At the end of August Disney Infinity 3.0 was released from Disney Interactive and Avalanche. Disney does have an eye for design when it comes to their figurines, so it should come as no surprise that this latest iteration continues the trend. “Disney Infinity” figurines tend to be not just game pieces but showpieces. “Star Wars” is front and centre in this version.
The Star Wars playset that comes with the Starter Pack. Twilight of the Republic is set towards the end of the Clone Wars, and features Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka, Obi-wan Kanobi and Yoda going up against a hidden force who starts production in a defunct droid factory. You then hop between four planets, as well as their immediate atmosphere, running through a two or three hour adventure. The levels are neatly designed and harken back to great, older 3D platformers that are exceptionally rare nowadays. The story, while not groundbreaking, is functional, (even if Jar Jar Binks tries his best to tank things) and it culminates into a great final boss fight I enjoyed immensely. It’s by far the best content in the game with voice acting, cutscenes and specifically designed spaces that are ripe for exploring.
To help young players all melee attacks are mapped to one button. As you progress your figures though, you can buy new combos based on timing allowing for a lot of creativity. Soon you can be mixing melee assaults together at your own whim and it reveals a surprisingly deep hand to hand (or lightsaber, or Tron disc, or whatever else) experience.
With 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), and Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play set out 2nd October in the UK, and with Marvel out in 2016 and one based on the latest Star Wars movie out this December.