Summary: I think this game was an excellent bit of fan service to people who bought the original game. If you had a Skylander from each element, you could access all the content from the first game. With the purchase of Giants, a giant is included, and all you need to access all the content is any single giant and one from each element. With the next game, Swap Force, you need at least half of the Swap force figures to access all the content. Giants is a fun game.
Summary: It's a great game just a little short. I wish there was more levels since there are so many different skylanders to buy and add to the game. I do like that there are different characters but hate that it costs so much to get additional ones. All in all, its a good game that is fun for the whole family. It has action and adventure and even puzzles to work your brain.