Like most people my age, their first experiences with video games go back to Nintendo and Mario Brothers. Maybe some of you might even remember playing Atari. Throughout the last thirty years or so of video game advancements with graphics and technology, there has never before been anything like the new Disney Infinity.
Like many parents, you may have seen the commercials or seen it in stores and have no idea what it actually is. All you know is that your children want it. Like the commercials say, players have complete freedom to create the world of their own imagination. Some of Walt Disney & Pixar’s most popular characters star in your world! Quite frankly, Disney Infinity reaches right to the core of Walt Disney himself’s motto:
Even after reading reviews and seeing commercials, we were still unsure what exactly Disney Infinity entailed. At the core of the game is the Disney Infinity Base. Your base is what will bring your characters, play sets and power discs come to life. Play Sets are the story worlds that come with your game. Each Disney Infinity game comes with 3 — Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Incredibles. For an additional purchase, you can also purchase Cars, Toy Story and the Lone Ranger. You become Sully, Captain Jack Sparrow or Mr. Incredible in each Play Set and they have to complete tasks and battle enemies.
What is the reward for advancement? Well one of the major unique features of Disney Infinity is the Toy Box. The Toy Box is really where you can use your imagination and have endless possibilities for any Disney story your mind can create. As your advance through your Play Set, you are rewarded with new characters, upgrades, vehicles and more that you use in your Toy Box. Think about the endless possibilities that can be available to you from any Disney character that you can think of. Build a race track to race your characters, watch them play a soccer match. Dumbo the Flying Elephant can play with the Toy Story characters. Lightening McQueen can become a monster truck! Stitch can ride a surfboard with Wreck It Ralph. And there is so much more!
Disney Infinity is rated Everyone 10+ and I felt that was an accurate rating. My son just turned five and although he is great with most video games and computer games his age, he finds Disney Infinity to be a bit hard for him. There is a lot of reading directions that at five he needs me to do. The maneuvers are some times hard for him as well, so some parental help is needed for that as well. Also, the Toy Box feature is a bit of a hard concept for him for him to grasp without any guidelines.
The concept for Disney Infinity is just amazing and I am really excited to see where it goes in the future….