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Not just a 'Kids' Game,
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This review is from: Disney Infinity Starter Pack (PS3) (Video Game)
Disney Infinity is a great title to play, This is coming from an adult player with no children, i didn't buy it to be played with children in mind. I bought it for it's interesting concept. First of sure the figure aspect is the same as Skylanders, but that is where the comparisons end. Disney Infinity is entirely different once inside and exploring it's content.
Obviously the starter pack is the best way (and only at the moment) way to play. You get the three starter figures which are very charismatic and filled with charm, and match the in-game models perfectly, it truly feels like you see the figure itself represented on screen. Inside you also get a random Power Disk which grant special things while in the games Toy Box mode, which is it's own level maker/editor! Which is crammed with content and possibility. There are three types of Power Disk, The red circle disks grant power-ups such as attack boost/more health etc which can be used inside the playsets (I'll mention later) and Toy Box, then there is orange hexagonal which are classed as 'Toys' for use within the Toy Box, and are based on various things from Disney movies such as Cinderella's Carriage (Which plays the song "A Dream is a wish your heart makes" while riding) or Stitch's Blaster which is the same gun used by the character in the movie. Finally you have purple hexagonal disks that add themes to the level you're making. For example place the "Marlon's Reef" disk on the base and your toy box background changes to a seascape and plays music from Finding Nemo. The extra packets themselves are blind packaged, so be aware if you buy them this way, you will eventually get doubles, but there's always other sites you can buy individual disks from. The best thing about Toy Box, is that it can be played online with up to 4 players.
Finally there's the playsets which are based on the worlds from the Movies, the starter set comes with The Incredibles, Pirates & Monsters University included, so you get three individual games to play, Incredibles is more about battling robots and going about the town with various objectives, Pirates is more action adventure, with sword fighting, exploring and Pirate ship battles (Similar to naval battles from Assassin's Creed 3) and Monsters University is very objective based, and resolves around taking down the rival university (there's a great Paintball mini game in this one) There are also 3 other playsets that you have to buy seperate, Based on Cars, The Lone Ranger & Toy Story in Space, Which the latter is out in October. The only gripe with the Playsets as there is no online mode, so if you want to play two player the only option is split screen local play, and characters CAN NOT cross over, so Sully will not work in Pirates, so if you plan on playing two player, pick up the Sidekicks/Villains Pack to be able to play multiplayer on all three starter playsets.
While it's a very pricey concept, it's worth buying into for at least the starter pack, The Toy Box mode offers a depth of content and can become the pinnacle feature of this game. The playsets themselves are very fun, but don't come with a lot of depth to them, they can be completed in 4-7 hours but can take longer if you go for every single collectible and complete all challenges. It's a worthwhile game to look into even if you are an adult, don't let the 'Child friendly' Disney brand put you off.. there's a lot on offer for everyone.