It started with Skylanders a few years ago, then Disney jumped in with Disney Infinity. These collectable figure games gave kids a more tangible experience – and parents a much lower balance in their bank accounts – when playing on their console by allowing them to swap out real life figures on a portal or toy base and bring them to life digitally in game. The day has come where Disney has released the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition for PC.
Before you get too excited though, the PC version differs from the console versions in that there is no Disney Infinity Base or physical figures for your children – additional characters and levels are now delivered in the form of DLC. The game is available on either the Disney Infinity website, Steam, or the Microsoft Store. According to the Microsoft Store listing, the DLC ranges in price from $2.99 to $49.99 ($4.59 – $75.49CAD), while packs on Steam range from $16.99 ($18.99CAD) to $39.99 ($43.99CAD), while the Disney Infinity website offers individual characters for $5.99 (which is considerably cheaper than the roughly $15 you’ll pay for a physical character for the console version), the complete Toy Box experience for $9.99, Spark bundles starting at $2.99, and the same Character Packs and pricing as Steam is offering.
On Steam, for $16.99 you’ll score 5 characters in the case of the “Inside Out Character Pack,” or 4 characters and one or two hex discs for the Star Wars packs. The Play Sets come with 2 characters and a level, and here’s where it gets tricky as the DLC starts to overlap. For example, if you purchase the “Inside Out Play Set” you get Joy, Anger, and the Inside Out level. If you want the other characters – Sadness, Fear, and Disgust – you’ll have to pick up the “Inside Out Character Pack” which also includes Joy and Anger, so you’re effectively paying for those characters twice.
Feedback on the Steam site is largely negative at the time of this article, with only 34% positive reviews out of 250. The biggest complaint seems to stem around how crippled the base version of the game is, with many calling it a demo and even complaining about having to buy save slots just to save your progress.
To confuse things even further, the Steam version lists Steam Achievements, while the Microsoft Store version has Xbox achievements which makes you wonder if the DLC purchased from each of the three “versions” is compatible across the board. We’ve reached out to Disney to see if the DLC purchased through the Disney Infinity website works in the Steam and Microsoft Store versions and vice versa, and we’ll update this article once we get a response.
Have you played the PC version of Disney Infinity 3.0 yet? If so, do you think it’s worth it compared to the console versions, or is having a physical character worth the additional cost? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: Disney Infinity