, with no real connection to the movies story.

In short if you like Disney, have kids, or both, give this game a whirl. Just don't expect too much story.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

I know its been out 5 days But

posted by michaeljpitts (GAINESVILLE, FL) Oct 29, 2011

Member since Mar 2011

3 out of 13 gamers (23%) found this review helpful

Why do people write a review before the game is even out. All sites like this have people that do that. And of course if its a 360 game its sure to have like a user score of 11 out of 10 for a vary average game 3 weeks before anyone plays it lol. But its just stupid (not the game.) I blame the sires as much as the people for allowing reviews before a game comes out. We all know company buy some user reviews (Micro caughhhh ) But come on site s we need to do better.

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