Excerpt: Guaranteed to be on the Christmas wish lists of many sons and daughters, Skylanders Giants will thrust your very own little Portal Masters into a brand-new adventure and eat up what little shelf-space is left with a new series of dynamic figures. Skylanders Giants is both literally and figuratively bigger than last year’s surprise hit, Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure.
Excerpt: The greatest trick Activision ever pulled was convincing the world that on-disc downloadable content wasn't such a bad idea after all. It turns out the act of locking away characters and levels is perfectly acceptable as long as you bung in a free toy. That's the cynic's perspective, but the beauty of last year's Skylanders is that it was good enough to make such observations entirely moot.
Skylanders Giants is a giant hit with the kids and a giant hit on the wallet
23 October 2012
Excerpt: Just before Halloween 2011, Activision unleashed their toy/game hybrid Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure onto the marketplace. This Frankenstein experiment probably slipped under the holiday radar of most Gamers, a group so hardcore they get a capitalized category. It most likely drove parents batty as they competed with scalpers for limited product. And it definitely turned out to be a gold mine. Now Skylanders is back and “boomier” than ever as Skylanders Giants.
Excerpt: Does bigger necessarily mean better? In Skylanders Giants, the ancient race of Giant Skylanders are at your command. Whether you're playing as the hulking Tree Rex, the hammer outfitted Crusher, the bee with a sting Swarm, or the robotic Bouncer, you're sure to have a blast. Make sure to head on over here , for our full written review.
Review: Skylanders Giants manages to keep the toy craze going strong
21 October 2012
Excerpt: Considering how the developers Toys For Bob were able to convert Activision's average Spyro franchise into the "next big thing" with the launch of Skylanders, it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that both the developer and publisher were already moving forward with a sequel. After all, with millions of copies of the game sold – and the sales of figurines to go along with that – who wouldn't want more of a good thing?
Excerpt: We've already brought you some information about the upcoming Skylanders: Giants . But here at E3, we got a presentation from Activision that shows off some more gameplay and characters. We've already talked to you about Tree Rex — a giant tree that has an area of effect slam attack, can shoot lasers from his arm, and has an elbow drop attack.
Excerpt: Skylanders became a huge unexpected hit for Activision and the developers at Toys For Bob last year, not only cleaning up in game sales, but adding extra revenue through figurines that interact with the game’s portal device, allowing players to control all new characters over the course of their adventure. Obviously, there’s room to release a sequel, one that would take the concept of the original and expand it, making it bigger and better. Except there seems to be...