Conclusion: One thing that impresses me about the Skylanders games is that players can get all achievements (or trophies) with just the starter pack. However, it is difficult for someone who enjoys the game not to be enticed to purchase add-on characters and items.
Summary: When Skylanders: Swap Force hit retail in mid-October, it was inevitable that there would be new expansion packs coming. We didn’t have to wait long, as both the Fiery Forge Battle Pack and the Tower of Time Adventure Pack came along within a few weeks of launch.
Excerpt: Skylanders: Swap Force is the next great addition to the Skylanders family and I, for one could not be happier. From what I can tell a great deal of thought and creativity has gone into the new episode following on from its predecessors, Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventures and Skylanders: Giants.
Conclusion: — There’s a lot to like about Skylanders Swap Force, from the uniqueness of swapping characters to the mini-game longevity of Swap Force Challenges. Activision continues to set the bar high for this series.
Excerpt: Even after the return of the Skylanders, including the imposing Giants, Kaos refuses to let his defeats stop his evil plans. Now he has discovered a way to turn anything evil, via a crystal powered weapon he calls The Evilizer.
Excerpt: Sometimes, it’s okay that someone just wants to sell you a bunch of plastic toys. It worked fine when Hasbro had that in mind for its G.I. Joe and Transformers properties, and it suited a bunch of other products.
Is Skylanders Swap Force a force for good, a force for evil, or something else?
Quarter to Three
28 October 2013
Excerpt: Bear with me for a bit, because this is going to get ugly. I have some serious reservations about Skylanders: Swap Force. Serious enough that I think they belong at the beginning of any conversation about this game, or “game”, or business model for selling figures.
Conclusion: Skylanders Swap Force is at its core a fun filled kids game with a penchant for clever in-game marketing. It would be nice to be able to experience 100% of the game right out of the box, but where is the money in that?
Summary: So it seems that Activision have yet another year where Skylanders should be on top of every child’s wishlist from Father Christmas. There really aren’t enough inclusive video games out there these days, and there are even fewer aimed at children that aren’t just plain bad, or full of bugs and...