A world where Disney dreams come true
Taking the worlds of Disney and its characters, mixing them up into an interactive fantasy world, and presenting players with an abundance of tasks to do and options to consider sounds like an awesome time, right? Well, that's what the original Disney Magical World indeed was, and with this year's sequel, Disney Magical World 2, the same superb idea is present. That said, the opening moments and some presentation problems do somewhat distract, but overall, if you have a Disney fan in your life with a Nintendo 3DS, Disney Magical World 2 would be quite the gift.
Disney Magical World 2 starts you off with creating your character, the avatar that will move through the kingdom of Castleton, interacting with characters both Disney and generic. You have the option of choosing boy or girl, hair type and color, eye color, height, skin color, or you can opt to just use your Mii associated with your Nintendo 3DS system. Either way and with either sex you choose, you're able to dress in anything you want, regardless of your gender, which is very nice.
|Depending on the season, Mickey and friends will be all dolled up in themed clothing.|
Thankfully, after you're done with this tutorial, you're let loose to do a number of tasks. The main goal of Disney Magical World 2 is acquire stickers through performing various tasks. At first, these tasks aren't very complicated whatsoever. They can be as simple as creating an odd number of new dishes at your cafe, making a certain number of new furniture, or crafting a specific amount of clothing. As you move forward and gain more stickers, the tasks become a little more convoluted and/or they require a larger time investment to complete.
The purpose of stickers is that many parts of Disney Magical World 2 are locked away behind sticker gates. Earn enough stickers, and you can unlock these gates, awarding you with new content. For instance, at Chip 'n Dale's furniture creation shop, you can consistently earn new recipes for new furniture to create by gaining more and more stickers. It's the same thing with Daisy Duck's clothing shop, where the more stickers you earn, the more new types of clothes you can make.
|The characters in the various Disney worlds will appreciate you more and more as you go along.|
Meanwhile, the the west is the residential district, where Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and the rest of the crew live. Your house is also located here, where you can customize both the outside and the inside-- the latter allowing much more customization options than on the outside. The cafe is also here, where you perform duties like using material recipes to create snacks, main courses, and desserts; decorating the interior in one of many themes, and throw parties where you can invite specific characters from many classic Disney films like Aladdin, Peter Pan, and Cinderella, for instance.
|You're looking snazzy for the camera, you three!|
|Enter these types of world episodes to eliminate ghosts with your magical wand.|
|C'mon, gang! Let's give this turnip one final pull!|
|Accomplish a certain goal in-game, and you'll be invited to a swanky and beautiful ball.|
[SPC Says: B]