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Hello, my name is Eric Rogers from parentinggamers.com and this is Parenting Gamers Review of Disney Infinity. In this video, I am going to give you a quick overview of the game, go over the rating and content, and let you know if I think it is good for your gamer.
So the first question is, what is Disney Infinity?
Disney Infinity is an action game with some role-playing elements. I’ll talk about that a little more in a bit but first I want to talk about the figures.
The cool thing about Disney Infinity is that it comes with actual physical figures. So for example, if you buy the Marvel set, you’ll get Thor, Iron Man, and Black Widow. You also get a “portal”, which you plug into your console. Placing the figure on the portal will cause that character to show up in the game. There are a few cool things about this.
First of all, let’s say I’m playing as Thor and I get kind of bored of him and I want to do something else. To play as somebody else, all I have to do is take Thor off, put Iron Man on, and then I’m playing as Iron Man.
The second cool thing about that is the stats and experience that I gain are stored on the actual figure. So if I have been playing with Thor a lot and I’ve leveled him up and have a lot of experience with him I can take this figure over to my friends house and I don’t have to start all over. I can start from where I was.
The third cool thing is that these figures work no matter which version of Disney Infinity you have. So, for example, if your gamer has an Xbox One and has been playing a lot but his friend has a PS4 he’s still able to take his figure over there and play with him without any problems.
Now for the actual game play. As I mentioned, Disney Infinity is an action game with role-playing elements. The player is given different objectives, which normally involve fighting monsters of some kind. Defeating the monsters earns the player experience, which he then uses to level the character up and make it stronger.
In this clip, I am tasked with helping the bus to safety by fight off the frost giants.
There is also a Toy box mode the player can enter. This mode gives the player much more freedom to do different things. He can do things like build, similar to what you would see in Minecraft, and race cars. It is very open-ended, with the only limiting factor being the players imagination.
The next question is, what about the content?
Disney Infinity received a rating of E10+, which is the equivalent of a PG movie rating. The rating includes the descriptor “Cartoon Violence”.
There is one other thing to keep in mind about this game. Disney Infinity can get expensive. While the starter pack comes with 3 characters, there are bunch of other characters available, ranging from Mickey and Donald to Anna and Elsa to Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain America. They have also announced the 3.0 version of the game for later this year which will include Star Wars characters. These characters are regularly priced around $14 a piece. That an add up if your gamer wants more than the initial 3.
So what’s the verdict? Is Disney Infinity a game you should allow your gamer to play?
Disney Infinity is a game I can whole-heartedly recommend, even for younger gamers. The controls are simple enough to make it easy for young ones to pick up.
I have 3 kids ages 7, 4, and 2. When I bought the game, each child got to choose their own character, which meant I had to buy Tinker Bell for the youngest. The older 2 have a great time playing while the younger one enjoys watching me play as Tinker Bell. This game is one we will be definitely playing together for a long time.
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