FOR THE CHILD IN YOU
It is your day out in the Happiest Place on Earth—disneyland—and Kinect gives you that touch of reality as you walk around. Disneyland 2 is the first open-world game for Kinect where you are free to explore the theme park however you like. There are over 100 adventures you can take and over 40 characters you can interact with. You can also take photos of landmarks, hug, chat and dance with your favourite Disney characters, pose for pictures, visit shops and take a ride on famous Disney rides. Each character you meet will give you a quest or ask you to track down something or take a ride in the park. The Kinect comes in here as the rides take the form of mini games, where you get to interact with the attraction and its story.
Once you create your avatar and understand the game, it’s time to interact with the main six Disney characters: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Pluto, and Goofy. Your trusty map displays the locations of the Disney characters and the rides. There is no doubt the presentation and visuals are realistic and excellent, but it would have been better if we could customise the avatar rather than choose from ready options.
In many ways this Disney is full of pomp and glamour and no competition. Things are too unchallenging, even for the targeted age group. For example going to combat against pirates sounds fun and adventurous but with only three fighting options—low, high charge and dodge—the idea suddenly collapses. Don’t get us wrong, this is easily the cheapest way to let your kids and yourself enjoy Disneyland as the experience touches phenomenal levels but your interest will wane. However, Disneyland Adventures2 will definitely let you get in touch with the child inside you and bring a smile to your face.