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Disney Infinity (Windows)

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Written by  :  Fred VT (23836)
Written on  :  Jul 10, 2014
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

Windows version: It's free for a reason

The Good

Well, the game is free to download, which makes a good opportunity to try it own and see what the game is about. They even made the play sets available as an update to the game, which I think is the most interesting part of the game (I'm not much of a construction set person). Even though it comes with only Mr. Incredible unlocked, the additional characters can be bought online, or unlocked using the download code from the physical figures or the starter packs.

The Bad

For starters, everything must be bought separately, from play sets to characters and power discs. The unlocked content from a console version does not even carry over even though they are on the same player account. Everything must be downloaded separately, including Jack Sparrow and Sulley, who are in the console starter packs.

Some minor parts of the console version are missing. The available adventures are also not the same as in the console versions, and the character-specific ones seem to be missing. This is quite a minor drawback, as everything can be recreated in the Toy Box anyways. The Hall of Heroes, where the player can see the figure's progress and the power discs collection is also absent.

The worst part of the PC version is the controls. It is not user-friendly at all, and a bit broken, too. Moving the character is supposed to be done using the W, A, S, D keys, but it seems only the D and S keys worked. The arrows do work fine, but are not very practical considering the other controls: the Space key is used to jump, and to attack, the mouse clicks are used. So you either move and jump, or move and attack. Jumping and attacking at the same time is quite a difficult task.

The Bottom Line

I see this version of the game as a trial version, or a dumbed-down one. I don't think I could actually play and enjoy the game, or complete the play sets. I will stick to the console game. If you want to create Toy Boxes, then maybe this version would suit your need, as you can simply buy all the parts rather than unlock them by playing the adventures and play sets.