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Four star fun but two stars for costs...
, 25 Oct. 2011
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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