Reviews and Problems with Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
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18 January 2012
Excerpt: Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure is a very solid gaming experience that is suitable for kids of all ages. It can be played just fine with nothing more than a Starter Pack, but also appeals to the collectors out there that want to experience every character available. Skylanders falls squarely into the Must Buy category for me. Just be warned: its addictive nature will burn a hole in your wallet.
Pros: Fun adventure, cool technology, fun for kids and adults
Excerpt: Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, spun off from the long-running Spyro console series, is a unique mash-up of real-world toy play with a computer game. More than 30 figures (including the titular purple dragon) can be purchased at local toy stores and transformed into playable in-game characters, simply by placing them on the USB-connected Portal of Power accessory included with the game.
Excerpt: I’ve been struggling for a while now to post my Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure review, because I’ve honestly had trouble putting the darn thing down. The overall concept is the most unique technological concept to come out of the game industry in 2011: the family-friendly action RPG uses real-world toys with embedded memory chips to track each character’s upgrades, and players can swap out their on-screen character with a new one at any time simply by placing a new toy on...
Conclusion: Activision All in all, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure is an absolutely ingenious (and maybe a little evil) way to sell a kids game. The Portal of Power and the seamless way you can scan new characters into the game is very impressive, and the toys themselves are high quality and actually worth the somewhat high price tag they carry. I just with the game underneath the neat tech was better, though, because it is pretty bland and boring and simplistic.
Conclusion: Graphics:a nice appealing set of graphics with bright colours with each skylander starting off looking like the figure then as they are upgraded changes can be seen making them feel alive however the NPCs feel lifeless outside of cutscenes never changing at all and occasionally failing to lipsync correctly .
Conclusion: SOARING HIGHA Dungeon Crawler For Kids - Despite the cheery characters and the colorful settings, at the heart of Skylanders beats a dungeon crawler disguised as a kids’ game. Don’t let the platformer label fool you. All the elements of a RPG dungeon crawler are here: XP grinding, leveling up, multiple paths, things that make a dungeon crawler are here…sort of. See, this is still a kids’ game and to throw an unprepared kid into his or her first dungeon is just wrong.
Summary: Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure might have very little to do with Spyro himself, but it certainly provides a unique take on the action-platformer by adding the addictive element of collectible, colorful figurines. That same addition causes some irksome pacing issues along with some flustering difficulty spikes that require experience hands be close by to lend some assistance, which takes some of the power away from younger players.
Excerpt: It has been a while since Spyro has graced a console game. While Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is technically a new game in the series, Spyro is really just an accessory. Speaking of accessories, if you have not already heard, Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is a $70 game that comes with three figurines, a circular portal that you put the figure on and the game. Other figures have to be purchased in the toy department.
Summary: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure lets kids take on the role of a powerful Portal Master, who can control over 30 different characters, including the beloved purple dragon Spyro. The game allows players to transport real-world toys into virtual worlds of adventure through the Portal of Power.