Until now I’ve managed to avoid being swept up in the hype surrounding all of the collectible action figure games. Skylanders just seemed like a cash cow for Activision and the original Disney Infinity… well, it just seemed to be a bit too much sugar-coating for me. However, combining Marvel characters and not wanting to leave a void in the PS Vita collection, I had to take the plunge with this one!
I didn’t quite know what to expect really before starting out with the game but I found myself pleasantly surprised. On offer is a carefully balanced mix of 3D action adventure (starting with the included Spider-Man theme) along with a 3D sandbox world ready to be fully customised to your hearts content. The game itself has been fun to play so far despite the slight niggles with the framerate and not using the Vita’s native screen resolution but for a game aimed at younger audiences it plays well enough.
The creative mode, on the other hand, is a lot more fun than I expected. As well as easy-to-follow tutorials and a fully customisable “house” to expand and decorate, there are mini games to play and create of your own. Want a platform game? It’s easy to make your own in minutes. Despite the figures and blind-bagged add-on discs, it’s not as expensive as I expected either – most are not essential although I have been picking up quite a bit but that’s more down to my love of Marvel than anything else as the figures make for a great shelf display.
Disney Infinity 2.0 has turned out to be full of surprises, has a lot more depth than I though and so far is a fun PS Vita game.