Disney Infinity 2.0 has a lot of improvements, Toy Box is still great, but it doesn't feel like a major upgrade.
Disney Infinity 2.0 tries to do too many things, and ends up not being very good at any of them.
A game of two halves: the new Marvel adventure is awful but the improved Toy Box is good enough to inspire kids to make something much better themselves.
None of the play sets deliver big gameplay thrills, but the Toy Box is once again great fun for aspiring artists or a group of people looking to mess around
Infinity 2.0 knows where to lend a hand or take over to keep things from getting boring
The Toy Box is back and better than ever in Disney Infinity 2.0, and it's still a great way to have a shared gameplay experience with the favorite little child in your life (even if that's you).
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is still aimed at the younger crowd, but the new Toy Box and attention to detail will speak to audiences of all ages. With stronger writing and even deeper gameplay options, the third game could really have universal appeal beyond the audience it already reaches. 2.0 feels like a natural evolution, and that's a good thing if you liked the original.
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is still an excellent upgrade to both the single player and content aspects of the game. There were moments in The Avengers set where my jaw dropped open as enemies tossed cars around like they were cardboard and errant blasts tore chunks out of buildings, giving the whole experience a truly super-heroic epic scale that I didn't expect.
Whether looking to expand the original Disney Infinity experience or joining the series for the first time, 2.0 is a sound follow-up. Though mature gamers will find it hard to warm towards its basic mechanics and lack of stock content, younger audiences will relish the freedom and creativity it instills. Avalanche Studios and its cohort of developers have gone a long way to capture the essence of its super hero line-up while still ensuring plenty of heart-warming Disney magic throughout. Overall, 2.0 may not have the impact of the original but it's still one of the best "toys to life" gaming experiences on the market.
Depending on what you want from Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition you'll either be underwhelmed or overjoyed. Maybe both. You can see exactly where improvements have been made, and where the series still needs to grow. We're disappointed in the lack of diversity from the available Playsets, but there is still a ridiculous amount of stuff to collect, and it's now more accessible, customizable, and fun than ever.
It's not until you see it in action in the hands of fans and players that it starts to make better sense. Testing the game out with my own children was a light-bulb moment for me, as I watch them moved seamlessly from playing with the toys on the carpet to placing them on the Infinity Base and continue those adventures on the screen.
The Marvel fan-service, along with the constant small moments of delight and whimsy, more than make up for a few remaining weak spots.
It's going to cost you a fortune, though, because once you start to enjoy dashing through the air as Iron Man, you'll want more of those pricey heroes to throw into your game, because they're wonderful little toys that look and feel good. On that note, this seems an ideal time to remind you that we don't accept any responsibility for any overdraft charges you may incur after playing Disney Infinity 2.0.
A fan of super heroes, our young tester adores the Marvel theme. But she makes no bones about her disappointment over the game's dismal male-to-female character ratio.
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 feels like a failed attempt at rushing a game out to cash in on a trending genre, that ultimately suffers from too little development time and polish.
Disney's ambitious toy-game hybrid returns with improved customisation in its Toy Box, but its Marvel-themed adventures fall short of super.
Disney Infinity 2.0 is a complicated beast, and easy to write off as a money grab for this lucrative new market created by Skylanders. However, see the game in the hands on young players and the different pieces fit together coherently.
Disney Infinity remains a series with a host of potential that never seems to get fleshed out. The Toy Box once again reigns as the sole reason to purchase the game, and it doesn't come cheap. Disney knows what they are doing though, adding in Marvel only makes kids scream for the figures even more than before.
Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes is certainly a fun way to sit around and play with your kids but I don't see many adults or more mature gamers getting as much out of it unless they really enjoy the creationary aspects of the Toy Box. While the Toy Box might shine as the best experience that the game has to offer it's unfortunately dulled by how disappointing the play sets are in comparison. The fact is that most players will just want to hop in and play rather than build. Those players will ultimately be left wanting after play set boredom sinks in. Still, it is an improvement over 1.0 and it makes me hopeful for what we might see out of the eventual successor in Disney Infinity 3.0.
As a children's game, Disney Infinity 2.0 definitely delivers an adorable casual game experience. But as a game solely for grown-ups, it's a little lackluster due to repetition and lack of online play in the current Play Sets available for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes.