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Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play Set

Game review by
Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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Playful sci-fi romp through a galaxy far, far away.

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The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Encouraged to take on tasks to help others, fight for a common good, keep trying if they fail, but set in an environment with a lot of fighting, destruction.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Main characters encourage teamwork, show support for each other.

Ease of Play

Simple controls, lots of tutorials. Some fighting combinations more complex, require additional skill.

Violence

Fighting with weapons is a regular occurrence, although some missions have no violence. Defeated characters either dissolve (humanoid) or break apart (robot).

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Consumerism

In addition to promoting a movie franchise, kids will want to add more (physical) characters to their collection to unlock more items, expand gameplay.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Although no obvious drinking, smoking, players do have several missions in Mos Eisley's Cantina, which movie fans will recognize as a bar.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play Set is an expansion pack for Disney Infinity: Star Wars Starter Pack (3.0 Edition). The playable characters from the Starter Pack can be used with this Play Set (once unlocked in the game) and vice versa. Much like the base set, parents should expect pressure to purchase additional characters to unlock more content and extend gameplay. You can't get through the story without a lot of fighting, whether on land or in the air. Violence is cartoonish, with players using mostly blasters and lightsabers to defeat enemies. Robotic enemies blow apart when defeated, while humans dissolve and disappear without any blood shown.

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Kid, 11 years old January 12, 2018

What's it about?

DISNEY INFINITY 3.0: STAR WARS RISE AGAINST THE EMPIRE PLAY SET mirrors the basic story line from episodes 4–6 of the Star Wars movies with some creative liberties. Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia appear in almost every scene, so players can play with their favorite character and still feel connected to the story line. The Play Set comes with Skywalker and Leia. Most of the game takes place on Tatooine, Hoth, and Endor, with some space action and a few visits to other locales (including the two Death Stars). Kids can pilot X-wing fighters or the Millennium Falcon, battle Wampa and Tusken Raiders, and ride a sandcrawler, a land speeder, and tauntaun. They'll mingle with the Ewoks, help out at Mos Eisley's Cantina, and even engage in a classic "I am your father" scene with Darth Vader. As in previous Play Sets, there are unlockables, collectibles, feats, and dozens of challenges. Kids can stick to the main story line or take on tasks from other characters. They can also just fly or ride around shooting enemies and targets. There's plenty of room for free exploration and for traveling among planets, as well as out in space. This Play Set introduces coins that can be used to purchase buildings in each environment. The special buildings allow kids to summon vehicles and animal mounts, as well as do fun things such as customize droids. Kids will also unlock content they can use to build Star Wars-themed scenes in the Toy Box mode.

Is it any good?

For casual Star Wars fans, this Play Set is a delightful adventure with beloved characters through familiar settings. Hard-core fans will likely struggle with the changes in locale, timing, and character for some iconic moments. Once past all that, this Play Set has so much to see and explore. There's a main story mission, but there are plenty of side missions and challenges from firing off catapults to help the Ewoks to clearing Tatooine of womp rats. It's Star Wars in the Disney Infinity universe with all the quirks and charm that involves; the fighting isn't meant to be entirely realistic, there's no blood and gore, and you have to keep in mind that this is meant to reflect the play patterns of kids in the real world. There's always some whimsy, if not outright goofiness in Disney Infinity. Grab your favorite 10-year-old, haggle over who gets to battle Darth Vader as Luke Skywalker, and enjoy the fun.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about violence in video games. How is our experience playing games different from how we are in our real lives?

  • Talk about the game vs. movies. Did you notice any differences between the game and the original Star Wars movies? Why do you think they made changes?

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