They're back and better than ever! The Skylanders have returned to help the Giants return to their home. There are new characters in this game and returning characters from the first game, including Chaos, who is the villain once again!
There are new enemy designs, colorful scenes and cool characters and the characters can now talk! They shout battle cries during combat! Also, when you put a new Skylander on the portal, they will say their catchphrase. There are even some characters that light up on the portal.
The game itself involves running around and shooting enemy characters and collecting items. There are also puzzles to solve to advance you to the next level within the game. The game is simple, yet challenging to play. It reminds me a lot of Banjo Kazooie, which is my favorite video games of all time.
To change character at any time during the game, you can just pick up the Skylander that is on the Portal of Power, and replace it with another. Two people can play at once, by putting two Skylanders on the portal. This makes it fun for family or friends to play together. There are chips inside the Skylanders that hold the character’s data, level and XP, so you can put them on a friend’s Portal of Power and keep that Skylander’s level. I like that a lot.
The giants are great characters. They are huge, strong beasts that can move large objects and are key to helping you advance to new levels.
If you are looking for the perfect gift with combination of toy and video game with hours of fun, this is the one. Children and adults will love it. The rating is E10+ meaning Everyone age 10 and up.
The game is available for Xbox360, Nintendo Wii and PS3
You can learn more about this game by visiting www.bestbuy.com/giants .
Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free