Pretty much all of my other games can just kiss me goodbye for the next few weeks, because I’ve found the ultimate game for me!!
Disney’s Magical World is everything I’d hoped it would be and more. It’s like a combination of all of my favorite types of games, from Animal Crossing to Harvest Moon, with a touch of Diner Dash/Cake Mania, plus a little third-person action/adventure element too… all set in the Disney world, of course!
I fell in love with this game immediately. I enjoy collection games where you have to seek out and collect as many items as you can, and that’s what this game has in spades. Every area of the in-game world has special themed collectables, which you use to create new dishes for your Cafe, or to assemble new clothing sets, and craft themed furniture items too!
When I discovered that the 100 Acre Wood was the area where you can farm, I was so excited! I love Winnie the Pooh so much. After I planted some crops, I noticed that Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, etc. would come over and help me water the crops and pull weeds! How freakin’ cute is that???
So far I’ve unlocked areas for the following Disney themes: Cinderella, Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland and Aladdin. (Note that I’ve only been playing the game for like 4 days lol!) I literally cannot stop playing this game. I’ve heard some criticism on the “grind” but I don’t even notice. I love collecting everything, and as you play further in the game certain collectables become extremely easy to obtain and it all becomes second nature. The action/adventure aspect is so much fun because you can craft new clothing that gives you better defense, and you can increase your offense by upgrading your magic wand. It’s so cool!
I love being able to customize my Mii by wearing different outfits. You can put together your own look by wearing different Disney themed hats, shirts, pants and shoes. On top of that, you can unlock costumes, Quest outfits and formal wear. I’ve already completed the Cinderella gown, so I get to run around dressed up in a fancy ball gown! It’s adorable.
Honestly, I could go on all day about how much I love this game. I hope I don’t beat it too quickly. All I can think about as I write this is how much I want to play the game. I’m obsessed.
There are two criticisms that I have of this game. First of all, there is no Wi-Fi (aside from DLC) for online multiplayer. Secondly, while there is free DLC, there is also paid DLC. As of now there’s only like $5 worth of DLC you can buy, but I can see that easily adding up over time as they release new themes. I’m a sucker for this stuff so I might be in trouble lol!