Disney Infinity 3.0
is the colossal media company’s third version of its successful entry in the ‘toys-to-life’ market. Right off the bat, it is poised for success as it is carried on the back of arguably one of the biggest moneymaking franchise in entertainment history: But is it any good?
Toys-to-life is a category of video games that uses toys to unlock or access content in such games. With toy figurines and plastic tokens are used to access characters, storydriven game worlds, power-ups, items, and more.
The standard 3.0 Starter Pack that we reviewed comes with a (young) Anakin Skywalker, an (apprentice) Ahsoka Tano, and the Twilight of the Republic Play Set. This brings us to our main contention against Disney Infinity 3.0 and the toys-to-life products in general. WHAT’S IN STORE
features three Play Sets, an Inside Out Play Set, an Avengers Play Set, a new Toy Box inter-world adventure called Toy Box Takeover, a dedicated kart racing game
OCTOBER 2015 called Toy Box Speedway, and almost 200 playable characters. However, unless you have the corresponding figures, you will not be able to access these content that are already on the disc.
With that aside, 3.0 has all the hallmarks of an excellent sequel. Everything, from graphics to gameplay, has been improved.
At its core, is, pardon the pun, a toy box – a world building tool where you can build your own adventures. If you look at it this way, 3.0 is the best there is. The amount of tools at your disposal feels limitless and what you can build – from adventures, to games, to a fun playground – is limited only by your imagination and how much effort you want to pour into it. Or you could also download other people’s creations and experience those instead.
The game creators have masterfully made the tutorial accessible. It’s not perfect, but it is better than it has ever been. This is critical as the number of toys and what you can do in 3.0 is daunting. IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY The
like other play sets in the series, is fun, colorful, and a little simplistic. Gametypes are the simple archetypes you might expect to see in an MMORPG, such as fetch quests with some platforming sequence, space battles, and racing in between.
Finally, the figures and toys. They are well designed, look great, and wholly unique. Where else can you get Darth Vader done in the same style as Venom from Marvel, Anger from Inside Out, Tonto from Lone Ranger, and Mickey Mouse himself? As a collectable,
figures look to be the most affordable, while all
figures from 1.0 and 2.0 are compatible with 3.0, except for the Toy Boxes.
Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewy is back together again, and in
you can come along for the ride.