First Impressions: Disney Infinity (E3 2013)
This is one of the more interesting yet difficult games to talk about. First, there are two primary modes within this game. The adventure/exploration mode and a Toybox mode. I got to sample both of them, so I will start with the adventure/exploration mode.
The game comes with three characters, one from the Incredibles, one from Pirates of the Caribbean and one from Monsters, Inc. Simply plug one of the toys on the included base and you play as that character. You can change in the middle of playing without much of a wait. You basically explore around the area completing quests and unlocks settings for Toybox mode. Overall it seemed pretty fun and the quests seemed easy at first, but I would imagine some would become more difficult. You can plant traps for citizens and even customize citizens or objects within the town on the fly! There’s a variety of types of quests where you have to sneak up on a particular character or just the simple collect X amount of something among numerous other types of quests. There’s a map and on screen tips to help you advance through. By using a particular Disney set, you can unlock other objects and characters from that Disney property. In addition, other toys are sold separately that will interact with the game. There is no system restriction on these toys either and can use ones from the Wii U on the 360 or PS3 and vice versa.
Toybox mode is where the creativity flies free. You can take all the objects you found and completely customize them. You can transform the world you are in by changing discs and further customize things with your wand. You can make a race track and even set logic to when you cross the finish line to trigger the crowd to cheer or set off fireworks! You can change specific elements to other Disney properties and mix and match. I didn’t get a chance to play this mode, but we did get a strong look what what you can do. There is a limit on the amount of objects that can be placed, but should be a long while off and not easily hittable. You can also visit your friends creations and walk around their area. This was also confirmed to be the first multi-platform multiplayer experience, meaning you can visit your friends that have a 360, or PS3, or Wii U, etc. So the platform you have it on will not prevent you from visiting friends.