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POSTED 15/11/17


DISNEYLAND ADVENTURES

Disney/Microsoft



Disneyland Ė itís the happiest place on Earth! Well, if youíre rich and dig queuing...

Not dollaricious? Well, you likely donít have an Xbox One, so you wouldnít be reading this anyway. Erm, weíll just assume that you have the kit.

Disneyland Adventures isnít a game in the traditional sense, itís more an experience. Yep, a hyper-wanky sentence, but when this is essentially a virtual theme park visit then Mr Roget wonít let us get away with much else. Pick whether youíre a boy or a girl, select a face, hair and clobber, then shadow a freaky talking origami ticket all over Disneyland.

Itís just like being there Ė kinda - but without queuing, sweating, rude arseholes and significant purse-drainage. Admittedly you also donít get the thrill of actually being on rides, or the ability to hug Donald Duck for real. Still, virtuosity is an ace alternative if jetting to sunny California (or Florida, Paris, Hongkers etc) isnít budgetarially viable.

So, talk to characters dotted throughout the Magic Kingdom, hug them, say hello, wave goodbye, collect autographs (and other paraphernalia), take happy snaps and more. Blag virtual coinage for virtual souvenirs, cast spells and invoke ĎFASTPASSí to shoom directly to fun stuff... like the minigame-incorporating rides Ė Big Thunder Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain and others. Can you guess our fave?

A rudimentary spit and polish job on a six-year-old Kinect game, standard controller functionality has been added, or you can dig out the Kinect and get active. The latterís functionality can be basticholent to click with, but once sussed things blossom. Anyway, most kidsíll pick it up infinitely quicker than adults. Smartybritcheses!

Plop any munchkin Ė or agoraphobic - in front of Disneyland Adventures and watch their eyes pop with joy. At US$214 for a one day, one kid, one adult pass to one real Disneyland Ė and thatís just getting in, without food, beverages, travel, accommodation - ultimately you could get an Xbox One (and a Kinect) for less...

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