To Disney Infinity and Beyond

http://www.polygon.com/2012/12/20/37...

I never got into Kingdom Hearts, but this looks awesome.

The toy box for Toy Story 3 was great fun. It was still a little rough, but if that's the focus for Disney Infinity, I'm definately interested.

This is quite interesting. I'll have to keep an eye on it.

Anyone plan on purchasing this? I'm torn between the pre-order of this and the pre-order of Saints Row IV. I realize time is running out, but Walmart.com has a pre-order deal with the starter kit +extra figure, dic pack and $5 vudu credit that are making my decision so difficult.

I picked this up this weekend and all the items that came with - about $300 in total. Base game is $80. Most fun I have had on my Xbox all year. If you are a fan of anything Disney - run, dont walk and go buy this. My wife, son, and I lost an entire afternoon playing this and my wife IS NOT a gamer. The game oozes charm from the intro to when you finally tear yourself away from playing. Havent even tried the "Toy Box" mode yet. The game is the definitely the sum of its parts and is a must have for any "Disney" fan. It definitely can reach into your wallet if you are the Collector type but the base game comes with 3 characters and 3 game worlds to play in - hours of entertainment not counting the "Toy Box". Game rewards exploration and the opening parts of each "world" are mini-tutorials for the game as a whole. The 3 worlds are "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Monsters University", and "Metrocity? from The Incredibles". The expansion worlds are the Wild West from "The Lone Ranger" and Radiator Springs from "Cars".

I'm curious to read impressions from someone that's *not* a Disney fan. I'll be watching for sales this holiday season, if nothing else.

I'm not a Disney "fan" in any fanboy aspect, but I ended up playing this most of the day yesterday just due to the charm and gameplay. It's as if you took Skylanders, Lego Undercover, and maybe Minecraft and genetically spliced them all together. You can also tell that Disney is seriously behind this. It has that full level of Disney polish that you see in their movies.

I've only played with the Incredibles playset so far, but it's a ton of content to be just one third of the starter set. On top of that you get smaller challenge levels for each character, as well as toy box mode. Collectibles seem to be in almost every part of the game and these get added to your toy box creator for toy box creation mode which adds incentive to keep playing through areas.

I was also surprised by the level of challenge in the Incredibles playset missions. It's not just a "press A until you win" type thing.

That's a short adult gamer view. I can't imagine any kid who likes to game not enjoying the crap out of this. If your kids like Skylanders or the Lego games, it's a no-brainer.

Just wondering if anyone has counter-points to Kuchera's review...
http://penny-arcade.com/report/artic...

The ToyBox mode sounds disappointing because that's what my kids and I were really looking forward to doing. We don't have time to grind out unlocks.

If Skylanders or this offered a $5 option to unlock a character to max level, I'd pay that in a heartbeat so I can keep up with my kids... Just not enough hours in the day.

Bummer I was kinda hoping this was the other game that was using the same tech as Everquest Next Landmark. Now that would be awesome!

Has anyone been able to pick it up on the Wii U yet?

Ulairi wrote:

Has anyone been able to pick it up on the Wii U yet?

If I do end up buying it, that'll be the platform. But I actually need to save some money for the holiday launches and stuff, so I'm holding off.

I love Disney, but I'm not much of a fan of sandbox-like Minecraft games. I'm probably not creative enough, but I don't have much interest in building my own levels etc. Is there something to enjoy for an adult gamer?

Also, I saw EPCOT's Spaceship Earth in one of the trailers. Is there a lot of theme park stuff available?

Ton of Disney stuff available. The unlocks just come from just playing the game. If you play the Pirates world, the unlocks are specific to that world. You won't unlock a monsters Inc toll in pirates etc... I line the unlock system as it lays out rather well as you play each of the world's.

Maybe it's just me, but I'm just not "getting" this game. I bought the starter set for the 360, several of the add-on discs, as well as Italian sports car from Cars and weird squid-face dude from Pirates. I have about an hour in, but really still don't know what to "do." I played a short adventure with Mr. Incredible and only managed to get silver. I took him off the base and went with the sports car and did 2 races and got silver.

