Summary: I am so glad I did NOT buy the Value Starter Bundle pack. After going to a popular toy brick and mortar store, I found out that NONE of the additional Skylanders included in the Bundle pack are Swap-able. Just so you know how to tell, only the Large Skylander figurines are swap-able, and they will have an arrow in the background showing that it can be swapped with another character. I just thought I would inform those how to look for the swap-able characters.
Summary: Son loves the game, but beat it in less than 24 hrs and has no desire to get more skylanders to open extra worlds. Thought he'd play it longer than this. I got it for $50 plus another $50 on extra skylanders. Cost a lot for just 1 day of play. I do love that his old skylanders work on it too. Kids enjoyed the added variety.
Summary: My 10 y/o son is a hardcore Skylanders enthusiast. Got it for Christmas and he hardly touched it. He found it confusing and the game itself was a big departure from previous versions (which he prefers to play more).
Summary: This would have been perfect had it come with the correct Lightcore figure in the box. Our bundle arrived with the Star Strike Lightcore character when the box clearly shows the Grim Creeper Lightcore in the bundle. I'm pretty sure it was just a packaging error. My son received it for his birthday (and he LOVED it) and it's the perfect amount of characters to start the game if you don't have any characters to begin with.
Skylander fatigue sets in - game is ok, but the magic is gone
16 December 2013
Summary: Skylanders 3 is finally here, and my 7 year old was a huge fan of the first two so saved money all summer to get this right when it came out. And he bought it with the expansion pack and a couple of the Swap-able guys on day 1 (total cost ~$150), and by about 15 hours in we had once again defeated Kaos.
Summary: Growing up back east I used to get with my friends after school to play with action figures. The battles we had ranged from Star Wars to GI Joe and beyond. When video games started to get popular I was wondering when someone was going to fuse the two together. Activision saw the potential and released the first Skylanders game back in 2011. Now in 2013 they are releasing Skylanders Swap Force but is this a game you'll want to pick up?
Summary: My 9 year old son completed 50% of this game within a week, and wasn't on it all that much. The other 50% of the game seems to be on mini games, but he has lost interest in it. It seems like a waste of money to go and get more of the characters, on top of the additional ones we have already bought. I was not impressed with this game.
Summary: Amazon were brilliant, cheapest place to buy leading up to Xmas and replaced our faulty disc straight away! Dispatched out another starter pack on next day delivery! BUT only giving 3 stars to the actual game even though the game and graphics are excellent. The overall game is very expensive to buy and add too! You only get 3 characters in the starter pack, so you then have to purchase more characters that can unlock other areas.