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. These warriors were known as Skylander Giants, massive combatants with remarkable strength and abilities. The Giants have been banished to Earth for a long time, but this new threat is potent enough that their return is much needed.
Excerpt: represents an improvement over its capable predecessor. Level design doesn’t take you through quite the obvious variety of areas, but there are some truly ambitious areas that should definitely stand out in your mind. In one chapter, the characters visit a world with animatronic inhabitants and can activate a switch to animate them (or press it again to render them motionless once more).
Excerpt: Over the past year Skylanders has almost become a household name. The 2011 hit, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure, seemed to whip everyone up into a frenzy as hordes of fans rummaged through their local Toys “R” Us and Walmart stores only to find themselves unable to secure that one last Skylander figurine they had been eyeing up for weeks. You could not find the toy figures anywhere before Christmas as the demand was through the roof.
Conclusion: Most importantly, what Skylanders Giants achieves is a superior sequel to a hugely successful first game and demonstrates that developers and publishers are capable of innovation in a period where all we've come to expect are carbon copy sequels.