Into The Mirrorverse
Taking a cue from Kingdom Heart, Disney Mirrorverse brings new and classic Disney characters together in an alternate universe. In the latest action RPG by Kabam Games Inc, famous Disney heroes and villains live together peacefully. However, when Fractured enemies begin attacking, they must form a team of formidable Mirrorverse Guardians to save their universe.
Combat is an essential component in any action RPG and luckily, Disney Mirrorverse offers a stellar battle experience. Each Guardian falls into one of four self-explanatory categories—Ranged, Support, Melee and Tank. A nice touch here is that characters are kept true to their nature. Merida from Brave is a Ranged Guardian, while Rapunzel, with her frying pan in hand, is a Melee Guardian.
Starting out, players will only be able to send one hero out to fight at a time. However, a second and third team member slot will unlock as the game progresses. Initially, it doesn’t matter much which characters you send out to fight, but as difficulty increases, you’ll want to vary the types of Guardians on your team to cover all your bases. Disney Mirrorverse is broken up into chapters with battles lasting three rounds.
The controls are simple. Tap the primary attack button to deal an ordinary attack, tap the special attack button to launch a powerful attack and slide the virtual joystick to dodge. You can also change which character in the team you control by clicking on the character’s portraits. Not only are the controls intuitive, but the combat looks fantastic.
The Power of Crystal
Players start with one Guardian but can unlock more with Crystals. You can also craft free Crystals. Players can choose between crafting a crystal that takes 2, 4, 8, or 12 hours to complete with Crystals that take longer, offering a Guardians with a higher star level.
Orbs are the game’s premium currency which players can use to purchase crystals or items for upgrading characters and refilling energy. Disney Mirrorverse doesn’t shove ad videos down your throat like many freemium games. However, it isn’t afraid to push its in-app purchases. The pop-ups prompting you to make purchases get pretty annoying, especially when they pop up right after a battle and your finger is already poised to hit the button to continue.
The title uses an energy mechanic, with each battle costing three or four energy. In the early stages of the game, energy is in abundance. However, like many games in the genre, the further you progress, the quicker you’ll find yourself out of energy. As you level up, your maximum energy will also increase.
Disney Mirrorverse is a fun little game, perfect for when you have a few minutes to kill. The graphics are adorable, the combat system is intuitive and who are we kidding—we all go a little crazy for our favorite Disney characters. That being said, the way the game pushes players to make in-app purchases knocks it down a few pegs. Still, while there is nothing groundbreaking about this action RPG, it’s definitely worth the download for any die-hard Disney fan.
Is It Hardcore?
Disney Mirrorverse is an engaging title with stellar combat. However, the push for in-app purchases knocks it down a point.