So I have to buy the starter pack. This lets them play limited levels, right?
But I can buy new characters, and they can play the SAME level with any of them?
I can also buy new levels that can be played with all characters?
What is a "story pack"?
Why can't things be easy anymore. Buy a Nintendo. Buy a game. Play it. I like the old days. In no time, I'll be the "get off my porch you darn kids!" guy...
Yeah these things are just exceptionally complicated. Of course I got it for mine (they have three different versions, Skylanders, Disney Infinity and LEGO) The starter pack will give them a full game, short-ish game, but a game. And you could in theory play and beat the whole thing with just the characters it comes with. But they never give you the characters your kid actually WANTS, so you get sucked in to getting those. And then you are like oh it's so short, but if I buy these level packs they get another 5 hours of game play, so I'll get all those to get the most for my money...sigh.
With Disney you could only play the storylines with the characters that belong in them. I don't know if that's 100% true for LEGO or not, the lego game is more like the LEGO Movie where there were mixes of all different characters in there, so you may be able to play the game with any character. I don't know if you have to have JUST back the the future characters to play that level, or Simpsons characters to play that one or not, but I think it's more lenient than the other games are.
Mine are getting the new Nintendo in March when it comes out, and are enjoying Minecraft until then.