Much to my disappointment, the Combat Lv in the next three worlds (four if you include Never Land) is identical across all three characters, meaning you go to the worlds in the same order so long as you don’t go out of your own way to break it up. I can understand Disney Town, which doesn’t have much in the way of mandatory combat and probably should be first, but surely they could have swapped up Deep Space and Olympus Coliseum, maybe to explain why Ven gets to Deep Space last in the official timeline?
Another problem with the second set of worlds is that they have very, very few exclusive areas: none in Disney Town or Olympus Coliseum, only a handful in Deep Space and Neverland (most of them boss arenas!). Between both factors, the second set of worlds feels unoriginal across the three characters. Not only is that going to take a word count toll on the Retrospective, and is definitely a letdown for me after completing my first character in a playthrough. (more…)