Summary: Waste of money! Got this for my daughter and in less than a week her arm falls off! She doesn't even play with it unless to put it on the portal and its arm fell off. Called Amazon for a replacement which they offered if I paid more for the replacement than my original purchase, worst customer service experience with Amazon! When you return a toy to a store for a replacement or exchange they do not expect you to pay more for the same item, doesn't make sense!
Summary: I was very unsatisfied with this item. The description on the item was misleading, I thought it was for Wii and I received it and it was for Xbox. Upon receiving this item I returned it the same day for a refund and purchased it elsewhere. I would recommend this item but be carefully when reading the descriptions, if possible try and purchase from a store rather than from online to insure you get the one you want.
Summary: If you are a parent, please take my advice and do not buy this starter for your young ones. No matter how much your kids want this b/c he/she has played it over a friend's house. My kids love playing this game but it is such a rip off. It makes kids want to buy plastic characters that do not do anything other than simply stand on a platform. In normal video games, characters come in the video game itself without extra cost.
Summary: This game is popular with little kids. But the character and prevalence of the violence is more suitable for teenagers. If you are concerned about violence in video games, be sure to watch some of the youtube game play videos of Skylanders before purchasing. Of course, most people are not concerned about video violence. So this review is for the few that are. This game consists almost entirely of one character smashing another.
Excerpt: This COULd be the best game you ever bought OR the worst. The good. It's a GREAT game for kids. The play is constantly interrupted with instructions. This is aggravating for the games though that likes to just battle through rounds. You will not do that with this game. The bad. You HAVE to purchase the other skylanders in order to access all the areas and acquire all the needed items throughout the game.
Summary: I purchased this game and within three weeks, the USB Receiver stopped communicating with the portal. I contacted Activision support and filed a claim on July 28. On August 2, I tried to contact them again. I still have not received a reply regarding their defective product. I gave up and contacted Amazon, and they are replacing the defective part at no charge.
Summary: I like people are calling this the game of the century. Cause its not. This game is just a huge cash grab. If you look at what you spent on the game (probably about 30-40 bucks) and what you spent on the skylanders (50-100 bucks). A games assesories should not out total home much the game costed. I can understand like maps in cod or skins in batman but seriously people you are using your hard earned cash on something that doesn't exist.