I’m getting a distinct ‘poop hitting the fan’ vibe from this page.
I have acquired Disney Infinity 3.0, which is a dangerous prospect! Specifically it’s the Fall of the Republic starter set and some miscellaneous Star Wars figures. I remember how excited I was for Amiibo when they were announced, and I rode the hype train for a bit, but, wow, just the level of incompetence when it comes to the distribution of those things is staggering! Add to that the fact that Amiibo rarely do anything notable to add to a gaming experience and it’s hard to stay excited about them. In some ways that’s good, because many of them are so hard to get your hands on that it’d be frustrating if they were required for any meaningful content. On the other hand, if there were an Amiibo-specific game, as Disney Infinity is to its figures, I think that would be a pretty strong collector incentive!
Either way, though, falling down the toys-to-game vortex can be an expensive venture. But, uh, Star Wars! When DI 3.0 was announced and they showed off those great looking Star Wars figures,it was as if a million amiibo cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. Sorry, Captain Falcon, with your crotch stick, or yellow pee Link, or Zero Suit Samus and your poor carbonite encased leg, Disney Infinity figures do not have your awkwardly placed support structures! They’re also beautifully consistent in style and design. Oh, and they’re Star Wars (along with any other potential Disney owned property that I love, which is many)!!
Even if the game ends up being a big stinker (which seems unlikely considering the reviews), at least I’ll be able to fill up some of my empty shelf space with little Disney princesses.Published on by Alex Kolesar