Our DS is about to beat the new Skylanders Giants game that just came out and I now have a hole in Christmas ideas where the Giants used to be... He was interested in Epic Mickey when it first came out, but we figured it would be too hard. He is now older and better at adventure games and were thinking it might make a fun gift. Has anyone played both and know if it is better to play the original before playing the 2nd or if with the improvements to the game it is better to just get the 2nd. Thanks!