So what am I missing?

simpilot wrote:

Maybe it's just me, but I'm just not "getting" this game. I bought the starter set for the 360, several of the add-on discs, as well as Italian sports car from Cars and weird squid-face dude from Pirates. I have about an hour in, but really still don't know what to "do." I played a short adventure with Mr. Incredible and only managed to get silver. I took him off the base and went with the sports car and did 2 races and got silver.

So what am I missing?

The adventures are character specific and offer mini-missions that are graded as bronze, silver, and gold.

If you haven't found the playsets yet, that is the meat of the game outside of the toybox. Put the "clear" playset module from the starter set on the pad and you'll then have menu options for Incredibles, Monster U, and Pirates. Throw an appropriate character for the world on and then you'll play the mission modes for the playset.

Hope that helps.

I've finished the main missions for Incredibles last night at around 5 hours. I still need to go back and do challenges and whatnot. I'm really enjoying the game.

Everyone in my house loves the game. My wife who IS NOT a gamer loves to play as well. @simpilot - put the clear module on the pad and put Capt Jack on the left circle and play Pirates - great fun with a lot of little touches and is quite enjoyable.

Me and my wife wanted to play this together, so I picked up just the starter set today. Right now, I'm disappointed, only because we wanted to play together. As far as I have seen it is impossible to play anywhere other than the toy box, with two players, with the starter kit. Of course I could go spend $30 for three more characters, and we could play together. I just feel like it's a rip off to put coop play behind a second pay wall. It's not like the base game is cheap either.

Other than that my wife is in love. Like Spy said, the game oozes charm and Disney. The opening gameplay actually made me feel a little nostalgic. It gave me the same feeling I remember having when I first saw The Lion King in theaters, or the first time I walked into Disney World.

Yeah, the adherence to canon is annoying and seemingly shortsided. I think it'd be hilarious to play as Sully in the Pirates world, for example.

If you're going to buy beyond the starter pack and you live in the US, you should be able to get everything at half off if you have a Target, TRU, and Walmart in your town.

Walmart has the ally/villain packs at half off.
Target has the Cars/LoneRanger sets at half off.
TRU is doing some type of buy one get one half off sale.
BestBuy is also doing some sales, but I didn't need it to get what I wanted.

Target will price match any local store (BB may as well), so I bookmarked the other sales on my phone and went to Target. I only paid full price for a couple of stand-alone characters. So, for those just wanting couch co-op, you could pick up the ally or villain pack for something like $15?

I'm not sure how long those sales last.

I have come across a major bummer. I thought each character had it's own "game". I started the Jack Sparrow game and played about an hour of it and it was cool enough. I also bought the Davy Jones figure, so I rebooted and put Mr. Jones in. IT'S THE SAME GAME! Only now it is Davy Jones I am controlling! But the characters are still talking about how I need to beat Davy Jones to this or that, AND I AM DAVY JONES!

Thinking it might be a bug, I started a Cars game with the red car. Played a bit and then rebooted and started a game with the purple car. Yep, same game!!

Sorry, but that is just trashy. I don't expect each $12 figurine to have a separate 30 hour adventure, but I expect it to have something that makes it unique other than the ass view that I see on the screen!!

I am hoping I am doing something wrong, but right now I am very disappointed.

TL;DR I'm enjoying and don't feel ripped off, but I'm only a few hours in.

Picked this up this weekend with the kids. We've only gotten a couple of hours into, but we are having a blast. The intro, quite frankly, is stunning. The resulting tutorials are OK, and then we were off to the Monsters U playset. I was fairly meh on it, but my daughter, surprisingly, was loving it. After she went to bed, I played in Toy Box mode (aka sand box) for about 2 hours, mostly creating levels. I really dug it, especially making race tracks for my son and caves to explore for my daughter. One of the better level editors I've used, and my 7 year old digs it too.

We bought the Starter Set, a 3 character set (needed to play coop in the starting plat sets), and two blind packs. Leveraging launch weeks sales, we were out around $85-90. So far, I haven't felt the need to get anything else, but again, not that far in.

