For the first time since joining GeekMom 10 months ago, I actually took some initiative and contacted Disney Interactive for a review copy of their newest video game, Disney Universe. Not to toot my own horn, but till now I’ve either been invited to review something, or else I rode on the coattails of another GeekMom’s invitation. My sons saw the game advertised in magazines and were already asking for it for Christmas. But I told the boys they could play it sooner IF they’d help me write this article!
“More video game time? Sure Mom!”
We received our copy of the game during the first week of November, and for the next two weekends my sons and I enjoyed exploring the assorted “worlds” and the challenges they brought.
I can definitely tell that Disney Interactive was attempting to cash in on the successes of TT Games’ Lego video game collections. If you or your kids have played games such as Lego Star Wars, Lego Indiana Jones, or (most recently) Lego Harry Potter, the concept is VERY similar. Work your way through assorted levels of already-known stories, collecting coins and special treasures that can be cashed in for additional capabilities. Solve assorted problems and take out bad guys to proceed. My sons are well-versed in the Lego games, and their transition into Disney Universe was very simple for them.
Read the rest of Patricia Vollmer’s review and comment over at GeekMom.