Reviews and Problems with Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
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Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
2 September 2013
Summary: Growing up in the nineties, I gained a certain affinity for contrived plastic gimmicks designed to be collected by compulsive children. The likes of Mini Boglins, Monster in My Pocket, and GoGo's Crazy Bones made up a huge part of my childhood, so it took little effort at all for me to care about Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure .
Excerpt: About 3 years ago, I reviewed the last Spyro game and I've been wondering what happened to Spyro ever since. It turns out that he's been hanging out in Skyland with the rest of the Skylanders and Eon. I loved the original Spyro games. The colorful worlds and characters were entertaining and fun. Skylanders: Spyro's Adventures returns to that colorful and bright look. You'll even see some very familiar characters other than Spyro.
Conclusion: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure isn't a great game, but it's not a bad one. If you're a kid, the draw is probably irresistible. If you're a parent, the high price tag will probably send you running for the hills. But if you want to play with your children, and they have a few friends whose parents were willing to buy them some additional figurines, then you might be able to get some decent fun out of it. For everyone else, though, Skylanders is a pass.
Conclusion: As a game designed to appeal to young boys and sell more merchandise, Skylanders achieves its goals. In the annals of games as marketing tools though, it isn't as compelling as classics like Cool Spot or Chex Quest .
Excerpt: First things first - Skylanders Spyro's Adventures is not really a Spyro game, at least in the sense that it's not a direct descendent of the Spyro games that had their heyday on the last generation of consoles. Think of it as more of the first Skylanders game, and a game in which Spyro happens to appear as a playable character.
Excerpt: It's hard to imagine my childhood without toys. My room was full of the manly plastic awesomeness of the 80s: Thundercats, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Voltron, and DC’s Super Friends figures. By no small coincidence, these also happened to be the very same shows I would consume daily along with my morning cereal. Sure, there have been (and still are) plenty of shows that seem to exist mostly to sell the toys, but what about video games?
Excerpt: title; it’s an interesting concept that only features Spyro as one of 32 total characters. They’re called Skylanders and they’re the guardians of a colorful, charming realm where even the worst sort of evil is kinda cute. Although the cost is significant, the idea is something that might catch on with young gamers and fans of entertainment that involves collecting of some kind.
Conclusion: It's easy to forget, but long before the talented developers at Insomniac Games got involved with Ratchet & Clank and Resistance, they were best known for the Spyro series - the closest thing the original Playstation had to a proper Mario 64 challenger. Insomniac left the series to its own devices after that generation and ever since the series has gone from bad to worse.
Pros: The plastic figures and the portal work really well, lots of hours of gameplay with several characters, easy to get into, good voice acting.
Cons: Can get expensive rather quickly, the basic game has been seen many times before.
Summary: Skylanders er et af de mest revolutionerende spil de seneste mange år og præsenterer computerspil på en helt nye måde - nemlig sammen med plastik-figurer. Det er sjovt, spændende og tæt på genialt. Skylanders er en af de fem bedste udgivelser i 2011.