Last year I mentioned that Princess Nagger and I got hooked on a new game, Skylanders: Spyro Adventures. Well this year, just in time for the holidays, they’ve come out with a sequel, Skylanders: Giants. The new figures are huge comparatively speaking, and bring a whole new level to the game.
Princess Nagger was concerned that they’d take up the whole space on top of the portal and not leave room for a second player – but surprisingly enough, they fit. Skylanders Giants are available now, just in time for the Holiday rush – what’s cool is you can check them out first-hand at a local Best Buy where they have a demo section set up for you to try them out and see what all the hype is about.
We were already hooked before we went and tried out this new version, and unbeknownst to Princess Nagger I even pre-ordered the new game:
I opted to get the starter pack instead of the one that just comes with the game and one giant – because it only comes with just the game and one giant, whereas the starter pack comes with two additional figures and a portal. Sure, we already have a portal, but it was worth the extra $15 to have a back-up portal plus two additional figures. It’s all in the math.
Checking out this new version, you can tell that Activision took a lot of care to create another entertaining Skylanders game. They’ve enhanced the features and created enough additions to the Skylanders Giants to definitely make it worth its while. Those that are already Skylanders fans like us will be happy with the additions, too – it’s not just a rehash of the original, there are new figures with different abilities, and the original figures are able to increase their stats, too.
If you’re still on the fence (or never got into the Skylanders craze to begin with) you can check them out at Best Buy to see what the hype is all about first-hand. The thing I love about this game (besides the obvious Cool Factor) is that it’s a team-player game – sure, you can play solo, but it’s so much more fun when you play as a team getting through each level.
Skylanders: Giants will have plenty of new characters to collect – there will be eight Giant figurines (which are bigger than normal characters and can use in-game objects that are too large for smaller characters), eight Light Core characters (whose figurines contain glowing parts), and 24 Series 2 figures (which feature new poses and upgrades). Additionally, there will be eight brand new characters, so you better start saving up your money.
Last year the figures were hard to find closer to the holidays – so if you’re
psycho obsessed like Princess Nagger and I are, you might want to shop early. Or do what I did last year and wait until the hubbub dies down and then get them. Either way, they’re definitely worth it.
Which brings me to this week’s question(s):
Do you play video games with or without your kids? What is your favorite game to play – video or not?
Have a great weekend.
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