New heroes and concepts have just arrived in the toy box, and they’re based on the biggest movie release of 2015; Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Earlier in the year, I spoke about Disney Infinity 3.0 itself and the Good Dinosaur add-ons. I like the fact that the game releases new toys and content at the same time as the movies; it enhances your experience with the films if you’re a Disney fan. My family and I had a fun night seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then when we arrived home we were able to relive the moments we loved from the movie in the game. I haven’t experienced such a thing with any other video game I’ve played, and being 18, I’ve played many. My best friend who’s in college had so much fun with the toy box, and it’s new characters that by the end of the night, my Poe Dameron reached it’s maxed level. Before I recall the experiences I had with my friends completely losing themselves in the toy box, let’s talk about the new pieces you need to collect.
Let’s Get Into It!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Playset: Disney Infinity 3.0 playsets are a must-have if you’re brand new to the game because depending on the playset you buy you’ll unlock a story mode based on Star Wars, Inside Out, Marvel Characters, etc. This playset includes Rey, Finn and the Star Wars: The Force Awakens story mode. While Rey and Finn are two very fun characters to use, I’m leaning more towards Rey as being the one who is more interesting of the two. I like Rey because her move set is versatile, and her melee abilities are unlike any of the other toys I’m going to mention.
Rey uses a staff in the film and the game, and I couldn’t help but remember practicing my fighting skills with a plastic tube when I was little. Finn, on the other hand, reminds me a lot of Poe Dameron; who we’ll be talking about soon. Just like Rey and Poe, Finn’s ranged attack is his blaster, and it’s his most effective weapon. Finn’s blaster is the best out of the bunch because it’s fully automatic and it does the most damage. Although, I feel like more could’ve been done with his melee abilities. Thankfully some upgrades can be purchased with skill points as you level him.
The story mode does a superb job at following the same timeline as The Force Awakens. While it isn’t as cinematic as the movie, it still allows you to relive the moments you watched with your family or spouse. If you’ve bought older star wars characters in the past, be sure to collect coins throughout the story mode that will allow you to use them in your new adventure. Things became fascinating when I was using Kylo Ren to build ramps in a lake for local’s entertainment ( which is an actual thing you do ).
Poe Dameron And Kylo Ren: These two characters, unfortunately, come separately from The Force Awakens playset, however, they’re affordable. Poe Dameron and Finn don’t have many significant differences, other than the fact that Poe’s blaster is a little weaker, and Poe can summon BB-8 to help him in battle, which is probably the greatest thing I’ve seen so far. I would pick up Poe to fulfill the collection factor that’s vocal in the game; The Force Awakens experience simply isn’t complete without him. Kylo Ren is the must-have out of the new additions to the toy box. He is the only character out of the four who wields a lightsaber and can use the force. Kylo’s move set goes the farthest in depth, and it isn’t as repetitive as the others ( although the other skill trees are fantastic ). If you watched the movie, you’d immediately notice that the Kylo Ren in the game shares the same mannerisms as the Kylo Ren in the film, so he’s definitely the most detailed as well.
Star Wars TFA Power Discs: The power discs come in a bundle of four, and they will cost you a little less than a brand new character.
As you can see in the screenshots provided, the power discs allow you to give Finn a stormtrooper costume and Poe his jacket that Finn decided to take.
The other power discs include an orbital strike that you can call in with any of your characters to inflict damage on your foes.
And lastly, the Hexagonal power disc provides a brand new ship for any of your toys to fly, the family’s favorite.
Well, that’s everything you need to know about Disney Infinity 3.0’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens collection! I would recommend buying the whole set, especially if you’re a brand new to the toy box. If you must pick and choose between individually sold characters, I would pick up Kylo Ren because he’s arguably the most popular Star Wars TFA toy right now and he’s just as cool as Darth Vader. I wouldn’t call the power discs a must have, but they do enhance your experience with the rest of the collection.
Until Next Time!