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2.0 out of 5 stars Four star fun but two stars for costs..., 25 Oct. 2011
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Starter Pack (Wii) (Video Game)
Spyro's latest game is fun to play and has many area's to explore (won't go into detail as it's already on the product page). While the game's fun, it's aimed towards the younger crowd (although there's enough enjoyment here for adults like me too!) but i think swapping the characters on the portal's cute and it's clever how each figure retains each character's information, with the added bonus that if one person has a wii and another has an xbox, then the figures can be used for both consoles and will not affect the status of them.
This is, however, the game's downfall. While the figures are cute, they are expensive, and more are needed- want to explore every area? Then you'll have to buy the other 5 elements, meaning it'll come to roughly £85-90. Now, this isn't so bad in the sense that if you buy this for a child, then it'll mean that they may get one or two less games. Want to complete the game 100%? Then you have to buy every figure- that's right, ALL 32 figures. More than a wii and 3ds put together. Without one figure, you're game will forever remain uncomplete. As you may see, this is a problem because some children become bored easily, and with so much cut off, you may be left with a game which is hardly used because of these restrictions.
I still think it's a cute idea, but for the amount, it's just not worth it. With christmas coming up and everyone feeling the pinch, it's one game which i will be telling others not to buy. I'm lucky i only borrowed the game as i wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Now knowing the cost, even as a big gaming fan who looks for new ways to play games, this is one experience i won't have to the full. Full of potential only to be ruined by that very idea which makes it unique.
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Initial post: 27 Oct 2011 14:01:37 BDT
Carl Brown says:
You've touched on something that I suspected about this release. Locked areas in the game require the correct character so we need to buy lots of 'bits' for it.

I think we'll still be getting it though - we have a very big Spyro fan in the house. But we'll make sure that he understands that some areas will need him to spend pocket money to buy the next bit so that he can play it. It'll help teach him about saving up for something. :)

Posted on 31 Oct 2011 16:43:56 GMT
J Christie says:
Hi Lindsey, I am thinking of getting this for my children so appreciate your honest review. Reading the game blurb I think I am right in saying my children would be able to take their figures to a friends house and any advance made on their system would be remembered when they got home. With this in mind could they use their friends figures to unlock different areas, and would these areas then stay open on their game systems? So in effect if each friend had different figures they could all end up with a completed game?

Posted on 10 Nov 2011 21:22:44 GMT
KazWoot says:
You don't need every character to complete the game. You need one of each type - which is 8, not 32. I guess you can give it an extra star now.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2011 21:23:21 GMT
But the added cost gets you action figure too, right? So kids have a toy to play with long after they get bored of the game. That's got to count for something.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Nov 2011 05:03:53 GMT
sausagesrus says:
That may be so, but after paying the £50 for the initial gamepack, you should be able to complete the game without paying-out for ANYTHING else!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2011 11:05:34 GMT
KazWoot says:
You CAN complete every level with the three figures in the starter pack - but there are 2 bonus areas on each of the 20+ different levels which may only be entered by a certain type of character. These are optional however and do not mean that you cannot complete that level or indeed the entire game.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2011 02:07:22 GMT
Tundragirl says:
Hi, is there anyone who could answer J Christie's query about borrowing friends figures? I'd also be interested to know if this is possible.
Cheers :)

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Dec 2011 11:26:59 GMT
KazWoot says:
There are over 20 levels in the game - how far on you are stays with the console, not the figures. The figures only retain upgrades, their own levels (each starts at level 1 and goes to a max of 10 - the higher the level the more damage they can take) and treasure they have collected. You need a character who can unlock the bonus area each time you play, even if you have been there before.

Posted on 23 Apr 2012 12:03:22 BDT
Thanks, that was very practical coment
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