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  • Summary: Bring the Skylanders to life. All the Skylander characters from Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, Skylanders Giants and Skylanders SWAP Force work with Skylanders Trap Team, including an entirely new cast: The Trap Masters. Trap and play as villains: Take control of bad guys. Trap bad guys withBring the Skylanders to life. All the Skylander characters from Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, Skylanders Giants and Skylanders SWAP Force work with Skylanders Trap Team, including an entirely new cast: The Trap Masters. Trap and play as villains: Take control of bad guys. Trap bad guys with the power of TraptaniumT, release them from the crystals and use their awesome powers for good. [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Oct 1, 2014
    96
    Skylanders Trap Team for PS4 is better in almost every way than its predecessors. If you have the money, Trap Team is worth every penny.
  2. Oct 15, 2014
    90
    This is the best Skylanders game. It's funny, it's sweet; it's just everything. Every gamer needs to buy and play this. But be careful, the gameplay is addictive.
  3. 86
    Gaming at its best if you can afford to track down the extra characters. Trap Team (along with any other Skylanders game) is fun for gamers of any age as long as you can put down that bloody shooter and play something more akin to the platformers of gaming past.
  4. Oct 6, 2014
    80
    Skylanders: Trap Team is not the game that will win you over if you never enjoyed Skylanders in the first place, but this is a well-polished entry in the series. Especially the Trap Master figurines are good looking toys that look great in real life. It's still a kid's game, but it is the most likeable, pretty and diverse game in the franchise.
  5. Oct 8, 2014
    80
    A strange kind of beast. Its level design is as strong as ever and the villain trapping gimmick is a strong addition with some great gameplay implications. At the same time, the character designs are getting tired.
  6. Oct 1, 2014
    75
    Skylanders Trap Team’s biggest surprises lie not in its gameplay, but in how it uses sound to completely sell its gimmick. It’ll bleed you dry, but somehow, that doesn’t seem so bad.
  7. It's pretty much what you've played before. [Dec 2014, p.83]

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jan 25, 2015
    8
    Skylanders: Trap Team is an extremely fun video game from Activision's Skylanders series. It's the fourth instalment in the SkylandersSkylanders: Trap Team is an extremely fun video game from Activision's Skylanders series. It's the fourth instalment in the Skylanders franchise and kicks ass! Gameplay is great and the graphics are amazing!

    One great feature in the game are the stages, which are creative and look fantastic. They reflect on the Skylander's elements.

    Or the characters in the game, which are fun to play and their figures look great!

    But I do like the new added feature in the game where you can trap powerful villains and use them later on for good. It's something a bit different and it works!

    But one small problem is that the game encourages you to buy more and more content you purchase. The creators of the game have been using that style evening since the first instalment came out. But really, it drives me NUTS!! They do encourage you to buy more content such as: Trap Masters, Traps, Skylanders, AND A WHOLE LOT MORE!!

    Overall the game is a great experience for your child to play and is great fun, especially multiplayer! It is definately worth your money and is the best game in the franchise by far!
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  2. Oct 19, 2014
    2
    While Toys for Bob, the makers of this years Skylanders game have taken all the great changes that Vicarious Visions brought to the seriesWhile Toys for Bob, the makers of this years Skylanders game have taken all the great changes that Vicarious Visions brought to the series with last years Skylanders Swap Force, they have sadly not been able to keep the high quality of last years release.

    The first and most important thing is that the figures are lackluster, and there are only a few figures that is somewhat interesting. On-top of that, the most interesting of the figures are not in toy versions but trap monsters, meaning that you get some dull crystal and not a cool toy that you can play with as well.
    The addition of minis is great, but they are just 100% exact copies of their normal sized version with a high pitched voice.

    Last years release almost felt like a animated movie all way through, with great voice acting and animations, and while the voice acting is great this time around as well, the animations are very stiff and it seem like they handed over that job to some interns (its very bad).

    The level design is in most parts great, with the great art style of swap force. The hub is much bigger and better than Skylanders Giants, but it randomly introduces new areas that you cannot enter or are empty, without telling you what they are for or what you need to use them, so you spend a lot of time trying to find things to interact with that simply doesn't exist yet.

    The biggest turn off (and the reason for this score) is that multiplayer is UNPLAYABLE. I only buy the skylander games for multi-player with my kid, and the last 3 releases have been great for this.
    This time around every time someone dies, the other person dies, you are constantly being teleported to each other and that also causes deaths, and as you get too far from each other you get a rubber-banding effect that causes deaths as well. Its frustrating and we are not playing together, but in turns because of this.

    All in all, if you are looking for a game for your kids to play, or you to play with your kids i would recommend that you skip out on this years release. If you are new to the series you could buy last years Swap Force, that is not only a better game but also at this point in time much cheaper.
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