Remember when IG Neo used to be the most common type of video he’d make (not counting E3)? Now, that’s also been thrown to the wayside, like I Rate the 80’s. Hell, he’s made more retro reviews this year than modern reviews. He hasn’t done that since he began.
Anyway, he’s going to talk about Disney Infinity. For those unaware, Infinity is Disney playing “follow the leader” and putting out their own version of Skylanders. Though unlike Skylanders, there’s more modes offered, including the ability to create your own games (like LittleBigPlanet). Plus, characters people actually recognize.
And since it’s a Skylanders clone, it’s no surprise that Bores is talking about it. You know, there were so many other games that came out in August he could have talked about. Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Pikmin 3, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, Dragon’s Crown, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, DUCKTALES: REMASTERED! Funny how he was so excited about that last one, but now that it’s out, he hasn’t said a damn thing about it.
Like his last Skylanders review, this was not posted on GotGame, but rather on YouTube. Probably because he knows he gets more views there and nobody goes to GotGame.
0:07 - 0:16: He mentions how he got a lot of requests to talk about “Disney’s Infinity”. There’s no “apostrophe s” but I’ll let that go. Honestly, I’m not surprised this is something he got requests for.
0:17 - 0:44: IG starts off saying that it’s nothing like Skylanders, despite the use of figures and a base. That’s good right? Variety is the spice of life?
0:44 - 1:33: He lists off the starter pack’s contents (and right off the bat I can tell he has little content), naming each character. He has a really strange pronunciation of Sully (Soul-y?).
He notes the main hub is called the Toy Box and that it’s customizable.
“Maybe too customizable” That’s a complaint? I’m sorry, but where I come from, having lots of options is a good thing.
1:33 - 2:32: Not really anything bad happens here. He’s actually discussing mechanics and how the game works. Why can’t he do this more often?
“Since I’m a big fan of Pirates of the Caribbean movies” Then why didn’t you watch the fourth one? That’s what you said on your site.
2:33 - 3:23: IG reaches his big downside, you can’t use other characters in the themed levels. Meaning no Monsters University or Incredibles figures in the Pirates of the Caribbean stages and vice versa. Can’t really say anything because that does sound like a real complaint. Again, why can’t Bores be this way in every other damn game he reviews? Why is it only in these stupid action figure related games?
He ends with his rating.
He wanted something more like Skylanders where they all team up to fight a villain in the end. Had you paid attention to any press demos, you’d realize that wasn’t going to happen. I mean, you saw the game at E3. Maybe you could have asked “Is there going to be a villain?” or something like that? Also, if you really want a villain so bad, go play Kingdom Hearts.
He says kids won’t like it because it’s “too complicated” and it’s more for the “10-16” range. You’re underestimating how creative kids are Chris, they might love something like this. Where they can build and play with real life action figures and make their own games out of them. Even showing them to their friends.
Then he mentions an upcoming Jack Skellington figure. Whatever.
This was… surprising. I’ve definitely seen much much worse.
It was really more boring than bad. Even when he actually gives a crap and writes a real review, he still lacks charisma and ends up putting me to sleep.
Still, it’s depressing that he puts way more effort into these reviews of stupid action figure games, but everything else gets half-assed poor excuses of reviews, full of cheap gags and blatant evidence he didn’t even beat the game.
Hope you enjoyed his return to modern gaming, tune in next month when he talks about Swap Force. Oh, you’re expecting reviews of Rayman Legends, Puppeteer, The Wonderful 101, Grand Theft Auto V, Rain, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Beyond: Two Souls, or Pokemon X &Y? Keep hoping because Bores doesn’t give a crap about anything else now.
Though he might talk about Diablo III Console Version. Who knows.