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: Levels feature lots of loot and they all contain special areas that are locked behind gates. To enter gates, you must have a character with the matching affinity. As long as you have such a character and he hasn’t been disabled for that stage, you can simply pull the current character off the pedestal and replace it with a new one. The whole process takes mere seconds and it lets you feel like you’re actively involved in the adventure.
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.
Conclusion: Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure looks to not only be a pioneer in merging physical toys with a video game, but also take the Spyro franchise to a younger audience. After a two-day marathon across four platforms, I think that Activision, Toys for Bob and XPEC have succeeded. While the game has a few flaws and I have some concerns with lost or broken toys and portals, I believe the game (with the help of an aggressive marketing campaign) will make this one of the hottest...
Excerpt: This interesting game from Activision revisits the popular Spyro franchise which revolves around one of the world's friendliest purple dragons... Spyro ! However Activision have done something totally different with their latest game and as opposed to just a stock standard video game, the developers have included a Wired Portal of Power™ that connects into your USB on the XBox 360.