YMMV: Disney Infinity

  • Author's Saving Throw: After the infamous PC-Exclusive debacle, the leak of Sam and Quorra finally getting figures in the 3.0 edition of the game has pleased the fans.
    • The introduction of pre-CGI Disney Animated Canon characters (such as Stitch, Aladdin and Jasmine, Mulan, etc.) could be seen as acknowledgement of complaints about the lack of such characters.
  • Awesome Moments: In one trailer, anyone who'd always wanted to see Randall vs. Violet finally got their wish.
  • Awesome Music: The music that plays in trailers for the game.
  • Base Breaker
    • Captain America's new 3.0 figurine has gotten this reception since it's announcement. Some people are happy to see the Captain get upgraded for the new edition, while others would have rather had another Marvel character who isn't already in the game.
    • Another debate has also sprung up: should characters from the 1.0 and 2.0 versions of Disney Infinity be upgraded for 3.0, or should that effort be focused on bringing in new characters instead?
  • Broken Base
    • There are a few people disappointed at the lack of characters from Disney's renaissance era, with most of the playable characters coming from most of Disney's post-2000 work, like Wreck-It Ralph and Pirates of the Caribbean.
    • Some are disappointed at there are hardly any characters from the Disney Animated Canon at all. The few that are are only from post-2010 CG films. There wouldn't be any 2D animated characters until Stitch, Aladdin and Jasmine were introduced in 2.0.
    • Many Pixar detractors and "classic" Disney fans were upset that the first game's roster was roughly half Pixar characters and half "actual" Disney characters. The fact that more than half of the game's playsets were based on Pixar movies while fan-favorites like Jack Skellington and even Mickey Mouse were toybox exclusives didn't help.
    • Cars characters being in the games. They're, well, cars so they really stand out. Not helping matters is Cars 2's rather spotty reception compared to other Pixar films.
    • Phineas and Perry are in despite being from animated series rather than movies. Ideally this could make way for even more potential characters and playsets, such as an often requested Kim Possible figure, or a Recess playset. However, some fans are under the impression that it's a one time deal due to their popularity.
    • The Marvel universe being the main focus of the second game broke the base even further.
      • There's a further split with people upset that the X-Men & Fantastic Four aren't included, seemingly because of Disney's dispute with Fox over the movie rights to characters. The potential of having the Richards family encountering the Parr family is certainly enticing...
      • While many were happy to see Black Panther, The Vision, and Ant-Man revealed in the leaks, many were annoyed that Scarlet Witch wasn't present as well. Especially since so far, there have only been two women released among the Marvel characters.
  • Creepy Cute: The Symbiote Spawns and Swarming Symbiotes have huge teeth, attack and overtake any living creature that gets too close... And look like adorable little goop puppies!
  • Designated Villain: Randy is lumped in with Davy Jones and Syndrome in the villains pack even though he does nothing to warrant it in the main MU gameplay.
    • Parodied in the Toybox Takeover where Syndrome complains about Designated Villains such as Wreck-It Ralph and Randall representing villains when they're more "grey area" characters.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse
  • First Installment Wins: Averted. The majority of the roster is comprised of characters from source material originating from the 2000s. The exceptions are Mickey Mouse (of course), Jack Skellington and Maleficent, and that's not counting the Marvel heroes: the oldest character amongst the latter group is Captain America, who made his debut in 1941. This makes him the second oldest character in the entire game behind Mickey. In a notable exception, the game uses Sam Alexander, the second Nova, rather than Richard Rider, the original Nova. It also features Carol Danvers in her Captain Marvel persona rather than as Ms. Marvel.
  • Heartwarming Moments: The announcement trailer for the Aladdin and Jasmine two-pack.
    • Most characters just sound so happy to see you when you put them on the base.
  • Internet Backdraft: The announcement that Sam Flynn and Quorra are iOS and PC exclusive rather than being actual figures didn't sit well with... anyone. At all. Rubbing salt in the wound in Toy Box TV episode 55 just made things worse.
    • The announcement that a power disc that gives Mickey his Kingdom Hearts outfit will be exclusive only to D23 convention-goers attracted a rather massive backlash.
    • The "Squid Wars" Toy Box level has gotten a lot of ire from Splatoon fans for what appears to be a shameless ripoff of the game taking place on a map very similar to Arowana Mall...despite the fact that there was a Toy Box level based on Colombia from Bioshock Infinite built with no such outrage from its fans long before this.
    • The decision to release 3.0 on Steam as a free client that you purchase DLC to play in place of the peripherals of the physical versions, namely because the combined price of the DLC totaled almost $900, including three $40 starter packs, a $100 pack of characters from 1.0, and full access to the Toy Box. This was rectified a day after release and the total DLC cost was reduced to a more reasonable $130 with the only starter pack now being Twilight of the Republic.
  • No Problem with Licensed Games: Despite a few shortcomings, the series' reception has been mostly positive. 2.0, however, was met with more mixed reception. Praise was given towards the vastly improved Toy Box mode, but the Play Sets fell under a lot of criticism due to having extremely repetitive missions and not being anywhere near as unique and varied as the 1.0 Play Sets were.
  • MST3K Mantra: Definitely in full effect when trying to wrap your head around Disney idols, Marvel heroes, Jedi knights and a pre-teen girl's emotions all being able to interact with each other. Justified in that-as stressed before-everything in the game is a toy, including all the characters.
  • Periphery Demographic:
  • Porting Disaster:
    • It's long since been patched, but the PS3 version had a save corruption bug for a while.
    • The Wii version doesn't have the online functions the HD consoles do. That means you can't upload or download levels created in the Toy Box by other users. There have also been reports of lack of multiplayer in the Play Sets.
    • The Wii U version of 2.0 added online functionality, but still has frequent framerate drops.
    • The iOS version of the Toy Box has lots of problems, such as severe frame rate issues and impractical touch-controls.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: Leveling up a character after it grows past level five is difficult enough, but try doing it with a Toy Bbox exclusive character, and THEN try it after you've completed all the feats!
    • 2.0 makes things quite a bit easier with the addition of "Survival Challenges", which involve an endless series of randomly generated "kill all the enemies" and tower defense levels, giving you plenty of mooks for you to beat up for XP.
  • Ship Tease: Upon meeting each other, Ralph and [[Disney/Frozen Elsa]] will compliment each other, referencing a tweet that Jennifer Lee made about them as a couple.
  • Sophomore Slump: 2.0, despite the Toy Box box mode being improved and introducing Marvel, caught flack for having some of the most disappointing Play Sets in the series. (Repetitiveness was the most common complaint.) The Play Sets in 3.0 would see a vast improvement over those in 2.0, along with other improvements to the other game modes.
  • Stop Helping Me!: The announcer can REALLY grate on one's nerves after the umpteenth time he walks you through the "Packs and Tools" and "Mission Log" tutorials. He'll even talk over character dialogue.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: All of Disney in one video game? That's awesome! We could have Jack Skellington teaching scaring in Monsters U, or Elsa can freeze the ocean in the pirates playset! The possibilities truly are infinite... Oh, they're all designated to their own playset? And some of them can only be used in the toybox? Well, I guess that can be fun, too.
    • Fixed by 3.0 with the near play set level experience "Toybox Takeover" and "Toybox Speedway", which allow you to use every character in specialized gameplay worlds.
  • Uncanny Valley: Phineas is pretty strange looking in three dimensions.
  • Worth It: Is it really worth buying all twenty nine figures of Infinity 1.0 just to have your favorite Disney characters wield a Lightsaber? IT'S WORTH EVERY PENNY!
    • Many will argue that the Keyblade is just as cool.