Is this story ridiculous? Is the gameplay occasionally a greater torture than a slow death? Is it sometimes impossible to understand what the hell is even going on? Yes, to all of these things. And yet, it's one of my favorite games I've ever played. It's nonsensical, an utterly ridiculous concept that sounds pretty much preposterous even on paper, and yet, it has so much charm and life breathed into it that I can't help but adore it. It's not a game that's intended to be taken all that seriously, and I think if you understand that going in, you'll have an amazing time. The messages it does impart are sweet, the characters are a lot of fun, the overall story is a rollercoaster ride that'll constantly leave you vaguely confused but somehow in a way that isn't frustrating and is more amusing than anything. I genuinely love this game. It's a mess of writing, but one with a lot of spirit and heart to it. I also feel the incorporation of the Disney side of things was best handled in this game compared to future installments, and the weaving together of what seem like completely inane and childish Disney character plotlines with the actual plotline of the game is actually really fun and pretty well done. This game put me through hell, but I loved every second of it, and it'll probably always be my favorite out of the main installments in the series.
Reviewed on Aug 06, 2022