LockAndLoad wrote:

Just wondering if anyone has counter-points to Kuchera's review...
http://penny-arcade.com/report/artic...

Again, this is after only a few hours, but here's my quick take. I wouldn't call the Toy Box broken because of unlocks. There seems to be enough widgets to get you started. Having them all unlocked from the beginning would be too overwhelming, but of course I have yet to see how much you get through unpaid unlocks (i.e. normal leveling). I seem to have a lot of unlocks just from doing the tutorials and exploring, but that could drop off. Also, I haven't really noticed any major slowdown that he reports.

When the Wreck-It Ralph/Vanellope content comes out, I'll probably pick this up for my wife

Tanglebones wrote:

When the Wreck-It Ralph/Vanellope content comes out, I'll probably pick this up for my wife

Is there a release date for that?

Stilgar Black wrote:

TL;DR I'm enjoying and don't feel ripped off, but I'm only a few hours in.

Picked this up this weekend with the kids. We've only gotten a couple of hours into, but we are having a blast. The intro, quite frankly, is stunning. The resulting tutorials are OK, and then we were off to the Monsters U playset. I was fairly meh on it, but my daughter, surprisingly, was loving it. After she went to bed, I played in Toy Box mode (aka sand box) for about 2 hours, mostly creating levels. I really dug it, especially making race tracks for my son and caves to explore for my daughter. One of the better level editors I've used, and my 7 year old digs it too.

We bought the Starter Set, a 3 character set (needed to play coop in the starting plat sets), and two blind packs. Leveraging launch weeks sales, we were out around $85-90. So far, I haven't felt the need to get anything else, but again, not that far in.

LockAndLoad wrote:

Just wondering if anyone has counter-points to Kuchera's review...
http://penny-arcade.com/report/artic...

Again, this is after only a few hours, but here's my quick take. I wouldn't call the Toy Box broken because of unlocks. There seems to be enough widgets to get you started. Having them all unlocked from the beginning would be too overwhelming, but of course I have yet to see how much you get through unpaid unlocks (i.e. normal leveling). I seem to have a lot of unlocks just from doing the tutorials and exploring, but that could drop off. Also, I haven't really noticed any major slowdown that he reports.

I have witnessed some pretty intense slowdown for unknown reasons. I'm playing it on the PS3, which according to that article is the worst platform to be playing it on. Me and my wife have been enjoying it. The missions can get a little fetchy, but I wasn't expecting much. They did make it fun but giving you new toys to use in each play set, gradually. My favorite play set so far has been the The Incredibles. The only one I haven't played is The Lone Ranger, which I have no desire to play.

I was initially really upset about how expensive everything is, but after finding a few sales, and after seeing how much my wife and kids are enjoying the game, I'd say it was worth it.

My wife is really excited for the Toy Story play set, and I'm hoping for some Marvel stuff. Let's hope that's not it's own game, because I'll be paying for it all over again.

Not that I know of, but I'm assuming it'll happen, from Ralph being in the promotional materials.

I've seen promo pics that show the Wreck-it Ralph characters will be part of phase two (I think this fall/winter), but the only playset listed was Toy Story. It's odd that they would release new characters without a corresponding playset, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Well my kids absolutely love it and I enjoy playing it with them. The creative mode is a blast to work with the kids. We finished the Incredibles campaign...many unforgivable bugs in there still. Models of some of the people to capture don't match the names, specifically noticeable because of gender, and I'm not taking "Pat" problems. Also, several crashes and freezes.

Tanglebones wrote:

Not that I know of, but I'm assuming it'll happen, from Ralph being in the promotional materials.

It's definitely coming. One of the tutorials takes place in a Fix-it Felix tile set, plus I've seen a preview video of them already.

Oh man, the next wave is going to have Toy Story and Wreck-it Ralph?

My wallet is making this weird crying noise.

Lazy question - is there online play, or just couch co-op?

There is an Online button, but with this game... I ain't going no where near that...

So this game... Did anyone end up getting it? How's toy box mode? I loved the similar mode in Toy Story 3 and curious if I should get this.