WB would make a better Infinity game than Disney.

I’m going to talk about Disney Infinity, again, I’ll rehash some points and I might even bring up some new points, also, why a WB version would be better.

Okay then, to start off with, Disney Infinity. Level content and other extras could and should have all been smaller discs that don’t take up much room and cost less to make. Seriously, some of the things are ridiculous, Hulk fist, Avengers Tower and other annoying things that take up too much room and that the target audience (children) would get nothing out of, even collectors and those that like to show these things off get nothing from them, they’re translucent, seriously useless and I’m sure they cost way more to make than they should have.

Now the figures, to start off with, I like the figures, I got into it because I liked the look of the Star Wars ones and wanted to collect them all, but the fact that you NEED figures to get anything is the worst, they aren’t exactly cheap and considering the fact that the target audience is, again, children, why make them so expensive, older, nerdy folks would enjoy them more, would they not? So why not target the game more towards them, parents are paying for the things and they don’t exactly add much to the game, sure you can play as Darth Vader, but the whole point of the game is pretty much just to build things, but to build things you need to buy more pieces, followed by unlocking even more things by playing the game, why make a game that’s pretty much all about building, then target it at children (pretty young children at that), then make everything physical toys, followed by having to unlock extras, that’s a lot of effort to get to do the whole purpose of the game without any restrictions.

I mentioned the physical toys for extras and the fact that I think that they’re ridiculous, seriously Disney, make the discs, why go through the effort of all the extra crap, save some money, who was asking for those things? Back to my point, the game should have had DLC, or some form of in-game transaction to permanently unlock characters and extras and have the physical figures give players extra experience or something for their characters. As for the figures (or toys) themselves, the game shouldn’t have been actual toys in the game, make them actual characters in the game and mature it up, just a bit to attract an older audience (you know, the people that actually have money).

Now to fulfill my promise of telling you why a WB version would be better… Looney Tunes. How easy is that, none of this toy crap (is it supposed to be a Toy Story thing?), just have the game set in the Looney Tunes world, have DC go there and maybe even have Looney Tunes go to the DC world, why would this work? Because it does, DC is, I don’t want to say constantly, but they do mix the two every now and then, there was a point where they did Looney Tunes variant covers for the DC comics and more recently they’ve done a few one shot issues where they full on crossover. WB also features DC characters in their Looney Tunes cartoons (generally as a costume or something), so WB already has co-operation between the teams that they need, one of the things that bugged me most about Disney Infinity (other than the stuff I’ve mentioned) is that there isn’t any actual crossovers in the game’s story modes, for example you can’t play as Iron Man in the Star Wars stories, or even as Star Wars characters in the Avengers arena thing (which is pretty awesome aside from the limited characters that could be used).

Now, I understand that there are those of you out there, that may claim that LEGO Dimensions is essentially the WB version of Infinity, but you’re wrong (unless you don’t believe that, than good on you), LEGO Dimensions is a LEGO game with a lot of characters, that’s it, there’s no difference between it and any other LEGO game, aside from the LEGO folks getting less money right? I mean, they could’ve made one game per franchise, but now they’ve got add-ons, sometimes more than one, but still. Anyway, Disney Infinity does have a bit more to it, it’s just that they didn’t make it as big as they should have, the figures look great (imagine how many different Batman figures WB could sell) and each character is fairly well represented in-game (I love the Spider-Man game play) and offers pretty well rounded gameplay, the downside really comes in the level design and the fact that Infinity focus’ more on building your own levels than the levels/games that you pay for, along with the immaturity clearly targeting the game at children, seriously, there’s a mission in one of the Star Wars games where you actually help a Twi’lek senator ‘test’ a playground, what the hell is that?!

 

In ending, “Infinite possibilities” is pretty misleading and if you don’t know what I mean, than you didn’t read the rest of my words now did you and if that’s the case I tisk you, tisk, tisk, tisk.

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Disney Infinity

Disney could have saved Disney Infinity right?

OK, so, Disney cancelled Disney Infinity, why? As far as I can tell, it’s got something to do with the cost of the figures and maybe competition with Battlefront.

From what I can tell, they just completely dropped the game without trying anything to keep it going (that’s why I got into it, figured I’d buy all of the Star Wars figures), they even laid out a timeline showing that the servers would but shutdown after something like, a few months.

Okay, the cost of the figures part doesn’t seem too hard to fix, I feel like Disney should have figured out that producing the highest quality toy to life figures might not quite be feasible in the long run. Easy fix? Make the characters downloadable for one, forcing everybody to buy all of those figures to unlock characters (not even unlock, you have to have the figures on the plate and the plate plugged in to your console to use them, very annoying. (Note: I get that this is a toys to life thing, but I don’t play others)), buying those things adds up, especially parents buying them for kids. Who wants to buy a stack load of figures for their kids, that they will break?

Still on the figures, why make figures like the translucent Hulk fist? That’s right, that’s a thing, it’s one of the play-set things, tell me that’s not a waste of money, I dare you. If they wanted to waste money on figures, I’m sure they could sell vehicle figures and why not make alternate look figures, or more obscure characters like Plo-Koon or Kit Fisto?

Speaking of Star Wars, they could have used 3.0 to make the game more mature, draw in a more mature gaming audience, some bits aren’t so bad, but there are missions that are 100% directed at children (There’s one mission where you have to help a Twilek play on a swing set, bloody ridiculous).

Before finishing, Disney actually had plans to continue the line with things like Doctor Strange and Rogue One, but they just dropped everything.

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In closing, Disney Infinity should’ve had downloads and matured the game a bit, or literally done anything, like, at all.