Looks like Buzz Lightyear and his buddies are not the only ones who have got game. This year, the Star Wars universe joins in the fun with the latest instalment of Disney Infinity 3.0.
For those who have no idea what the Disney Infinity collective is all about, it is a family friendly action and adventure game for the whole family.
What is really cool about Disney Infinity is, it is the only game available that will allow you to pick your favourite characters ranging from Disney, Disney-Pixar, Marvel and now, Star Wars . These characters include the likes of Iron Man, Ultron, Loki, Mickey Mouse, Mini Mouse, Olaf, Tron, Yoda, Darth Vader and Han Solo.
Aside from just being able to pick your own characters, specific Play Sets offer distinct environment and gameplay. Take for an example, Star Wars has three Play Sets each one covering a different part of the movie. The first is set in the timeline of Episodes one to three, the second during the original trilogy, Episodes four to six and the third based on Star Wars : The Force Awakens.
With the Star Wars Play Set, get ready to engage in epic Lightsaber battles against Droids with Yoda, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kanobi while igniting the Force within you. If that doesn’t really interest you, well you get to go on galaxy-spanning missions, piloting X-wing fighters or the Millennium Falcon to fend off Stormtroppers.
In addition to specific Play Sets, with the new 3-D Toy Box Hub it makes it easier for players to choose from an even greater selection of games. These include platform, racing and farming games. There are also two new multiplayer Toy Box Expansion Games, named Toy Box Takeover and Toy Box Speedway, where you can challenge your friends and family to a face-off.
I Tried It … And It Was Actually Fun
Disclaimer: Before we carry on, I have a confession to make. I am not you’re a-typical gamer techy who has experience in all sorts of gaming. Nope. I play strategy games, puzzles and pool once in a while, but never anything serious.
So when I say it was fun and thankfully easy to control, it really is.
I had the chance to go on a kart race with the Hulk, Donald, Mickey Mouse, Elsa and Joy. Controls were surprisingly easy to use and the handling was actually pretty easy too. It was to my absolute surprise because, I have a history of navigating my vehicle against traffic and banging my car into the wall.
Final Say: With the easy control and handling, it would really make for a good family bonding game and the effects are really good too. That being said, I have two concerns. Firstly, some of the games and characters seem a little too ‘cutesy’ for my personal liking. Secondly, it has a slightly steep price tag so you might want to try it out first before investing in this entertainment set.
Disney Infinity 3.0 is compatible with PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One and 360, Wii U, PC and iOS and Android devices. Disney Infinity 3.0 has backwards compatibility – Figurines and Power Discs from 1.0 and 2.0 editions can be played on Disney Infinity 3.0 .
The Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Pack will retail at SG$99.90 and be available from September 1. Other Figurines and Power Discs are each sold separately.
By Geralyne Kaye Ong / August 18, 2015 15:40PM GMT+8
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Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Pack - Star Wars Edition
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