Wednesday, December 7, 2011

SKYLANDERS: The Next Pokemon

So, i was at Target yesterday, just kinda playing around, looking for a movie, something to entertain me on my day off, aimlessly wondering around in the electronics area, when i get to an isle with these little action figures, what is this? i was drawn to this character that looks like a tree, then i see this glowing pad in front of a t.v. monitor, and it says place character to view, so i plop the toy on the pad, and it shows the little guy fighting in what looks like a video game, then i realize that this glowing rock thing is part of a video game you can take home! and that its this collectible game where you collect these toys and each one has different powers and abilities and its called "SKYLANDERS" I'm in love instantly, In Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, players take on the role of a Portal Master who can control over 32 different characters, including, but not limited to, Spyro. Players embark on a journey into a world where they will explore lands, battle creatures, collect gold and treasures, and solve puzzles while on a quest to save their world from Kaos, an evil Portal Master, who they must defeat. The video game comes with 3 action figures and a peripheral called the "Portal of Power", which connects to the player's console of choice. Each action figure represents one of 37 playable characters, including Spyro, each with unique abilities. The playable characters become unlocked when their corresponding action figures are placed on the Portal of Power. Players can also place one of these special action figures on the Portal of Power of a friend's console (even if it is not the same type of console), and the character's amassed scores, level-ups and achievements are instantly imported for the gameplay session. Additionally, two figures can be placed on the portal simultaneously, for cooperative or versus play.

Characters each have a primary attack, and a secondary attack. They gain experience points by defeating monsters, and leveling up will result in the possibility of getting upgrades. Each character has its own special abilities that differ from each other, as well as assigned elements. This provides some replayability, as each character faces the world in different ways. Although the game only comes with Spyro, Gill Grunt and Trigger Happy, players can purchase the remaining 34 action figures separately, if they so choose.

I currently have 8 of the 32, and i definitely need one from each element, so I'm def going back when i have some spending money and expanding my crew. 

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