“ Manufacturer: Disney Interactive / Publisher: Disney Interactive / Genre: Action / ESRB Rating: E - (Everyone) / ESRB Descriptor: Cartoon Violence / ESRB Descriptor: Comic Mischief / Platform: Windows / Online: Online Gaming Support / Control Elements: Mouse / Control Elements: Keyboard / Distribution Media: CD-ROM / Release Date: October, 2005 „
Now it may strike you strange that a woman should write a review for computer games in the first place, let alone have a candid and useful opinion on such a thing. Well believe it or not, I get suckered into the latest things thanks to my niece and nephew who like to think of themselves as a bit too cool for school. So the fact that they loved this showed that it appeals to all ages, girl or boy, as the youngest is 5 and the other 11.
I am a bit of a computer nerd, of course I never will actually own up to that anywhere else, but rest assured I put in a good few hours a week on the things. Although I have always steered clear of the online subscription games as I never really liked the idea of paying for something and not owning it, so I assumed no better from this. And to be honest my first impressions was what I felt about most online games. However having the first month paid for you seemed like a good investment as it gives you the time to get a feel for the game. To continue the subscription is around £7 per month.
It is designed for all the family, kids and the err....bigger kids like me. It is full of colours, and all the entertainment you would expect from your favourite toons. The idea of the game is simple, the 'baddies' the Cogs are trying to destroy the happy, colourful ToonTown with its boring, dull grey buildings. So after choosing your Toon, you can get to work on putting these Cogs back in their place by using cartoon gags to crack them up!
The game also focuses on the art of role play and it gives the player the chance to decorate your house, buy and train a pet (great for girlies). and has a constant real time strategy that is sure to keep everyone intrigued, you can even meet your mates online and take on the Cogs together (more for the boys). So all in all a worthwhile investment I think, and keeps the kids quiet so we can crack on with the lastest PS3 release, the ironing can wait 10mins......