Available on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, and the PS4, Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars – The Force Awakens is the closest thing to the tie-in for 7th Episode of Star Wars. The word “closest” is there because it is a heavily abridged version of the film’s storyline. There are even some peculiar changes thrown into the mix such as characters will go missing, and there are roles that are either dropped or swapped. Even entire scenes or sequences have been removed which are questionable if you’ve already seen the film.
Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars – The Force Awakens Deals Many Changes Into the Storyline
From another perspective, Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars – The Force Awakens is pretty much Episode IV with a re-skin in terms of structure and basic gameplay. If you’ve already played Rise of the Empire, then you will experience a large case of déjà vu.
In Star Wars – The Force Awakens, its hub areas are effectively task-based. They will ask you to complete an array of missions that involve either collecting items, fixing uplink stations, or setting up fences to herd some critters behind them. This is not so much of a feature in Episode VII, much less the entire Star Wars universe. However, this type of gameplay is a recurring one found in the Disney Infinity 3.0 playsets.
When it comes to its battle scenes, it will come in the form of on-rail blasters, space combat missions (which are simple), or the basic third-person shooting action. What’s more is that players will find more action sequences, racing challenges, and stunts within the game. There are even some retro-inspired mini-games hidden around the hubs.
These sequences, albeit some are short, do add up to the value of the game’s entertainment. Some of the action sequences are the edge-of-your-seat variety which lavishly recreates that which was shown in the film. Space battles are fun and there are a couple of chase sequences that do work well. Some of the shooting sequences even offer a slightly higher level of difficulty than the others to deliver something that is both tough and exciting.
Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars – The Force Awakens can be rated in a weird manner. As a game, it is pretty average and there are many disappointing things to note. However, the best and the most interesting elements are found tucked away somewhere within the game that adds to its entertainment value. Ultimately, it all boils down if you want to relive Episode VII in a game format or not, but if you do, you will notice a lot of changes in the storyline which may not sit well with purists.