Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension before the kids go back to school (Playstation 3 Review)

Disney is celebrating the D23 Expo in Los Angeles this weekend and they have a lot to celebrate.  Disney Interactive has been on an amazing roll, with last year’s Toy Story 3 and the more recent Cars 2 game being surprisingly good games.  The newest game from Disney Interactive, Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension is actually developed by Ratchet and Clank PSP game developers, High Impact and plays somewhat similarly.  Across the Second Dimension doesn’t quite have the same wide appeal of the previous Disney games.

Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension is pretty much the same between the Wii and Playstation 3 versions although, the PS3 game comes with Phineas and Ferb episodes included on the disc.  The parity between the two versions isn’t as much of a problem as it might sound, because of the animation style.  The game does also offer Playstation Move support with the Motion and Navigation controllers, substituting for the Wii remote and nunchuk.

Across the Second Dimension is certainly geared towards younger kids.  Adults or older kids will find little challenge in this game but, the drop in/drop out co-op allows parents or older siblings to help the younger children, the game is geared towards.  There are a number of weapons doled out throughout the game.  In addition to accumulating weapons, players can also unlock additional characters and outfits.  Alternate sounds and weapon colors and ammo are also available along with weapon level ups.  The unlockables along with the included Phineas and Ferb episodes will keep the little ones occupied for about a week.

As it gets closer to school starting back up in the fall, Across the Second Dimension will offer a short diversion and little kids will appreciate that lower difficulty level.  The game really would have benefited with a couple more playable girl characters to acknowledge the series’ huge girl following.  The game is available at your local game and big box stores all over.

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