As a part of the E3 expo, Disney Interactive very kindly invited Nuke the Fridge to play the upcoming highly-anticipated Disney Infinity 3.0’s Star Wars playsets. Of course, being a huge Star Wars fan, I jumped on the chance to explore the Star Wars galaxy in a whole new way.
I first played The Rise of The Empire playset where I was Boba Fett flying an X-Wing (yes, things like that can happen in this game). My mission was to blow up the Death Star. Though I was pretty bad at flying, I had so much fun with this. During the mission, you are given tasks like shooting down TIE fighters to protect your squad, trying to maneuver around obstacles getting destroyed and dodging Darth Vader’s attacks as he tries to shoot you down before you have the chance to “use the Force” and blow up the Death Star. This mission reminded me a lot of Rebel Assault II for the Playstation but with Disney/Pixar animation. All the dogfights are just like they are in the Star Wars films. It’s really really awesome.
Next was the Twilight of the Republic playset, which is a playset based on the prequels. This time around, I was Yoda and my mission was to help the Clone troopers cross a bridge. As Yoda, I had to protect the troopers and the bridge, as battle droids attempted to halt the mission. Once again, this was very very fun. Each character you use in this game has special abilities. Since I was playing as Yoda, his specialties consisted of very quick strikes, just like he had in the prequels, as well as the ability of the Force. Throughout the mission, you gain experience points and a form of currency (not called credits like the prequels) that you can use to buy different items.
In Disney Infinity 3.0, you can take different characters from the Marvel Universe, Pixar, Disney and Star Wars and put them in a pod race or even fight side by side with each other in different playsets.
I had a lot of fun with these Star Wars playsets. It’s definitely a game for all ages as it’s not too easy as far as the difficulty level goes and it’s a game that anyone can just pick up and start playing.