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Disney Magical World 2 is pushing the Frozen property pretty hard

So, Frozen.
I must be one of the only people on the planet who doesn’t like it. I
mean, I love Elsa — it’s about time Idina Menzel and her amazing voice
got the respect she deserves — but the rest, including most of the
songs, just didn’t gel with me.
Disney has since been pushing Frozen really hard. As a frequent visitor of the Walt Disney World Resort, it’s been interesting to see Norway slowly evolve into Frozen Land, complete with an overhaul of the classic Maelstrom ride (RIP).
But beyond that annoyance, Disney Magical World 2 is shaping up to be an improved version of its predecessor.

As you might expect, Magical World 2 isn’t the deepest game,
so my time with it was rather brief and to the point. The demo kicked
off in a frozen (ha) tundra location with Olaf, who tasked me with
locating Elsa and Anna by way of a small series of maps, similar to the Kingdom Hearts series.
Yep, just like the first game there’s full-on 3D combat sequences, and
it basically plays out like a junior version of a dungeon crawler.

I mean, it’s not just nonsense button mashing, as you have an area-of
effect freeze ability, as well as a dodge button on top of a rather
quick standard ranged attack. There’s also a number of different enemy
types, like a stacked snowman that has independant heads, and tunnels
underground periodically to dodge. Don’t expect a Souls experience though, as this is mostly a training session for younger gamers.

After besting a boss character (a bigger snowman, basically), I met up with the main duo of Frozen (plus Grand
Pabbie the Troll King — yes, he had a name), and followed them to
town. It was here that the simulation element kicked in, with activities
like clothes shopping and picture-taking. Again, it’s mostly meant for a
younger audience.

While Magical World doesn’t do city life experiences as well as the Animal Crossing series,
I have to admire its ability to try new things. The full sequel boasts
multiple minigames, more things to buy, and a slightly more interesting
combat system. I mean, I liked the original, so I’ll give this one a
shot if it ever gets localized. For Japan, it’s slated for a release on
November 8.

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