Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition
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.
While fundamental gameplay problems make it difficult to create a truly exceptional gaming experience, Disney Infinity 2.0's real strength lies in the creation aspect itself, something which makes it ideal for a younger audience.
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.
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.