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Another Adventure Begins!,
This review is from: Skylanders Giants Starter Pack (Video Game)
Skylanders Giants brings familiar faces to an all new adventure. All of your Skylanders you have allied with in Spyros Adventure may be brought forth into this world. As an added bonus, Giants allows for all Skylanders to level up even higher!
The adventure itself is a new story with much of the same cast from the first story. RPG elements seem to be instilled with a heavier hand this time around which is a welcome development to me. The most changed is the 3DS version which now incorporates elements of the console game, such as similar characters and destinations but remains a platform-centric title.
As for what is physically presented in the package:
Skylanders Giants Game
Portal of Power
Poster of Skylanders in the GIANTS series
Cards, stickers, online codes for included Skylanders
Tree Rex GIANT - like all giants, he is slow and lumbering but very powerful. Smaller baddies, crates, chests, etc can be run over and destroyed without even deploying an attack. As for giants, I personally rank Tree Rex 4/5 and just under Crusher in effectiveness out of the gate.Pairs well with a fast Skylander and/or angood jumper (3DS) like Pop Fizz or Lightening Rod.
Cynder- 2nd series version of this Skylander. One of my personally preferred characters from Spyro's Adventure. New power adds some versatility to the mix, but if you knew Cynder before, you'll know Cynder series 2.
Jet Vac- So far, my opinion of Jet Vac is that it is the weakest of the new batch. He is a great looking and fun to play but does not pack a big wallup. some may love him. To each their own.
Punch Pop Fizz- alternate version of Pop Fizz. Alternate color Shows in game. Pop Fizz is a fun little guy. He is underpowered at low levels, but his powers are so much fun that I just don't care. He is speedy, jumps well and is a nice compliment to the super powered Giants.
Overall either package sets you up nicely for a good time with GIANTS. Those who took the adventure the first time through will have the luxury of playing all of their Series 1 Skylanders available in the GIANTS game at their current level. If you enjoyed Spyro's Adventure, GIANTS gives you more of everything to enjoy.
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Initial post: Nov 19, 2012 12:16:28 PM PST
Jessica Avant says:
Does the portal of power for the Xbox 360 comes with an adapter to plug in? The one for the Wii did not so we are constantly buying batteries for the portal, which is annoying.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 3:31:50 AM PST
The xbox 360 version plugs in via Usb port. No batteries.
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