So zombombie, I saw that you picked up the starter pack game, the villains pack, and the Lone Ranger set, is that right? How are you enjoying it so far?
A couple random comments... I really like the look of the Lone Ranger figures and the western setting is great for a Play Set world. I'm sure the Lone Ranger story will translate well into some story missions. But it seems like a slightly strange choice for a property to translate into the game.
Since Disney Infinity seems to be aimed primarily at kids (no offence zombombie and NikkiRae, I'm a big kid too!) are these kids going to be excited to have the Play Set for a poorly reviewed PG-13 live-action film that didn't perform too well at the box office?
Seems like Disney is using the game to help bring attention to some of their newer movies. Monsters U, The Lone Ranger... and their upcoming film Frozen. And hey, maybe that's a smart idea. Disney has had a little practice with marketing their brand.
I'm just surprised there aren't more classic characters from older movies. But I'm sure they'll add those eventually too. This is a game that can be endlessly expanded.
I notice the packaging for the Jack Skellington figure has a Toy Box emblem in the corner, which I guess means he's just for playing with in Toy Box mode? Sheme he's not getting his own Play Set campaign. That might be enough to sway me to get the game. Haha. Although, the pirates stuff is temping enough.
From what I understand, there are some Power Discs that allow you to theme the Toy Box with elements from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Let me look it up...
- Jack Skellington appears as a playable expansion character.
- A Jack-O-Lantern from the film appears as an item to be used by characters.
- There are Power Discs that allow you to modify the sky and ground to be Nightmare Before Christmas-themed.
- A mini version of Sally Skellington appears in Toy Box.
Let's hope they add more characters and items from Jack's Halloweentown. That's my hometown!
Anyway, it's all a very novel idea. I've had a lot of fun playing open-world sandbox games with friends. So the Toy Box idea is great... make up your own world and play however you want. Just like real toys.