Excerpt: If you're okay buying more figurines, Skylanders Swap Force offers a meaty adventure with a hefty amount of content to justify every dollar spent. Just don't expect to get away with your wallet intact.
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? Instead you will probably get a thoroughly enjoyable 60-70% of the game and if you decide to call it a day at that point you will have still had plenty of fun.
Excerpt: It's hard to resist the Skylanders series' extremely polished charm. Never mind the tech wizardry that goes into juggling multiple action figures that carry their stats and levels over from the previous two games, or the introduction of two-piece Skylanders whose tops and bottoms you can seamlessly interchange to create new hybrid characters.
Conclusion: Concept: Rip apart your beloved toys and reassemble them as new beasts to tackle the series’ most demanding combat scenarios
Graphics: The visuals have a softer edge, and a little more detail. Each environment is teeming with beautiful touches like flowing grass and a giant Godzilla-like beast lording over your movements
Sound: Patrick Warburton gets plenty of face time and is funny as always.
Conclusion: Skylanders Swap Force for the 3DS is a fun but short addition to the franchise. It's an acceptable substitute to the console experience, mostly on the strength of its interesting villain and original story. Just don't expect to get as much content out of this one as you'd get on the consoles.
Summary: Skylanders Swap Force definitely takes this franchise to the next level up that we had a ball playing. It may not be as refined as Disney Infinity (I guess it does help when you have the Disney vault of characters available) but in terms of local and online play, there's something quite enjoyable about seeing your action figures come alive in the virtual world.
Swappable unstoppable? Skylanders SWAP Force review
28 October 2013
Excerpt: Skylanders SWAP Force for Xbox 360 is my first foray into the well established world of Skylanders – the third in a series published by Activision and developed by Vicarious Visions. The premise is that all magic comes from a volcano that erupts once every 100 years in the Cloud Break Islands, and we’re sent in to save it from the dastardly plans of Kaos, the recurring Skylanders villain.
Pros: Accessible gameplay for almost all ages, Toys are durable and well painted, Huge stable of playable characters, Truly a fun game to play, Drop in/ pop out multiplayer, Lots of collectibles and extras., Fantastic kids game
Cons: No character bios or intros, Graphics could be a bit sharper, The potential cost to collect them all is staggering.
Excerpt: Après les Giants, voici la Swap Force. Chers parents, vous allez adorer enrichir la vaste collection de figurines Skylanders de vos chers petits. Mais si, ne le niez pas ! Direction les Skylands où un terrible mal exige l’intervention de vos chérubins. Le vil Kaos prépare encore un sale coup et veut s’en prendre aux pouvoirs d’un volcan magique pour conquérir les Skylands.