Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS) Box Art(https://infinity.disney.com)  Rated Everyone 10+ by ESRB. Welcome to a wonderful world where characters from Disney and Pixar movies come together for adventure! Where you can explore magical worlds and create new worlds with your endless creativity. Welcome to Disney Infinity! In this charming action/adventure platformer, you can go on adventures as your favorite Disney characters in their own respective worlds in the single or two player campaign called Play Sets, or let your imagination flow and create worlds of your own where there are no limitations in Toy Box Mode. As seen with the Skylanders series, you place character figurines on an electronic stand which transports the characters into the game under your control. Selecting a different character is as easy as removing the first character and replacing it with another. Initially, I was worried that this function would feel gimmicky and pointless but once I started playing I was instantly sucked in! The figurines are so well crafted and there is almost no delay when removing and replacing characters. The physical toys play together so perfectly that you are guaranteed to have endless hours of smooth, entertaining gameplay.

Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS) Box ArtDisney Infinity (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS) Logo(https://infinity.disney.com)  Rated Everyone 10+ by ESRB.  Welcome to a wonderful world where characters from Disney and Pixar movies come together for adventure! Where you can explore magical worlds and create new worlds with your endless creativity. Welcome to Disney Infinity! In this charming action/adventure platformer, you can go on adventures as your favorite Disney characters in their own respective worlds in the single or two player campaign called Play Sets, or let your imagination flow and create worlds of your own where there are no limitations in Toy Box Mode. As seen with the Skylanders series, you place character figurines on an electronic stand which transports the characters into the game under your control. Selecting a different character is as easy as removing the first character and replacing it with another. Initially, I was worried that this function would feel gimmicky and pointless but once I started playing I was instantly sucked in! The figurines are so well crafted and there is almost no delay when removing and replacing characters. The physical toys play together so perfectly that you are guaranteed to have endless hours of smooth, entertaining gameplay.



Presentation:
The Disney Infinity Starter Pack is priced at $74.99 and comes with the game, the Disney Infinity Base, three Disney Infinity Character Figurines- Jack Sparrow, Mr. Incredible, and Sulley, three Play Sets- Pirates of the Caribbean, The Incredibles, and Monsters University, one Power Disc and unique Web codes for mobile content. This is everything you will need to play single player in Play Sets Mode and up to two players split-screen in Toy Box Mode. Currently, there are 14 additional figurines that can be purchased separately in single character packs for $12.99, three-packs for $29.99, or in play set packs which come with one play set piece and two character figurines for $34.99. Additional Power Discs may also be purchased separately for $4.99 a pack. The Power Disc packs come with two random Power Discs. They are blind bag items so you have no idea which discs you are getting which is slightly annoying.  All of the character figurines look and feel high quality. The paint looks like it was applied correctly and they feel nice and sturdy. This is perfect if you are thinking of purchasing Disney Infinity figures for your children.

Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS) Screenshots   Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS) Screenshots   Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS) Screenshots

Graphics:
Disney Infinity has a very distinct style to its art and graphics. All of the characters look like they have been stylized to appear as though they are all from the same world. Everything in the game is made to look like toys. Even the play sets with darker themes, such as the Pirates of the Caribbean world, look colorful and light-hearted while at the same time staying true to the movies. Even though the graphics are simplified and cartoon-y there is still plenty of detail to appreciate. The textures are really well done and perfectly accent Disney Infinity’s playful art style. The shadows are accurate to the shape of the models and are some of the better looking shadows I have seen in a while. The games lighting is equally impressive, using a multitude of colors and angles to set the mood during your adventuring. The overall graphics in Disney Infinity are colorful and cartoony while staying true to the individual movies themselves.

Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS) Screenshots   Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS) Screenshots   Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS) Screenshots
 
Sounds:
The soundtrack for Disney Infinity is probably one of my favorite aspects of the game.  All of the music in the game sounds almost exactly like the music from the movies. They even went to such an extent as to making the Alice in Wonderland music sound as though it was recorded in the 50’s, when the original Alice in Wonderland animated film was released! The entire game is loaded with nostalgic sounds and music from all the different Disney and Pixar films from past to present. I did, however, notice that in one of the Play Sets the music would stop playing. It was hard to tell if this was on accident or on purpose, either way it felt a little awkward. Other than that I found the music wonderfully enchanting and a joy to listen to.  I was also pleasantly surprised with the voice acting. While there were a few of the characters that were still voiced by their original voice actors, the ones that were not were incredibly convincing. I actually looked up the casting list for the voice actors and was shocked at how few of them were the original voice actors. The sounds from Disney Infinity carry that perfect essence of “Disney Magic” that truly makes you feel like a kid again.

Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS) Screenshots   Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS) Screenshots   Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS) Screenshots

Gameplay:
There are two main gameplay modes in Disney Infinity: Play Set mode and Toy Box Mode. Play Set mode is basically the campaign where you play through specific stories in different Disney and Pixar movies. The actual gameplay in Play Set mode is that of an open world third-person platformer. There are set missions you do that progress the story but are also plenty of mission giving NPC’s walking about. There are also lots of collectibles lying around that earn you items to be used the Play Sets or the Toy Box. The controls are pretty basic, which is to be expected from a game designed for a younger audience and all of the missions are fairly easy. Other than some minor platforming and timing quest, most player would not find too much trouble with the playset mode.   I often found myself wandering around most of the time trying to see the worlds created. Something that really stood out in Play Set mode was how customizable it was. Most of the NPC’s in the various worlds can be customized by using stations to change different parts of their clothes and body. You would think that a fun little mini game like that would certainly add complexity, but too much of this “Go there and shoot something or come here and pickup something”  feels empty and a slightly stale after some repetition. These observations are not necessarily bad. The simplicity of the game is great for young children who might get easily overwhelmed by more complicated play styles.

The Toy Box mode is really the bread and butter of Disney Infinity. Toy Box mode is essentially a level creating mode. You have the freedom to create whatever you want and do whatever you want! It’s this mode that really what makes Disney Infinity stand out against the Skylanders series.  You use pieces and “toys” to build levels and even create your own games. Also, an Apple App has been added to help you create worlds in Toy Box mode when you are away from you system.  Now you have freedom to created worlds on the go and load them back when you return home.  You can earn new toys and building pieces by grabbing the collectibles you find in Toy Box mode and Play Set mode. These collectibles also earn you spins in the Toy Vault which is another way to obtain more toys to fill your world with. Power Discs can be used in to give your characters abilities and also used to customize the Toy Box. The circular Power Discs are used to give your character special abilities. Up to two Power Discs can be used on each character figurine by stacking them below the character on the Disney Infinity Base. The hexagonal Power Discs are used to add gadgets, vehicles, toys, and different customization options to the Toy Box. Unlike Play Set mode, the Toy Box mode is filled with enough freedom, content, and customization to keep you interested through hours and hours of gameplay. It is simple enough for children to understand easily but is also filled with enough content and choices to keep any kind of gamer happy!

Disney Infinity also offers multiplayer for when you feel like sharing your adventures with a friend! The game supports up to 2 players in Toy Box mode offline and up to 4 players online, as well as 2 player co-op in Play Set mode. In the Toy Box mode multiplayer, you have the freedom to play with a combination of any characters you want. In Play Set mode, however, you can only use characters that are from the same movie series as the Play Set that you are currently using. For example, if you are playing in The Incredibles Play Set, you can only use Mr. Incredible and any other characters from The Incredibles movie. Characters from other movies cannot play together, unlike in Toy Box mode. Since the Disney Infinity starter pack comes with three different characters from three different movie series’, if you want to play multiplayer in Play Set mode you will have to purchase additional character figurines. The money really adds up quickly, but if you can afford it, it is definitely worth it.

Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS) Screenshots   Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS) Screenshots   Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS) Screenshots

Conclusion:
Overall, Disney Infinity is an innovative, creative, and enjoyable experience for any caliber of gamer. The game is clearly targeted towards children, but I guarantee that you will have endless amounts of fun no matter what your age. The Play Set mode may feel slow and empty at times and the price may be a little high, but getting to experience the entire Disney and Pixar world in one game tailored to how ever you like to play is more than worth it in the long run. Just make sure that you really take the time to research how all the physical toys of Disney Infinity work together with the game before you make your purchase. You want to make sure that you know exactly what you need at the time of purchase to enjoy Disney Infinity in the way that you want to play.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here