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Disney Infinity 3.0 Review

To me Disney Infinity has always been a game with huge potential, but having played both the original and 2.0, both me and my kids were left wanting something more. As it turns out, that ‘something more’ was a little more quality. While the ToyBox has always been a highlight of the game, the missions were pretty lame and not very well designed either. Trust it to Star Wars then to finally give this series the kick up the backside that it needed, because the force is strong with Disney Infinity 3.0.

The starter set, which many will no doubt buy, includes the Twilight of the Republic campaign, as well as the Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano figures. The version I bought also included the Rise against the Empire playset, along with classic characters Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Boba Fett - what’s not to love about that? The figures here are all very well designed and comparing them to the Disney Infinity 2.0 figures and indeed those of the original, it’s clear to see that the quality and detail has improved with each version. These figures are a collector's dream and a child’s too.

When it comes down to it, there was never really a problem with the figures in previous versions, it was the gameplay which had issues, something which it seems has been addressed considerably in version 3.0. During the campaign basics such as blocks, rolls and even the ability to deflect attacks, have been added in. The missions feel more believable and have plenty of atmosphere, which is something the last games lacked. You can even earn new abilities, moves, health and there is even the chance to use the force to break your way through barriers and throw enemies off a cliff. Want one up on Battlefront? Then there are also space missions, all of which come with their own objectives, be that defending fleets, escaping the enemy or going on a rescue search.

The campaign isn’t huge, but if you are playing in co-op and exploring everything there is to see then you’ll find yourself playing for quite some time and when you consider that there will be additional campaigns in the future (or even now if you buy the special edition for the included Rise against the Empire), then there’s plenty to keep you going in this one area alone. If there is one thing I could say wrong about the campaign is that it could do with a little more personality. It'd be nice to see some humour injected or some better dialogue between the characters, although like I say, it's a huge improvement over previous games in the series in any case.

Given that the campaign is pretty fun, that makes the addition of the open-world sandbox that is Toy Box, all the better. Allowing you to bring together all your toys no matter what universe they're from, the new hub introduces you to the various zones you can visit, be that for platforming, combat or racing. By unlocking themes and items you can build your own world consisting of any of the universes or if you wish just play in one which has been created by the community. The possibilities are endless either way and as with previous games in the series, it’s a whole load of fun. 

New additions to Toy Box includes improvement to helper characters. They still build as before, but can now also evolve them into sidekick characters with special abilities, which will help you out at various points during your time with the game. There are a lot of other improvements too, such as general editing improvements, visual connections for logic connections and general tweaks here and there which make the whole experience a lot easier to use and more refined. There is also a ‘Toybox Takeover’ mission (out now) which will add around another 3 hours of playtime and a whole load of extra content.

With even more new levels in the shape of Inside Out (out now), Marvel and one based on the latest Star Wars movie, all on the way, as well as the various characters being released in individual packages, Disney Infinity 3.0 could become quite an expensive hobby to have. But at least this time around you’ll be paying for a game that feels much more like the finished article. It’s also based on Star Wars and who doesn’t love that?

Words by Joe Anderson.
Twitter: _wotta | PSN/XBLA: wotta

(Version Tested: PS4)


+ A much better campaign than previous games in the series
+ The characters look better than ever
+ Great improvement to ToyBox mode
+ Looks great


- Still a little glitchy in places


This copy of the game was purchased by myself and was not provided for review by Disney or ShopTo.

Edited On 04 Sep, 2015

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Turniplord 1 year ago
wish i had got the original trilogy pack too! i have to wait until next month for that. i'm really enjoying 3.0 though - was just a pain scanning in all 50+ DI characters i have and all the set pieces to populate the hall of heroes again! I've just bought 5 shelves from ikea that are 10cm thick - perfect size for my amiibo and disney infinity characters - will be putting them up tomorrow
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Turniplord 1 year ago
sorry, 10cm width
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Turniplord 1 year ago
depth, not width - they are 55cm x 10cm x 1.5cm - i always get dimensions messed up - can't wait to put them all up - don't think 5 shelves is enough though - i have 55 I ones and about 30 Amiibos

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