Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars The Force Awakens
Version Played: Playstation 4
Also Available On: Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U
Disney Infinity 3.0 would continue on from the huge success of the other Disney Infinity games, but this one would have Star Wars as the main focus. While the starter pack would come with a playset that was based around The Clone Wars TV series and there would also be one based on the original trilogy that was sold separately. To go with the release of The Force Awakens, a playset for that was released close to when the movie made its debut.
To start with, The Force Awakens has that same charming look that the other Disney Infinity playsets have and the two characters which come with the playset, Rey and Finn both look awesome and are voiced by their actual real life actors so that is pretty cool. The story of the playset does follow the events of the movie quite closely and you will visit many of the locations from the movie such as Jakku and even a level set entirely on Han Solo’s space freighter. As well as Rey and Finn you can also purchase Poe Dameron and Kylo Ren, but you have to actually find Kylo Ren’s character token before you can use him in the playset which I can tell you from personal experience is something that is rather annoying. Poe Dameron on the other hand can be played with right away.
The character tokens are a feature of the other two Star Wars playsets and while I can understand having to find a token to play as say Darth Maul or Boba Fett, I do feel that they should just let you play as the characters that are from that specific playset without having to hunt down character tokens.
Game play wise this is a lot of fun and most levels will see you have to take on a variety of story based objectives to move from one world to the next. These will see you need to collect items, kill bad guys, do fetch quests for NPC and you will even get to fly some vehicles as well. No spoilers, but the story is followed fairly well so you would not want to play this before you have seen the movie. There are also many other side quests that you can do which will earn you money and XP so these are not only fun, but actually well worth doing. The two characters that come with the playset both have their own play style with Rey being more the melee attack kind of character and Finn being more of a shooter. As you progress through the game you can get XP which will allow you to get new abilities and upgrade existing ones.
The playset is something that I played through with my son and we were both in agreement that it is the best playset that Disney Infinity 3.0 offers. The only problem is, is that it is just so similar to the other playsets. The game play is exactly the same as the other two playsets offered so if you did enjoy them then you will have a blast with this, but I do feel they could have perhaps changed things up a little bit.
Disney Infinity 3.0 The Force Awakens playset is a fun way to play through the events of the movie. It may not be offering anything new from what the other two Star Wars playsets offered, but if you had fun with them and loved the new movie then you will really have a lot of fun with this.