I have loved the Wonderful World of Disney since I was a child watching the prime-time movies every Sunday night growing up. To this day I still adore anything and everything Disney as I believe it instills values and good ole fashioned family fun. When it comes to video games Iíll be the first to say that I definitely love light-hearted games and games that are aimed at the casual crowd as well as kids. Disney infinity is a game aimed directly at Disney Fans and kids. Young or old, you are going to enjoy this game as I believe everyone can take something from it. There is so much to discuss and Iíll just try to hit on the main points and leave the rest to you for your own discovery and enjoyment.
Disney Infinity is a game similar to Skylanders only in regards to having a full line of figurines that can be dropped into the game. When it comes to gameplay though, Disney Infinity is a whole new game that offers a much different experience. Just the Toy Box mode alone allows Disney fans to be creative and enjoy making worlds that can be played or shared with friends and the entire world. Stack on top of that single missions and play sets that give you mini story-based campaigns that contain multiple quests and you have a recipe for hours upon hours of fun. Oh, and stack on top of that the ability to drop any characters you want into the game when in Toy Box mode is awesome. You can have Johnny Depp as Captain Jack and as Tonto playing alongside each other. The name Infinity makes so much sense because this game really has no end to it.
So if you are unfamiliar with the Skylander games let me explain to you how Disney Infinity works. When you purchase the starter pack youíll get the game, 3 figurines (Sully, Mr. Incredible, Jack Sparrow), the Infinity Base and of course the game itself. Each character has a RFID chip inside that acts as a memory stick of sorts and saves the data for that character as you use it in the game. That way if you ever want to take the character to a friendís house you can and itíll bring all your character progress along. The figurines are compatible with every system the game is published on regardless of which starter pack you purchase.
At launch there are 18 different figures available for purchase with plenty more on the way. Some lucky folks were able to obtain a Sorcerer Mickey from an event at Disneyland but no worries as heíll be available to everyone at a later date. As with Skylanders, some retailers have exclusive figures available like Toys R Us and thee Infinite Crystal series. That is where I picked up a Crystal Lightning McQueen variant. All the store also sell blind packs of the power discs so itís a bit of a craps shoot when making these purchases.