Family Fun with Disney Infinity: A Review

Fun for the entire family is one feature Disney Infinity brings to the table.

With a household of four, including two adults and two young kids, it can be very hard to find a game that satisfies everyone's various interests. Disney Infinity has been a game that my entire family can enjoy, from my youngest daughter all the way to my husband. Disney Infinity has been on practically every moment since we got it on Christmas Day.

Ease of Use

Disney Infinity is rated E for Everyone and that is absolutely true. I recommended 3 and up since kids need to understand what buttons to push on the controller. I've found both my girls (one of them being 4), as well as my 3-year-old nephew, have had no issues learning how to control their character while playing.

Game Modes

Disney Infinity has different modes to it, such as Story Mode and Toy Box mode. Story mode works best for multiplayer if you have more than one character from the same scene. Unfortunately, you can't take Sully to Mr. Incredible's board. So if you just have the starter kit, story mode at that point is single player only.

In Toy Box mode, you can play any character in single and multiplayer modes. Multiplayer works through the traditional split screen environment that we are used to. This is the mode my kids like to run around and play with together. They take their creativity beyond the game. They will build up a set in Toy Box mode and then run around playing out scenes they act out by running around and talking to each other. My husband likes to join in by adding things to the scene, such as enemies..

 The Whole Package

So far, gameplay has been as flawless as can be expected. We have the Wii U version and have yet to come across any bugs. Graphics are great and load times are good. The game has truly been a joy to play with as a family and to watch my children play. It encourages imagination.

What do you enjoy about Disney Infinity?

Our Rating
10
Fun for the entire family is one feature Disney Infinity brings to the table.
Published Jan. 2nd 2014
  • Dave_7171
    Skylanders production quality is a bit better but the replay factor is where Disney Infinity shines. The prebuilt toy box levels remind me a lot of the kids favourite game...Little Big Planet. The only negative I can see at this point is the fact that unlike skylanders only pirate characters can play in the pirates levels etc. it would be nice if all characters could play in all levels. Otherwise, this is a great showing by Disney

    Graphics 8

    Game Play 8

    Replay Factor 10

    9/10 score from the kids
  • Fathoms_4209
    Featured Columnist
    I wonder how this compares to Skylanders...Disney totally ripped off the idea but then again, Disney tends to do things better than everyone else, anyway. ;)
  • Spyke_3447
    Skylanders? go home! you are drunk! thinking you're disney and stuff... :P

    Apologies, had to.

    I do commend this direction in games aimed at the little ones somewhat revisiting the idea of making your own fun instead of scripted or laid out events. Here's hoping the lil ones keep enjoying it, and it's definitely healthy for skylanders to in fact have competition and hopefully drive them to higher standards instead of being the only game in their respective genre.
  • Stephanie Tang
    Featured Columnist
    Do you hit any stumble blocks with the need to buy new characters? It seemed to me a game that could get really pricey really quickly, just to be able to play as your favorite characters.
  • Mary Yeager
    Senior Intern
    We haven't too much. We got the starter pack and my mom gave the girls the Frozen pack (which was only $15 with 2 characters and 2 power discs so a pretty good deal). Its not like Skylanders where you can purchase one figure at a time.
  • Mary Yeager
    Senior Intern
    Plus, its optional if you buy more. I've yet to see anything that says we have to purchase another character to proceed.

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