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Disney Infinity reviews go live: get all the scores here

Sunday, 18th August 2013 23:33 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Disney Infinity reviews have begun trickling in, with most hailing a solid toys-to-life sandbox, but a few outliers coming away unimpressed.

The Disney Infinity review embargo lifted at a strange hour on Sunday night, and as a result at time of writing several major outlets such as Destructoid, Gamespot and Joystiq were yet to post reviews, and Metacritic hadn’t begun posting results. That said, what we do have is below; please flag any more you find in the comments. All scores out of ten except where otherwise noted.

Disney Infinity’s review scores may be more important than you think; the franchise is going head-to-head with Skylanders, which is one of the biggest franchises in gaming over the past few years, although the core may not relish the fact. Disney is believed to have shelled out $100 million developing the game, tie-in mobile apps and associated accessories. If successful, it may reinvigorate games retail, as Skylanders did. If it fails, Disney Interactive’s last great triple-A bid will likely see the company pull even further away from traditional games development.

Disney Infinity is available in North America on 3DS, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U and Xbox 360. It arrives in Europe on August 23. The PC version is due in October.

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  1. Biscuitpants

    wtf is that thing on the left of mike wazowski

    #1 8 months ago
  2. raznorek

    @1, that would be Perry from “Where’s my Perry” the mobile game from Disney. It’s free or .99 on android. Perry is a character on the cartoon Phineas and Ferb as well. I’ve never played the game, just giving you the update.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. TheWulf

    I’ve found that DigitalSpy is pretty good but very often overly positive in a similar vein to the Classic Game Room guy. To see that it’s them panning it is… unexpected. But perhaps also telling.

    I’m interested to see how this plays out.

    One of the reasons they slammed it is actually pretty interesting, and compelling. It’s that apparently the game has a complete lack of difficulty, which just won’t be appealing to kids. Considering how many kids like Minecraft, and considering that kids like being “hardcore” and proving that they’re good at things… well, I can’t see a game that’s a total pushover and a walk in the park being very interesting.

    That Minecraft is so compelling to kids, from what I’ve seen, is the fact that you do have obstacles in the way of building. Being blown up by a Creeper is as much fun for a kid as actually making something. Also, making sure a friend isn’t blown up by a Creeper gives them a feeling of accomplishment.

    Very casual games are appealing to us adults, but to kids? Nnnot so much.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. silkvg247

    They should get kids to review kids games. Just saying.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. Brenna Hillier

    @4 a couple of the reviews mention playing with kids. I suspect that’s at least an extra +1 to the score right there.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. bradk825

    I didn’t know Mickey was actually going to be in it.

    Looks like fun. I hope it also releases on next-gen.

    #6 8 months ago