Disney Infinity is an open world/sandbox action-adventure game developed with Avalanche Studios and published by Disney Interactive. It is a sequel to the original Disney Infinity game and Disney Infinity 2.0. The game is available on multiple platforms including PC and iOS devices. Like the other two, it required the purchase of figurines and “Play Sets” to gain more characters and levels.. I am reviewing the PS4 Saga Starter Bundle, which included the game, the Twilight of the Republic and Rise of the Empire playsets and a exclusive Boba Fett figurine.
The basic game has been improved from 2.0. The game starts with several quick scenes from the various properties (Star Wars, Inside Out and a racer starring Mickey Mouse) and leads into the new and improved Toy Box Hub. Here you can use any Infinity character to go through tutorials and challenges such as racing, platforming combat and, how to use your sidekick. Sidekicks are AI characters that follow you around and help out in combat. You can use them to get to certain areas or you can equip them with weapons and items that grants them abilities to hep you, such as healing or invisibility.
Once you open up all the areas in the Hub, you can go back and play different challenges. The Hub doesn’t stay quiet those as enemies send to spawn and come out of the combat zone, attacking the townsfolk. Occasionally, a Star Destroyer will appear and you will have to get in a X-wing and destroy a wave of TIE Fighters. You also can build your own personal space called an INterior, decorating it with various picture and items you’ve unlocked.
The Playset work the same as the last two games, Old playsets do not work on the new game and only characters the setting of the playset will work wit them. Only Anakin, Ahsoka, Obi-Wan and Yoda will work with the Twilight of the Republic set and only Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie work in the Rise of the Empire. Cross over coins are back, allowing other Star Wars characters play in those levels, but, unlike last time, all characters in the franchise can play in either Playset as long as you find their particular cross over coin (Boba Fett’s is located by the Saarlac in both playsets, by the way.).
There are additions playsets as well. In addition to the Inside Out set currently and the Force Unleashed set coming out in December, there is something called the Toy Box takeover playset, where Syndrome (from the Incredibles) stealing Mickey’s magic wand and taking over the Magic Kingdom. Every character is playable in this Toy Box as you fight bad guys from the various properties, including Marvel and Star Wars. There is also a Toy Box Racer and a 4 player Marvel Battle Arena coming out later.
Of course, there is the Toy Box itself, an sandbox in which you can create your own level. Community created content is back and toy boxes created in previous versions and uploaded can be re-downloaded again. You can create levels that allow any character or ones that only a specific one There is tons of levels available and once you unlock different building sets with blue sparks earned in game
All previous Disney Infinity characters are playable in the Toy Box. With the exception of all the Star Wars characters (who are unlockable, if not immediately playable in/ both sets) and the Inside Out characters in their set, all the new figure are only usable in the Toy Box or Toy Box Takeover. I would have like to see a Playset for the Star Wars Rebels characters or one for Tron 3.0, but I’ll have to settle for ones created in the Toy Box
Disney Infinity 3.0 is a definite step in the right direction. Having more to do in the Toy Box lets players use their favorite character, even if they are from different properties (which would be great for kids) The Toy Box takeover was good idea, but I feel it should have been built into the game With LEGO Dimensions promising (and delivering) crossover between various brands, 3.0 seems a bit lacking, but still offers a decent, all-ages Star Wars experience to tide you over until Episode 7. Or Star Wars Battlefront, at least