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A great kids game for the Wii.,
This review is from: Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Starter Pack - Nintendo Wii (Video Game)
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Initial post: Oct 22, 2011 2:57:45 PM PDT
Ray K Lund says:
Awesome, awesome, AWESOME review. Thanks so much for taking the time to make it!
Posted on Oct 24, 2011 7:47:24 AM PDT
Wiiviewer, does this game have any sort of camera control at all, or is it locked? Can you explain what functions the buttons have on the Nunchuck and Wiimote?
Posted on Oct 25, 2011 10:14:27 AM PDT
M. Brown says:
That was ALL Wii footage of the game? Looks really good. I would really like to try this game out!
Posted on Oct 25, 2011 9:21:01 PM PDT
Brian Deangelis says:
to answer ragamuffin(what kinda name is that?!).. there are no camera controls, it is fully automatic, but it works so well that I honestly never thought about it, until coming across your question. Button functions differ between menu navigation and actual gameplay ofcourse, but during the game analog stick moves your guy, c button is your action button, z button is for your special move but you have to upgrade before you can use it, a button and b button are your other two attacks which can also be upgraded(the upgrade system is great- after you purchase your first 3 upgrades the game gives you a choice 0f 2 upgrade paths for each character - the first path usually gives your guy stronger defense moves and the second path 0ffense. but once you choose a path you cant get all those upgrades and then take the other path, the only way youll be able to see what upgrades the other path would have gotten you is to erase your guys experience so he's at level 1 and then upgrade taking the other path. basically what im saying is even if you somehow got 2 of the exact same characters it wouldnt be a waste because you could have them with totally different moves! One more thing I have to say, and noone has said this and its really important...your skylanders game comes with a usb plug. dont let anything happen to it because I broke mine and now I cant play the game at all until I get a replacement. You see, it plugs into the back of your system and it is how your system knows when you switch characters on the portal. without it, its like having a wii remote, but no sensor bar.
Posted on Oct 27, 2011 2:23:32 PM PDT
Mary Jo Sminkey says:
I always find it interesting when reviewers say a game is overpriced, but that it's good enough to still buy it. If consumers buy the game at the current price, why would the manufacturer price it differently?? Seems like if it's still good enough to buy at that price, then they priced it just right. ;-)
Posted on Oct 28, 2011 7:03:08 PM PDT
Brian Deangelis says:
look at the 3ds - people were buying that and they still almost immediately dropped price 80 dollars.
Posted on Nov 21, 2011 10:14:49 AM PST
Eric J. Reyes says:
Can you explain a little more about the multiplayer mode? Is it done with another portal? Can you also switch characters during multiplayer mode?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2012 8:21:09 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 24, 2012 8:22:13 AM PST
You can play two players local co-op (no online co-op), and yes, you both can switch characters during the level. You can also play a "VS. mode" in the battle arena, where you fight each other. You cannot switch characters in the middle of a verses match. The arenas are cool becuase you earn a lot of gold and XP from every match (nice way to push you over the edge if you're saving up for a new power up) and there are lots of traps and bonus items to use in the arenas. All of the $20 adventure packs add new arena maps too.
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