I didn’t get a chance to play the original Skylanders games before. I knew it was a spin-off of Spyro the Dragon, involved using toys to play the game, and it just didn’t catch my eye at the time. “I have to use figures on a base to play?” just rubbed me the wrong way. Some time over the last few years though, I thought I should be fair and check it out. I’ve decided to give the series a chance as I found myself missing colorful games, and Skylanders looked to have that in plentiful abundance. Games that gave me that classic platforming, bouncy, happy worlds feeling back during the N64 and PlayStation era. So I sat there with Skylanders SuperChargers having only played some of Giants and Swap Force. When I walked away from my time with SuperChargers, I can sum it up in few words: a lot of fun and so many smiles.
Skylanders SWAP Force trailer that goes behind the scenes of the all-new game where toys come to life! Meet the new characters, watch exciting game play and hear the story behind this magical new adventure!
The other week I broke down and purchased the $99 Mega Pack at Best Buy and I’ll admit this is starting to become an addiction. I just spent $35 at Gamestop picking up an adventure pack of 3 to get the last two elementals we needed (Air and Life). We also picked up two extra figures that we wanted while we were there.
The game itself isn’t the hardest or most complex thing around but it’s fun. I spent most of my morning today leveling up my Chop Chop (skeleton dude) to a level 8 and completing all the side objectives in the first couple levels. I warn anyone thinking of picking up this game, it will hit you hard in the wallet because like me, you will want to collect them all and right now they are almost impossible to find in individual packs. I was calling around to stores Wednesday hoping someone had a shipment come in that day. Lucky me was browsing the Gamestop website and saw they had some at the local store so after a call down there it turned out they had the ones we needed.
I’ll have a more in depth review at a later date, but for right now, I’m enjoying my time as a Portal Master in the world of Skyland.