When you think of imagination, first thing that usually comes to mind is Disney. The imagination within Disney is beyond words. Disney at some point has brought the child out in all of us and even given children across the world confidence to believe in their dreams. Disney Infinity delivers the same imagination from a video game. If you can think of it, you can create it (Disney related of course).
My first experience with Disney Infinity left a solid impression. At first I really didn’t know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. Figurines are set in place using a sensor pad connected to the console. The pad recognizes the figure and loads the character into the game. With this character, the gamer can play that figure’s story mode. The starter kit for Disney Infinity comes with three playable figurines. Here is the list of playable characters upon the games release. Along with the figurines the person can purchase power discs. These booster packs have two power discs for extra content to add inside the game. There are twenty available power discs so far and more to come. One of the developers from the game made a comment to me and it really was a fitting comparison. He said, “Playing Disney Infinity is similar to playing Minecraft.” For those of you who aren’t familiar with Minecraft, the game is an open sandbox mode leaving the player freedom to fully customize and explore. The developer went on to describe the freedom of creation.
Aside from the story mode, Infinity has a creation mode called “Toy Box”. In the Toy Box, gamers have the ability to create anything they can imagine. The only catch is; the items in the Toy Box have to be unlocked first. Items can be unlocked by either booster packs or playing through the story mode. Players can create mini games within the Toy Box. They can free play their creations or even compete against other players. The Toy Box was actually pretty amazing. The creators of Infinity really put in a lot of thought when making this game. From what I read, the plans for Infinity are long term. The goal for creation and added content is set for approximately five years. If you stop and think about it, the possibilities of in-game Disney characters is enormous.
The graphics for Infinity reminded me of walking through Disneyland’s Toontown. They are playful, colorful and great for the style of the game.
It is like being in a cartoon. The game has perfect sound effects for the animation and the characters even talk.
Infinity can be a bit pricy. Even after you purchase the starter kit, there are expansions still to come and twenty power discs so far. The purchase is well worth it, as the content brings you loads of fun. Every family should own this game, especially if you are a fan of Disney.
- Loads and loads of content
- Very creative and the Toy Box mode leaves it up to your imagination
- Great family game
- A bit pricy, manage your money if you plan to collect all the discs.
Style – Single / Multi-player
Publisher – Disney Interactive Studios
Developer – Avalanche Software
Release – August 2013
5.0 – Gameplay
3.8 – Graphics
3.5 – Sound
5.0 – Entertainment
5.0 – Replay Value
About: Jake Grunwald
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