Excerpt: The figures are great. My kid likes playing with them both in the game and out. The sad part is that the game is SHORT. How are they supposed to level up their little characters all the way if the game is only a few hours long. Not a full length game from what I can see. He had fun for a few days but after all the money spent I really thought it would be long and hold his attention for longer. Oh well, He had a good christmas because of this.
Summary: I bought this to see what all the hype around Skylanders was all about. There's really two components to the product so I talk about the game and toys separately. The Game: Skylanders is targeted at children, but the gameplay is compelling enough to keep adults interested. You swap characters in and out of the game by placing them on the portal of power and which characters you choose impacts your strategy and abilities.
Summary: I got this during Black Friday deal for my 6 year old kid, but decided to give it a try myself. I've been a casual gamer since the days of pong. I must say, I'm actually enjoying this game. PROS: - it's fairly easy, which makes it not frustrating. Who wants to be frustrated playing games... - it's easy but that does not mean it's not challenging.