‘Disney Infinity’ Review: 10 Reasons You Need ‘Disney Infinity’ for Your Xbox, Playstation, or Wii Right Now!

‘Disney Infinity’ Review: 10 Reasons You Need ‘Disney Infinity’ for Your Xbox, Playstation, or Wii Right Now!

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You may have heard of the Disney Infinity series of games. If you haven’t, then you’ve likely heard of Skylanders and Lego Dimensions. They are all set up similarly: you have a base and put the characters you want to play on the base.

Disney Infinity is being stopped. We’re not sure why, but stores around the world are putting their products on offer to get rid of the excess stock. That is every store except one around us is putting their products on offer.

We think this is the perfect time to buy Disney Infinity. Here are our 10 reasons based on our Disney Infinity review.

 

It’s the Cheapest Option

If you’re going by price, then that is the best reasons we can see for buying the games. It’s possible to pick them up for a few dollars in some stores! This was why we bought the Infinity 2.0 Marvels series of games and characters. It was down to less than $10 and something that we knew our elder daughter would love (she loves Spider-Man and Ironman).

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After enjoying the first game, we decided to look at others. We have characters like Buzz, Jessie, Elsa and Anna to play in the Toy Store (more on that) and both the 2.0 and 3.0 to play Marvel games and Star Wars.

Since stores are getting rid of the stock, they keep dropping the prices. Considering Skylanders and Lego Dimensions are still $60+, Disney Infinity is worth it if you’re a first-time gamer.


DISNEY INFINITY – Frozen Toy Box Set

You Get to Play Your Favourite Characters

We’re a family of geeks and love Star Wars and the Marvel universe. It made perfect sense for us to take a gamble on the 2.0 Marvel set. Well, we weren’t disappointed.

The novelty was in picking and switching the characters quickly. Yes, you can play your favourite character in other games, but you can’t just instantly switch mid game. Struggling to get through a section with Ironman? You can switch to Captain America or Black Widow instead.

Our daughter loved this part of the gaming experience. She also loved the fact that she could see the figures before choosing one. Right now, she’s waiting to unlock Darth Vader on the 3.0 to play her all-time favourite character.


Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set – Not Machine Specific

There’s Unlocking to Be Done

We view this as a benefit…sort of. It’s a benefit to the 3.0 because you can unlock every single character within the Star Wars universe. That means you can play Luke, Leia, and Darth Vader in the prequel and most recent storyline games. You can play Darth Maul in The Force Awakens set or Rey in the Luke and Leia set.

But it’s not as simple as just putting the characters on the base. You need to find the coins to unlock the characters. It means searching and playing the games to move into different areas.

We really wanted to unlock Han Solo for the prequel game set. It took us a few adventures to finally get to his coin!

The only issue we had with this was in the 2.0 set. You have to collect 10 coins in that one (versus just one in the Star Wars series of games) and it was always near-impossible to find the final coin. Plus only two characters would crossover (one from each different game). If you want to play the Hulk in the Guardians of the Galaxy set, it was tough. Only Ironman crosses over from The Avengers set.

But our point is that it isn’t as simple as playing your character. There are hoops to jump through to make it entertaining.


You Get to Build Up the Characters

This was the part that we loved as adults. Rather than just instantly getting all the skills and powers of characters, you had to build them up. It made the game entertaining and there was a strategic element to it.

Each time you level up a character, you get new skill points to spend. You choose how to spend them on a ladder, so you have to unlock certain elements to then unlock the next set of the ladder. It’s a game of thinking ahead and deciding which part of a character you want to unlock first.


Disney Infinity:Star Wars Starter Pack – 3.0 Edition – PS4
The points are gained by completing missions, defeating bad guys, and collecting certain jewels.

When you restart a game, you don’t lose all the skill points awarded. That means you can keep playing the same game over and over again to build up the characters.

You Learn to Work as a Team

My daughter and I tried to play it together and it didn’t work so well. All she wanted to do was throw cars into the river (we’re not sure why, either), while I wanted to build up characters. We soon found that teamwork was essential and that doesn’t always happen with a 4-year-old.

However, it is something we’re working on. And it will be a good lesson.

There are certain games that are more about teamwork than others. The Inside Out series for the 3.0 is played on one large screen. If one of you is left behind, you turn into a bubble and start floating back to the game. You both have to discuss things and work out where you’re going to go next. With the Marvels it can take two of you to wipe out the bad guys and complete missions.

Teamwork games are excellent. The games aren’t so easy to complete.

There Are Some Side Missions Once You Complete the Game

This depends on the Disney Infinity set. It is partially a negative in our Disney Infinity review, because the 2.0 Marvel game doesn’t offer this. We’ve not tried the 1.0 or the Merida toy set for the 2.0. We had to restart the Marvel games each time we finished them to play them all over again.

The Star Wars games don’t have this issue. Once you complete the missions you do get the odd bad guys and there are a few side missions to complete. You can also go back over the old missions and do each one again easily without restarting the game (again, not something in the 2.0). It offers more choice to help continually build up your characters.

If you just want to do something fun, both the 2.0 and 3.0 offer races and strategy games against the clock. You can earn some skill points by getting Gold, Silver, or Bronze in the games.


Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition: Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play Set
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition: Disney Pixar’s Inside Out Play Set – Not Machine Specific

It’s Just Some Family Fun

Honestly, there are times that we don’t want a computer game that makes us think. We want something that we can play together and just have some fun with. That’s exactly what the Disney Infinity games offer.

There’s no need to play out long campaigns and remember what happened three missions ago. You get your instructions and run with them. Our 4 year old is getting extremely good at following the arrows and doing what she needs to progress to the next one—oh and she loves trying to drive the motorcycles!

If you want some mindless fun, this is certainly the series of games to opt for. And mindless isn’t necessarily a bad thing.


Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition: Disney Pixar’s Inside Out Play Set – Not Machine Specific

Disney Infinity Review: It’s Time to Buy Right Now!

There are a lot of naysayers about the Disney Infinity games. We actually don’t understand why. Okay, so the 2.0 has its faults and it is a lot of button pushing, but it’s fun for kids and grownups alike. We do prefer the 3.0 series of games, though.

Now is the perfect time to get it. We highly recommend the Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Starter Pack or the Inside Out pack to get your first taste. But the Marvel universe on the 2.0 remains one of the cheapest around to take a risk on.

This is the perfect time with the cost. Disney is unlikely to create more, so eventually the price will go up because items will be out of stock in stores and people will start selling their items at ridiculous prices!

 

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