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  • Summary: The small purple dragon returns, bringing with him new friends in this peripheral-based adventure.
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E3 2011: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure - Official Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 3, 2011
    90
    Skylanders signifies a new start for the franchise – a step back to Spyro's roots, yet a step into the future.
  2. 90
    An extremely well-designed game that is perfect for kids. Unfortunately for parents, this game is wonderful and addictive, meaning that most kids who get their hands on this will crave more characters to collect them all.
  3. Oct 31, 2011
    90
    In the end, Skylanders knows exactly what it trying to be – a family friendly affair featuring cool creatures.
  4. Nov 9, 2011
    80
    A near-perfect conceptual marriage of toys and video games. While wallets may shudder at the thought of throwing down potentially lots and lots of money for the complete experience, what you get out of the box is a well-crafted adventure and world that kids of all ages can be excited about.
  5. Jan 10, 2012
    80
    It's an awesome game, the only caveat being that it has more hidden fees than most airlines.
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    Dec 7, 2011
    80
    A fun, silly, occasionally challenging romp. [Dec 2011, p.67]
  7. Nintendo Power
    Nov 8, 2011
    70
    The overall package is one that only fairly young players with generous parents are going to really enjoy. [Nov 2011, p.76]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. Nov 4, 2011
    10
    An adult gamer here who decided to give Skylanders a whirl after reading all the positive reviews (from other adults). The game is marketedAn adult gamer here who decided to give Skylanders a whirl after reading all the positive reviews (from other adults). The game is marketed for kids/families, but trust me, once you enter this magical world, you'll find it hard to put down. In fact, once night of playing a few levels will almost a guarantee you'll be running to your local retailer or searching on-line for new collectible action figures to blast into the included "Portal of Power". Speaking of which, these action figure scuplts are quite impressive, with great detail and paint jobs! Drop 'em on the cool multi-color, glowing portal and take them for a spin in the world of Skylander. Between finding treasures, taking on special heroic quests, searching for Soul Gems, acquiring hats which add character stats, seeking out hidden areas and purchasing upgrades, there's LOTS to see and do. Not to mention, the fun of switching characters and building up their abilities. The starter kit comes with three characters, but in order to unlock certain side-quest-like areas, you'll need to have at least one character from each elemental class. At $8.00 each, it's worth the extra fun You can still finish the game with the three including characters, but trust me, you'll want more. In addition, there are actual adventure sets for around $19.95 that expand the Skylander universe with a new character, new "themed" areas to tackle and magical objects that can be placed on the portal to enhance your quest. If you like games like Gauntlet Legend combined with a Dungeon crawl style affair, you'll simply love Skylanders. I'm no fan of Activision, but they sure have hit it out of the park with this one. Welcome back Spyro - you are now forgiven for that charmless past. Expand
  2. Apr 30, 2014
    10
    I love this game. The plot is amazing. I just love collecting all of the skylanders. Sometimes my mom even plays with me! It makes me trembleI love this game. The plot is amazing. I just love collecting all of the skylanders. Sometimes my mom even plays with me! It makes me tremble in fear and sometimes just feel really happy! 10/10 Expand
  3. Oct 17, 2011
    10
    When I got this game, I wasn't expecting too much (good few hours of fun) but this game is addictive! It is great to be able to swapWhen I got this game, I wasn't expecting too much (good few hours of fun) but this game is addictive! It is great to be able to swap characters on the fly, the environments and music are great. I would recommend this game for any parents who have kids (I even found myself playing co-op with my son!) Expand
  4. Oct 21, 2016
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Alright let's do this. I love Skylanders. In preparation for Imaginators I will write reviews on the old ones. So let's talk. Spyros adventures plot never thrilled me. The plot was more kiddish. The voice acting was a meh. I loved Flynn's voice actor. Now for the spoiler bit. The plot. My only question is why are only the Skylanders pulled to Earth? Everybody else is there! The gameplay for now is good. I will have more complaints in the later games. My only problem is the bounce pads. Every other game had jumping! Yea the A button makes for better attacks but still. Bounce pads eliminated any parkour challenges! All in all I am fine with Spyros Adventure is a good start. Expand
  5. Oct 23, 2016
    7
    Great fun to play with younger siblings or children, and has a great mix of a smooth learning curve and easy gameplay. However, the heftyGreat fun to play with younger siblings or children, and has a great mix of a smooth learning curve and easy gameplay. However, the hefty price tags of extra characters can quickly leave you out of pocket. Expand
  6. Dec 19, 2020
    6
    My favourite game of all time but has too many flaws to get something higher than a 6
  7. Dec 24, 2011
    0
    Once again Activision has paid all critics. The truth is that this game sucks almost as much than mw3 (that got really bad reviews from users)Once again Activision has paid all critics. The truth is that this game sucks almost as much than mw3 (that got really bad reviews from users) I you liked old spyro dont get this crap (even legend series was better) Expand

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#8 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2011
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#8 Most Shared Wii Game of 2011