Disney INFINITY – A DISDads First Look Part 2

by Jason KnoxDisneyInfinity21
The game starts you off “? With just a spark of inspiration ?.” You travel around as a spark and collect other sparks as you begin to transform into a spark character. This beginning spark scene is the intro to the tutorial and when you are done with the tutorial you will be in your toy box. The ending of the tutorial is really awesome. You will see a lot of the characters that are available for use in the game or that will be available in the near future.

Game play in the toy box basically involves world building. As you work through the adventures, you earn spin tokens that you can use to unlock build pieces. Once you have a collection of build pieces, you can go nuts and build whatever you can imagine! One thing I have been disappointed in so far is that you are supposed to be able to play with up to four people in your toy box. So far, I have not been able to connect to any friends online, so I don’t know whether four-player mode is working. If you are not skilled at crafting your own world, there are several worlds available to download, and you can play in those. This mode is very reminiscent of Minecraft. If you have seen some of the worlds people have created there, I can only imagine the possibilities within the Disney universe.

Game play in the play sets is pretty good. There could be a bit more to them. They are essentially scavenger hunts, with a few bad guys here and there. You can take to in-game characters to get mini tasks within the larger task you are working toward completing.

Disney INFINITY – A DISDads First Look Part 1

Infinityby Jason Knox

We were among the early-adopters, going out last Sunday morning to pick up our copy of Disney’s newest gaming venture – Disney INFINITY – on release day. I was a bit worried because we didn’t go very early, and I’d seen reports of some stores being sold out in other areas. We went to Target (my wife’s other obsession, besides our shared Walt Disney World obsession). We rushed to the electronics department in the back of the store, and there it was: A half-aisle with starter packs, extra character figures, power discs and multi-character packs. All were fully stocked and waiting. Currently, Disney INFINITY is available for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Free, online, iPad and PC versions that will allow you to load elements from your console copy of the game have been announced for late August and October, 2013 releases respectively.

We bought the Xbox starter pack, which includes: the game disc, a Disney INFINITY powerbase (where you put your figures, power discs, and gadgets), Sully, Captain Jack Sparrow and Mr. Incredible characters, the gadgets for Incredibles, Pirates, and Monsters U, and one power disc. We also bought a few more power discs (they come in packs of two), and finally we purchased the Lone Ranger play set which included the Lone Ranger, Tonto and the Lone Ranger gadgets.

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