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May the Force be with you, on Disney Infinity 3.0

What a difference a day makes. Twenty-four little hours. Yesterday we were fans of the original Star Wars trilogy, and had enjoyed episodes I, II and III. But today we are converts to the simply fantastic Star Wars adventure - The Force Awakens. We sat transfixed by the film at the cinema this morning, and were compelled to open our brand new The Force Awakens Play set for Disney Infinity 3.0... and we were not disappointed!

Following the overall plot of the film, with a few twists and turns to make it even more enjoyable, The Force Awakens is a must for any Star Wars fan. The Play Set contains Finn and Rey, so you can jump straight into the game with a friend.
The game opens with you flying a Tie Fighter to try to escape the First Order - a good excuse to fire at will. Shortly after you land (of sorts) on Jakku, and the game transforms to a first-person platform adventure, before opening out into a much wider free-play type environment. You have to complete missions and help other characters to be able to move forward, all the time aware of who might be after you.

Here's the official Disney trailer for you to enjoy:

The lovely people at Disney also kindly sent us the two other Star Wars Play Sets, as well as a few extra characters. So to complete our Star Wars collection on Disney Infinity 3.0, we also have Rise Against the Empire and Twilight of the Republic.

With the Twilight of the Republic Play Set, you get Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano. The aim, of course, is to defend the Republic, starting with a battle to get into, and then to overcome, the droid factory. In this game, based on episodes I, II and III, you learn to use the Force, travel to different locations, and have to uncover secret plots to be able to bring peace to the galaxy.

The Rise Against the Empire Play Set comes with Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia and is based on episodes IV to VI.. Using blasters and light sabers, the idea is to overcome evil with the Force for the light side. You start, of course, on Tatooine and must complete mini-challenges and games to move through the levels. These include racing, defeating specific characters, and even getting the band back together so that famous music can play again.

All the games have the great music you expect from Disney and Star Wars, and worlds and characters that both look good and move in realistic ways.

All three play sets have been a huge hit in this household. Being able to play as some of the original characters (Luke and Leia) as well as the newest (Finn and Rey) has been great. And on Disney Infinity 3.0, you can use the characters from one Star Wars adventure in another of the Star Wars games once you unlock them by finding their character coins - just switch the figure over and off you go. As with all Disney Infinity 3.0 games, the characters are then added to your Toy Box and available for adventures that never end, and their own special abilities and skills can be upgraded to make them even more useful in the game.

Power Disc packs are also available, to unlock new character abilities, gadgets, costumes and team attacks.
The controls across the three games are very simple, and very similar, making it easy to move between them. Throughout the games there are helpful hints and guides to lead you to the next mission or checkpoint, and there is in-game help if you get stuck.

If you have a Star Wars fan (or two... or three!) in your household, these Play Sets will be very popular!

More information about the three Star Wars Play Sets for Disney Infinity 3.0 can be found on the Disney website.

You can read our beginners guide to Disney Infinity 3.0 here and our review of the Inside Out Playset here.

Disclosure: We were sent three Star Wars Play Sets and additional characters for Disney Infinity 3.0 for the purpose of review. All opinions are our own. Images courtesy of Disney/Disney Pixar. 

1 comment:

  1. I really need to get Disney Infinity 3.0. This sound fun!


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