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Disney Infinity Reviews: 2.0 Edition

18/09/2014 3:23 PMdark52

With the game's release in Australia the review embargo has been lifted and quite a few sites have posted their opinions on the brand new Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition), it's a real mixed bag with just as many negative as positive focusing on the additions to the Toy Box and the content of the new Play Sets.

Quote: The HD Room - 4.4/5

A big deal has been made about Disney Infinity 2.0 characters having a level tree and rightfully so. There’s more incentive to level up to the new cap of 20 in order to gain tokens to spend on new abilities and weapons.


Quote: Den of Geek - 4 Stars

This is a game about the joys of creativity and imagination that speaks to these ideas by inspiring you to indulge in them. Disney Infinity is a genuinely impressive creation, so entwined with the essential nature of "Toys to Life" gaming that you’d be excused for thinking this is where the genre started. It isn’t, but it’s certainly where it’s been best expressed.


Quote: Mirror Online - 4 Stars

As you adventure through the game you'll collect more pieces to flesh out your own level creations, letting you put the Marvel heroes in any circumstance that your imagination can muster.


Quote: Game Revolution - 4 Stars

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.


Quote: Cheat CC - 4.0/5

The game itself is much better executed than the original in terms of structured gameplay, but you will need to purchase additional characters to unlock all that Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes has to offer.


Quote: Wired - 8/10

There is an awful lot of value packed into Disney Infinity 2.0. Whether it is the adventures themselves, the new Marvel worlds, creating new experiences in the toy box or the new toy box mini-games we will be playing this for months to come.


Quote: Destructoid - 8.0/10

But while missions may not stray from genre-conventions, Avalanche really nailed how each character plays. Iron Man is particularly impressive, as his animations and abilities directly mirror how you'd expect him to look in a game.


Quote: Game Reactor - 7/10

It's how much you enjoy the Disney and Marvel characters that will decide whether you'll enjoy what's on offer here. Even with some added superhero heft, the game isn't substantially different, or better, than its predecessor.


Quote: Joystiq - 3.5 Stars

The missions themselves are very basic, mostly revolving around standard beat-em-up objectives. You could be told to go to one place on the map and beat up bad guys, or protect someone – by pounding bad guys – or escort people from one area to another.


Quote: GameSpot - 7/10

It takes time and actual, honest-to-goodness skill to make anything remotely playable, which makes the new additions to Toy Box in 2.0 extremely welcome ones.


Quote: Everybody Plays - 3.5 Stars

We're also a bit disappointed that there aren't any collectibles hidden in the levels, either. Leaving them with no replay value, once you're done, you're done, with little incentive to go back.


Quote: IGN - 6.8/10

Uneven and undercooked, Disney Infinity 2.0 isn’t the major upgrade I expected. It lacks the playful fun and diversity that made Infinity 1.0 so great last year.


Quote: Game Informer - 6.5/10

Disney Infinity’s leap into the Marvel universe is bafflingly bad – a gut-punch of a sequel stripped of most of the magic, wonder, and imagination that made the play sets from the first Infinity game enjoyable for children and adults alike.


Quote: Metro - 6/10

We were also sent the Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy Play Sets and they’re just as bad, and just as obsessed with transporting batteries, turning on generators, and fighting the same cannon fodder bad guys again and again.


Quote: Games Radar - 2.5 Stars

While many improvements have been made in 2.0, the core experience remains the same--including its awkward combat, boring, repetitive quests, and obtuse controls.

 I'll be continuing to update this post for the next few days with more reviews as they come in. Disney Infinity 2.0 releases on Friday in Europe and on Tuesday in North America.