Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens is the biggest movie to come out in years. Yet, the only tie-in video game that exists is in the form of a play set for Disney Infinity 3.0.
The play set comes with a figure of Rey and Finn as you play through the “story” of the events in The Force Awakens. Available separately are the characters of Poe Dameron and Kylo Ren. No other characters from the film are available yet.
I watched Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens in the cinema and absolutely loved it. I knew the play set for Disney Infinity 3.0 would be out and I wanted to relive the movie again in a video game. Sadly, I felt the game failed to capture the same magic as the movie.
Let’s start off by talking about what’s good. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac all reprise their roles in the movie so it’s good to hear their voices. Chewbacca, Han Solo and Leia are in the game too, but the latter two are not voiced by Harrison Ford or Carrie Fisher.
The combat is solid much like it is in the rest of Disney Infinity 3.0 and you can also participate in space battles too. The introduction level where you pilot a TIE Fighter is done really well and you get to drive the X-Wing and Millennium Falcon eventually too.
Both Rey and Finn have melee attacks. Rey uses her staff while Finn just uses his fists. Both characters have blasters as well which is more fun in my opinion. Sadly, there isn’t any lightsaber attacks that you can use unless you purchase the Kylo Ren figurine.
The worst about about this play set is how short the story is. If you concentrate only on the story missions, it only lasts 3 to 4 hours long. I hoped the game would have been much longer.
There are side missions that prolong the gameplay, but they are mostly meaningless fetch quests that are boring and repetitive. They do nothing to advance the story or anything like that.
The major issue is that this play set pretty much ignores major plot points and characters in Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens. Captain Phasma is unseen and entire sections from the movie are completely ignored. I’m not going to spoil anything here, but the whole experience in Disney Infinity 3.0 failed to capture the magic of the actual movie.
To me, this play set feels like it was rushed in order to hit retail stores in time for the movie. In doing so, it makes the experience really short and unimpressive as a whole. Sadly though, this is the only legit video game that is based on the new movie. Hopefully another video game based on Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens comes out in the future. This Disney Infinity 3.0 play set is not as enjoyable as the movie it is based on. You are better off watching the movie again than playing this play set.