Disney Infinity 3.0

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7.0 Overall Score
Graphics: 7/10
Sound: 7/10
Controls: 7/10

Entertaining concept with tons of possibilities, Star Wars themes

Final entry in the series, redundant gameplay

 
Game Info

Game Name:  Disney Infinity 3.0

Developer(s):  Avalanche Software

Publisher(s):  Disney Interactive Studios

Platform(s):  PS3/PS4/Wii U/Xbox 360/Xbox One/PC

Genre(s):  Action/Adventure

Release Date(s):  August 28, 2015

ESRB Rating:  E10+

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Ahsoka visits Disney’s Main Street!

The Force is strong in the Toy Box.  Now, Disney and Marvel’s favorite characters are facing the Jedi, the Rebellion, and the forces of the Empire as they race, climb, and collect their way through the world of Star Wars and beyond.  Build your worlds, race Banthas, and explore a whole new Toy Box as the adventure continues to infinity and beyond!

Disney Infinity 3.0 is the follow-up sequel to the Disney Infinity 2.0.  The new game was released August 28, 2015 and featured a Star Wars themed gameplay in addition to new Disney and Marvel missions (Finding Dory, Captain America, Inside Out, and three Star Wars entries were available).  The game was well received for its improvements, but also noted that the game series is primarily focused on consuls after the game’s release.

Disney Infinity 3.0 was my first experience with both Disney Infinity and any of the “figure based” gaming like Skylanders or Lego Dimensions.  Though Lego Dimensions seems like a more interesting concept to me, Disney Infinity 3.0 did prove to be pretty entertaining.

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Yoda on a mission!

The basic concept is an open world gaming.  The “Toybox” has a lot of stuff you can do including a lot of online interaction and games created for play with other online players.  You can customize your game and create a world of your own depending on how in depth you want to get with the game.  While this doesn’t interest me much, I can see its appeal and think there is enough to do in Disney Infinity to keep a kid busy especially when you purchase the other versions and expansion packs.

I grew up on Star Wars and I wanted to try the Star Wars gaming portion of the series.  The starter box comes with Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano characters based off of their Star Wars:  The Clone Wars designs.  The game comes with a Play Set “Twilight of the Republic” which features a multi-planet adventure.  The game is fun (though easy).  It can be expanded upon with other Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars characters who unlock more gameplay and challenges.  Two secondary collections are also available including one based on the original Trilogy and a secondary title based on Star Wars Episode VII:  The Force Awakens.

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Go Inside Out and keep those memories flowing!

Like previous entries of Disney Infinity, all the characters and Power Discs from previous Disney Infinity games work here.  Play Sets from previous games do not work in this game and the figures are not backwards compatible.  Using missions from Disney Infinity and Disney Infinity 2.0 do unlock certain collectables, but aren’t playable here.  The Disney Infinity Bases from previous versions should work and most unlocked Toy Box Toys will be available.

Unfortunately Disney Infinity 3.0 turned out to be the last of the Infinity series.  The concept was shut down (despite its success) and the series halted after this release.  This is too bad for both the fans of the game who invested a lot in it and the ideas created by the game.  Disney Infinity was a nice little game that you could put in, play for a while, and put down.  If you wanted to expand it, you could buy different characters and play (though most of the players moves were almost identical).  It was a fun way to get to be your favorite characters.  Will Disney Infinity come back in some form?  I never say never, but buyers would be pretty wary to buy all the characters again if it wasn’t compatible with the original.  RIP Disney Infinity…you lived a short, sweet life.

Author: JPRoscoe View all posts by
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