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Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition Review

Whimsical fun for the kid in you

A.J. Maciejewski

Reviewed by playing a Nintendo Switch on 🏰

Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition is rated Everyone by the ESRB

5 years ago, a charming life sim sequel debuted for 3DS and it's back with the delightful Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition.

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Thanks, I designed it myself

Right off the bat, let me just say that Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition is the sort of game that primarily young children will enjoy. I say that because I generally love games made for kids yet I had a difficult time playing this for longer than 15 minutes or so during each session because it's extremely slow-paced, unchallenging, and its opening hours are filled with spoon-feeding you obvious tutorials. It also takes a long time for the game world to open up and once it does, you'll have a more exciting experience for sure even if it is a little on the unengaging side when you're an adult. With all of that being said, this is a solid game to play whenever you want to unwind in a lighthearted game world as you meet your favourite Disney characters, customize all sorts of elements, and perform cute little tasks. v1d30chumz 34-239-154-240

With that out of the way, you play Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition by controlling your created character as you wander around a Disneyland-style game world. As you do so, you can take part in all sorts of tasks with the ultimate goal being to fill out your sticker collection by completing each sticker's requirements. At the start of the campaign, you actually have to collect 18 of them before the game properly starts and that takes quite a long time so make sure you have plenty of patience if you want to end up having fun.

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Why does Goofy always lose his keys in this ghost-infested castle?

Once you get over the hump of the super-long interactive tutorial, you'll find yourself exploring the game world while meeting plenty of familiar characters, collecting materials, and taking part in simple gameplay events such as fishing and light combat where you shoot magic at ghosts. Thankfully, there's a lot of variety and it's quite satisfying to watch your collections grow as you customize costumes and stuff. My favourite aspect is managing your café as you choose what to serve, make the meals with collected materials, earn money, and even throw a party where you can dance to a classic vocal Disney song. It's hard not to smile when moments like these occur. 😊

Another part of Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition that I enjoyed is its visuals. Even though they're kind of dated, especially with the Mii-like characters, the Disney characters look great with suitable animations and voice clips. The environments are lovely, too, as they are jam-packed with detail and bright colours that are sure to put you in a good mood. Plus, the fact that you can do some interior decorating allows these environments to be personalized which is great if you enjoy customizing rooms, especially the café. ☕

Even with the large amount of things that you can do at any given moment, Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition's gameplay is definitely targeted towards small children so it's hard to get immersed in. For example, you'll collect puzzle pieces at times and once you complete a puzzle, you can go to sleep and have a dream about a Disney scene with a handful of characters. These moments are sure to spark any kid's imagination but as an adult, I thought they were cute at first but that's about it. I guess if I had to sum it up then I'd say your enjoyment in this digital Magic Kingdom will almost entirely rely on how much sense of wonder you still have.

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What a delightful Christmas surprise!

Although it may be difficult to wholeheartedly enjoy when you're all grown up, there's no denying that Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition will be a special game for any kid with a hearty sense of wonder, especially if they're a Disney fan.

  • + Large variety of activities to enjoy and characters to meet
  • + Lots of customization elements
  • + Cute and colourful game world
  • - Takes an exceptionally long time to start getting interesting
  • - If you're not a little kid, it can get tedious rather quickly
7.0 out of 10
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