Excerpt: Skylanders SWAP Force is the third iteration in the game series that turns real-world toy figures into in-game characters, but there's more to this game than a whole new set of figures to buy. The first thing that's new will be obvious the first time that you fire up the game.
Excerpt: I can say that I was lucky enough to get to see the first Skylanders even before they were released. From that moment, I knew that they were going to be a huge success. The concept of merging actual toys with videogames is pure genius.
Summary: In October of 2011, developer Toys for Bob, backed by the publishing powerhouse that is Activision, released 'Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure'. It was an experiment that seamlessly blended a physical toy line with the video game universe of the same name.
Excerpt: In the face of strong competition from Disney Infinity, Skylanders really needs to be on its A-game this year. Yet series creator Toys For Bob has taken a back seat, handing the keys to Vicarious Visions. No matter: Swap Force doesn't suffer one bit for the changeover.
Summary: You've been hankering to send a team of elite heroes to fight the forces of evil. Luckily, Skylanders Swap Force, the third game in this charming series, has arrived to sate the needs of returning collectors and newcomers alike.
Pros: Solid, well-made action adventure game with responsive controls and a good story, Humorous voice acting makes for an inviting game environment to play in, Figure swapping element brings out the sheer joy of customization and experimentation, Fun gameplay lets you dive in and mix up melee, ranged,...
Cons: Requires additional (and sometimes expensive) Skylander figures to unlock all game content, Some modes are either too boring or too punishing, Camera angles aren't always ideal
Conclusion: Vicarious Visions sets a new bar for the Skylanders series with Swap Force. They give you more characters, better level design, improved looks and a larger library of Skylanders to play with. It's definitely the best game in the series so far.
Excerpt: It's not a thing. It's a Wash Buckler. When I go shopping, my local department store's toy aisle proves too tempting to avoid. Look at my life. I'm clearly still a child, but I'm bearded, and if you tried to hold me, it'd be weird.