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Ah, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure - the further adventures of the little purple hot head that first appeared on the original Playstation back in 1998. He's been in the hands of quite a few developers since then, but Activision were the ones to really fire this franchise up into the stratosphere.
Your starter pack comes with an innovative Portal Of Power and three characters - Spyro, Gill Grunt and Trigger Happy. It's possible to complete the game with just these three, which is just as well, as there are a further 29 to collect.
But I'm happy to report that Skylanders is an entertaining and worthwhile experience for children and parents alike. The visuals are gorgeous, the gameplay fun and frenetic and you can earn all manner of power and level ups for your characters which expand the game and keep it fresh and engaging. Thereís some great voice work throughout the game, too. Activision took a bit of a gamble with this (not to mention making the main character less cutesy) but itís paid off. Just donít expect your wallet to thank you for it.
With so many different perspectives it can be hard to know where to start - a little like walking into a crowded pub. Sorry about that.
But so far we've not found a way to streamline our review output - there's basically too much of it. So, rather than dilute things for newcomers we have decided to live with the hubbub while helping new readers find the columnists they will enjoy.
Our columnists each focus on a particular perspective and fall into one of the following types of gamers: