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Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Review. Dizzying In Extent But Costly
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With the Disney Infinity franchise moving into Star Wars territory and signing up talent like Avalanche Software, the action on Infinity 3.0 has been ramped up with all your favorite Jedi, served by exhilarating graphics and terrific boss fights.
The Play Sets (Twilight of the Republic & The Force Awakens) pay much detail to the Star Wars environment. The individual planets such as Tatooine, Genoisis, Naboo and Coruscant are all brought to life here, and it’s a pleasure to see them recreated so realistically. The cutscenes and character variety in different Play Sets all build up the exciting visuals. The Toy Box, where you can create different environments, is also well done.
For purchase of the $29.99 starter pack, you’ll get the two Play Sets, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker figures and a USB base on top of the Toy Box feature. You can purchase other figures such as Yoda and Obi Wan Kenobi, and Toy Box expansions but these make everything more costly. You can play in sandbox free-roaming mode, or go into the storyline which is heavily expanded.
Lightsabers have been introduced into combat, which is more intense in Infinity 3.0 than previous versions. Combo variations help you delay an attack or perform other moves mid-combo. You can launch opponents with your lightsaber or use a blaster to juggle your enemies. The ‘Force’ can also be utilized as an attack weapon in Infinity 3.0. You can also jump into the Toy Box hub and create your own levels and worlds with a mash-up of all your favorite characters from Marvel, Pixar, Disney and Star Wars, or access curated content online.
You can steer vehicles/spaceships, run, engage in combat or auto-lock and fire weapons from whatever range. It’s a whole set of different controls to master, but thankfully, Infinity 3.0 makes it easier to do everything with the Wii U Pro Controller without having to cram any difficult combinations. The GamePad is also great for off-screen play, but you won’t be able to check building materials in Toy Box with it.
Replay Value: 5.0
There’s so much to do with this game that you’ll certainly want to put in more hours every time you pick up a controller. From playing the Twilight or Force Awakens campaigns to creating your own worlds in Toy Box, there’s never a dull moment. If you can afford purchasing extensions like new characters and other Play Sets like Rise Against the Empire, go ahead and enjoy 20 more hours of playtime.
Disney previously struggled a bit with the Infinity series, but 3.0 definitely got the formula right this time. The Play Set campaigns were perfectly executed, even though the game suffers a few problems like occasional loss of audio and FPS issues. However, my complaints on the general gaming direction taken by Disney are at a minimal, except for when it comes to the high cost of expanding Play Sets and characters.
Everything from the gameplay, add-ons to the fact that it appeals to all ages makes this the best Infinity title ever produced.
Pros : Excellent boss battles.
Toy Box and playsets offer a wide variety of Disney characters.
Cons : Expansions are costly.
Replay Value 5.0