A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
No positive, negative messages.
Positive Role Models
You don't play a specific protagonist -- other than a character you create. You can interact with heroes, villains from previous Disney, Pixar films, theme park attractions.
Ease of Play
Simple controls, easy to learn.
Violence & Scariness
Mild fantasy violence tied to Disney, Pixar films, theme park attractions. For example, you can engage in sword fights with Peter Pan's Captain Hook, pirates from Pirates of the Caribbean, laser battle with Toy Story's Emperor Zurg. No blood, gore.
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Products & Purchases
This game is all about Disneyland, Disney, Pixar movies. It could be perceived as one big marketing tool for the theme park and Disney's movie and TV show properties.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Disneyland Adventures isn't just a virtual walkthrough of the famous theme park; players can interact with many of the famous characters from the attractions and movies under the Disney and Pixar banner. There's some fantasy violence in the game, such as sword fighting with pirates or blasting weapons with Toy Story characters. Otherwise, there's no inappropriate content.
Is It Any Good?
This free-roaming experience mixed with 100+ quests tied to Disneyland attractions and films is fun, so kids will love the magic of a re-created Disneyland they can play on their TV. The characters look, act and sound like their real-life counterparts (or animated movie characters they're based on), and there are 18 iconic attractions to explore. It should be noted that there are also some virtual rides, including experiences tied to movies like Alice in Wonderland, Finding Nemo, and Peter Pan, as well as in-game attractions based on real-life rides including It's A Small World, the Haunted Mansion, and Splash Mountain.
While there's limited replayability in this game, there's the ability to collect Disney-themed items, rewards, and Xbox Achievements as you make your way through the park to discover locations and game experiences you might not be aware of at first glance. And using the controller is certainly more comfortable than the finicky Kinect controls in the Xbox 360 version from six years ago. If you've got a family member or friend beside you, there's also the split-screen cooperative play, which is great for young kids to explore the park together. It's drop-in, drop-out, too, so players can come and go. There isn't much to complain about with this remake, other than some long load times and occasional technical glitches, so fans of Disney parks and flicks will no doubt find this game a great casual title -- especially for younger players.
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