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Re: Infinity, it seems that the folk at Tt are already thinking about what might be...
completely agree on this, also the standard games are so much easier to pick up and play rather than having to set up the portal/discs in a ready to use way. Personally I'd probably play it more if there was a way to play it by using the discs to unlock characters without having to keep them on the portal - so allowing for gameplay in a way that's more like traditional LEGO games.
Still the fact Disney has now explicitly said they're cancelling DI and going to focus on licensing the IPs out is surely their way of saying "We've realised given how much Dimensions sets are selling for that we can make just as much money from licensing to those guys and doing absolutely nothing as we did putting all the effort in ourselves". I suspect Star Wars, Marvel et. al. are now on their way to Dimensions over the next few years.
From what I understand, even in Disney Infinity interaction between Marvel and Star Wars characters was limited because of studio edict.
Star Wars would never sell out like that would they ...?
While I wouldn't mind Star Wars and Marvel to be included in future I actually appreciated the game a bit more for not falling back on Star Wars, I think some people still view the franchise as a holy grail, which frankly it isn't - it's good sci-fi/fantasy escapism.
what I think could be far more interesting is the potential for wider Disney crossover - of course there is still potentially a problem with that in the way of Kingdom Hearts, but having if TT could get Square Enix onboard that could be insanely good for Disney and Final Fantasy fans.
Personally I love it, but if it doesn't do something to bring in new players I worry about it's longevity.
we will know more at E3.
i believe the app based card game to be a side project started in 2015, but is slow to get of the ground.
i dont see a toy line that is always sold out in my sainsbury's is going to just stop.
not when as far as i know the 2016 game is in production.
after all "The sixth game was confirmed by Activision on February 12, 2016"
I think the circumstances around dimensions is a little different. Lego is doing very well and I think they would be willing to stick it out even if the sales were lower than expected. The cost is probably much lower too. They don't have to farm out the work to some toy maker that makes custom figures. Instead, they just need to throw existing lego bricks in box. Sure there are some unique minifigs and printed pieces but I would be surprised if that costs lego that much more given all the collectable minifigs that they turn out these days. Unless they are loosing tons of cash, I don't see dimensions going away anytime soon, especially if competitors are leaving the market.
I'm gonna have to kill.... again!
this is going to suck.
ok so what are the odd's that this will be a V2 promo?
i doubt that there will be any dimensions stuff that's limited in a SDCC Exclusive type way, it's not impossible, but seems unlikely to me.
I also wonder if Supergirl and Green Arrow are testing the water for a new style of character pack, without a minibuild. I know from a conversation wia TT employee that the minibuilds were the hardest part of developement for them, so it makes sense to me that they might want to try to do some releases without them.
That's what I had in mind, aquaman was a prime example of a character who didn't really need a build with him.
for the most part I use character skills over vehicle skills so I only really tend to keep vehicles with unique skills at the top of the pile while playing.
Maybe having the game disc sold with the minifig is enough to get round the no action figures restrictions they have had in the past.
In one of the levels, I ran into one of those "go buy another character" boxes that listed which characters would unlock the next part. One of them was slimer, which I also bought but I just couldn't be bothered to go to the other room to get the pack. When I play a game, I want to be immersed in the game experience and not run around my house.
I also didn't bother building the little toys and just played with the bases. They didn't seem interesting enough to build and didn't add anything to the game.
and you can win the game with just the starterpack.
ok so you can not unlock all bonus parts of the game with just the starterpack.
but then if you could do that then it would not be a TOYS TO LIFE game.
it would be like the lego star wars or lego harry potter game.
who levels have stuff you have to come back later to unlock as well.
me thinks you have not quite understood the point of the game.
What the .... seriously why did you even bother buying the game?
I've still not understood why LEGO hasn't reissued the figures at least in variant costumes to differentiate them from the exclusives.
But I think there's a difference between who they have on a "short list" to appear in sets and who they have on a "short list" for exclusives. I don't know if there'll EVER be a Batman of Zur-En-Arrh figure in a retail set — that character/variant is just too obscure compared to all the other Batman characters they could include. And we might have already had a retail version of Phoenix by now if not for the fact that there have been so few X-Men sets in the first place!