Disney Infinity: Jack Sparrow, Sulley star in open-world romp
Disney Infinity launches this week on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the Nintendo Wii U and Wii consoles.
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For one thing, the title, which is available for the Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3, and the Nintendo Wii U and Wii, will set you back a hefty $74.99 for the "starter kit" alone. For another, Disney Infinity, like Skylanders, revolves around plastic figurines that open up – via a device called an "Infinity Base" – individual gaming experiences.
Drop a figurine into the base, and you're off and running. But is Disney Infinity any good? Well, let's go to the reviews.
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"The starter kit comes with figurines of Mr. Incredible, Capt. Jack Sparrow and Sulley, and 'play sets' for their corresponding movies: 'The Incredibles,' 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Monsters University,' " writes Lou Kesten of the Associated Press. "Additional characters cost $13 each; 'Cars' and 'The Lone Ranger' play sets cost $35 each. It's hardly the optimal lineup: Disney's hand-drawn animated classics are absent, and I'd happily trade Tonto for, say, Scrooge McDuck."
The figurines, part two
"The toys themselves are well-made statues; they’re not poseable, but each one really captures the personality of that character with a charismatic stance," writes Daniel Krupa of IGN. "The toys have their own unique style that sparked desire in my inner Disney fan. It’s a good thing, too, because Disney Infinity is really all about celebrating the wonder of toys, and that concept is really sold through some lovely deft touches."