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Submitted by Godchild1020 1122d ago | article

Activision “Flattered” By Disney’s Infinity, Claim They’ll Still “Lead The Category”

Disney’s Infinity, which was revealed yesterday, goes up squarely against Activision’s long established Skylanders. It’s pretty much the same idea, in a genre now called Toys To Life. But Activision aren’t worried. At least, that’s what a carefully worded press statement suggests. (Activision, Disney Infinity, Industry, Skylanders Giants)

Godchild1020  +   1123d ago
Don't bet against Disney. Skylanders are going strong, but I wonder if this will push them to make a Vita version and continue with a Wii version.
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Zanzibar106  +   1121d ago
No doubt that Infinity will do well. It looks potentially like a ton of fun, but I am wondering who their audience is. Skylanders is clearly geared towards younger kids who you'd think would be the target market for any toy-based game. But let's list the things that Infinity includes that younger kids have trouble with:

-Free 3d camera
-Jumping puzzles
-Open-world gameplay (kids get lost without easily-findable objectives)
-Minecraft/LBP world-building
-Online connectivity (file sharing/multiplayer)
-Potential downloadable expansions that require actual DLC/Data management

I don't know about you, but every time my 7-year-old wanted to play any game that had ANY of the above features, he'd get frustrated and I wound up having to grab the controller and do it for him.

Maybe Infinity is trying to expand the toy market to teenagers, but I think that's a risk.
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