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19/10/2012 Artistic Sketchy Gamer Review
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Skylanders Spyro's Adventures 360

Skylanders Spyro's Adventures

Format:
360

Genre:
Adventuring

Style:
Singleplayer

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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.

Written by Kent Tayler

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"I am a freelance cartoonist for Viz, Private Eye, Prospect and The Sun to name a few. My parents tell me I've drawing since I could hold a pencil. Playing videogames came just a few years after that."


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