For the first time in the series, Kingdom Hearts III features a couple of Pixar worlds among its roster of Disney franchise features, and one of those is none other than Toy Story. In the Toy Box world, Sora’s crew team up with the Woody, Buzz and friends to scope out an enormous, multi-level toy store to try and solve some recent disappearances. Like any good toy store, Galaxy Toys has departments that cater to specific needs, like action figures or outdoor toys. On the middle level is a section dedicated to video games, and it’s here that more Verum Rex paraphernalia can be found, including a playable spinoff mecha game called Verum Rex: Beat of Lead.
Aside from Verum Rex though, the department is full of other imaginary video game titles to peruse. I took the time while writing my recent review of the game to check out what else was on offer and put together a list of which ones I’m most keen to play. Interestingly enough it seems that in the world of Toy Story one single gaming console holds a monopoly on the entire market – – the Play Plus – – so if you like the look of any of these you’ll have to own one.
The game of the moment, Verum Rex (Latin for True King) is a Final Fantasy XV/Versus XIII parody complete with a team of hot, angsty boys fighting giant mechs with flashy attacks. Rex manages to mistake Sora, Donald and Goofy for the three heroes of Verum Rex (Rex, get it?) despite two of them not being an anthropomorphic dog and a useless duck. I haven’t had the chance to check out the core Verum Rex game yet but I’ve sunk some decent time into the mech-battling spinoff, Beat of Lead, and enjoyed it.