The home console version of Disney
Infinity was fantastic fun. Sure it has some flaws here and there, but
overall it is a good entry into the industry. Disney Infinity on the 3DS
is deceptive and worthless. We requested a reviewable copy of Disney
Infinity on the 3DS for months. We were told it was coming, we were
ignored, and we were never provided for. So on Black Friday I purchased
a copy for half the price. And it is not even worth that price.
The first problem with Disney Infinity on the 3DS is you get the same three starter characters. Not much incentive to purchase the handheld version. Then you need to find three triple A batteries to make the portal pad work. The portal pad for the 3DS only contains two slots. One for a character, and one for the world generator. Or so I thought it was the world generator. Disney Infinity on the 3DS can only scan and load one thing at a time. So one character, or one world generator. Which means I had to scan four times to get the starter pack content loaded.
I went into story mode all excited to see the open world. I was curious to see the Toy Box mode references on the box. None of that is in this hand held game. Instead there are boards games where teams of four roll dice, and play mini games. Why was the portal needed for this? Why are world generators needed for this? It should just be included. No toy characters are needed.
The mini games can be played by themselves or within the board games. I learned in the board game that the computer teams are exceptionally good, talented, and intelligent. They are very tough to beat. Families would need to practice the mini games repeatedly to beat the computer controlled characters.
Disney Infinity may be competition for Skylanders on the home consoles. Disney Infinity on the 3DS is nowhere close to Skylanders on the Nintendo 3DS.
Family Friendly Factor: 50%
System: Nintendo 3DS
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Developer: Avalanche Software
Rating: ‘E10+’ - Everyone 10+
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