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Skylanders Giants Review

Skylanders Giants
Starter Kit

Activision Games
Xbox 360

Reviewed by Brian Grehan

There is just one word for this and that is AWESOME! It’s an amazingly simple and addictive game to play. Within a few minutes we were playing and deeply enthralled by Skylanders Giants.

The game is a direct sequel to 2011 Skylanders: Spyros Adventure. It takes the story further with characters that are bigger than the original Skylanders.

There are different ways to play. Individual battles and story mode. We chose the story mode and were quickly enraptured by it. In the starter pack you get 3 Skylanders each with different capabilities and powers. There are 45 Skylanders to collect all with their own secret moves and weapons. These are placed on "The Portal of Power". The portal is connected to the console by means of a USB cable.

The portal senses which Skylander is in place so you can swap and play as a different Skylander depending of what circumstances the game presents you. In our starter pack we got Jet Vac, Cynder and Tree Rex. Our favourite by some distance is Tree Rex nothing better than brute force!

You can also bring your Skylanders to life online by going to Enter the secret code for the Skylander, create an account then explore the Skylands and meet new friends online.

Another character in the game that had me smiling was Captain Flynn the master of the insane flying ship that transports the Skylanders from place to place. I was scratching my head wondering where I had heard his voice before. The I was informed by a friend that it was the same actor who provides the voice of Joe Swanson in Family Guy my favourite animated comedy show on TV.

This is just another reason why I find this game amazing! The game appeals to all ages and we play together, a 7 year old and a 46 year old, and we got the same enjoyment as we jointly worked our way through the different chapters of the story.

Skylanders Giants is a brilliant game that can be enjoyed by all. With 45 different Skylanders to collect and play with there is so much scope for different ways to play the game. I cannot speak highly enough about this game. I love it!

With Christmas approaching this game will make an excellent gift as it will bring the whole family together to play this exciting and addictive game.

A huge thumbs up and out of five I would give it a seven!

Rating: 5/5 

Available to buy from Amazon here.

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