Summary: Skylanders is a fun game, but I don't really like obvious cashgrabs. This is one of those games where they are so obviously trying to squeeze money out of the consumer, in order to play a game, that I just have to shake my head.
Summary: Most importantly, the kids really enjoy this game. It is well paced, has fun graphics, and the missions are mostly straight forward and well balanced. However, please note that as your characters weaken or die, you can replace them with another character to continue the mission.
Summary: Clearly, this game is the Dungeons & Dragons of this generation, with game play centering on buying little figurines, just like D&D and also buying upgrade missions (obviously many more to come in the months ahead), just like D&D.
Summary: Even though this is a good game and very popular with kids, it is a nightmare for parents as you have to spend hundreds of pounds for the whole set of figures. I have purchased this game along with 7 extra figures, 2 adventures packs (as i have 2 boys and they want one each) rechargable battery pack...
Summary: Skylanders for the WII is amazing, my Son, Daughter and Wife all love it, the Characters are well designed and seem child proof (in that they can't break bits of it) the Portal of power is incredibly clever and must use some kind of Near Field Connector technology.