I have no interest in Disney, and no interest in Star Wars, so obviously I was going to buy the Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Starter Kit when I say it cheap. It’s terrible.
Let me qualify that a little. It isn’t exactly really terrible, but it is a confusing mess. There’s a hub, right, which is called a Toy Box, but then there are other toy boxes, then rooms in the toy box that are almost completely empty. There’s very little to do in the toy box itself, and the other toy boxes that I downloaded are jerky and slow and despite being listed as made by Disney seem to be made by five year olds. Every time we play, my daughter is told she has to sign into PSN (she can’t – she’s not old enough to legitimately have a PSN account), then the game complains she isn’t signed in. Every so often when the game loads a new area or toy box or something, it complains again.
The supplied toy box (I presume that is what it is, anyway) is a very short level from The Clone Wars (again, I presume) where you infiltrate a droid factory and defeat General Grievous, in a way which is much less fun than when you did it in Lego Star Wars III. Once the “story” is complete, you wander round the level doing inane tasks for characters who have magically populated the place. Find my pet. Find my toy. Find the spies. Find me. Yawn.
The graphics are decidedly last gen. The actual construction stuff is too complicated. It’s possible to get stuck in areas with no way of resetting your position or restarting the level. When you record a video it sticks a big DISNEY INFINITY logo in the top left of the screen.
BUT. But. There’s a saving grace. A game changing victory. A killer USP. What is this feature? You can pick up Ewoks, and dropkick them off a cliff. YES. In fact, you can pick up pretty much any character and dropkick them anywhere. Over and over again. With no penalty! Best game ever.