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POSTED 2/10/14


DISNEY INFINITY 2.0: MARVEL SUPER HEROES

Disney Interactive



We sometimes wonder whether Stan Lee occasionally sits backs, sighs and emits a satisfied – yet perhaps slightly incredulous - “Damn!”

He’s lived to witness his Marvel creations evolve from comic strips to being animated, portrayed in real life and now computerised figurines that spring to user-controllable life when plopped on a plastic base plugged into a videogames console. Damn!

DI2.0 grabs the blueprint from the first DI and improves everything. But one question remains... Is it a bir- oops, wrong universe. OK, is it a game, or is it a creation tool?

The answer, natch, is yep.

Just wanna be a superhero and save NYC from baddies? Sure. A crystal lump comes with this Black Widow/Iron Man/Thor-including kit allowing exactly that. It also includes two quadrilateral discs holding tower defence and dungeon crawl outings. Why some are discy and one’s crystal lumpy, umm... Maybe because the latter two demonstrate what can be created in DI2.0’s you-create toy box? Yes, it’s that powerful.

Most everything you do playing games unlocks bits to faff with creatively. Or you can buy them with blips you collect while playing. From racetracks to beat ’em ups, to infinity and beyond (sorry), DI2.0 does a fab AFL impression by being more than a game.
 
While it isn’t doddleistic grasping the creative concepts, it isn’t rocket science either. Any six-year-old will jump in like Scrooge McDuck to his money bin, while we relative oldies will likely crack the “Wakwakwak!” shits Donald-style at our inability to be all logical and stuff.

Meanwhile, the figurines are gorgeous. Imagine the Marvel characters blorped through an Incredibles machine and you’re there. Plus Hulk has the cutest nipples!

Creatively, DI2.0’s arguably more real-world useful than Minecraft, deftly teaching logic as well as construction. Game-wise it’s just fun being Marvel-lous and levelling up fave characters.

Either way, DI2.0’s pretty darned excelsior...

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