Skylanders Giants is a kinder, gentler Diablo (review)
13 January 2013
Excerpt: Skylander fever is still raging for many gamers. Collecting all the toys and level packs released for Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure can run you well over $300 at this point, yet parents and players all over the world are scrambling to get a full set of figures.
Pros: Level design The first Skylanders game was very pretty, but many levels felt too short or too simple. Giants answers this by introducing sweeping, multistage worlds full of hidden pathways and tricky puzzles. One of the biggest changes is that characters can now go inside of buildings. You never ...
Excerpt: Regular Games Asylum readers will know that we have a soft spot for Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. It was one of the first games from Activision in a long time that didn’t feel as if Bobby Kotick had booted the developers’ door down and forced them to create it at gunpoint.
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.
Conclusion: I don't like to do scoring as i think it's a bad way to review a game, sorry if you was looking for one but to sum up it's bigger,better and more adventurous than the first! All video content are sources i have used and in no way want to take credit for them, all rights and credit go to the video...
Excerpt: Skylanders is ‘the new thing.’ It’s a cultural phenomenon and, dare I say it, the new Pokémon – it’s definitely a ‘giant’ franchise. Activision recently released Skylanders: Giants, the sequel to the successful Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, and it’s bigger and better in almost every way than its...
Excerpt: There's something truly crafty about how Skylanders Giants works. On the surface, it’s a fairly straightforward but incredibly well-made action-platformer where you guide a cutesy creature through 16 stages of collecting, upgrading, monster-bashing, and exploring.
Pros: + Long adventure with lots of cool, collection-based objectives., + New Skylanders = well-made figures + charming game heroes.
Excerpt: When Activision acquired the rights to the original PlayStation series, Spyro the Dragon, they had their work cut out for them. First released by Sony for the original PlayStation in 1998, Spyro the Dragon was a great game with charming characters, settings, and music.
Conclusion: In an era where backwards compatibility is seen as an expensive or unnecessary feature, Skylander Giants embraces it. For this notion alone it would justify a purchase from anyone who owns the original game.
Excerpt: The Skylands are once again in danger, but this time it will take a giant solution to fend off Kaos. While Skylanders have protected the Skylands for thousands of years, there was once an even more powerful guardian force at work.