Disney Infinity Game Review

Special guest post by 12-year-old JT Bradley and his mom, Kersley Fitzgerald

JT's Point of View:

The game called Disney Infinity, from my perspective, is totally awesome. The game is sort of similar to the game called Minecraft. Many of you have not played or heard of it. Minecraft is where you go around places, like an adventure around a certain area. In Disney Infinity, you can create your own world like Minecraft, but what Minecraft doesn't have is that you can go into other characters' worlds.

Some people might say that you can do that in Minecraft too, but in Disney Infinity you get to be anybody that is related to Disney.

Scary Stuff for Kids 6 and Under

Disney infinity is rated E for Everyone. But the part of the game that wouldn't be appropriate for kids six and under would be Disney Infinity Pirates of the Caribbean. From my opinion, it would be scary for the six-year-old child. From my point of view, kids that are six and under and that have the game Disney Infinity can play Monsters University and The Incredibles with a parent or parent's supervision. Basically, parents can allow kids to play Pirates when seven or when not scared of certain things like giant octopuses, human octopuses, etc. In MU, when you scare the library, a big octopus comes out. That might scare the little kids, so maybe not that, too.

Fun Stuff

All of the games can be fun as long as kids don't get scared of some things. I think the most fun is the Incredibles. One of my friends, his name is John, he says that the Toy Box in the game is fun. I would say that is fun, too.

Hard Things

My friend, John, says that for him, the hardest would be Monsters University. For me, they were all easy. We both have different types of electronic devices, and I will explain that later.

Type of Game Console

I have an Xbox 360 and that is what made it easy for me. John has a Wii U, and it may be difficult. I would have gone to his house and played his Wii U with him, but somebody else came over to my house and we played on the Xbox 360, and she got all mad because she didn't know how to play and where to go. She was a beginner, and I took it easy on her. Her name is Greta.


Many of the characters can be hard to find in stores. I, however, got two new ones. The new ones I have are Mike Wazowski and Syndrome. Usually they all can be at Target and Gamestop.

I got the game, Disney Infinity, at GameStop for about $75 (plus tax), using my birthday money. After a while, I went to Target with my dad and that is when I got Mike and Syndrome. I will be getting Captain Barbosa soon, but I don't know when.

Characters at Target are about $13.

Moving Characters

With Disney Infinity, you can take anybody (characters) to another console that has Disney Infinity. And you will also get new achievements with the game if you get and move characters. When you get new characters, a new world for that new character is made. Pretty cool, huh?

That is all the facts about the game called Disney Infinity. Thanks very much.

Kersley's Point of View:

Disney Infinity is a new video game with a lot of options. You begin with the Starter Pack. It's a little platform that plugs into the game system of your choice (XBox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS), and includes three action figures—Captain Jack from Pirates of the Caribbean, Mr. Incredible from The Incredibles, and Sully from Monsters University along with the corresponding play set piece. Up to two figures at a time are placed on the platform, and these characters appear on the screen. If you connect your game to the Web, as many as four players can play together.

Once the game's intro is over (and whenever you boot it up after), you enter the "Toy Box." It's a little world with a castle that works similarly to Minecraft: you can add landscape, architectural pieces, racetracks, waterfalls, trees—even let loose a flock of frogs that hop around. There are several videos on YouTube that show different creations people have made, which can get very complex. The clerk who sold us the game said that the Toy Box items are sophisticated enough that one player built a working calculator.

Like many other video games, the central meeting place contains the entrance to the individual games. But instead of levels, the games are in different worlds. The Starter Pack comes with Pirates, The Incredibles, and Monsters U. Movie characters can only play in their respective worlds—so Mr. Incredible can't play in the Pirates game. This is where the extra characters come in. You can buy them singly or in packs, and each character opens up another piece of the world. The good thing is, although the platform is game system-specific, the characters aren't. So JT could take his Captain Jack from his X-Box to his friend's Wii.

The clerk who sold us the game warned it was a money sink, but he also said it was very cool. JT managed to get through Monsters U with Mike and Sully fairly quickly. The more characters you have and the farther along in the worlds you get, the more the worlds open up. You can also unlock items in the worlds and play with them in the Toy Box.

Although I was disappointed how quickly he got through the game with the characters he has, it's also a tactical advantage. We can tell the grandparents, "JT needs Mrs. Incredible and the Lone Ranger," and there's an easy birthday present. Or they can be used as rewards: "Write an article on Disney Infinity and I'll get you Capt. Barbosa." It's amazing how well that works. There are also accessories, like character cases, as well as special pre-order characters. But you could arguably spend tons of hours just playing in the Toy Box, building your own worlds, without spending any more money.

As you might have noticed, JT loves Disney Infinity. Greta, however, thought it was stupid. Then again, she's a 13-year-old girl who fences and fly-fishes and only likes Minecraft because she can tell JT what to build and he'll do it. His dad and I like it because it's fairly tame but interesting enough to hold his attention. I could see how someone could get obsessed with buying characters, exploring worlds, and building, so we'll keep an eye on how much time he spends on it.

JT Bradley was born in Bangkok, Thailand, in September, 2001. He has been with his forever-family, Dev Bradley and Kersley Fitzgerald since February, 2003. He loves video games, swimming, and rare days when he has no homework. His dream is to one day be an airline pilot out of Germany. His parents’ dream is that he gets through seventh grade.

Kersley Fitzgerald is a former Air Force officer, former Air Force wife, and current editor of Got Questions’ blog site, Blogos.org. She and her husband adopted JT from Thailand when he was 18 months old. He has spent the ensuing years teaching her more about God than any theology course could.

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